I’ve been in love with the traditions of Valentine’s Day since childhood. My dad used to buy a box of chocolates in the heart shaped box for my sister and I every year. Thus, I reflect on the holiday with with love remembering simpler and loving times.
Spread a little love with a box of chocolate or a little of your soul into it by baking. Check out these clever cookie ideas. Click on a selection:
Valentine Heart Shaped Cookies
Valentine Sugar Cookie With Sprinkles
Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies
Bento (Japanese for Lunch box) and Plush designer Anna the Red shares how to make a heart shaped boiled egg.
According to Anna:
“In Japan, lots of moms wake up early to make bento for their kids and their husbands. Usually they make cute animals or characters from anime shows out of food so that kids will enjoy eating healthy food. Those Bento are called “Kyaraben” or “Charaben.” (character bento).”
The Heart shaped egg is a popular example of elaborate food molding in Japan. Find detailed instructions and more Bento moldings at her official blog.http://annathered.tumblr.com/
Yes, oysters are on the list but there are some surprising foods which seem to stimulate love. The food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, affecting your hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals. And if it does not have all that aphrodisiac effect, at least it’s healthy and it will do you good!
Asparagus-An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.” In 19th century France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinners. Apparently for a good reason: asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.
Almonds-Through antiquity, almonds were regarded as fertility symbols. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females — or so thought the poets and scribes. The scientists say that almonds provide high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even fiber. Therefore, there seems to be something in the almond myths after all.
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