Saturday, June 30, 2012

Need Something to Read



Why not check out my Black Dragon series?

Hot, off-world, fantasy fun -- everything you need for a good read.

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Friday, June 29, 2012

Common Food Used for Aphrodisiacs

Alcohol: lowers inhibitions and increases confidence; however, over-indulgence has a sedative effect not conducive to a romantic tryst.

Asparagus: three courses of asparagus were served to 19th century bridegrooms due to its reputed aphrodisiacal powers.

Banana: due not only to its shape, but also its creamy, lush texture, some studies show its enzyme bromelain enhances male performance.

Caviar: is high in zinc, which stimulates the formation of testosterone, maintaining male functionality.

Champagne: viewed as the "drink of love," moderate quantities lower inhibitions and cause a warm glow in the body.

Chocolate: contains both a sedative which relaxes and lowers inhibitions and a stimulant to increase activity and the desire for physical contact. It was actually banned from some monasteries centuries ago.

Figs: seasonal crops were celebrated by ancient Greeks in a frenzied copulation ritual.• Ginseng: increases desire for physical contact.

• Perfumes: made of natural foodstuffs such as almond, vanilla, and other herbs and spices act as a pheromone to communicate emotions by smell.• Puffer Fish: considered both a delicacy and an aphrodisiac in Japan. If the poisonous gland is not properly removed, the tiniest taste is deadly. The flirt with death is said to give a sexual thrill. Not recommended.

Oysters: Some oysters repeatedly change their sex from male to female and back, giving rise to claims that the oyster lets one experience the the masculine and feminine sides of love.• Radish: considered a divine aphrodisiac by Egyptian pharoahs, most likely because its spicy taste stimulated the palate.

Truffles: probably due to its rarity and musky aroma, it has long been considered to arouse the palate and the body. To sustain his masulinity, an ancient lover in lore was said to have gorged himself to death on Alba truffles during the wedding feast.

I found this list on http://homecooking.about.com/od/holidayandpartyrecipes/a/aphrodisiacs.htm

So dab on some vanilla and let's get cooking.

Anita

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Can You Take the Wind

“Wind is to fire like distance is to love; it extinguishes the small and enflames the great.”

Unknown

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Aphrodisiac for Love

Chocolate - is thought to send neurotransmitters to the brain like caffeine. It also contains antioxidant which prevents cancer, about twice as much as red wine. So to increase passion, why not combine the two?

Have a glass of red wine. (I like Lambrusco, a full body red wine which is not expensive but taste good.)

Then bring out the chocolate.

Here is a recipe for Chocolate Truffles from Alton Brown.


Ingredients

10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, and/or toasted coconut, for coating truffles
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine

Directions

Place the 10 ounces of chocolate and butter in a medium size glass mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir, and repeat this process 1 more time. Set aside.

Heat the heavy cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture over the melted chocolate mixture; let stand for 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, stir gently, starting in the middle of bowl and working in concentric circles until all chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy. Gently stir in the brandy. Pour the mixture into an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Using a melon baller, scoop chocolate onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Place the cocoa powder, nuts, and/or toasted coconut each in its own pie pan and set aside.
In the meantime, place the 8 ounces of chocolate into a medium mixing bowl which is sitting on top of a heating pad lined bowl, with the heating pad set to medium. Depending on the heating pad, you may need to adjust the heat up or down. Stirring the chocolate occasionally, test the temperature of the chocolate and continue heating until it reaches 90 to 92 degrees F; do not allow the chocolate to go above 94 degrees F. If you do, the coating will not have a nice snap to it when you bite into the chocolate. Once you have reached the optimal temperature, adjust the heat to maintain it.

Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Use powder-free vinyl or latex gloves, if desired.

Dip an ice cream scoop into the chocolate and turn upside down to remove excess chocolate. Place truffles 1 at time into the scoop and roll around until coated. Then place the truffle into the dish with either the cocoa powder, nuts or coconut. Move the truffle around to coat; leave truffle in the coating for 10 to 15 seconds before removing. In the meantime, continue placing the chocolate-coated truffles in the cocoa or other secondary coating. After 10 to 15 seconds, remove the truffle to a parchment lined sheet pan. Repeat until all truffles are coated. Allow to set in a cool dry place for at least 1 hour; or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Truffles are best when served at room temperature.

