The aphrodisiac power of cocktails Spirits are historically aphrodisiac because they lower inhibitions. But the danger with hard liquor is, of course, overindulgence. By blending spirits into cocktails, we limit their powers to send us into the no-go zone. We love cocktails because the offer an opportunity to layer in additional aphrodisiac ingredients. But great […]
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If you love Champagne and you’re into sax, then book yourself a seat at this upcoming romantic dinner in Tokyo. Oh and that’s sax–as in saxophone. I’m not sure what you were thinking but now that I have your attention, I’d like to invite you to indulge your senses with the strains of sweet music […]
We originally published this recipe in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. You can see how it would make a perfect St. Pat’s breakfast in bed. But this vegan green smoothie from my cookbook Romancing the Stove, makes a great jump start to the day any time of year.
With a name like Reiley I ought to know how to make a loaf of Irish soda bread! Actually, I was taught this homemade soda bread recipe by the owner of a sweet little pub in southwest Ireland. I was surprised to learn just how easy it is to make this hearty, satisfying bread. With […]
Chili with Chocolate? This recipe comes from my cookbook Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods. I love the use of cacao in Mexican cuisine. It’s a culture that’s been using chocolate since before it was even discovered by the “civilized” world. Now, I can’t accurately call my White Bean Chili with Chocolate Mexican. But […]