Summer Picnic Time!

Nothing says summer like picnics, whether it is a simple tabletop spread in your local neighborhood park, a gourmet basket in a romantic meadow, or a blanket by the seaside at sunset. Sumptuous or simple? It really doesn’t matter – outdoor meals of all types are wonderful because they pair two of some of the best things in life: food and nature. And now that we’re starting to be able to crawl out of our homes and make the first strides into emerging back into the world again, being able to safely see our friends and family outside sounds really good right about now.

Being prepared ahead of time will help ensure your picnic excursion goes as smoothly as possible. Whether you’re taking a trip to the park or setting up shop in the backyard, check out this list of the best things to pack for your upcoming summer picnic.

Big Summer Picnic Blanket

When you head out to a park you may be unsure if you will have access to a picnic table. So, bringing a big blanket to sit on will make your picnic much more comfortable. It helps you avoid scratchy grass and keep your clothes and food clean. Make sure to bring one big enough to fit the whole family. Otherwise, you can always set up multiple blankets right next to each other to make one giant blanketed area!

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Sunscreen

Stay protected while you enjoy your time in the sun. Try sunscreening the kiddos before you leave the house so you don’t need to apply some as soon as you get there. But be sure to bring extra sunscreen along in case you need to re-apply! Bringing sunglasses and a hat is also a great option. You may not think it’s that warm outside, but if you are in the full sun for several hours you will be thankful for the sunglasses and hat during your summer picnic!

Don’t Forget the Water

You’ve packed your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses – now don’t forget the water! Hydration is a must for any outdoor activity so make sure to bring plenty of water bottles to go around. Additional beverages are up to your discretion. Keep in mind though, that juice or carbonated beverages can get sticky. Sticky drinks can attract some not so welcome bugs to come onto your picnic blanket!

Bug Spray

Speaking of those pesky little critters – throw a can of bug spray in your bag if you know you’ll be picnicking in a particularly buggy area. It is better to be safe then sorry.

Fruits & Veggies

Having lots of fruits and veggies make a classic, tasty, and healthy picnic snack. Try bringing a variety that is still good if they don’t stay 100% cold. Carrots, apples, or peppers are always good go-to’s! Keep in mind, that if you’re bringing something with removable skin or pits, like oranges or cherries, you may want to bring an empty bowl or trash bag to throw out the scraps. Check out this article for a full list of in-season summer produce for June, July, and August.

Pre-Made Summer Picnic Food

Whether you’re doing sandwiches, salads, or tacos, picnic time will go much smoother if everything is, for the most part, made or assembled before you set out on your picnic. The less you have to do there, the better! As with any meal with kiddos, things can get messy! Don’t forget your napkins or paper towels to clean up. Wet wipes are a great alternative if you’ll be munching on anything extra messy or sticky.

Outdoor Summer Fun – Pack the Toys!

After your picnic lunch is over, hang around outside for a while longer and play some games! Bring along a frisbee, kite, or soccer ball to extend the fun. If there is a trail nearby, pack up the blanket and head on out for a nice walk. Take the time to enjoy nature and work off that delicious lunch!

Hidden Gems for Summer Picnics in the Waterloo Region

There are dozens and dozens of places in the Waterloo Region to enjoy a pleasant meal outdoors. Some of them are well-known: centerpiece parks such as Kitchener’s Victoria Park or Rockway Gardens, Riverside Park in Cambridge, or Waterloo Park. These places are justifiably famous for their gorgeous landscaping and gracious settings.

But there are plenty of other spots around the region that are lesser-known but equally delightful. Hidden gems that offer a chance to explore a part of the region, discover a new favourite hiking spot, or a quiet refuge from the busyness of life.

Pack up some classic picnic food: cold fried chicken, hard-boiled eggs, some easy dips, and a thermos or two of cold lemonade or iced tea.

1. Pilkington Overlook. This one’s a bit of a cheat since it’s in Wellington County, but it’s only a couple of kilometers past the regional border. The overlook offers breathtaking views of the Grand River Valley and the surrounding rolling hills. Take Regional Road 23 (Katherine Street) north out of Winterbourne; it becomes Wellington County Road 21. There are informal trails down to the river, and a single picnic table if you take the westerly trail, but a picnic blanket might be a good idea. You could take in the nearby West Montrose covered bridge on the way.

