Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Recipes, Green Gift Ideas + Wine and Cheese Tasting This Saturday at South End!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, have you made any plans yet? Have you gotten your loved one(s) a little something to show you care (awww)? Whether you are celebrating the night with your significant other, as a family or even alone, a sumptuous meal prepared at home with love is the healthiest, cheapest and most intimate way to go. This month we have Wild Caught Shrimp, All Natural Black Forest Ham, Surf N' Turf kits, Gluten Free Tagliatelle Pasta, Organic Late July Crackers, Boursin Cheese, Organic Raspberries, Organic Russet Potatoes, Organic Yellow Onions, Organic Cashew Pieces and Organic Black Mission Figs on sale. Try out the following recipes using our sale items. With the money you save, there will be enough left over for some wine and tokens of affection!

Raspberry Cashew Ice Cream

And now for those tokens of affection, we have a few ideas that are not only green, but won't break the bank! Crystal Journey Candles available in Romance four packs and Love and Seduction reiki charged pillars, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries prepared fresh by our Deli department, Clothing or accessories from Andes Gifts and Gypsy Rose (South End just got a fresh shipment), Paper Lanterns, Tapestries, Handcrafted Artisan Wooden Pens from local Cooper's Pens and Things, Mixed Nuts (they're on sale this month), Jewelery or Hair Pins from local SkyeTurtle Designs and of course we always have HHM gift cards!

We've made it easy for you to choose the perfect bottle of wine or bubbly. This Saturday at the South End location, we are holding our annual Wine and Cheese Tasting from 1 pm - 4 pm. And for the first time, our tasting will include beers! Plus, several types of Prosecco and coffee! You can expect to sample twenty to twenty-five different spirits from the following vendors.

Tryon Distributing, Empire Distributors, Millennium Beverage, World Premier Wines, Freedom Beverage Co., Country Vintner, WoodMill Winery, and Dionysis Wine Distributors. And don't forget to grab a tree-free wine bag made from stone by Earth Balance!

We will also have all local vendors sampling out various cheeses, Greenfield Farms Organic Meats, KW Collards, Bushelle Seasonings, Sadie's Carribean Fish Cakes, Pink Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes, The Sweetie Pie and Hearth Strings Foods. Plus, we will have various other samples throughout the store, fabric art from Ty Sherrer and live music by our friend Jeff Brown. See all of you lovers on Saturday!

Please also be sure to read this article on the importance of purchasing organic flowers only: Send an Organic Bouquet this Valentine's Day!

Note: Our stores do not all carry the same products. Please call ahead to make sure that your preferred location carries the item or items that you are looking for. If not, please ask about having your item(s) transferred.


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