Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day will be here on Friday, February 14th—ready or not! We are here to help you sweep your sweetheart off their feet. Don’t worry, if this holiday just isn’t for you, we still think that you will want to know about these goodies. Flowers and chocolate need no special day to be appreciated and it’s always the right time to share a little love!
Speaking of flowers, we've got you covered! Starting on Wednesday, Feb 12, we will have beautiful red roses by the dozen and half dozen at our Petoskey store. We are also bringing in a couple of other bouquet varieties outside of the traditional reds of Valentine’s Day that are truly beautiful and would brighten anyone’s day. Don’t forget we will be stocked up on wine, including some sparkling wines with Valentine’s Day in mind.
Now, onto the REALLY important stuff—chocolate. First off, the whole Chocolove chocolate bar line is on sale 2/$5 and that includes the ever-popular, Almond & Sea Salt bar! These are the perfect treat for everyone at the office so stock up and brighten some days! Talenti Gelato and Sorbettos are also on sale. If you haven’t tried their Sea Salt Caramel or Raspberry Sorbetto, get in here right now and do it! Then pick up some for your sweetie, too! Alter Eco Organic Truffles are on sale and are super fun to keep in your pocket to hand out to all of your Valentines and for personal chocolate emergencies as well. Yes, those are real! For those of you avoiding sugar, we have Lily’s No Sugar Added Chocolate Bars on sale. We think you are going to love them!
You might already have reservations made at your favorite restaurant or a tradition you have every year but if not, we have some ideas for you. Treat yourself, your friends or your Valentine to lunch at the Market Cafe. You'll find something for everyone there! If you are working on your menu for a romantic dinner, Welcometothetable.coop has some great Valentine's Day recipes. If it's seafood you are seeking, we are stocked up on sustainably harvested lobster tails, shrimp, scallops, and crab legs. These Rosemary, Pepper and Lemon Spiced Scallops sound too good to pass up! Or the Miso Blood Orange Scallops recipe. You might just want to get two bags! As for shrimp, you cannot go wrong with Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce. It comes out perfectly every time! Vital Farms Pasture Raised Butter will make all your seafood dishes pop. Finish the evening off with a Chocolate Strawberry Fool or a slice of Hot Fudge Pudding Cake.
Valentine’s Day is a great time to get crafty! From homemade Valentine’s cards to fun food projects, the options are endless. Check out this tutorial on how to make a strawberry rose. They are a fun and delicious treat for anyone’s lunchbox. Another kid-favorite are these heart shaped Valentine Fruit Kabobs! With a fluffy cream cheese sauce for dipping they are sure to be asking for seconds!
Whatever your plans this Valentine’s Day, we are happy to be a part of them. Angela will have some great Valentine’s tips at her weekly store demos. Come see her at the Petoskey store on Thursdays from 4-6 PM. You won't be disappointed. Until next week, see you at the stores and be sure to stop but the Cafe for a bite to eat!