Wine Tasting and Cooking Event: Recipes Continued

If you’re still looking for holiday appetizer ideas, look no further! The rest of the delicious recipes from our Wine Tasting & Cooking Demo Event are concluded below. These final three appetizer recipes are bursting with flavor and make the perfect addition to your holiday gathering.

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Wine Tasting_demo_GermanChocolateCakeDon’t forget! At HCM, you can find the ingredients for these recipes plus the perfect ingredients for making your holiday celebration one of a kind. We offer a wide selection of cheese, sausage, wine, beer and craft beer, chocolates and sweets, fresh and frozen meats and more!

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Wine Tasting and Cooking Demo Event: Recipe 1

First of all, we want to say thank you to everyone who came out for our Wine Tasting & Cooking Demo event on Thursday, December 10th. It was a fun night and we were so thankful you could join us!

As promised, we will be posting each recipe from the event over the course of the next week. So, whether or not you were able to make it out to the event, you can still enjoy the scrumptious appetizers we had by making them for your next party or gathering.

Moroccan Samosas:

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The Wine Tasting & Cooking Demo event recipes will continue to be posted here on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter page throughout the week of December 14th. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter by clicking here and we will be sending these recipes via email as well.

(Our e-newsletter is a combined letter with our sister company, Breezy Hill Nursery.)

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Fresh Start: Salsa-Braised Kale Recipe

Some fresh ideas are always welcome at the New Year. Here’s a tasty, (and healthy), Salsa-Braised Kale recipe to enjoy. Not into kale? Give it a try! You may be surprised.

Nutritional Value: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium.

Yum Value: Extremely Tasty.


If you’d like to read our other “Fresh Start” posts they are listed below:

Fresh Start: New Year’s Resolutions

Fresh Start: Food for the Mind

Fresh Start: “Making a Change”, Interview with Turning Leaf Acupuncture

Fresh Start: Care for Your Body

Fresh Start: Nutritious Black Bean Soup Recipe

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Fresh Start: Nutritious Black Bean Soup Recipe

Cuban Cuisine: Black Beans SoupLooking for a tasty, health-conscious recipe to enjoy this year? Check out this black bean soup recipe.

Nutrition and Vitamins: Iron, Potassium (15% daily value), Vitamin C (15% daily value), and Folate (22% daily value)


Black Bean Soup – approx. 4 servings

1 tbsp canola oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

2 cans (15 oz) of black beans, rinsed

3 cups of water

1/2 cup prepared salsa

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp lime juice

Optional garnish:

4 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook about 2-3 minutes, stirring often until the onion begins to soften. Add chili powder and cumin. Stir for 1 more minute. Then add beans, water, salsa and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove soup from the heat and stir in lime juice.

Next, transfer half of the soup to a blender and puree, (Please remember use caution when pureeing hot liquids). Stir the puree back into the saucepan.

Add optional garnish of sour cream and cilantro and enjoy!

If you’d like to read our other “Fresh Start” posts they are listed below:

Fresh Start: New Year’s Resolutions

Fresh Start: Food for the Mind

Fresh Start: “Making a Change”, Interview with Turning Leaf Acupuncture

Fresh Start: Care for Your Body

Fresh Start: Salsa-Braised Kale Recipe


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Fresh Start: New Year’s Resolutions

With the start of the New Year, we know many of you have terrific resolutions to invest in healthier habits. Especially when it comes to our bodies. Investing in better eating habits, eating more organic and preservative free, or eating and buying local (which supports the local economy, farms and businesses), can be a great start. Wherever you’d like to make changes, we’d like to help you as we begin the new year.

Throughout the month of January, we’ll share tips, ideas, and recipes here on our blog to help you get the start you need. If you have some tips of your own, (and not only food, but body/exercise, mental, or more), feel free to share them by commenting on the, “Fresh Start”, posts, and we may feature your tips, recipes, and ideas here on our blog for other readers to benefit from.

Let’s begin the new year with great resolutions and a great community to help us accomplish them!

To begin, here’s a delicious and nutritious recipe from the HCM kitchen. This soup is a popular favorite at the market and is filled with plenty of veggies and nutrients. It’s a feel good soup!


Enjoy and don’t forget to follow the Hill Country Market blog for more posts like this and leave your comments of other tips, recipes, and ideas. We’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to read our other “Fresh Start” posts they are listed below:

Fresh Start: Food for the Mind

Fresh Start: Nutritious Black Bean Soup Recipe

Fresh Start: “Making a Change”, Interview with Turning Leaf Acupuncture

Fresh Start: Care for Your Body

Fresh Start: Salsa-Braised Kale Recipe

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You’ve Gotta Try This Recipe: HCM’s Butternut Squash Bisque

If you’re looking for a delicious recipe that combines the flavors of fall and that leftover squash from your garden, look no further. Try this delicious recipe from the Hill Country Market kitchen! Didn’t grow squash this year? No worries, we have all the ingredients available for sale, including squash grown fresh at the Hill Country Market garden.

Squash recipe

 Happy fall and harvest time from Hill Country Market!

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Local Product Feature: Sasha’s Dressings

At Hill Country Market, we’re proud to carry a variety of Wisconsin local products. We know many of you love to support local and that’s why we’ll be continuing to post local products here on our blog so you can learn more about these delicious options to add to your table.

Our most recent local product feature is Sasha’s Salad & Sandwich Dressings. These tasty additions to your everyday meal pack bold flavor into every bottle. Not only are they delicious, but they are also made with all natural ingredients, are low in sodium and are gluten-free.

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Sasha’s Dressing Options:

Sweet & Lean

Sweet Aloha

Sweet Ole’

Sweet & Sultry

Sweet & Savory

Sweet & Dill-icious

Cooking ideas from Sasha’s:

Sweet & Lean – Great on salads and as a marinade for chicken.

Sweet Aloha – Try it on a fruit salad, a glaze for ham or in your favorite stir fry.

Sweet Ole’ – Delicious on salads and chicken wings.

Sweet & Sultry – Great for pasta, wraps, egg rolls, and salads.

Sweet & Savory – Perfect for subs, wraps, paninis and salads. Also enjoy as a dipping sauce.

Sweet & Dill-icious – Enjoy with salad, add it to your Bloody Mary or as a marinade for seafood such as shrimp or scallops.

For more cooking ideas and full recipes, pick up Sasha’s recipe page the next time you visit Hill Country Market.

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Tasty Summer Cocktails

This weekend looks to be the perfect summer weekend with warm temperatures and sunshine. For those of us in Wisconsin, we know that this weather doesn’t last long. So why not enjoy it with a delicious drink?

We asked the Hill Country Market kitchen to share some of their favorite summer drinks. Here are a few that are tasty and easy to make:

Drink Recipe Rhubarb

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Drink Recipe coffee revision 1 Stop by Hill Country Market for just what you need to make a tasty summer drink this weekend. Try a new flavor with quince & apple syrups and more.

Products to make drinks

Want to make a delicious classic? Try one of these tasty drink mixes by Gourmet du Village.

Drink Mixes

Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend, from all of us at Hill Country Market!

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