An apple a day
And two for you and I
Let me make you something special
A simple dish
Of intricate emotions
Honey poached apples and yoghurt romance
As I peel then slice the apples in half,
I think of your fingers laced in mine
And the tingling of two different things meant to be one.
Fondly, I place the slices aside, And squeeze a little lemon on top.
Two cups of water
A third of honey
One of lemon juice
And a half vanilla bean
I boil these all in a sturdy pan,
Then stir until the honey dissolves,
And think of the sweetness caressed in your whispers.
At low heat, I submerge the slices of apple in the honeyed sauce,
And let it gently simmer,
As I remember our first meeting, and how eager we were to embrace each other.
I make sure to flip the apples between the twenty minute time,
And ensure a two sided love
When apples are tender,
I drench them out and put them aside,
Then let everything cool, to a soothing room temperature.
The natural state of love.
For thirty minutes I allow myself to dream,
Of the mischief in your eyes, as the flavours fizzle perfectly upon you tongue,
Or the crinkle of your smile, if I made a mess of it all.
I then mix three tablespoons of the honeyed sauce, in a smooth Greek yoghurt
And ooze it onto your favourite saucer.
I slip the tender apples onto the viscous cream,
And drizzle a little on top.
I can’t help but reminisce,
Of the wine scented kisses and interlocking limbs from past nights of ecstasy,
Featherlight drifts from the echelons of insatiable desire.
I hear you ask what’s taking so long,
But first, I sprinkle bits of toasted sesame on top.
A dazzle of seasoning,
And a dash of spice,
To send us over the edge,
In this, our creamy apple delight.
You can find the full recipe HERE
In these photos it looks a little different because we picked subtle hints from different recipes. But the majority (especially timing) is from the link above.
Kevin takes amazing food photos and explores delectable recipes. I’m glad to link up with him on some of them. Find him on Instagram @Kev1s_
I hope you enjoy this 3rd episode of cooking with poetry. The next will be in two weeks time. Try this dish, it’s amazing!
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Stay safe, and stay loving.
P.S Watch out for The Saturday Symphony tomorrow.
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