Last minute Loving food for Valentine’s day

Sometimes I like to cook on Valentine’s day and have a few friends over for dinner.

We don’t fret too much in the kitchen, so an easy dinner could work great for everyone and most of all for the couple who will prepare it.

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As a starter sparkling Passion fruit aperitif, my very favorite tasty fruit is Passion fruit, it is sweet and sour and delicious. The man in your life can prepare these drinks.

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sparkling-passion-fruit-aperitifs-

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Humm these onion tarts recipes could be made by either one of you.

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/caramelized-onion-tarts-with-apples-recipe

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A most traditional Prawn and avocado cocktail is always appreciated.

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/prawn-and-avocado-cocktail

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I suppose you can never go wrong with this Goat’s cheese chicken with lentils and sweet beets is a perfect recipe, not complicated but looks sumptuous.

Via http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51003/cheesy-lemon-angel-hair-recipe/

I have a few vegetarian friends, I find that pasta is the easiest and often the tastiest and most satisfying dish and lemon pasta somehow makes it fresher and lighter

  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 3 lemons, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 c. chicken broth
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Gruyere
  • 1 1/2 c. grated pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to al dente package directions. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet over low heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter. When butter starts to bubble add garlic and lemons. Season with salt and pepper and cook until lemons are softened, about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and whisk until smooth. Add cheeses while constantly whisking.
  3. Add cooked angel hair and toss in sauce with parsley. Serve immediately.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7596/goats-cheese-chicken-with-warm-lentils-and-sweet-b

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The ultimate wafer cookie cake the ”Chocolate Icebox Cake” for women and for men, nobody can resist, it will be a big hit believe me.

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/01/wafer-wonderland/

Have a great Valentine’s day or night and love is unlimited so make it yours

Messages from my Red loving heart

Maybe the meaning of red is ”I love you” because it is the color of our heart, which is  our living and loving  organ. We say ”I love you with all my heart” we don’t say ”I love you with all my brain, liver, kidneys etc.. So matters of love are definitely matters of the heart.

Though, there is a lovely romantic arabic expression ”Nour ayouni” which means ”The light of my eyes”

Why don’t we say ”I love you with my pounding heart” even though our heart beat increases with emotions and love is a powerful emotion, the ”Pounding heart expression” is somehow not really romantic, but my beating heart is.

 Professor Douglas Burger of the University of Colorado says “Frequently, the liver is called `the source of desire.’ And the Bible and several works by Milton refer to the `bowels of compassion.’ How’s that for a Valentine of a different color?”

And what do bears have anything to do about Valentine’s day, you would be surprised.

All and all, roses are red violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MY LOVELIES, and make sure you send a ”I Heart You” message to your love one.

Prepare for Valentine’s day and night

Things to do on Valentine’s night

Book a romantic show and a surprise dinner at:

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With Dorothy Berryman

Via Upstairs

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Dorothy Berryman

1254 MACKAY, MONTRÉAL, QC, H3G 2H4 (STATIONNEMENT $5, DEMANDER AU SERVEUR)
POUR RÉSERVER: 514.931.6808

DOROTHÉE BERRYMAN – SAINT-VALENTIN // VALENTINE’S EVE

Dorothée Berryman’s way of connecting with every listener is the key to her succes in everything she does in film, TV, radio and as a jazz vocalist.
Musicians: Vincent Réhel: piano, Dave Watts: double bass, Camil Belisle: Drums

MENU

Starters
Prosciutto Raggiano
Or
Grilled Octopus Salad

Main courses
Filet Mignon au Grand Marnier
OrLobster tail with samba & orange cream
Or Rack of Lamb with roasted garlic and cinzano sauce
Or Wild mushroom Risotto

Dessert
Trio Upstairs
Tea or coffee

Via http://www.housekeeperlondon.com/top-10-valentines-day-table-settings/

Valentines_Day_Table_Settings_Lovely_StyleHave dinner at home and decorate your dining room and table with the traditional red and white, any Dollar store or Dollorama should have plenty of Valentine,s day decorations for you.

Dont’ forget to play ”Love is in the air” by John Paul Young.

Via St. James Hotel in Montreal

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Spend a night at a nice hotel and drink champagne

Via http://botabota.ca/

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Go to a Spa and get a massage à deux.

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On certain day at Botabota, you can have a massage and listen to a harpist.

Valentine’s day is a very special day, make sure you prepare for it.

Via http://www.hormonesmatter.com/

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Remember, there is no wrong way to give flowers and roses are red.

Last minute Valentine’s gifts

There is still time for your V day present, here  are a few ideas for you guys wherever you are.

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A Spa gift card for you love one is food for the soul. Buy it online at Wayspa.com gift cards available online this gift card will be accepted in 2000 Spas.

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Urban Outfitters has a lovely choice of V cards,  you can either get them online or others are available at the store, at this particular time of the day,  I would run to the store. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/

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Digital photo frame you can run them on a loop, Walmart.

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A collection of Kiehl’s body cream is always welcome.

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Word Haikubes game is another game you can play together. Urban Outfitters.

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A foot bath is a small luxury, Walmart.

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Beaded choker necklace 20.00 at Urban Outfitters.

For more ideas go to http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/12/last-minute-valentines-day but make it fast, there is not much time left.

