with love

I was excited to hear your plans for Valentine’s day, and how you’d be spending it. I have to say, I’m a little envious of Jen’s plans to have sushi and gossip night with the girls. makes me think of my girls and our sushi nights with martinis and sake back in Florida. but tonight will be spent with my best friend and favorite person ever. we will continue a tradition started last year of cooking dinner together and spending the night at home, with no distractions. in honor of Valentine’s day I base our meal on aphrodisiacs to inspire all things associate with love.
here’s my menu for this year, with the aphrodisiacs in red:
honey soy glazed salmon
fresh green salad with ginger dressing
rosemary potatoes
chocolate covered figs
a fancy vanilla bean cheesecake with cranberry jewel topping – which I’m waiting to bake on Saturday when I have more time.
with dinner we’ll be having Fantôme Saison and with dessert, Oud Beersel Framboise. if you haven’t had a real Framboise lambic, not the syrupy mass-produced kind, I highly suggest you try one. they are pink and fruity and mixed with lots of pucker goodness and pair well with chocolate and berries.

so! with love from us to you… I wish you a happy Valentine’s day!
{a special happy congratulations to Marta and Dan, who are expecting a little bundle of joy in August!}
{and thanks to Jess for the awesome Love Songs Compilation. I’m jammin’ to it at work!}

13 Responses to “with love”

  1. Chelsea said:

    Oh, such cute pictures! I love chocolate covered figs! Happy Valentine’s Day:)!

  2. marta said:

    you are a doll. this photo of polaroids is a new fave. and this menu sounds amazing, i love low-key home valentine’s evenings. they are the best! enjoy.

    and thank you for your happy wishes. tell your man his beard is amazing. my d would be so very impressed and envious!

  3. Martha-Anne said:

    What a fantastic picture!! :)

  4. Cher Ami said:

    happy valentine’s day! your plans sound perfect and that dinner…amazing. haha I’d invite myself over if I could!

  5. d.Sharp said:

    Happy Valentine’s!

  6. Heather said:

    The polaroids are so cute! I LOVE it! Your evening sounds delightful! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  7. Lauren M said:

    that is a cool picture. but i do have to wonder…do people stare at yall when you go out? Like who is this guy with the crazy beard and how does that girl with him stand that? bc that is what i think every time i see pics…Shaving is good.

  8. Mme. Fabuleux said:

    Aw! Thank you for the mention!
    I love the pictures of you both.
    So fun and valentinesy in a very original way!
    hope you both had a great night! ;)

  9. Bridget said:

    Those polaroid shots are so cute! I want your dinner. My husband is working late so the kids and I had hamburger helper for dinner. How boring and nasty is that?

  10. jamieanne said:

    with (and I quote) “a cranberry jewel topping”?!?

    I think I just died and went to heaven!!!

  11. Whatever Dee-Dee wants said:

    Love your pictures!

  12. Rachel said:

    Great photos. Hope you had a special day!