Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine from my Kitchen to Yours

Some words and quotes about love :
  • Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can't live without. - Rafael Ortiz
  • You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss. - Daniel Heinsius
  • If music be the food of love, play on. - Shakespeare
  • It's never too late to fall in love. - Sandy Wilson
  • To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. - Karen Sunde
  • Where there is love, there is life - Mahatma Gandhi
  • If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. - Unknown
  • There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Thoreau
  • Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever. - Unknown
  • If love is great, and there are no greater things, then what I feel for you must be the greatest. - Unknown
  • Where there is great love, there are always miracles. - Willa Cather

Below are some desserts which will be excellent as valentine gifts.

Platter of Baklawa
Knafeh Naboulsieh - with Clotted Cream and fresh Cheese

Oussmalieh - Katayfeh with Kashta


Baklawa with Semolina Cream /Kashta

Walnuts, Almond and Pistachio Diamond Baklawa
(60-80 layers of phyllo)

Apricot & pistachios Baklawa

Bird's Nest Baklawa using Katafeh

Coffee Baklawa

Chocolate & Hazelnuts Baklawa


Blossom Baklawa with Almonds


Three kinds of nuts baklawa

Pistachios Baklawa
Flower Cookies





Double Chocolate Chips Cookies
with milk and dark chocolates

Homemade chocolate truffles
1- Black Russian Truffles with vodka and walnuts
2- Hazelnuts Tequilla Truffles
3- Brandy Truffles
4- Double chocolate Coffee Truffles
5- Caramel pecans truffles

13 comments:

jasmine said...

Oh, that baklawa...all those varieties. It's a weakness, pure and simple.

j

Cherine said...

Ohhh this is too much, thanks God i am going to Lebanon this weekend :)
Happy Valentine's day

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great sayings!

Everything looks so delightful! A pity you don't live close to me ;-P...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cheers,

Rosa

Barbara Bakes said...

It's like going to a yummy bakery! So hard to choose!

tasteofbeirut said...

Oh Arlette, you have quotes too! My favorite is the Gandhi one.
I was salivating looking at the photos you posted of all the wonderful Arabic sweets. (sigh)

Arlette said...

Hello Ladies
many thanks for you visits and wonderful comments, Seems you like my treat, well if you want a treat let it be a real big one.

My favourite is the Bourma, I like crunchy texture

Katy ~ said...

It has been soooo long since I have had real baklava. Each and every one is irresistible. I so love this.

La Table De Nana said...

Did you make them all? I love the birds nests:) I have worked with that.It's beautiful..I am coning back to see more of your lovely blog tomorrow:)

zinerim said...

beautiful baklawa, so delicious!!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ur very delgihtful love quotes and if had hopped by here earlier would have loved to add em to my blog too...with ur permission ofcourse....

Absolutely delight ful treats....
OH YEAH,LOVE IS SO IN THE AIR,SO IS ROMANCE N WISH YA LOADS OF IT @ 365

Cakebrain said...

wow! so many different types of baklava! I never knew there were so many possibilities! Looks terrific!

kaouther said...

Happy valentine day to you as well.
Thanks for these wonderful quotes and these yummy baklawas

xxs

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh thanx a ton for the deliciousness,am jus about adding ur link to Linkz..thanx a ton for making her birthday special...