King Kullen Offers New Florist-Quality Arrangements in Time for Valentine's Day

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and everything the month of February has to bring with help from King Kullen.

Love is in the air at King Kullen! The local grocer is offering premium, florist-quality long-stem roses in a variety of colors, assortments and packaging. This staple for Valentine’s Day is a must-have, and can be picked up with all other essentials at any King Kullen location.

For Valentine’s Day, not only are long-stem roses available, but also other flower bouquets, elegantly wrapped and ready to go. King Kullen’s Floral Specialist, Victoria Bentley, suggests checking out the premium, long-stem Bella Rose Bouquet with lush greens and three stems of baby’s breath or the Exquisite Rose Bouquet with a deluxe assortment of roses and 15 stems of additional flowers and greens. Beautiful blooming plants are available too, like miniature roses, oriental lilies, azaleas and calla lilies – just to name a few. Even better, have fresh-cut flowers wrapped free of charge at any King Kullen location!

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Whip up a fun and delicious Valentine’s dinner with a recipe like steak and heart-shaped Shrimp (, and put some extra love into any side dish using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. This is perfect for any side dish — veggies, potatoes, and more! Use the cookie cutter to create heart shaped potatoes and then roast them in the oven. Beets, tomatoes and carrots are other healthy options! There’s no better way to someone’s heart than with a hot pizza, but make it that much more special by shaping it like a heart ( For those looking for something healthier, try a salad with heart-shaped cucumbers, red peppers and mozzarella cheese.

What’s dinner without dessert? Try something red velvet this year like cupcakes, or make any traditional treat in the shape of a heart, like chocolate chip cookies, brownies or cake. Top them with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting using this 8 Minute Cream Cheese Frosting recipe ( Any Valentine will be impressed with this treat.

Healthier Diet, Happier You

February is American Heart Month, bringing awareness to heart disease — the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. Because of this, King Kullen shares heart healthy tips and ways to stay aware of personal heart health.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, uncontrolled blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. To prevent heart disease and stroke, get blood pressure checks regularly. Make a doctor’s appointment or stop in to a local drugstore. Most drug stores offer blood pressure checks, as well as offer home monitors for purchase so blood pressure checks can be done at the comfort of home. Mary Intardonato, King Kullen’s Corporate Nurse, also suggests reducing sodium intake, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol consumption and staying away from cigarettes. For those who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, medication can be prescribed to keep it under control.

A healthy diet also contributes to a healthy heart. A multitude of foods can improve any diet. Fruits and vegetables are a no-brainer! Switch to whole grains and skinless poultry; introduce fish containing omega-3 fatty acids into an everyday diet, as well as nuts and legumes. Stay away from foods and beverages with added sugar and try to select dairy products that are low in fat.

Winter Snow Fun

Rather than battling the snow, enjoy it! King Kullen has the know-how to prevent those icy windshields that take too long to defrost. Combine white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray on the windshield the night before to prevent ice build-up. Or, de-ice it by filling one-third of a spray bottle with water and fill the rest with isopropyl alcohol. Shake and spray to melt the ice within minutes.

Plan a fun date outdoors with sledding, and don’t forget the hot cocoa with homemade marshmallows — a fun activity to keep busy inside that’s also edible! ( Build a fort inside the house to keep warm or build one outside for a snowball war. Get creative with snow paint, using water and food coloring. ( If the snow isn’t inviting, try setting up a scavenger hunt inside or do some fun snow-themed baking in the kitchen. Snow Ice Cream uses snow from outside for a tasty vanilla ice cream (, Maple Syrup Snow Candy is an easy and sweet dessert to snack on (, and Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes allows creativity to go wild with the snowflake designs! (

King Kullen Grocery is the store to turn to for all things needed for the upcoming holiday and other seasonal fun. Whether Valentine’s Day date will be spent out on the town or cuddled up at home, the perfect recipes, gifts and more are available at King Kullen. For more Valentine’s Day ideas and other holiday and seasonal recipes, tips and more, check out King Kullen’s Pinterest page or shop around the store for all the essentials. From flowers to candy and every ingredient for the dinner recipe, rely on the local King Kullen.

About the Company:
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 36 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

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