Mysterious and delicious potions have long been brewed along the bumpy road to true love.
These potions are meant to be shared and enjoyed on a warm summer evening. While the tea is brewing, or you are waiting for one of your 'love charms' to cure, remember to order a copy of my latest book in my Western Men are Made for Lovin' Series--"The Way to a Rancer's Heart"!
#12 hibiscus tea bags (brew in 2 cups water, cool completely.
1 cup papaya juice, chilled (add tea and juice to 1 qt. pitcher).
1/2 tablespoon honey (add to pitcher, stir with wooden spoon).
Sparkling water, chilled (top off the pitcher).
Pour into 2 chilled glasses and top with a sprig of mint.
In Hungary, a woman traditionally seals her love by tying a strand of her hair to one of her lover's hairs and binding it with a red ribbon. The charm is worn near the heart.
Flowers- the secret language of loveIn Victorian times public wooing was constrained by social mores. Send an 'unspoken' message to your honey.
In response, one may receive:
Hollyhock: consumed by love
Wormwood: love returned
Sadly, one may also be presented with:
Flax: thank you
Ah, love is eternal--so, never give up hope. And if worse comes to worse, there are always chocolate massage bars!
(See my next blog).