Dim the lights...turn off the TV...play some music you both enjoy. Light some candles. I personally recommend these scents to promote love: gardenia, jasmine, or rose, and to promote lust: cinnamon, musk, or vanilla.
I recommend serving wine...find out what type the object of your affections will enjoy. In the Song of Solomon it is said, "Let us get up early to the vineyard: let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grapes appear...there will I give thee my loves." To pull out a bottle of wine is to celebrate the joy of life.
All three of these dishes are prepared ahead of time, so you can have ample time to center yourself before he/she arrives.
Chervil Chive Avocado Dip
Eating the fruit of the avocado infuses lust.
The lemon promotes love and friendship.
The chive induces lust and garlic protects against evil.
Chervil promotes lust and protects against misfortune, it also provides for the reconciliation of the yin/yang energies.
The use of the spicy capsicum peppers makes someone 'hot' for you. It has the capacity to open the heart center while allowing one to remain in control of it.
Yields 1 1/2 c
1 3 oz pkg cream cheese
1 lg ripe avocado peeled
1 tblsp lemon juice
2 tblsp chervil, finely chopped
2 tsp chives, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash of hot pepper sauce
Method: Beat cream cheese until soft. Add avocado and blend. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve chilled.
Tomato Basil Bread
Basil brings contentment between people, and eating the tomato brings love. The oil of the olive is lust inducing.
1 pkg yeast
1/3 c warm water
1/4 c sugar
1 tblsp salt
1/8 c olive oil
1 1/2 c water
5-6 c flour
2 oz sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 tblsp dried basil
1 tblsp tomato paste
Method: Reserve 1 tblsp of sugar for yeast mixture. Combine remaining sugar, salt, oil, 1 1/2 c water, sundried tomatoes, basil and tomato paste in a large bowl and let soak. Dissolve yeast, 1 tblsp sugar and 1/3 c water. When yeast is active combine half of the flour and the water and seasoning mix, then add the yeast mixture, mix well. Add enough of the remaining flour to create a stiff dough. Let rise twice. Preheat oven to 375F and form dough into one loaf...let rise, then bake for 40-50 minutes.
Raspberries induce love while the blueberry will protect you from hostility. The vanilla and mint are both lust inducing.
1 1/2 c raspberries
1 1/2 c blueberries
3 tblsp honey
3 oz brandy or cognac
A couple of sprigs of fresh mint.
Method: Wash and clean fruit, draining well. Add the honey and cognac, mix gently. Marinate for at least an hour. Decorate with the mint before serving. Some freshly made whipping cream with a touch of vanilla and cognac added makes a lovely topping.