Category Archives: Romantic

Lucky Koi Mango Pudding

The word Koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “Carp”. Koi fish the most powerful Feng Shui symbol, symbolizing wealth, harmony & happiness.. It is said that placing a picture of the Koi fish in your home, your dreams will come true.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Tarts

Wonderful tarts- Perfect for Party Dessert. Tarts are perfect for dessert, as everyone can pick up their own mini-helping and they look pretty and delightful. Also, i personally feel- as someone baking tarts, I would love to serve an assortment with varied fillings. For some reason- they seem healthier too, maybe because of their fruity […]

Quesadilla Salvadorena

Salvadoran quesadilla refers to a type of pound cake, not a hot cheesy filled tortilla. Quesadilla, in El Salvador, refers to a fluffy and moist pound cake that is made with a cheese called queso fresco. Parmesan cheese is the closest American counterpart to this cheese and works great in Quesadilla. Give this pound cake […]

Screaming For Frozen Desserts, Lemon Sorbet!

The Lemon Myrtle in this recipe, combined with the sweetness & sourness of the sorbet, was ethereal. A pinch of the scented herb from Gryphon Tea gives this dessert an exotic feel, perfect for the festive season & leaves you yelling for more!

Bewitching Strawberries Salad

Besides the bright red colour, I like Strawberries for their amazing nutritional facts; their antioxidants, vitamins & minerals help fight diseases. Most of all, they’ve anti-aging properties :) My Garden Glory consists of: Red & Green Oak leaves, Red Coral, Coriander, Parsley, Dill & Baby Chard. I’ve also added Sun Flower Seeds for some crunch.

Milky Way Pots de Creme

Miniature Milky Way candy bars, caramel and chocolate whipped cream put these pots de creme over the top! This decadent dessert is impressive, so delicious, and so easy! From the original site: I’m not going to lie…these are ridiculously rich and made me feel like I never wanted to eat candy again. Of course that […]

Chicken Crepes with Asparagus and Mushroom Sauce

Crepes are a great way to bring a new twist to the average idea of a sandwich. Crepes can be made or store-bought and their light airy texture makes a perfect shelter for sweet and savory fillings like chicken and sauteed veggies or nutella and strawberries. A quick inexpensive meal that will impress the socks […]

Brown Sugar Shortcakes with Balsamic Strawberries & Lemon Cream

This dish is refreshing and delightful. A fresh sweet bite of summer with the flavors of lemon and a hint of my secret ingredient- balsamic vinegar! Easy to do and can be made of ahead of time and assembled when need be. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, teas or dessert. From the original site: I can’t […]

Poulet Vol-au-Vent

The other evening Filippo and I dined at a marvelous new restaurant in downtown Sarasota, Brasserie Belge. The evening was marvelous from start to finish; starters were champagne and lobster croquettes, main was muscles for Filippo while I chose Vol-au-Vent and we finished with a shared Dame Blanche! I got to thinking ahead to dinner […]

Rolled Flank Steak

Loving this delish looking rolled steak from Foodwhirl favorite,  Talk of Tomatoes. I had so much fun making this rolled steak. Sure, I splurge on the finer cuts, but weekday and budget-practical meals means ‘less choice cuts’ make more regular debuts. This is one of my favorite ways to serve up a gussied up flank […]

Romantic Date Night: Decor & Recipes!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, our thoughts turn to romance.  But man, getting a table (and one that won’t cost an arm and a leg, packed in like sardines) at your favorite fancy bistro can be difficult… Here’s Nicole‘s answer to a romantic date night, when you decide to stay in and cook at home, […]

Chocolate Valentines Day ideas..and more romance

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to romance. And for many people ROMANCE=CHOCOLATE! Here are a few chocolate ideas from Foodwhirls past, for romance or just for valentines day fun! Cupcakes in a Jar (and Chocolate Beet Cake)! These would be a great valentine’s gift for someone special, or a fun teacher gift! Check […]

