Entries by Diane Brown

Lavender Dreams

Diva Dish with Diane Brown When I was single, I used lavender as a litmus test. You see, I once made a dish with herbs de Provence, the classic French herb blend of rosemary, parsley, basil, sweet marjoram, thyme, and most importantly, lavender, for a potential paramour. Ready for the pounce at the end of […]

Hitting the Sauce – secrets to cooking with alcohol

A boozy menu for two by aphrodisiac foods authority Diane Brown The often quoted wisdom from Shakespeare’s Macbeth goes, “Alcohol provokes the desire, but takes away the performance.” The FDA says that drinking pretty much takes away the desire too and that spirits do not have aphrodisiac qualities. That’s why I’m focusing this menu on cooking […]

Tequila Mussels with Jalapenos and Tomatoes

Diva Dish with Diane Brown This succulent mussel dish is how how I recommend starting a saucy, boozy-themed, aphrodisiac dinner for two. (Read my article, “Hitting the Sauce.”) These tequila mussels are my version of classic, French mussels steamed in white wine. Only I use tequila–it’s the Southern Californian in me! This is an incredibly […]