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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a celebrated holiday worldwide. In the Christian world, the 14th of February celebrates Saint Valentinus. However, there isn’t any special meaning to it. Saint Valentine of Rome was a third-century Roman saint commemorated on 14th of February and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love.

Valentine’s Day itself has many understandings in the world. In most of the countries, especially in the Anglo-American world, they refer to the romance and love with this holiday. There are countries like Finland or Estonia, which relate the holiday to the Friend’s Day. In Latin America, people refer Valentine’s Day to the Day of Love and Friendship.

Chocolate Love Tart


Let me give you a couple of tips for awesome dishes to make this day to shine. Start from the very morning and prepare a proper breakfast for your beloved.

Next, decorate with some flowers and fix an easy dinner meal. All the main dishes are fast in preparation, yummy for the eye and rich in flavour. Let’s start!

My Valentine’s rehearsal resembles simplicity, freshness and no waste of time. Luxurious combination of Seared Duck Breasts with Colourful Potatoes and purely vegetarian Gorgonzola and Red Grape Spaghetti.

Valentine’s Brunch

My family is all about waffles and pancakes. Therefore, I give you my latest edition of Smooth Ricotta Pancakes with Berry Marmalade and Homemade Peanut Butter.

If you prefer savoury, check out my Easy Crostini Snack or Delicious Soufflé of 4 Cheeses. They win every time!

The Mains

As my favourite Julia Child says: “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Easy, fast and impressive: Sexy Rib Eye with Warm Potatoes. If you fancy a fresh fish, I present you Almond Trout with Cranberries.

The Desserts

Chocolate Dot

I am not going to lie here. If you want to impress someone, you need the time to think it through, perhaps even few days earlier. However, it is totally worth it: Chocolate Love Tart with Cranberries and Truffles.

Should you search for other tips for the sweet tongue, try Chocolate Whiskey Mousse or Dear Peach Tiramisu. For more recipes, scroll down and find your Valentine.

Eat, Love and enjoy Your Valentine,

Kristina – Culinary Talks

Browse below all my Valentine recipes

Cardamom and Coconut Cake

Chetna’s Mango, Cardamom and Coconut Cake

When I think about the great chef Chetna Makan, the first thing that goes through my head is mango and ...
Russian Black Tea Cake

Russian Black Tea Cake

Why is the black tea called Russian? Perhaps Russians drink a lot of black tea? Or it is because since ...
Pecan and Quince Cheesecake with Cream

Pecan and Quince Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My new addition to The Birthday Tarts is Pecan and Quince Cheesecake. I was gifted with a beautiful homemade jar ...
Chocolate Love Tart

Chocolate Love Tart with Cranberries and Truffles

I think today is the day for a real chocolate treat. Few layers of a humble chocolate cake, filled with ...
sexy cranberries

Sexy Cranberries

Fall, Winter, these are the seasons, which belong to these beautiful shiny fruits found in acid bogs. Cranberries are a ...
Gorgonzola and Red Grape Spaghetti

Gorgonzola and Red Grape Spaghetti

The Valentine’s Day - day of love. You never know, which day it is going to be a next year ...
Smoked Salmon Rolls with Avocado

Smoked Salmon Rolls with Avocado

Smoked Salmon Rolls are a great tip for someone, who seeks for a luxurious, smooth and healthy appetizer. These ladylike ...
Crispy Seafood Snack

Crispy Seafood Snack

Honouring the greatness of cooking of my fellow friend food blogger Old Fat Guy I present you his recipe for ...
Smooth Ricotta Pancakes with Red Berries and Homemade Peanut Butter

Smooth Ricotta Pancakes with Red Berries and Homemade Peanut Butter

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. I know many people do not like this commercial holiday, but I do. It doesn’t ...
Romantic Duck Breasts with Colourful Potato

Romantic Duck Breasts with Colourful Potatoes

Duck breasts represent the Rolls Royce of the meat, at least for me. Nutrition wise, lean duck breasts are extremely ...
Fudgy Coffee Cake Slice

Fudgy Coffee Cake Slice

In this very recipe I wanted to connect 2 of the things my boyfriend likes so much - coffee and ...
Easy Cheesy Spreads

