Think of the song "She's As Sweet As Tupelo Honey" by Van Morrison. There is a good reason why honey is a simile for sweetness and love. So if you want a romantic meal at home for Valentine's Day, where honey has a leading role, then follow these instructions:
- Prepare a platter with a of selection of good quality meat and cheese. Then add a couple small bowls for dipping - one with a tangy country mustard for the meats, and another with honey for the cheese. Use a strong flavored honey for this, like thyme or wildflower. A Blissful Nest has some great ideas for preparing the perfect meat and cheese tray.
- For the main course, go with honey-soy glazed salmon. Try this recipe from Epicurious, which can be prepared in 45 minutes. We suggest citrus or orange blossom honey for this dish.
- And what is more fun that dipping strawberries for dessert. Sure, chocolate dipped berries are the norm, but walk on the wild side with these flavor busting combinations suggested by How Sweet It Is.
After a meal like this, you and your special someone are sure to be buzzing with romance!