If today you wish for your beloveds fair
to please them much with treats and favors,
I offer tips, cues, and recipes rare
beyond cliched cards and “fax me” flavors.
Do consider the unconventional tack,
of a homemade lava cake to warm the heart;
or if a love of chocolate (God forbid) you lack,
Try instead a brown butter raspberry tart.
When the weather’s chilly and the breezes blow
wear naught but a bathrobe in your cozy abode,
make your own sushi when the sky again snows,
In short, make your love a soup or a sandwich,
For nothing says Valentines like the 6th love language.
Happy Valentines day! Get cooking!