2. Floradale. This picnic spot offers a chance to visit a quiet Mennonite community. With no less than two shops selling home-baked goods, you’re sure to find something to add to the picnic! The picnic ground is grassy and shaded, with washrooms, tables, and a picnic shelter. There are walking trails on both sides of Woolwich Reservoir, beside farm fields and through pine woods. Take Regional Road 19 off Listowel Road in Elmira to Floradale. You can park on Ruggles Road or at Bonnie Lou’s Café. Then cross the main road and go down the embankment to find the start of the trail. The picnic spot is on the other side of the footbridge and also offers a playground for the kids to enjoy!

3. St. Jacobs Dam. This is a shady, peaceful spot beside the Conestogo River. Sit and enjoy the burble of water as it cascades over the dam. You can fish and canoe and there is an easy hiking trail across the road that leads into the quaint town of St. Jacobs.

All three of these picnic excursions offer great country drives, with the chance to pick up fresh produce, eggs, or cut flowers from Mennonite farms or local farm stores.

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4. Laurel Creek Nature Centre. The nature center offers great trails through the woods and wetlands near Laurel Creek, as well as a top-notch bullrush-lined pond filled with frogs, offering hours of fun for the young at heart. There’s an observation tower to climb, a dock into the wetland, and lots of water birds to see along the way. The center is closed to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when it is used for day camps. Outside those hours, it’s open and free, with plenty of parking and picnic tables.

5. Lakeside Park is an oasis of calm in the city, with Shoemaker Pond and its many water birds and basking turtles. The pumping station, which dates to 1912, is a heritage property. The site is where the first municipal wells were drilled to supply what was then the Town of Berlin with clean, fresh water. The park features a grassy area with old willow trees, a playground, and benches. Walking paths connect to other nearby parks. Parking is available at 20 Greenbrook Dr., or at a small lot off Lakeside Drive.

6. Huron Natural Area. This haven in south Kitchener offers a variety of trails and boardwalks through wetlands, meadows, and forests. It’s a full-service park, with washrooms, plenty of parking, and wide paths suitable for strollers or bikes. The paved path is also wheelchair accessible. The park entrance is at 801 Trillium Dr. Kitchener.

7. Willow Lake Park is a peaceful spot on the site of what was once Adam Ferrie Jr.’s five-story grain mill, where Schneider Creek flows into the Grand River. The creek was dammed in the early 1800s to power the mill, creating a lake that was a popular swimming spot. The lake is gone, washed out by a 1968 storm, but there are traces of the mill that could serve as a romantic backdrop for photos. The park connects with walking trails along the Grand, but bring a blanket as there are no picnic tables. You can reach the park on Old Mill Road at Pinnacle Drive in Kitchener. There’s limited parking along Old Mill.

8. Moyer’s Landing in Cambridge is a shady spot by the banks of the Grand, where canoes can slip into the river. Interpretive signs explain the history of the spot, and you can see the footings of the 1913 Blair bridge. There’s plenty of parking and benches, but no picnic tables. If you want to combine a hike or cycle with your picnic, walk over the river on Fountain Street to reach the hiking trail into Cambridge. The well-marked entrance to the park is off Fountain, just east of the river.

9. Central Park in downtown Preston offers a more urban type of picnic site, with a formal square surrounded by historic buildings, a turn-of-the-century gazebo, and the chance to take in a concert on a summer evening, or a farmers’ market on Thursday mornings from June to October. The park is at King Street and Argyle Street in Cambridge.

10. Riverbluffs Park is a real find, a full-service park tucked beside the Grand River in Galt. You can dine under tall trees, admire Galt Collegiate looming like a medieval castle from the other side of the river, explore trails along the Grand, and enjoy the wildflower gardens. The entrance is at 251 George St. N., at James Street, in Cambridge.

A Longtime Tradition

If you think picnicking is a modern-day thing, just consult the history books. As it turns out, we’ve been enjoying picnics in one form or another for centuries, historians say. The leisure class in Medieval times, for example, staged elegant post-hunt fresh-air feasts featuring wild game, as portrayed in the ballads of Robin Hood and depicted on elaborate woven tapestries.

