Sun: A Poem

I'm afraid
I've fallen
in love
with the sun.

I've transformed: 
I'm water.
I can no longer stand tall.

Catch me
before 
I slip through your fingers.

Catch me
before
I turn into ice.

I wish 
I could be
unbreakable glass:
I could magnify your light.

Do I extinguish you
when you melt me?
Do I drown your energy? 


He told me no.
He told me I soothe him.
And that's a relief to me.
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Mini Apple Pavlovas

Ingredients for pavlova:

  • 4 egg whites
  • a sprinkle of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 3/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Recipe for pavlova:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, crack 4 room temperature eggs. Add a sprinkle of salt and 1/4 tsp vinegar.
  • Beat the egg whites with a mixer until frothy.
  • Continue beating the egg whites and gradually add in the 3/4 cups of sugar, one spoonful at a time.
  • Once the egg whites form a stiff peak but are still a little grainy to the touch, add in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Turn the mixer back on and add in 1/4 cup confectioner sugar gradually, one spoonful at a time.
  • Beat until you have stiff peaks.
  • Scoop out the egg whites unto the baking sheet into 6 even circles. Use a spoon to create an indent at the top of each mini pavlova to more easily hold the topping later.
  • Place the pavlovas in the 350-degree oven. Once the door is closed, immediately reduce the temperature to 200 degrees.
  • However long you bake these depends a lot on your oven. Since my oven doesn’t retain heat super well, I baked mine for 2 hours and 50 mins.
  • When they are done, turn off the oven and allow them to cool completely while still in the oven.

Topping ingredients:

  • 1 cup of honey or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 green apple
  • Honey to drizzle on top

Topping recipe:

  • Wash and dice a green apple into little pieces.
  • Mix 1/2 cup white sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Coat the diced apples in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Mix the sugary apples into 1 cup of Greek yogurt.

Putting it together:

  • Once the mini pavlovas are finished cooling completely in the oven, spoon the topping into the indents on the tops of the pavlovas.
  • Drizzle with honey.

Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo