Chocolate Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

This year I thought I would offer up family friendly Valentine treats. Nibblies that everyone can enjoy. Below are two recipes for a soft centered chocolate, one with added cream cheese and the other with a nut butter. The bonus is you don’t have to temper any chocolate unless you really want to. Cocoa beans […]

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Salted Turtle Sundae Cake

Valentine’s Day is the day after tomorrow and I have been playing with an “I love turtles theme” as a treat. Turtles mean chocolate, pecans and caramel. Chocolate, vanilla, ice cream, sugars are considered love foods, as is cake. Pecans are connected to wealth so it seemed to me that this combination with the addition […]

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Serving suggestions for Oranges in Cardamon, Cinnamon and Rosewater Syrup

A few days ago I posted a recipe for Oranges in Cardamon, Cinnamon & Rosewater Syrup. You can see the full post here. Sometimes the question comes up, what do I do now. I have listed below a half dozen ways to use these tasty orange treats. I hope you find something interesting enough to […]

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Orange in Cardamon, Cinnamon and Rosewater Syrup

Since Valentine’s Day is on a weekend this year, this lightly flavoured recipe for oranges might make an interesting option for a lazy breakfast or even a special dessert. Cardamon is used in Asia and Africa as an aphrodisiac, cinnamon is considered a fire herb which stimulates slow burning warmth and need we discuss rose? […]

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Desserts and…….

When planning a romantic menu for Valentine’s Day, consider quantities. Bodies will use up energy digesting food. Treating dinner as an all you can eat buffet or eating foods that induce the need for a nap are not the best plan. Keeping portions appropriate allows for nibblies and treats during the course of the evening […]

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Shannon and Mary’s Buns of Desire

Rosemary, Basil, Thyme and Oregano are the flavour filled additions to these buns and according to Shannon Loeber and Mary Edwards, the kitchen witches of Wisewoman’s Cookery, each herb was added for a specific reason beyond how tastily they combine together. You will need: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 […]

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Fresh Feelings

We celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th because that is the day St. Valentine is honoured on the Catholic church but wouldn’t a day for lovers be better planned when there is easy access to ripe succulent fruit and fresh powerful herbs? Thank goodness for Farmer’s Markets! If you are planning an intimate dessert after […]

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Aromatic Candles

I promised we would get spicy and so we shall. Today the focus is on scented Valentine candles for the bedroom. Candles at dinner, from my perspective, are best left unscented so as not to clash with the aromas of the meal. Once you have moved on from dessert, then essential oils will help carry […]

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