Valentine's Day Weekend

To be honest I am not really a "hearts" person. I don't "ooh and ahh" when I see pinks and candles and teddy bears. I tried doing something romantic on Valentine's Day in the past but it never worked out. The romance felt forced and fake, so I gave up on doing anything special on that day: no gifts, no cards, no dinners, maybe just some flowers and that was it. Until this year.

This time around I just *knew* that I had to do something. It felt right and exciting and... (oh, gosh) romantic! So, I hunted down some pink heart confetti, pink candle holders and lots and lots of hearts. I cooked heart-shaped food, I put it in heart-shaped plates, I wore pink, I decorated everything in pink and hearts and by the end of the weekend I was really overdosed on hearts and romance. And although I don't want to see another heart in at least a year (or possibly more), it was fun and... (oh, that's embarrassing) romantic!

I'll post the recipes later if anyone is interested.

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Quail eggs, olives and cherry tomatoes in a shape of Hearts with Arrows

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Smoked Fish Pâté

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Salmon, Egg and Rice Coulebiac

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Chocolate Cakes with Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Frosting

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Breakfast the next day - Grapefruit, Kiwi, Strawberry, Raspberry Salad with Grand Marnier, Coffee and Message Cookies

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More breakfast food

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Message Cookies - Nice

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By the end of the weekend I thought I am going to go crazy from all the hearts, so I had to do something different.

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Posted on February 22, 2010 .