Aphrodite Salad Recipe

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Aphrodite Salad

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Homer wrote of the Greek goddess: "Aphrodite overcomes all mortal men and immortal gods with desire."

4-6 endive (the doctrine of resemblances)
4-6 round radishes (Egyptians consumed incredible amounts of radishes in 500 BC to enhance sexual prowess)
1 onion (early century Roman recommendation: "If your wife is old and your member is exhausted, eat onions in plenty"
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme (this has been recognized from Middle Ages to the present with the warning to handle with care as a little goes a long way)
1/4 cup slivered almonds (also recognized for centuries as an aphrodisiac)
2-3 tablespoons honey (the honey in honeymoon means the fermented honey which newlyweds drank)
1-2 green onions

Wash and prepare the endive leaves and arrange on a serving platter. Cut at least one radish into slices, leaving two others to place on the plate. Finely dice the onion, adding a few sprigs of thyme. Arrange the sliced radishes and onion mixture over the endive leaves. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. In a bowl, whisk together the honey and very finely diced green onions so that they weep a bit. Drizzle over the endive. Serve. Sheikh Nefrazi, in "The Perfumed Garden" suggests a nightcap of honey and almonds for those going to bed for purposes other than sleep. He also recommends a broth made up of honey and onion juice.

Recipe created 2008-02-11.

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