Spice Up Your Romance
One of cooking's many pleasures is the delicious aromas wafting from your kitchen. In fact, when planning a romantic dinner at home, capturing that aromatic sensual experience can really put you at an advantage. That's why using fresh herbs in dishes that you create at home can fulfill both physical and emotional hunger.
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Fresh herb recipes
Special equipment: mixing glass, shaker tin, muddler and strainer
Per serving (minus splash of soda): 36g carbs; 1g fiber; 1g protein; trace fat; 0mg cholesterol; 6mg sodium; 229 calories
Sexy Green Salad with Fresh Herb-Mustard Vinaigrette
Per serving (with dill): 2g carbs; trace fiber; 1g protein; 7g fat; 34mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol; 68 calories
Lavender Creme Brulee
2. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until light and creamy. Remove the lavender flowers from the cream. Slowly pour the cream into the egg and sugar mixture, blending well.
3. Divide mixture between two ramekins or custard cups. Place them in a pan and carefully fill the pan with warm water, until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake custards until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, about 40 to 50 minutes. Remove form oven and leave in the water bath until cooled. Remove cups from water bath and chill for at least two hours, or up to two days.
4. When ready to serve, sprinkle one teaspoon of sugar over each custard. Melt the sugar until golden brown with a small hand-held torch or place under the broiler.
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