Happy Valentines Day

I've never loved Valentines Day even if I had a Valentine (married for twelve years). Before the invention of Hallmark cards Saint Valentines Day (later shortened to Valentines Day) was a holiday honoring early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It wasn't until the High Middle Ages (when tradition of courtly love flourished) that Valentines Day became associated with romantic love. It was Geoffrey Chaucer (the guy who wrote that little book called "The Canterbury Tales", you know that book we were all forced to read in High School) that wrote the first association of Valentines with romantic love. The other day I walked into a 99 cent store, how could you not go crazy walking into a 99 cent store?? All these things pictured (except the tags) are from there. The 99 cent store in Los Angeles is a treasure trove of Valentines Day treats. The "sayings" on the tags are things I try to do on Valentines. Not everyone may have a valentines. For your friends or family who don't, do say something that will put a smile on their face. The tags and the pink paper (used in the background) are from the scholastic store (Venice and Robertson).

  I will be serving this "sneeky" to my valentine.

Pomegranate Cilantro Chili Margarita

1 Small piece of Serrano Chili

A Small Bunch of Cilantro

2 Oz.Tequila

1 Oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

1/2 Oz. Agave

½ ounce pomegranate juice

muddle the cilantro and chili then add the rest of the ingredients and shake, shake, shake Pour into a glass filled with ice Garnish with mint