Cooking and poetry. Movie night and haiku chills.

The crescent moon gleams
Holding secrets of the night
Mischief’s time to reign

A late night meal
Homemade to ward the shivers away
Until the haunting begins..

The scene was set;
Large screen
Kitchen attached to living room
Veggies diced and sliced
And Becca right next to me,
Swinging her gorgeous legs from the kitchen island
A night for two
With a lurking threat;
Of the beyond!

Cold billowing winds
Wailing with longing, Jealous
Of lovers within


I scoop two fresh avocados into a bowl
Then add diced onions and tomatoes
Garlic and jalapenos
Grind and mix
Sprinkle some lemon
Then salt to taste
And viola

As potato chips fry, plain and simple
Becca presses play
And a Mexican haunting begins
A movie that many suggested
“La Llorona”
The widowed dread who killed her boy and girl
And now seeks to replace them

Whispers in the house
Creaking doors and clanking pipes
Warnings we all ignore

Onion rings

I get two large onions
Slice them horizontally into quarter inch rings
Then mix all-purpose and baking flour-
With eggs, milk and salt
And put fresh bread crumbs on a saucer besides
Becca’s favourite

I dip the rings in the flour-egg mixture
And give them a minute to stop dripping
While the backstory on screen plays out
Building empathy for characters soon to be haunted
I then douse the soaked rings in bread crumbs
And shake to make sure nothing is loose
But then Becca gasps!
And I look to see
Grotesque limbs caressing a little girl’s hair
And we both freeze with anxiety

Cry of the rooster
A bad omen in the night
Something is afoot

Lurking fries

It takes but two minutes for the rings to turn a rich light brown
And now, all is ready
A basket of fries
A dish of guacamole
And a bowl of onion rings
A movie night meal, made for tension

La Llorona on screen

As we get cozy
A shadow creeps into the now vacant kitchen
Backs to it, we are blissfully unaware
A big mistake!

Shadows in the night
Creeping here, stalkling there
Watching! Sentient!

As terror peaks inside
The weather starts to roar outside
And a feline shrieks in the movie
The meal is just right
I followed each subtle tip
All natural ingredients
Less juicy tomatoes so the ‘guac’ is not runny.
Half boiled chips in salted water before frying
And a number of smaller side dips with all my favourites;
Ketchup, chilli sauce, salt and pepper
And mayonnaise just in case
In the movie,
A priest with a renegade attitude adds a hero to the horror
But the tension is gripping
And all seems perfect
Then the power blows!
And the lights go out!

Seeker of horror
Be careful what you wish for
It just might find you!

I try to be brave
While Becca trembles besides
A snarl slices dread through the night
It comes from a corner, in here with us!
Then I feel a scrape on my neck
And jolt up, kicking our spread asunder
Becca belts a bloodcurdling scream
And all I can think of is;
“La Llorona!”
Come for a boy and a girl

Dark complicit clouds
Stars and moon must not reveal
The prowl of the dead

The lights come on
And lo and behold
It’s Pawla my kitty, prowling the sofa
We laugh in utter relief
The floor is cluttered with dishes
But no food in sight
For we’d gobbled it all;
On this delicious horror night.

ยฉ judeitakali

Hey everyone, I hope you enjoy this month’s Cooking and Poetry post,
Guacamole, fries, and onion rings.
I really want to know what you think.

For more Cooking and poetry posts, click HERE

If you missed yesterday’s Villanelle, check it out here;
Too much love

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

66 Comments Add yours

  1. delia1412 says:

    Don’t miss the chance to own the full of Marvel’s movie collection:

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  2. JoAnn says:

    Wow, awesome! Tasty and frightening. This would have been an ideal piece for Tin House before they stopped publishing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much JoAnn, I’m glad you like it. I would have been elated to publish it with them.

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  3. Jules says:

    What a fun read. I haven’t been able to do horror for a long time ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I was watching a series the New Nancy Drew… I watch the first season. But after only watching about ten minutes of the first show of the second season I turned it off!

    Yesterday I made a huge veggie stir fry for side dishes for throughout the week. I had gone to a different grocer and there was a huge selection of veggie seconds. The veg in the pot included; onions, snow peas, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, yellow and green zucchini,
    bok choy, and two different kinds of mushrooms (I think I remembered everything! After cooking I got about three quarts! Yum.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Sounds delicious Jules. I’d like a helping of that. Did you turn it off because it was scary? If so, then I’m definitely trying it.

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      1. Jules says:

        I enjoyed the first season… but I’m just not into horror anymore. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Hey Jules, please check your email

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      3. Jules says:

        Yes… I did. I’ve been a tad busy.
        Thank you very much – I’ll work on it! ๐Ÿ’–

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      4. judeitakali says:


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      5. Jules says:

        Just sent my reply ๐Ÿ’

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      6. judeitakali says:

        Thank you. I’d planned our Collab for good Friday, so right on time.

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      7. Jules says:

        Oh… so I have to wait for the post for your last piece? Don’t worry I’m only teasing!!

        I’ll have to go on over now (If the timing is right…) since there is about a 6 hour difference (you are later in the day than I – I’m just starting my day here) and your post might not be up yet ๐Ÿ˜€

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      8. judeitakali says:

        I’ve just written it up and emailed you the draft. Hopefully you won’t need to do alot of editing. I included the extra information in fun unique way towards the end.

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      9. Jules says:

        I did make one change – in your first intro and then some requests later at the bottom. As I am not sure if the links you had at the bottom had all the info. And I also asked you to explain some of your ‘word/names’

        It’s been sent back ๐Ÿ˜€

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      10. Jules says:

        Sent one last change… check your email.

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    1. judeitakali says:


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