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February 14, 2010



Much love and many blessings
Happy Valentine's Day
Love Jeanne♥

Tara Bradford

That chili looks fabulous! Must get my chef to whip some up soon. :) Enjoy your Valentine's Day celebration(s). And yes, love is around us every day...xoxox


Nice post! Thank you for sharing the yummy recipe. Happy Valentines Day Gillian! I had a nice time cathing up on your posts today.. always a happy ray of sunshine! :)


Yum! Thanks. Always on the hunt for delicious and nutritious and tasty recipes:)
Enjoy your Japanese treat. Happy Love Day!


Hi Gill,
Your receipt for chili looks super delish ~
Happy Love Day.
Yes I too feel love. What is the secret?
One thing you mention, I agree with. Treat your self with love and respect by eating nutritious foods. Exercise is VERY important for a happy outlook mentally. Love is a practice. And the more you practice and give, the more you feel it take over in the inside.



Must try your chili. Chocolate! Perfectly in keeping with the New World ethos, but who'd a thunk it?

From my heart to yours:

Cucumber dip

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 medium cucumber, cut inot chunks
1 clove chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped onion
big pinch of dill weed
big squirt of lemon juice
fresh ground pepper to taste

Salt the cucumber well and let it sit in a strainer for a couple of hours to leach out some of the water. Combine the cucumber with the other ingredients in a blender and blend. You may have to prod the curds of cream cheese while it's blending to get them to fold into the mix.


There's something about the flavor of cucumber that breathes refreshment. It's good as a dip for whatever you're dipping these days. Or as a garnish for grilled fish or chicken.



I'd love to do dinner with you someday. Yum.

So, here it is Valentine's Day and I had to stop by and wish you a great one.

a wish from me:

On this day, may you know, really know how much you are loved. May you recognize love in all it's forms. May you be grateful for the love of children and pets, old friendships and new. May your heart swell with all the beauty this life brings. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, my friend.


I must say it looks good ;)

Lisa P

Only 9am and I'm drooling ovah here!!! I will definitely be making the chile. Anything with chocolate in it gets 2 thumbs up from me!
Cucumber dip also looks fab!! I will be trying both very soon!
Happy Love to you my friend.


This just sounds so amazing and I'm going to try it this week while my Uni son is home for reading week. He loves to try new food and bless his heart, unlike his younger brother, he will eat anything and everything I put my hands to. xo

pam aries

Gracias for this recipe! I love veggie chili. Have you ever benn to this website? www.smittenkitchen.com great recipes and a cool blog!

Dinners & Dreams

It looks yummy!


thank you thank you thank you!!!! I'm going to try this out and I shall post the results ;)

I love dips :)xoxo

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