Chocolate Hearts

Editor’s Note: this was originally published for last year, but I thought it would be fun to see again! For the last few years, the hubby and I have spent Valentine’s Day with our good friends Grieg and Dennis for dinner and a movie.  This year, Grieg came up with the idea to make your […]

Holiday Treat: Sugared Cranberries

We’ve been asking for Holiday Recipes, and reader Jill sends us this great recipe from Bon Appegeek (love the name!) — a lovely holiday food idea: Sugared Cranberries! More good info from Jill: They are really, really good. And addictive. I found that recipe last year, and i make a lot of them during the […]

Ruby Red Grapefruit & Ginger Granita

Over at Yummy Supper, check out this delightfully refreshing granita recipe… and be inspired as they travel around the Pacific! Darwin is damned hot – over 100 degrees every day we were there, and this wasn’t even the hot time of year. I needed the satisfaction of making a refreshing treat for my travelin’ clan. […]

Ancho Swordfish with Ginger-Sweet Potato Mash

Check out this gorgeous dinner from the lovely Janelle at Talk of Tomatoes!  This truly looks like something you’d pay a fortune for at the fancy foodie restaurant of your choice.  So how about treating yourself and making it at home?  A romantic dinner, perhaps? Janelle writes… “I started thumbing through some of those cookbooks […]

Lemon Rhubarb Mousse Cakes

These are so pretty, I had to share them with you guys…  Delectable Deliciousness made these, and what a lovely little dessert that is sure to impress your guests with your baking prowess!  She shares the technique, with lots of photos, for making the cake part, which could of course be used for other desserts […]

Rainbow Trout baked in Parchment

I guess I could have gone all fancy and said Rainbow Trout En Papillote, but I didn’t want to scare anyone away. This is honestly an easy, relatively foolproof, dish that has a great presentation! It would be an excellent idea for a small dinner party, as fish can be prepped and wrapped ahead of […]

Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Glaze & Sugared Berries
Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Glaze & Sugared Berries

You know that Suggest a Site link I keep mentioning?  Well, reader Grace sent in her lovely website all about desserts, La Mia Vita Dolce – My Sweet Life, which is where I spotted these lovely little flourless chocolate cakes!  Don’t they look divine?  So, if you have a fabulous food website, be sure to […]

Spotlight: Asparagus in Egg Wrap

Love this simple dish from Eating Pleasure! Simple, healthy, and beautiful to look at. Wouldn’t this make a lovely brunch dish? Read on for more about this lovely asparagus rolls! I found some big fat juicy organic asparagus from Jusco the other day. I bought a bunch of them for about RM4.80. Instead of stir […]

Spotlight: Sushi / Ceviche

I spotted this gorgeous idea this morning, at Cristina – from Buenos Aires to Paris, and thought “wow, 2 of my favorite foods – why didn’t I think of this combination?”  Needless to say, this looks divine! Dreaming about vacations by the sea? Late summer nights sharing dinner with friends? Well, this is THE thing […]

Risotto con Funghi

This is an elegantly simple dish to make, but I don’t do it very often because it is by no means good for you. I know there are ways to make it more health-conscious (less butter and cheese, no cream, etc.), but I just can’t bring myself to adulterate it like that. So, I only […]

Spotlight! Ramp Pesto

Foodwhirl thinks Manhattan Food Project totally rocks (I think they are as big Alton fans as I am!), and would love to crash at their pad next time we are in NYC… and this recipe is no exception to our drooliness (I’m pretty sure that’s not a word).  Anyway, Ramp Pesto?  How cool!  We love […]

Spotlight: Salmon in Parchment

We’ve done fish in parchment here at Foodwhirl before, and we’ve done salmon, but here is a tasty looking Salmon in Parchment recipe from Foodwhirl Friend, Talk of Tomatoes! Salmon. I grew up fishing for salmon—it brings back close-to-my-heart memories of family time on Orcas Island. My father was a particularly patient and good fisherman, […]