Artichokes: The Hidden Heart aka Steamed Artichokes with Green Goddess Dressing

There is something ritualistic about eating a freshly steamed artichoke, stripping away each leaf one by one to reveal a moist, delectable heart prized by man and woman alike. The Greeks associated the artichoke with the goddess Cynara. Legend has it that Zeus upon spotting the mortal, Cynara, fell in…

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Recipe: Sticky Strawberry Roasted Chicken with Au Jus; aka: Sex Before Dinner

As a romantic at heart, I love Valentine’s Day. On the contrary, I loath pre-fix Valentine’s Day restaurant dinners. Nine times out of ten, the meal is low quality at extorted prices, and it’s total amateur night. So, this year, my new beau and I decided to stay in, avoid…

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Sweet Like Honey: Love, Health, and Honeyed Fruit Squares

Honey, a gift from the pollen of flowers and hard working bees, promises to sweeten everything it touches. The nectar’s association with love and sensuality reaches far and wide with mentions in the Bible, the Kama Sutra, and the Perfumed Garden. Historically, honey wine, a beverage of fermented yeast, water, and…

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