February Flurries . . .Valentine Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with Banana and Cherry


Warwick:  You know what I think is sexy?

Me: Oh God.

Warwick: No seriously, do you want to know?

Me: I have a feeling I’m not going to agree.

Warwick: Bills! Paying your bills on time.

Me: I was right.

Warwick: Or even better. . .paying more on your bills than what is due.

Me:  *silence*

Warwick: Like. . .paying $200 on a $50 dollar bill. . .oh yeah. . .

Me: I don’t think that’s sexy at all. So don’t try to convince me.

Warwick: I’m not trying to convince you of anything. I just think it’s great that you value buying things we really want, over frivolous things.

Me: Yes. I’m so glad you said that. Because I want a very not frivalous new purse, perfume, and . . .jewelry.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – – –

He is my love. The one to whom I’ve pledged my life.

This morning, while he was standing in the kitchen, I’m sure I saw the face he would make if he were in a chivalrous dual, in which he had to fight to the end to save my life.

Fierce and focussed. Brows raised, jaw clenched, steady at the hand.

And he was eating a bowl of cereal.

Who says chivalry is dead?


Valentine Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

with Bananas and Cherry


2 rounded cups ice
1 cup vanilla coconut almond milk (for richer flavor try half and half)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 banana

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 vanilla bean
Maraschino Cherry juice, to taste (I used about 3 TB)

Whipped Cream, optional


1. Slice the vanilla bean lengthwise. Using a knife scrape out seeds. Set aside.

2. Into a small bowl add milk and sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

2. To  a high-powered blender, add ice, milk/sugar mixture, banana, vanilla extract and vanilla bean seeds. Blend until frothy. Slowly add Maraschino Cherry juice until the smoothie is your favorite color pink. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top.



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