A LITTLE LESS CORNY
If you’re not the corny type (a.k.a. red roses and heart-shaped chocolates, a.k.a. half of the human population), our contributing food editor Hannah Lewry may have the perfect alternative for you: making your own edible gifts – and enjoying them together. Okay, so there’s still a slight degree of corny involved but it’s a fun way to bond and make a hot mess in the kitchen. Wouldn’t you agree?
A CHEAT’S MENU TO EARN YOU BROWNIE POINTS
Want to impress but not the greatest cook? This doesn’t mean you have to shy away from the kitchen or order takeaway, plate it and pretend you’ve made it yourself. Abigail Donnelly’s foolproof three-course menu will be your saving grace, and it requires only three ingredients each (hint: it includes a super-easy chocolate mousse recipe).
FOODS TO TURN UP THE “HEAT”…
Disclaimer: things can get, er, a little steamy from here. This is a mission we all may or may not be (secretly) after: fanning the flames of desire. Annette Klinger rounds up some interesting (and unexpected) foods that may do just that, including recipes to use them in.
FOR THE BORDERLINE VALENTINE’S DAY GRINCH
If you’re bordering on Valentine’s Day grinch but your partner is all about the month of love, why not head over to Woolies to avoid the dog box? They’ve got a wide selection of love-ly gifts and delicious foods to enjoy together.
RAISE YOUR GLASS
Because Valentine’s Day. Or because, like us, you don’t need a reason to pop a bottle. Woolworths wine selector Allan Mullins recommends these seven bubblies, which are perfect for ending the night on a high. (PLUS: how to open bubbly like a pro – to avoid awkward eye injuries, you know.)
Happy cooking and happy Valentine’s Day!