Tagged: cooking

there are moments when

there are moments when
i forget – dicing onions,
eagle pose. there are

moments when i remember –
tadasana, making tea
.
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it’s midnight, and we

it’s midnight, and we
are making bread, passing each
lump of dough between

three pairs of hands and wrists, kneading
as one to strengthen our bonds
.
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in both hands, my

in both hands, my
fingertips are still
tingling from cutting
into last night’s
cherry bomb
peppers, so sweet
and delicious a
memory
to meditate on
in child’s pose
.
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we are in many

we are in many
ways merely
ingredients,
going for
that luscious
match –
who is to say
shrimp and
grits
is more
divine than
shrimp with
cocktail sauce,
curry mango,
andouille
.
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it turns out that the

it turns out that the
ingredients have little
to do with the joy

of the moment – making something
you love for the ones you love
.
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gathering the right

gathering the right
ingredients for something
takes time – here is a

week – fill it in with details,
build it a lemony spine
.
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mom calls to remind

mom calls to remind
me to toss in a handful
of daylilies – in

the middle of the city’s
bustle, slowing down made sense
.
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