February 1, 2006

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February 1, 2006

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~~~    In This Issue    ~~~

* From the Editor – home run

* It’s the Little Things – a tasty treat
* Contest – one week off
* Tip of the Week – like water for chocolate recipe
* Romantic Resources – get closer
* Who is Michael Webb?
* Removal/Change of Address Instructions
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~~~    From the Editor      ~~~

Have a thankful week.  — Michael

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~~~   It’s the Little Things   ~~~

A dab of vanilla for a pleasant surprise

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~~~  Contest     ~~~

Last weeks contest was voting on the best *Romantic Kissing* story
of the last ideas I posted.  The one that received the most votes
and wins a trip to the prize vault is *Up and Down Kisses*.  And
from all who voted I chose Joanna Brownlee to also win a trip to the
prize vault.  You can read the winning entry here:
http://theromantic.com/kissing/kissingstories/mainkiss.htm

Because we are in the midst of packing up for our move to the new
home next week, there will be no contest this week.  It will resume
in a week or two.

TheRomantic.com’s ever growing PRIZE VAULT is filled with books,
several board games including Romantic Sensations, An Enchanting
Evening and others, CDs, dance lessons and other fun stuff at

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~~~    Tip of the Week    ~~~

Like Water for Chocolate – Recipe and Movie
by Pam Hayes-Bohanan
http://www.TheRomantic.com/

(Editors Note: Like Water for Chocolate is one of the most romantic
movies my wife have ever seen.  Those who like more *artsy* films
would definitely like it.  A great Valentines Day date idea below.
Be sure to recreate the candle scene at the end of the movie,
without catching on fire.) My husband and I recently made a
delicious dinner by adapting the recipe for quail-in-rose-petal
sauce found in the novel Like Water for Chocolate.  The book gives
the ingredients, but doesn’t tell how to make it.  We used chicken
instead of quail and changed some of the other ingredients, and
figured out on our own how to put them together.

Ingredients:
1/2 dozen red rose buds
1/2 cup of slivered almonds
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cornmeal
2 tablespoons anis

Chop the roses into small pieces and grind in blender with the
almonds and garlic.  Melt the butter and add honey.  Stir the rose,
garlic and almond mixture into the honey and butter.  Add the
cornmeal and anis.  The mixture will be a thick paste.  Use a spoon
to spread onto the chicken.  Bake the chicken as usual, basting if
the coating gets too dry.  The rose petals and anise will infuse the
chicken with wonderful flavor.

Use additional rose buds or petals as a garnish when presenting the
chicken.

After we ate we watched the movie based on the book for an
unforgettable romantic evening.  For 39 more creative ways to use
rose petals, check out the list on my site:
http://theromantic.com/stories/flowerpetals/flowers1.htm

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~~~     Romantic Resources      ~~~

Draw closer together with 1000 Questions for Couples at
http://www.questionsforcouples.com/

Spice up your love life with 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secrets
http://theromantic.com/lovemaking.htm

Discover 300 Creative Dates at
http://theromantic.com/creativedates.htm

100 Bedroom Games for Couples
http://theromantic.com/games.htm

Learn the 50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships at
http://www.50secrets.com/

There is A Better Way To Date
http://theromantic.com/abetterway.htm

Read about The Romantic’s Guide to Popping the Question at
http://www.howtoproposemarriage.com/

You can purchase Michael Webb’s bestseller, The Romantic’s Guide:
Hundreds of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love
, at bookstores
nationwide, Amazon.com or BN.com
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~~~  Who is Michael Webb?     ~~~

He is:
Athena’s loving husband
Father to Ashton and Ireland
Best-selling author
* The Romantic’s Guide: 100s of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love
* The Romantic’s Guide to Popping the Question
* 50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships
* 50 More Secrets of Blissful Relationships
* 300 Creative Dates
* 1000 Questions for Couples
* A Better Way to Date
* 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secrets
Founder, National Resurrect Romance Week (second full week in Aug)
Syndicated Columnist, “TheRomantic.com Column”
Romance/Relationship expert on over 500 TV/radio stations
Founder, TheRomantic.com
Founder, Love One Another Foundation


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