Valentine’s Day – Sweet Treats

valentine's day 001Celebrate and treat your loved ones on Valentine’s Day with delicious and beautiful homemade cookies from Penelope’s Kitchen.

Whether you want to express your love for that very special person in your life, your children, your parents, your friends, or your siblings – artfully decorated heart-shaped cookies make the perfect valentine.

One dozen Decorated Cookies – vanilla-almond, chocolate or marbled (vanilla-almond marbled with chocolate), vegan or gluten-free vegan – for $22; two dozen for $40.

Poems and quotations about love abound, but here are just three of my favorites to nourish your body, mind and spirit and remind you of the power of love not just on Valentine’s Day but every day!

When it comes to love, the best you can hope for is not someone for whom you feel love all the time – or passion or admiration – but someone who will take your hand and step with you into the insane flood of need and desire and emotion and connection, and, eyes wide open, watch it all and feel it fully. Together.” – Susan Piver, writer and teacher, “Six Ways to Make It Work,” Shambhala Sun, September 2011

“Love lives in every one of us. When a person remembers this, the thought of it can January 17, 2014save him from evil, and help him to do good.” – Leo Tolstoy, 19th c. Russian writer, A Calendar of Wisdom, February 14

My heart has made its mind up    And I’m afraid it’s you.        Whatever you’ve got lined up,       My heart has made its mind up    And if you can’t be signed up     This year, next year will do.            My heart has made its mind up    And I’m afraid it’s you.                                                                                                           – Wendy Cope, contemporary English poet