Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine tea for two

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.

- Oscar Hammerstein (The Sound of Music)

There were some interesting facts about chocolate on the about.com site. 

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  • In the 1800’s physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.
  • As an elixir for love, chocolate has been believed throughout history to bring smiles to the broken-hearted and to prompt amorous feelings in both men and women. It is believed that Madame Du Barry served it to all her suitors; Casanova consumed chocolate instead of champagne to induce romance; and Montezuma, the king of the ancient Aztecs, believed chocolate would make him virile.
  • At one time, conversation candies were made into shapes including horseshoes, baseballs and watches.
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Happy Valentine’s Day

3 comments:

Jo said...

This is the first Valentines Day that I have stayed away from chocolate completely. . .I am on a diet (no bad things) so I feel quite proud of my self for saying NO!!!! as I am not very good with self control:)

Angela McRae said...

Lovely photos today, and I'm happy to hear more about the excellent properties of chocolate since a girlfriend has brought me a plate full of it! Yum!

Marilyn said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. Oh my but that tray of chocolate looks to die for. I could just dive in. Love the heart cups too.

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