Easy Cheesy Spreads

Thanks to my friends and family, travels and visits, I always get enough of food inspiration. More than I can ...
Turkey Roll with Celeriac Mash

Turkey Roll with Celeriac Mash

Valentine’s Dinner 2017. My intention was to balance the taste and include something from both our preferences. Me going for ...
Nutty Strudel with Italian Gelato

Nutty Strudel with Italian Gelato

At least once a year, promise to yourself to make a humble strudel dough. This dough isn’t too tricky. The ...
Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

New season, new projects - mushrooms. The Rolls Royce of the Fall specials and vegetarian meals as well. This time ...
stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

An easy solution for an impressive snack. Pick some nice mushroom caps, ideally chestnut champignons or portobellos look very pretty ...
Flowery Chicken Salad

Flowery Chicken Salad

Beautiful, incredibly fulfilling and so comforting - Flowery Chicken Salad. The base is good quality chicken filet marinated with my ...
Sundried Tomato Dip

Sun-dried Tomato Dip

Easy rich dip full of flavor - Sun-dried Tomato Dip. This dip is ideal for my homemade nachos or for ...
Sexy Strawberry Ice Cream with Meringue

Sexy Strawberry Ice Cream with Meringue

This is a marvelously fulfilling dessert. The only thing you need is lot’s of patience and people who love ice ...
Raspberry Cheesecake

Scrumptious Raspberry Cheesecake

Gordon Ramsay’s Baked Cheesecake with Raspberries. Sometimes I like to challenge myself, especially during some special occasions. Let me be ...
Easy Orange Flapjacks

Easy Orange Flapjacks

Beautiful and easy weekend breakfast, for lovers of oranges - Easy Orange Flapjacks. Serve them with a lovely orange relish ...
Egg Spaghetti

Creamy Egg Spaghetti

A beautiful carbonara base in a spicy milk sauce - Creamy Egg Spaghetti. A Great tip inspired by my favourite ...
apple schmarren

Apple Schmarren

A beautiful Austrian satisfying dessert, so called "a shredded pancake" - Apple Schmarren. It is originated in the 19th century ...
cinnamon waffles

Wonderful Cinnamon Waffles

This waffle batter recipe has been inspired by my favourite show - "Kluci v akcii". Rich in flavour and light ...

Tasty Moussaka

So many recipes and variations to choose from. The definition of the word "Moussaka" comes from the Arabic language and ...
Shrimp Spring Rolls

Shrimp Spring Rolls

So many ways how to prepare this Asian delicacy - Shrimp Spring Rolls. I have always loved them, but never ...
Chocolate Waffles

Sweet Chocolate Waffles

Waffles, waffles and more waffles. Who wouldn’t love them? I have to admit that a waffle maker is a very ...
Peach Tiramisu

Dear Peach Tiramisu

Tiramisu - the royalty of desserts, originated in my favourite Veneto region in Italy. My boyfriend and me, we decided ...
Almond Trout

Romantic Almond Trout with Cranberries

This is one of my very old but definitely impressive recipes - Romantic Almond Trout with Cranberries. You cannot get ...

Colorful Crostini

Sexy appetizers for my Valentine’s Menu, the more choice, the better. Healthy Lentil and Zucchini Spread, Stunning Bresaola with Dijon ...
honey cake

Valentine’s Honey Cake

Such a beauty - rich, smooth and incredible delicious Valentine’s Honey Cake. Impress your beloved and have a bite of ...
Seafood Chowder

Easy Seafood Chowder

A great tip for cold winter days - Easy Seafood Chowder. Honouring my stay in San Francisco, I present you ...
Christmas pie cake nuts cookies

Christmas Pie

As I mentioned previously, in the countries I come from, we have had a long tradition of baking, especially during ...
flavoured Salmon

Christmas Full-flavoured Salmon

This is a truly very light, tender and tasty dish. Even the skin is delicious - Christmas Full-flavoured Salmon.Inspired by ...
glazed smoked ham

Glazed Smoked Ham with Pumpkin Fritters

A stunning glaze for any kind of holiday special, accompanied by potato-pumpkin fritters and blue cheese dressing. This is a ...
Goat Cheese and Fig

Easy Toasts with Goat Cheese and Figs

Incredibly easy, fresh and so so yummy - Easy Toasts with Goat Cheese and Figs. Figs are really one of ...
Sexy Brunch Menu