The written word “picnic” first surfaced in the 1600s. It comes from the French “pique-nique,” a term for the wealthy who brought along bottles of wine to restaurants and bistros when dining out.

Pack Up Your Summer Picnic

If you haven’t already packed up your picnic baskets and prepared your summer picnic food – then do so now! Grab a friend or the kids and head outdoors to enjoy the sun, the fun, and some great picnic treats.

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The 5 Best Vegetables to Eat for a Strong Immune System

Do you know which vegetables are best to eat for a strong immune system? We’re here to help. Your immune system can use all the help it can get. Even when it’s not cold and flu season, or when the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat, keeping your immunity in good shape is a smart idea. In addition to practicing well-studied healthy habits like getting adequate sleep, prioritizing exercise, building relationships and engaging with your community, and using stress-relieving strategies, you can supercharge your immune system by eating the right food to help boost your immune system.

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100% Natural, Farm Fresh, and Locally Grown

There are growing concerns about the actual ingredients in our food. With this, many people are beginning to turn to organic and locally grown foods. These days when you walk into grocery stores you’ll notice many food products plastered with stickers and labels like “farm fresh”, “GMO-free”, “100% natural” and “all-natural”.

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Farm Stores and Markets – A Unique Shopping Experience

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What would you define as a unique shopping experience? We define it as one where the shopper is in an environment where they’re able to enjoy a rich variety of specialty items and products that are specific to that region as well as being in a place where the people are genuinely interested in sharing their passion for locally made products. Continue reading Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Eat, Laugh, Talk – Let’s Bring the Family Back to the Table

For many families mealtime has been lost in our overscheduled, hectic, busy, and hard to manage lives. School, whether online or in-person, work schedules, and extracurricular activities can make it difficult to find time to eat together. Some go days or weeks without sitting down as a family to share a meal. However, family meals are important and should be considered part of our daily requirements. In this blog, we will discuss some features of why it is important to bring the family back to the table.

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Smoked Chicken Recipes and More

You’ve probably heard the term “smoked meat.” But, it’s more than just a flavor. It’s a method of cooking. And, it’s one we suggest giving a try. You won’t regret it! Whether it’s smoked chicken, ribs, or sausages, smoking your food is sure to impress. So, this month our focus is helping you become a master. We’ve got tips, tricks, and recipes for you. After reading this blog, you’ll be smoking meat left, right, and center.

Plus, if you don’t have a smoker of your own, don’t worry. We will go over how to turn your BBQ into a smoker of your own. Let’s start with the basics.

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Farm to Table: Choosing Local Food

You’ve probably heard the term “farm to table.” It’s not a new concept. But, it is one that more people are starting to look into. So, what does “farm to table” really mean? This month, we hope to help you understand. Therefore, we will go over what it is and why you should choose to support it. It’s more than just a movement. In other words, it’s a way of life.

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Turkey Stuffing, Sides, and More

Thanksgiving is next month! Are you ready to create a feast? When it comes to Thanksgiving, the turkey reigns supreme. It’s a classic. But, it’s about more than just the perfect turkey. You can’t forget about the turkey stuffing! Or, about the sides. It all comes together to make the meal. Plus, we have some ideas for what to do with your leftover turkey as well.

So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

Turkey Stuffing

First things first: How do you make turkey stuffing?

When it comes to turkey stuffing, you have two options.

  1. You can put your turkey stuffing right inside. This is the most classic way. With this, your turkey stuffing will absorb the juices as it cooks. This is probably the way your grandmother would have made it.
  2. Or, you can cook it on the side. Just prepare as you normally would. Then, put it in a seperate pan. With this, you will get a crispier stuffing. It’s also known as “dressing.”

In our opinion, both methods are delicious. So, it’s up to you. But, for the sake of it, we have a few pointers for you. And, of course, a few recipes. There are so many options to choose from.

Method 1:

So, you’ve chosen the classic method. But, keep in mind; this slows down the cooking slightly. This is because you must allow the turkey stuffing to come to 165°. But there are a few other things you should know about stuffing your turkey. Firstly, you should cook all ingredients before combining, especially if you’re adding any meat. But, this also goes for veggies too. So, do not use raw ingredients. Secondly, you should only stuff your turkey right before cooking. As a rule, use 1/2 cup of turkey stuffing per lb of turkey—place in the neck and the cavity. But, don’t overpack! It is the hope that your turkey and turkey stuffing will finish at the same time. However, if it doesn’t, don’t fret. Remove the stuffing and finish cooking separately. It’s as easy as that.

