Things simple, sweet and warm move us on this cold, snowy day: a favorite poem, a beautiful photograph, and delicious poached plums.
This is Just to Say
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
-William Carlos Williams
Image photographed by Grant Cornett for Gather Journal.
To feel warm and satiated in these frigid temps, we recommend a recipe for warmly served poached plums, via Gather Journal.
- 1 lemon
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 1 star anise
- 6 firm plums, cut into wedges
Using a peeler, zest the lemon in strips. Add zest and all the remaining ingredients, except the plums to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer 5 minutes. Add the plums to the simmering liquid and poach, remaining at a very gentle simmer, until just tender but still keeping their shape, about 10 minutes.
Cool 20 minutes. Squeeze in juice from the lemon. Serve warm. Top, if you like, with Greek yogurt or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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