Sexy Brunch Menu

My favourite Brunch Menu. Once I am all grown, I will start doing brunches again. Having a baby, I don’t ...
Fruity Waffles

Mountain Fruity Waffles

Hm, smell of my childhood. High Tatras are our most beautiful mountains, at least in Slovakia. We used to go ...
Marzipan Cheesecake with Berries

Marzipan Cheesecake with Berries

My birthday cake - Marzipan Cheesecake with Berries. To reveal the truth, I have never liked marzipan in my early ...
The Best Chocolate Explosion with Raspberry Whipped Cream

The Best Chocolate Explosion with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Let me be honest, this baking hasn't been easy for me. I was in a mood for a classic chocolate ...
Seafood Pasta

Black Seafood Pasta

Incredibly easy recipe for any fast week meal - Black Seafood Pasta, all done in 20 minutes. The only thing ...
Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Morning Cinnamon Rolls - the best breakfast treat. My twist is a whole-wheat flour. I tried to make them from ...
Mascarpone Strawberry Tart

Mascarpone Strawberry Tart

Light, fresh and fulfilling - Mascarpone Strawberry Tart. Sweetness of a beautiful pastry comes from my favourite Australian Chef Donna ...
Burger Meals

Yummy Burger Meals

Burger, Hamburger, Cheeseburger, thousands of variations. Let’s start a new chapter dedicated to this world delicacy. Ideal for any easy ...
Mascarpone Penne

Mascarpone Penne with Spinach

Easy and luxurious one pot dinner - Mascarpone Penne with Spinach. Nothing gives me more joy than to please friends ...
Lovely Chocolate Dot

Lovely Chocolate Dot

To finish my beautiful Valentine's Menu, I present you a kind of chocolate mousse - Lovely Chocolate Dot. Even though ...
Sexy Rib Eye with Warm Potatoes

Sexy Rib Eye with Warm Potatoes

I love when my boy is cooking. He made me eat and love the meat again. I have to admit, ...
Soufflé of 4 Cheeses

Delicious Soufflé of 4 Cheeses

As an appetizer to my Valentine’s menu, I present you Delicious Soufflé of 4 Cheeses. Cheese is one of my ...
Pink Vanilla Cupcakes

Pink Vanilla Cupcakes

Easy Pink Vanilla Cupcakes Classics, a perfect cupcake base for any other topping. The dough itself is little thicker, so ...
Juicy Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumble

Juicy Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumble

For lovers of smooth juicy texture, blueberries are the way to go - Juicy Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumble. It ...
almond croissants

Easy Almond Croissants

Nothing is better than fresh croissants. My top breakfast is Easy Almond Croissants, inspired by my favourite Petite France Bakery. I ...

Juicy Pear Chocolate Slice

Juicy Pear Chocolate Slice - stunning combination, isn't! My dad loves the chocolate. Not only that, he is an expert ...
almond baskets

Impressive Almond Baskets

I woke up this morning and my list of cookies has been completed. Almond Baskets belong to my very favourites ...
basic salsa

Basic Salsa and Dip

Get inspired by my Basic Salsa and Dip Page. Enjoy them with My Friday's Nachos and/or Party Cheesy Sticks. My ...
Raw Rum Balls

Raw Rum Balls

A beautiful, yummy and sweet bite - Raw Rum Balls. I was gifted with a beautiful jar of pickled cherries ...
pancakes with nutty filling

Nutty Pancakes with Glazed Fruity Relish

The world's classic with a twist - Nutty Pancakes with Glazed Fruity Relish.The tradition of the Nutty Pancakes comes from ...
apple pancakes

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes - such an awesome simplicity and incredible taste. They may not look perfect, but the taste is magnificent ...
Dutching curd cake

Dutching Curd Cake with Blueberries

In 1828, Dutch chemist named Van Houten invented a new technique of using a large hydraulic press to separate the ...
best lasagne

The Best Lasagne

This lasagne alla bolognese comes from my very favourite world chef Gordon Ramsay. Let me tell you, it is The Best ...
beef bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Where else to start my cooking journey if not in the French cuisine, specifically in the Burgundy region. Beef Bourguignon ...