Friday, June 17, 2011

Pining for Europe

I find myself pining for the simplicity of Europe. The quality of life is simpler, slower and yet vibrant with culture and art. Some how Los Angeles seems a bit dule and very crowded. But it's back to work...posting my book and keeping my focus on the end goal.
Doctor Lynn

A Recipe for Love

"There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves."

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)

The table is set with yellow daffodils, colorful plates, candles and sparkling champagne glasses. The lights are dimmed. The room is alive with the smell of a home cooked meal. Could love be in the air?

We begin with a salad of fresh herbal greens topped with cherry tomatoes, slices of avocado and a sprinkling of dried cranberries and sliced almonds. The salad is carefully prepared with health and taste in mind. Love thinks about the little things that will make a meal an expression of appreciation and caring. The avocado is good for heart health and circulation. The cranberries are good for the bladder, the tomatoes and their lycopene are an antioxidant that is good for the heart and preventing cancer.

The champagne is popped and a toast is made to good health. As we begin to eat I explain the reason for each morsel on the salad. I especially mention the avocado and its sexual properties. Mention a little sex and watch a man’s expression change. He’ll put down his fork and give you a wink and then begin to search through the salad for all the chunks of avocado.

The main course is salmon poached in wine and potato and zucchini salad. On the side is a little dill sauce with a sprig of dill placed neatly over the salmon. I see the love in his eyes as he looks at the plate so neatly arranged. He knows this took thought and time. Isn’t this what love is really about?

Love at its deepest level understands, cares, appreciates and does for another thing that wouldn’t be done for anyone else. Love undersntads moods and preferences. Love cares about safety and welfare as well as happiness. Love appreciates the totality of humanness. Love doesn’t look for perfection. Love understands that we are all a little imperfect and vulnerable. Love protects and love makes sure health and welfare are the primary focus.

Cook a meal with thoughtfulness and you will have a recipe for love.

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