Hello, Hi & Happy Sunday. Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of Love Love Love! 🙂 My babe and I had a wonderful day of sleeping in, yoga and then a fun trip to Whole Foods — sipping on wine (for him) & rose (for moi) while shopping it up, getting everything we needed for our scrumptious Valentine’s Day meal that we were preparing at home. Restaurants are so crazy on Valentine’s Day so we decided to just stay in, cook a yummy dinner, drink wine & eat chocolate! lol So that’s what we did + invited a few of our best friends over to celebrate with us.
We chose 2 recipes from this beautiful cookbook – Cooking In The Moment…
Hard Cider – Braised Pork Shoulder + a Salad of Red Lettuces w/ Blue Cheese, Red Grapefruit & Sunflower Sprouts
This meal was a Labor of Love & so worth it. We started prepping at 4pm. My babe braised the meat first, then we cooked our pork shoulder in a dutch oven for about 3 hours. So tender & so delicious.
goat brie, sheep cheese, variety of olives, marcona almonds,
fig preserves, apples & lots of vino & champagne
We got these beautiful, perfectly ripe, stemmed strawberries — just perfect for chocolate covered strawberries!! While I was doing the strawberries, I thought it would be fun to dip in some ginger cubes that we pretty much always have in the house. Both were so good. I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao.
This made for a sweet yet healthy Valentines Dessert! 🙂
Continuing our weekend celebrations, we met my parents for a fun wine/mimosa Linner (late lunch/early dinner) at Bricktops.