This is probably My first Valentine’s Day where I haven’t created some traditional items I share with other’s every Valentine’s Day. Things have just been too hectic and I’ve been pre-occupied with things that are more important, so I thought I would try and share a little love on here. I don’t want cupid to fire me.
Here is a recipe for Sweeheart’s Aphrodisiac Herbal Tea
4 cups distilled or purified water
1/4 cup red hibiscus flowers
2 tablespoons lemongrass or lemon balm
2 tablespoons rosehips
1/4 cup rose petals
peel of 1 medium orange cut into slices
Sweetener of Your Choice (I use honey)
In a medium saucepot, bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat. Add all ingredients except sweetener, cover and all mixture to steep for about 45 minutes until very deep red.
Strain, add sweetener to taste, and stir to blend. Pour into medium sized pitcher, chill for a couple of hours and serve. Store refrigerated, covered for 2 days.
In the past, my traditions have included, Chocolate-Cherry heart shapped truffles and Flower Bouquets, made from carnations in the shape of a heart. I will try to find pictures of them both and post them below. I just remembered I have some vintage valentine cards I would like to share here, but will probably have to scan and post them tomorrow.
Don’t forget to let other’s know you love them, not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day you can!
Note: I use dried rose petals from an herbal company, they are organic and have no pesticide, this still makes a great tea even without the rose petals