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Happy Valentine's Day
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For many of us chocoholics, Valentine's Day is a chance to savor the very best!  Whether gluten free, as our Flourless Chocolate Pecan Torte or the “prepared to be worshipped” Chocolate Molten Cake (by Elizabeth Bard), enjoy a chocolaty Valentine’s Day! 

Read our extra Foodie Lit review just for Valentine's     Day, an excellent post Civil War historical romance, Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush!

Lentil-Fennel Soup

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Marry lentil and fennel and you have an amazingly flavorsome soup. Lentils give the soup a hearty flavor, so warming for chilly days.


Fennel is one of those vegetables that tastes completely different when raw or cooked. The licorice flavor of raw fennel disappears when cooked and adds a deliciously light celery flavor. The soup is filling with a taste that varies with what other veggies you add. You may garnish with some of the pretty feathery fennel fronds.


And don’t thrown away any leftover fennel—save it in the freezer for the next time you make stock.

Foodie Lit

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This is a romance perfect for Valentine's Day. Suspense helps drive its characters and plot with themes of grief, regret, and second chances. The three wounded characters have deep conflicts and all are on a journey of growth. Zoey is a unique character, filled with personality, teenage moodiness and strivings to be an independent person. Being in a wheel chair sets her apart, yet Rodney Walther’s strong and apt character develop-ment allows us to sit in her chair as we read. 


The relationships feel real and the conflicts hard to solve—which make Space in the Heart a rewarding read.

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