Here is the link if you want to view it on foodnetwork.com

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/chocolate-truffles-recipe/index.html

Have a wonderful time,

Anita

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sinful Desserts to Share


Ever trying sharing a bowl of ice cream with your lover?


Or maybe licking ice cream off your lover?


A cool treat no matter how you do it.


But why not add some whip cream and brownies to the party.


INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.
Have fun,
Anita

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Review for HotWired



Ross is sexy, rich and powerful. Kayla is seductive, wild and wonderful.....read the rest at 

http://yougottaread.com/review-hotwired-by-anita-philmar/

Thank you Donna for reviewing my book,

Anita www.anitaphilmar.com

Thursday, June 21, 2012

RT - No Distractions

Giving someone your complete attention can make the one you love feel special.

So turn off the cell phone and look into your lover's eyes.

They want to know you care for them.

Anita

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sappy Romances

A number of old movies give you that sappy feel good romance.

I'm thinking about movies with James Garner and Doris Day.

In his day, James Garner was hot.........oh so hot.


Anita

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Help for Writing Hot

Looking for ideas how to write hot stories.

Check out some of the articles at The Wild Rose Press.

Authors share their ideas and you learn more about erotic stories.


www.thewildrosepress.com

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Friday, June 15, 2012

Time to Party


Sexy Comments & Profile Graphics



This could be a very easy fantasy. A little wine or an intoxicating spirit and let the good times roll.

Have a fun-filled weekend full of sex, excitement and the joy of being alive.

Anita

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Western to get your cowboy fix.

A number of old western come to mind.

Clint Eastwood played in a number and had the kind of old west charm, women can still enjoy.

Of course, John Wayne had a special way about him too.

How about you what old western movie kick starts your heart?

Love to hear,

Anita

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Change it Up

Looking for something new for the summer.

Let's look at a few things you can do.

Why not try a different shade of lipstick? Bright red, a mellow pink, Cinnamon.

A new haircut? Shorter, with bangs, add curls, make straight

No, maybe try a retro style? short skirts, high heels, funky tennis shoes

As you can see it doesn't have to be anything major. If it's fun and you want to do it, go for it. Who knows you may love it.



Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Retro Bathing Suit


I'm finding more an more retro clothing. Would you like to wear this bathing suit?

Check it out on http://www.babygirlboutique.com/vintage-swimsuits.html

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Friday, June 8, 2012

Casablanca - a date movie

A different kind of sexy, Humphrey Bogart is a man all women can admire.

Ingrid Bergman is a woman caught between two men.

A beautiful love story with some incredible lines.

Watch it and see if you don't agree.

Anita

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Surprise



It's Thursday and you only have one more day until the weekend.

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Romantic Food

Wine and Chocolate come to mind.

You can start with a light and fruity wine like White Zin or jump to the Merlot.

Either goes great with chocolate covered strawberries. If you don't want to fix them ahead of time, just melt the chocolate and dip as you go.

A great appetizer to a wonderful evening of fun.


Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bathing Suits from the Past


Now wouldn't it be fun swimming in this? Or did ladies swim?

Victorian age is not my style or my genre, but the past is an interesting study of society.

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Monday, June 4, 2012

Man in a Suit

Can't help but enjoy a nice looking man in a suit.

But it's  becoming a rare sighting. Are they becoming extinct?

What do you think? Should we call someone?

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Friday, June 1, 2012

Spice Up Your Life

We all get bored with what we are doing or who we are with.

Why not try something new?

Be spontaneous - someone suggest you do something new. Give it a go you might enjoy it.

Something out of the norm gets are blood pumping and excites us.

Plan a day of fun - a day to do all the things you ever wanted to do.

Spicing things up takes commitment - just like everything else we have to look for opportunities to add a little flare to our lives.

Have a great weekend.


Anita
 www.anitaphilmar.com