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Have a great Valentine’s day my friends. ”Love is in the air”

Today’s idea, get ready for Valentine’s day

I find that Valentine’s day is like going away on a holiday, you have to prepare for it. So this week I would recommend you start watching a few romantic movies, so that ”Love is in the Air”

I have to admit that Hugh Grant’s romantic comedies are really my favorite, most of all ”Love Actually”, I can see this film over and over again, it is such a feel good movie. Hope you enjoy these movies.

http://www.newz-blog.com/3367629380_49126d7c36_o romantic comedies HG

I do prefer romantic comedies to romantic drama, but it’s me, you might be more inclined to watch romantic drama like:

”Titanic” ”Ghost” ”Out of Africa” (Love that one too) ”The bridges of Madison CountY” (I really cried during that movie) ”The English Patient”(I also cried a lot) ”Broke back Mountain” for more criers go to http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=romanticdrama.htm and you can find the entire list of the most popular Romantic dramas, it certainly will put you in the mood for love.

Via http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/titanic/images

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Titanic ”My heart will go on”

Gifts ideas for your sweetheart on Valentine’s day

What to buy, what to buy on Valentine’s day, I think that for girls, it has to be more personal, something your darling will wear, like jewelery, a nice silk scarf etc.. Guys are from March, so they are a bit different.

Here are a few ideas for you guys and gals

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Anchors aweigh necklace

Anchors aweigh necklace Banana Republic $95.00 Turquoise and aqua green necklace, I love it I want one.

Coral cabana necklace

Coral cabana necklace $85.00

Stretch skinny belt

A colorful thin belt, great with jeans, Stretch skinny belt Orange $50.00

Stretch skinny belt

Stretch skinny belt in brown $50.00

Wendy abstract scarf

Wendy abstract scarf $74.00

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BIRKS MINI MUSE Bracelet, maple leaf charm bracelet (Ref.:5000640374) $195.00 Don’t be afraid of red, red is now like your basic black.

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Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Travel Tote $295.00 at http://www.holtrenfrew.com/

7533-12513-9004-080_main lonchamp HoltMust have Mini Au Sultan at http://www.holtrenfrew.com/ $415.00

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Don’t forget, there will always be chocolate, flowers and the Fifty-Shades-Grey-book trilogy from amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Shades-Grey-Book-Trilogy/dp/0345803485

I find that guys love sex, gadgets, books about sex or sports or both,, music, sports, and clothes occasionally. Am I being sexist here, If I am please tell me, I think I am exaggerating a bit, sorry guys.

Engraved Heart Photo Locket Key Ring - 3269

http://www.personalizationmall.com/Engraved-Heart-Photo-Locket-Key-Ring- A heart locket key ring, so he can remember to come home on time or come home. $25.95

Personalized Black Silk Boxer Shorts - 6464

How about black silk Mr. Right boxer shorts, sexy and silk will feel so good on his skin, he might want a whole slew of them.  http://www.personalizationmall.com/Personalized-Black-Silk-Boxer-Shorts $39.95

Whiskey Lover's Set

Cool his whisky without diluting it. $59.95

http://gifts.redenvelope.com/productdetail.aspx?cobrand=RED&pid=30010376&ssid=4&REF=REDFeedGiftscom

Natural Wooden Watch

Natural wooden watch and it’s red, men love red.$119.95

http://gifts.redenvelope.com/productdetail.aspx?cobrand=RED&pid=30055758&ssid=4&REF=REDFeedGiftscom

Let's Get Naked - Sexy Activity Book For Couples

 Sexy ideas and game, not necessarily romantic but amusing and could be instructive for both parties.  $14.95

http://www.lovebookonline.com/sexy_book.php

Embroidered Micro Fleece Robes - His and Hers Design - 3568

Embroidered luxury fleece robe $69.95

http://www.personalizationmall.com/Embroidered-Black-Micro-Fleece-Robe-His-and-Hers-Design

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It just might become his favorite T-shirt $19.99

http://gifts.personalcreations.com/productdetail.aspx?cobrand=PCR&pid=30026166&ssid=4&REF=PCRFeedGiftscom

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Why not slippers, men love slippers, they are comfortable and comforting.

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=9K6C&adv=39026&cm_mmc=Gifts.com*Prod_feeds*Prod_feeds*39026

Hope these gifts ideas were helpful, stay tuned,  tomorrow Tuesday we will talk about Romantic movies.

Looking forward to Valentine’s day 2013

Don’t forget to think about a small gift for your darling, stay tuned, tomorrow Monday I will do a bit of online looking for you,  you may just get inspired.

I thought I would share some of my very favorite blogs with you:

https://www.decotheca.com/home.html

http://www.centsationalgirl.com/

http://cotedetexas.blogspot.ca/

http://blog.damasketdentelle.com/

http://verdigrisvie.blogspot.ca/

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

They are a lot of other blogs that I love but I don’t want to overload you.

Have a great evening

Chinese Valentine’s day

Believe it or not China celebrates Valentine’s day, love is in the air and also in China’s air.

Via http://1×1.fi/7158 News in Pictures/Photos Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

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”You and me’‘, this couple is in what looks like giant cookie cutters, it is some kind of an interactive Art work.

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A young love taking a picture of his girlfriend sitting with an enormous pink teddy bear holding a small bouquet of roses.

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Chinese lovers have totally fallen in love with the Western Valentine’s day customs.

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A humongous bouquet of red roses for sale at a Beijing flower shop.

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This bouquet of red roses is so big, two people have to carry it. I guess the  Chinese are really out doing the Americans in terms of bigger is better, why not.

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A young man carrying a lovely bouquet for his darling is more than ready for Valentine’s day. wow I would love this flower arrangement.