Halva Spread

Memories of other things.

Spreadable. Applicable. A friend says, It is what it was. Breath on windows. Chilly nights, the telephone. Pointer fingers. Secret messages spelled in fog.

I am a prism and you are climbing a tree. Sacred space with only goodness because it is time.

A little pinch of warmth. Sweet cardamom freckles tahini flesh and salty honey dregs. For toast on quiet Sundays off spent with the person I have become in this space.

Even if days do not look as I expected. Even if I do not know how long this portion lasts.

Time ticks between the jilted slump of the contraption on my counter and the POP! of warm, browned bread and crispy crackle spread sweet salty sesame cream crunch tick tock before the next arrives because this is the story I tell myself I am ready and it is time now. As it was.

One Year: Sweet Potato Salad with Apples, Dates, and Black Tea Vinaigrette
Two Years: Toasted Marshmallow Crispy Treats
Three Years: Dirt Bombs
Four Years: Cocoa Raspberry Smoothie

Halva Spread
From Molly Yeh

1 cup tahini
1/4 cup honey
a good pinch of sea salt

optional: additional flavorings like cinnamon, vanilla, almond, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, toasted nuts

Mix all of the ingredients well. If your tahini is pretty thick and pasty, add flavorless oil (like vegetable oil) bit by bit until it gets creamy. Taste, and adjust as desired. Store in the fridge.


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