1. The weekly baking report: I made the French chocolate granola (awesome), the chocolate cookies (awesome and getting made again this weekend), the slow-rise bread that appeared in the NY Times about a year ago, and a light wheat sandwich bread. And today I’m making cheesecake for our Valentine’s Day dessert. It takes 4 packages of cream cheese. That’s two pounds. I guess love is being able to eat a pound of cream cheese with your sweetheart?

2. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, how about some Wilson Pickett to express our feelings?

I also like Elwood’s addition to the lyrics (which you can watch here):
“You know people when you do find that somebody hold that woman, hold that man. Love him, hold him, squeeze her, please her, hold her, squeeze and please that person, give ’em all your love. Signify your feelings with every gentle caress because it’s so important to have that special somebody to hold, kiss, miss, squeeze and please!”

3. Why yes, I have learned how to embed video. How could you tell?