A Recipe For Love

February 14, 2008

It's Valentine's Day and I want to write about something other than gooey chocolate desserts to tantalize your loved one. I want to write about love. And why not? Today is the day of love! At least Hallmark's version of it, but we suck it up every year, don't we?

Since I write about food I thought, "Why not create a recipe for love?" I know, I know...how utterly cheesy. But, before you lose your breakfast or click ctrl + alt delete, bear with me. I got shot by Cupid's arrow - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

So here goes...

Recipe For Love

Mix together the following:

  • A bunch of kindness and selflessness
  • A whole lot of happiness, joy and hope
  • Handfuls of honesty and integrity
  • Equal amounts of loyalty, respect and devotion
  • Mix in forgiveness and understanding
  • Add a healthy amount of gratitude, humility and generosity
  • Fold in handfuls of tenderness and adoration
  • Season to taste with humor and laughter
  • Add a pinch or two of silliness (I obviously add a great deal of this)

Combine above ingredients together and sift out judgment, grudges, bitterness and hate.
Feel free to add more of a particular ingredient. It will only add to the flavor.
Bake for a lifetime.
Be sure to taste the results first to savor your creation.
Share with your loved ones, then keep the leftovers on a pretty dish for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Happy Valentine's Day!



Nina's picture

You must have some really great stores out there on the west coast. I can't seem to find any of those ingredients in my local markets. I'll keep looking though It deffinetly sounds like a recipe I should try.

Rosebud's picture

What nice thoughts to carry through the day---and a lifetime! Thanks for sharing those kind words!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Dreama's picture

Your creation is the recipe that all mankind should be living by, too bad so few live this way. It's love that can change everything.....thank you sooooo much for taking the time to write this glorious recipe.

Denise's picture

A recipe to live for! Thank you.

Happy Days very day!