Summer’s here and the time is right for…cooking! And, boy oh boy, are we doing a lot of it!
Tons of Outreach stuff over the next few months. We’ve been busy, busy, grilling for the Tualatin VFW’s Memorial Day Picnic; fixin’ a celebration lunch for the Impact NW Mentors Program; and getting auctioned off at the Sparks of Hope 2013 Gala & Auction!
Coming up, we’ll be cooking up a bbq spread for the winners of last year’s Amy Roloff Charity Foundation auction; grilling up a mess of burgers and dogs (and maybe a little brisket) for the kids and families the “Bridges of Housing” summer picnic, and get geared up for teaching our youth cooking courses for at-risk kids in the Portland Public Schools this fall!
Chef Terry and I had a fantastic time at the Tigard Public Library last week, offering our Intro to Meal Planning class. Looking forward to teaming up with them, as well as the Wilsonville Public Library, for several more free classes over the next few months!
Plus, of course, we’re busy creating and testing delicious, nutritious new recipes for your hautemealz.com Meal Plans. Look for more action on the grill, and lots of fresh veggies and salads as the weather warms up.
We have a couple of other new developments around here that we’d like to let you know about, as well…
First, if you’re local to the Portland/Metro area, hautemealz will be hosting cooking demonstrations (with samples!) at the Wilsonville Farmer’s Market every Thursday. The Market opens at 4:00pm, and the demos will typically run at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00pm.
We demo’d our Kale & Bacon Slaw at the season opening of the market, last night, and had a blast. Tons of wonderful people, great food, and amazing fresh, local ingredients!
I’m a hautie… R U?
We also wanted to let you know that, given the amazing response we’d had to our new “I’m a hautie” logo, we’ve opened a hautemealz CafePress store to offer the logo in a variety of colors and styles on shirts, office items, cases, and all kinds of fun stuff!
FYI…there’s no mark-up on these items (everything’s being sold at Cafepress’s minimum), as we think it’s enough that folks want to advertise us.
Look for some cool contests this summer, featuring gift-certificates to the store, as prizes!
Okay…back to the kitchen!
– Chef Perry