What is it with Valentine’s and hearts? Have there been any studies done to prove that love is somehow connected to the heart?
The heart is such a prosaic organ if there ever was one. It pumps blood in and out, day in day out. And if it gets a bit rusty- you get a bypass. If I feel love I feel it in the stomach. In the form of either gentle flutters of butterflies or a full on roller coster that makes your palms sweat like onions on pan. A friend informs me she feels it in the solar plexus. Why not depictions of butterflies, roller coasters and eh..plexi?
What the traditional heart shape actually depicts is another question. It certainly doesn’t look like a human heart. Some people claim that it actually depicts the heart of a cow. Others say it depict parts of the female body (human), such as buttocks or a ”frontbum”. It may also resemble the inverted image of a load of bullocks.
Heart shaped Meringues
- 3 eggwhite
- a pinch of salt
- 100 g caster sugar
Fluff the eggs in a mixer. (Make sure there is no water involved). Add the salt. Gently fold in the sugar. They are ready when you can turn the bowl upside down – without being covered in goo. Shape them into hearts on parchment paper. Bake for 2-3 hours. Carefully remove from the tray without breaking them. Join two similar hearts together with ice-cream inside. I ♥ a good match.