It’s Grill Season at HCM!

Last weekend kicked-off our grill menu season here at Hill Country Market. Now, every weekend from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, you can come enjoy your favorite grill foods. Our grill features local, quality meats full of great flavor.

HCM Grill Menu:

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Like variety? So do we! That’s why our grill menu will be changing up now and then throughout the summer. Plus, we’ll be adding veggies from our garden like our corn on the cob. You can now find our menu and grill menu on the left sidebar here on our blog so you can stay up-to-date on what’s new at the grill.

So come relax on our patio, enjoy tasty grill favorites and soak in the warm weather this weekend. We’d love to see you at the market!

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Cooking Tips from Chef Kate

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Ingredients & Prep:

“Take the time to read the recipes thoroughly before you shop and begin the process. Doing so can help you get through the ingredient shopping more efficiently.” 

Cooking:

Homemade Wholegrain mustard vinaigrette by fresh ingredients

Homemade vinaigrette dressings have fewer ingredients and taste better than bottled ones. No need to whisk, just put all the ingredients in a sealed container and shake! The best thing about creating your own vinaigrette is that you get to control the quality of what goes in it. Plus, creating your own can often be more economical.”

– Chef Kate, Hill Country Market

Have a cooking question for Kate? Feel free to submit your question in our comments section below!

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May Cheese and Wine of the Month

The weather is certainly warming up and we’re about to jump into summer, which means more time with friends and family to enjoy the outdoors and great food. If you’re looking for some delicious picks to bring to your next party, cookout, or just to enjoy on your patio, (warm sunshine, a cat or dog around, a candle lit, a bottle of wine and a delicious cheese to pair. Man, we love summer!), give our May cheese and wine of the month a try. Both this month’s cheese and wine have hints of the sea, which are sure to remind you of being on a beach far, far away.

May Cheese of the Month:

SeaHive, by Beehive Cheese Co.

This award-winning cheese is true to its name. Hand-rubbed with honey and sea salt, this delicious treat of a cheese is one you’re sure to enjoy. SeaHive’s flavors are well-balanced and made from the milk of Jersey cows in Northern Utah. Enjoy this smooth, creamy cheese with hoppy ales or a fruity white wine. SeaHive is now available in our cheese section.

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May Wine of the Month:

SeaGlass Riesling 2012

SeaGlass Riesling is deliciously balanced with sweet fruit flavors and floral aromas. This soft Riesling features hints of peach, pear and honey. Enjoy this west coast wine with seafood such as lobster and smoked salmon. It can also be paired well with spicy Asian dishes or ribs, as well as blue cheese. You can find SeaGlass Riesling in our wine section.

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These delicious picks of the month are available in-store now. Bring them home to enjoy with friends and family or as you relax after work.

Please drink wine of the month responsibly.

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Seasonal Favorites to Feed the Coffee Lover in You

We have some delicious flavor combinations happening at our coffee bar for the season. Check them out and give them a try.

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Get your coffee fix at HCM. Want to create your own combination? We have more flavors available! Just ask and let us know what we can create for you at the coffee bar.

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Psssssst….. Don’t Forget!

Looking for a great last minute Mother’s Day gift? Have a mom who loves coffee or tea? Get her a Hill Country Market Gift Certificate so she can get all the coffee and tea her heart desires!

We also have gift baskets and delicious sweet treats available.

Meet Chef Kate

Utensils_FormHill Country Market not only features a market with a unique selection of local, gluten free, and organic products, but also a deli/kitchen that creates delicious lunches every day. From tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads to custom-cut steaks and fresh deli salads, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Our wonderful kitchen staff is lead by kitchen manager, Chef Kate. Kate has a wealth of cooking experience and she’s ready to have us share some of her best cooking tips here on our blog. But before we do, we thought you might like to get to know her better.

Here’s a bit more about Kate’s background and how she came to join us at HCM:

Chef Kate’s, “LONG STORY SHORT”

Kate Coronado, the chef and manager of Hill Country Market’s kitchen, has been a part of the company since April, 2014. During her high school years, Kate developed an interest in cooking through her Home Economics class where they focused mainly on different areas of culinary arts. From there she has worked in many different restaurants starting from the front of the house, leading to the back of the house.

After many years of married life and being a stay-at-home mom, she finally decided that it was time to attend a french culinary school and achieve her degree. Since her graduation, she has worked at many fine establishments starting in the banquet kitchens of hotels, to fine dining and casual restaurants, and then gradually arriving at Hill Country Market as their chef.

Chef Kate emphasizes using fresh ingredients in her cooking. She also helps provide catering for corporate and private events, holiday parties, and for their monthly wine tasting events.

From her interest in cooking to managing a kitchen, Kate has come a long way to becoming what she has always desired. A Chef.

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Stay tuned for helpful cooking tips from the experienced Chef Kate, right here on our blog.

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