Entries by Diane Brown

A Romantic St. Patrick’s Day Menu

Romancing the Blarney Stone–a romantic St. Patrick’s Day menu by Diane Brown Our favorite expert on romantic menus, Diane Brown, created this menu when she was given the challenge of coming up with a romantic St. Patrick’s Day menu. Certainly St. Patrick’s day is a celebration not generally associated with romantic love but we believe that […]

Fennel, Asparagus and Artichoke Bottom Empanadas Recipe

Vegetarian empanadas from cookbook author Diane Brown This beautiful recipe is a part of a larger story I created for us on aphrodisiac tapas. Empanadas are savory bundles found in Spanish and many Latin cultures. The name “Empanada” comes from the Spanish word empanar, roughly meaning to wrap or coat in bread. My version of these little […]

Triple Citrus Sangria with Red Wine

Diane Brown, author of The Seduction Cookbook and our Diva Dish maven of dining for two gave us this recipe for citrus sangria from her Family Farm Box blog. She used California’s summer Valencia oranges to make this tart, tangy and refreshing treat. We love the layers of aphrodisiacs in this drink, including: cinnamon; citrus; […]