Good morning! Welcome to Recipe for Romance at Tea N Strumpets. I’ve been given the opportunity to write a monthly spot (second Friday of the month) called Recipe for Romance to give you ideas of how to make your own love life a little more romantic. Just in time for the weekend, yes?
What’s a Recipe for Romance? I’ve heard a lot of women (in particular) read romance to find a little excitement and romance in their lives when maybe their current relationships aren’t nearly as romantic. Wouldn’t you love to have someone set out some romantic moments for you to celebrate your love? Don’t wait for someone else to do it. You can try it yourself, for yourself, or for your loved one, and you can use things you have around the house or are easy to get at the local stores. Remember, it doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant to be romantic.
I’ve moved to somewhere a little cooler than the Mojave Desert, which means the winter is serious around here. We get wind, snow, sleet, and ice. Storms blow in off the mountains to the west and it’s a great time to snuggle in front of a fire with a lover. There’s nothing more relaxing or romantic than the light and heat provided by a crackling fire. And if it’s warm enough, clothing becomes optional. Just sayin’.
Assemble the ingredients and set the fire. The great thing about fire, campfires or those in fireplaces, is they’re very entrancing. The entice us to zone out and relax, allowing the tensions of the day to be consumed by radiant light. Snuggling together in front of a cheery fire is something we do too rarely, often dismissing its benefits in terms of time constraints. But nestling in your lover’s arms is very therapeutic. Let the light and company soothe your worries. If you do have the optional snacks, have your lover feed them to you in tantalizing bits. Clothing is optional.
Alterations to Recipe:
For those who don’t have a fireplace, substitute a large tray with candles, either those with a scent you prefer or unscented. You can set the candles on the coffee table and snuggle on the couch, watching the flames dance. Even little fire brought by wax pillars is enough to draw out your concerns when wrapped up in your lover. Spending time reconnecting at the end of the day solidifies your relationship and reminds you of when you had more quiet moments to yourselves.
Mix and serve immediately. Feeds the souls of two or more. 🙂
So what kinds of fun things do you recommend for in front of the fire? Aspiring cooks want to know!
Have a very happy, and romantic, Valentine’s Day. 🙂
— Siobhan Muir