Day 10 – Savory French Toast with Asparagus and Gruyere

Various cultures have long given ode to asparagus for its aphrodisiac potency.  The infamous Kama Sutra advises drinking asparagus as a paste and there are many Greek romantic poetry that mention asparagus.  In French culture it is said that they dined on three meals of asparagus before their wedding to increase libido for the wedding…

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Day 9 – Hot Chocolate Martini

I have to admit that chocolate is my ultimate passion.  My husband is content with that fact because it’s our passion.  We love just about anything chocolate and if you offer us a libation that includes chocolate, then we will be happy and all giggles.  Continuing on with luscious thirst quenchers, on Thursday I served Hot Chocolate…

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Day 8 – Iced Coffee

My husband came home late yesterday and I thought a little “pick me up” was in order.  We have had an extended summer and it had been a scorching hot day.  Iced Coffee seemed like the appropriate drink that would offer a wake up call and create a little stimulation, yet the chilled drink would be soothing…

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Day 7 – Mushroom Ragout

Yesterday I served Mushroom Ragout from InterCourses.  It’s an interesting combination of ingredients which creates a rich color to the dish.  Chocolate is not traditionally used in main courses.  However, Latin dishes use chocolate in such accompaniments as Mole sauce.  It’s quite a seductive concept and a savory taste.  However, I must admit that my…

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Day 4 – Feta & Basil Stuffed Mushrooms

On Saturday I put in the time and effort to collect all the ingredients for Amy Reiley’s Feta and Basil Stuffed Mushrooms.  No, I did not try to hunt down another three ingredient recipe.  After all, it was Saturday and I should be able to put in some extra effort at least on the weekends.…

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