HCM Sandwich Picks for Fall

smokey-orchard-043-edit2_webSmokey Orchard:

This sweet and savory sandwich features Boar’s Head turkey, housemade apple chutney, smoked Gouda, bacon and lettuce.

Classy Grilled Cheese:

Who doesn’t love grilled cheese in the cooler weather? This grilled cheese will meet your finer fancies with provolone cheese, Havarti cheese, tomato, pesto, avocado and onion.

blue-moon_webBlue Moon: 

Our Blue Moon panini is not one to be missed! It features roast beef, housemade blue cheese butter and blackberry jam along with caramelized onions.

BBQ Chicken Panini Wrap: 

One of our newer additions to the menu, this panini wrap features BBQ chicken, spinach, red onion and Colby Jack cheese.

Want to see more from our menu? Take a look at the full HCM menu!

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Sweet Corn Season at HCM and the Benefits of Buying Local

Fresh Picked Corn on the CobIt’s that great time of year when freshly picked produce is in season, and you can find it here at HCM! We know local quality and great taste is important to you. That’s why we have produce grown right here by our sister company, Breezy Hill Nursery.

It doesn’t get much better than enjoying delicious veggies in the summer, whether they’re eaten fresh, grilled or sautéed. And having them locally grown is all the better.

Some reminders on the benefits of purchasing locally grown food:

Supports Your Local Community & Economy – When you purchase local food, you’re investing your money in what is important to you. You’re having a direct impact on what effects you and those you care about. In the big picture, you are supporting local families and businesses and boosting your local economy. Just a little bit of spending locally goes a long way! The stigma is out there that buying local means spending more, but this is not always the case. Food that is in season and has little distance to travel is often cheaper. If you are paying a bit more, it may benefit you to ask the question, isn’t it better to know that your money is going to build up your community and you’ll see it making a difference?

Connects You, The Customer – Purchasing local often gives you the opportunity to engage with and even build a relationship with those growing your food. You can have an impact on what you want to see as a customer and have greater knowledge about what you are purchasing.

Frankly, It Tastes Better. No really! – When food is fresh, recently harvested and didn’t have to travel long distances in preservatives and other packing materials, it simply tastes better. It also encourages you to eat what is in season and this benefits your body, greatly.

So, savor this time of year that the weather is warm, delicious local foods are in season and winter is still a distant thought. Find just what you need here at HCM and enjoy this time with friends and family. Make the cookouts great and the memories greater.

Sweet Corn – $5.00 for a baker’s dozen

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Other Veggies Grown By Breezy Hill Nursery Available:

Zucchini – 2 for $1.00

Cucumbers – 3 for $1.00

Jalapeno – $1.99/lb

…And more! Visit us today and support local.

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National Salad Month at HCM: Week 2!

We’re continuing to celebrate National Salad month here with a new salad of the week. We love the combination of fresh raw veggies combined into a colorful array of a salad and we know you do too! So come celebrate with us! Try our salad of the week or any of our regular menu salads.

This week’s featured salad (05/09):

Chicken Taco Salad

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National Salad Month at HCM!

Today is the beginning of National Salad Month and as makers of some pretty tasty salads, we’ve decided to celebrate! Each week of the month of May, we’ll be featuring a delicious salad from our menu or a new creation of the week.

This week’s featured salad (05/01):

Margherita Salad

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New! April – June ‘Events on the Hill’

Spring is here and while the weather may not always be cooperating, we have some great events planned to help you enjoy the season.

Our Events on the Hill calendar for the months of April, May and June covers everything from the spring growing season at Breezy Hill Nursery to beer tastings and grill demos at Hill Country Market.

Get ready to enjoy spring color, the outdoors, relaxation and great company.

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If one of the above events requires pre-registration, please do so before the event date as it often means we have food or materials to prepare per guest or limited spacing for the event.

We look forward to having you join us!

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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!

Christmas Products_WebPick up a delectable treat, gift card or culinary gift for the foodie in your family today!

 

 

 

 

 

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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.)

Questions? Leave us a comment or email us at info@hillcountrymarket.net.

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Cooking Tips from Chef Kate: Mise En Place

Utensils_FormChef Kate has a wealth of helpful little tips that make a big difference in the kitchen. Take a look at this week’s helpful tips and try applying them to your kitchen experience.

Ingredients & Prep:

“Mise En Place…French word, (since I graduated from a French culinary school), meaning, get all your ingredients together and ready to roll!!!!!”

Cooking:

gemüsekorb“Anytime you use raw onions in a cold salad, guacamole, salsa, etc., be sure to rinse the onions under cold water first then blot or shake from a strainer to rid the water residue. This will get rid of the sulfurous gas that can make your salad or salsa taste too potent.”

-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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