Spring Cooking Classes at Heatherlea!
May 23rd Barbequing the Perfect Steak!
June 20th Summer Entertaining
Classes are on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. Cost is $25-$30 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to the local food bank. Call or stop by the store to sign up in advance. Space is limited to 10 people per class.
*all participants receive 10% off select foods at Heatherlea for an exclusive evening shopping experience!
THURSDAY, May 23rd, 7PM
The season for outdoor entertaining is fast approaching! Pat will walk us through the different cuts of steak and how to best grill them on the BBQ; from economical to our very best filet mignon! Roll your sleeves up and get ready to make our favourite marinade recipe that you can take home! Finally, we will taste the flank and tenderloin steaks that have been grilled and enjoy with a light appetizer and refreshments.
Jeanette MacEachern, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Nature’s Plate (Erin, ON)
THURSDAY, June 6th, 7PM
Jeanette believes you can ‘eat your way to good health’, and we agree! Join us for an interactive evening, learning how to choose and prepare real foods and the health benefits that they can provide for you and your family. Jeanette will take us through a couple of recipes using seasonal ingredients, including a smoothie and a quinoa salad. See how smoothies can be a quick and healthy solution to your busy lifestyle (and include some surprising ingredients for a nutrient boost)! Quinoa has become quite popular; learn why and how you can incorporate quinoa into a fresh salad for entertaining this season!
Chefs Pat and Melinda
THURSDAY, June 20th, 7PM
For our last class of the season we will be focusing on chicken and pork. We’ll keep it light for those hot days of summer and keep you out of the kitchen! Please join us while we grill some delicious pork tenderloin and the ever versatile tantalizing chicken! We’ll be dressing things up with scrumptious salsa’s that you can take home and enjoy! We’ll also cover a few appetizers that are easy enough so that you are able to enjoy your time with your guests. Yummo!
Organic Seedlings for your garden at Heatherlea!
Know where your food is from right down to the seed! These certfied organic seedlings are from a farm in Rockwood, ON. These are perfect for getting your garden off to a good start!
Looking for other veggies or herbs? Let us know!
- Mountain Princess (heirloom) - orangish-red with good flavour, does well in containers, very early & productive
- Old German (heirloom) - Mennonite variety, a favourite for its sweet flavoured large golden-yellow fruits, mid to late season
- Roma - disease resistant plum tomato, heavy yields of thick-walled fruit with deep red color & mild flavour
- Tiny Tim - very early dwarf patio tomato, grows about 15" tall & is covered with ¾" red fruits, can be grown in pots or in the garden
- Big Beef (hybrid) - excellent flavour, large, smooth red fruits, disease resistant, mid season
- Italian Parsley - flat, glossy leaves, strong flavoured for use fresh or dried
- Basil, Genovese - standard pesto basil, heavy yields of glossy leaves.
Fresh, Drug-Free Chickens at Heatherlea on weekends!
Every Friday we bring in fresh chickens from our local farmer. The fresh chickens are available over the weekend, while they last. We also have frozen chickens in case you missed out on the fresh ones. The chickens are typically 5-7 lbs and are ready for the oven.
What's so good about Heatherlea's chicken? We pick up our chicken from the farmer as soon as its chilled, which means you can't get any fresher than that! The chickens are drug-free and Omega-III to benefit your health. Lastly, the chickens are from a local farmer which helps support sustain agriculture in our community.
With this amount of freshness you will surely taste the difference!