Roses are red, Violets are
blue, Here are red edibles gathered for you!
Say Valentine’s Day and a
curtain of red, red, red washes over everyone’s eyes, and you don’t even have
to have them closed while you look directly into the sun.
Red velvet boxes, red angora
sweaters, red place mats on white linen tablecloths. While there’s nothing
wrong with the traditional red dozen roses, red heart-shaped box of chocolates,
and filet mignon (as in red meat served with red wine), here’s a round-up of
less common treats distilled from the red end of the spectrum that can help you
celebrate love with someone you at least like, and especially if you’re a
neophyte in the kitchen.
All this is in keeping with
my theory that while going out for Valentine’s Day might be the first and
easiest impulse, it’s just as romantic — more so, if you leave clean-up to the
next day — to enjoy something at home that was made at home for the one/s you
Start off in the red
Life is busy, even on
Valentine’s Day, and if your partner is working late like mine is this year it
pretty much kiboshes the idea of a romantic dinner for two, at home or
So how about a little treat
in the morning that says I love you all day long? This is a yummy treat from
Rob Feenie’s Feenie’s that anyone, even a 12-year-old, can whip up in a minute.
It’s red, red, red, and has the power of health. Go a little crazy and serve it
with a heart-shaped cookie or piece of Red Velvet Cake (see below).
and Berries Smoothie (for two)
cup cranberry juice
cup apple juice
cup plain yogurt
cup cherries, pitted (of course you can’t find fresh ones this time of year,
but most grocery stores will have frozen ones)
cup strawberries, hulled (fresh or frozen]