Monday, February 09, 2009

Where Can I Find That - Valentines Day Special Where Can I Find That - Valentines Day Special

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Valentines Day is coming up and I always seem to get myself in trouble with my wife. Seems I fail miserably with my offerings of love, not sure why she does not appreciate the pneumatic nail gun since it is going to hang her crown molding. So I am seeking your advice to guide me in my efforts to show my love.


Dear James,
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to guide you and the oh so many men like you, sorry guys, in the right direction and help you show your love properly.

According to Wikipedia, in the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending valentine's cards, presenting flowers or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

So with this information here are a few things to consider when selecting a token of your love - LOCALLY.

Flowers are the logical choice, but did you know that flowers not only look and smell wonderful, but also say something. For instance a Red Rose = passionate love and a Pink Rose = friendship, a Red Tulip = declaration of love and a Yellow Tulip = hopelessly in love and a Yellow Chrysanthemum = Secret Admirer. You might think about the dozen roses and then add a little color and tell her with a yellow tulip you are hopelessly in love. The Garden Shop in Cambridge 677-3035, North Country Flowers in Greenwich 692-8462 and Laura's Garden in Salem 854-3833 can all satisfy your floral needs.

Confectionery, candy, chocolate, cookies, and other edible, sharable, delicious delights. Do not mail order or go to the mall! In Greenwich think about Beth's Café, 692-2668, who is now taking, orders for almond stuffed chocolate dipped strawberries and raspberry lintzer cookies. Twelve flavors of homemade fudge and Asher's Chocolates can be found at The Country Peddler, cookies, pies and other treats at the Washington County Deli, and Dan's Chocolates at Greenwich Local Market. The Ice Cream Man, 692-8382, just outside the Village on Rt 29 will have ice cream cakes that you can personalize with hearts and sayings. In Cambridge boxed and individual chocolates can be found at The Garden Shoppe, West Village Market, 677-2777, makes amazing cookies and a chocolate, butter toffee that is pure joy. Salem has Xavier. Steiningers, 854-3830, located on Salem's Main Street is the creator of fine homemade chocolates and sauces. A divine treat would be dish Ice Cream Mans danish cream, generously covered with Steiningers Fudge Sauce, crumbled toffee from West Village Market and a side of strawberries from Beth's Café.

Next week we will further help James with local jewelry, dining and escapes. However, Fort Salem Theater is taking reservations now 854-9200 for Songs of Love and Romance.


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