Method 2:

This method is becoming more popular. It’s simple and delicious. Not to mention it can be made ahead of time. Because you don’t need the turkey, you can make dressing the night before. Then, whip it up, and pop it in the oven. You get crispy on the top and chewy in the middle—the perfect balance by cooking the turkey stuffing separately. To reheat, cover your stuffing and bake for 30 minutes at 350°. For the last 10 minutes, take off the foil. This will help to crisp up the top again.

Try out one of these delicious turkey stuffing recipes next month:

Sourdough Herb Stuffing

Herb & Apple Stuffing

Gluten-Free Stuffing

Simple Vegan Stuffing (Cook on the side)

And, for those of you who want to skip this step altogether, we have something for you! In our store, we have Oven Ready Turkeys. They are seasoned and stuffed. So all you have to do is pop it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day.

Cooking Turkey In The Oven (With, or Without Turkey Stuffing)

For this blog, we are going to stick to cooking turkey in the oven. While there are other options, this is the way we most often choose. It’s a tried and true method. So, once you’ve dealt with the turkey stuffing, it’s time to get cooking the turkey itself.

When cooking turkey in the oven, the most asked questions are:

  1. What is the best temperature for cooking turkey in the oven?
  2. And, how long?

Our suggestion is 350°. At this temperature, the turkey will cook slowly and stay moist. With higher temps, you risk drying out your meat. With lower temps, you risk cooking at an unsafe temperature for too long. So 350° is a happy medium for cooking turkey in the oven.

In terms of cooking time, allow 13 minutes per lb. Plus 15 minutes of resting time. Above all, the turkey must come to a minimum temperature of 165°.

If you are looking for more ways to cook your turkey, check out our blog How to Cook a Turkey.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Moving on, let’s talk about side dishes. Depending on what you like, there are lots of options. Some people like to stick to the classics. While others like to try out something new.

We all love a good mashed potato. But this year, why not try something a bit different. This Cauliflower & Parsnip Mash is sure to please. Plus, it’s vegan. Or, if you’re a fan of sweet potatoes, try one of these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Both will have your guests asking for more.

When we think of Thanksgiving sides, it’s often heavy and filling. But this year, why not add a salad or two to the mix? Keep it simple by using a mix of spring greens and your favorite toppings. For an easy recipe, check out this Green Salad with Apples and Cranberries. Or, for something new, try this Grilled Corn Salad. It’s full of fall flavors!

Ideas for Leftover Turkey

Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, what do you do with your turkey? Some people send it home with others. But, if you find yourself needing some ideas for leftover turkey, we’ve got you. Whip up one of these delicious recipes.

This Thanksgiving Ring is one of a kind. Plus, it’s simple as can be. Using store-bought crescent rolls and a bit of love, you’ll have one delicious snack. All the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner wrapped into one.

If you’re looking to get away from those Thanksgiving flavors, these Turkey Enchiladas will do the trick. Full of flavor, and you won’t be reminded of the meal the day before. You can also freeze them to eat another day. Cover with plastic wrap, then foil and pop in the freezer. They will keep for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, place it in the oven for 30 minutes. Just remember to remove the plastic wrap!

When it comes to ideas for leftover turkey, you can use it in any recipe that calls for chicken. Try it in tacos, wraps, salads, or a hearty soup. You can even make your own broth with the bones.

Thanksgiving is only a month away. If you’re looking to avoid the last-minute rush, order your turkey today! We are now taking orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys. When you pre-order, you choose the date you’d like to pick it up. Give us a call, visit us at the farm store, or click the link below to place your order.

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Chicken Breast In The Oven

When it comes to chicken, each cut has its purpose. Yet, chicken breast seems to be the favourite. And, we cannot lie – we love it too. The humble chicken breast is great for several reasons. It’s healthy, it’s versatile, and of course, it’s delicious. Yet, how you prepare your chicken will decide how “healthy” it truly is. Therefore, this month, we have decided to focus on cooking chicken breast in the oven. It’s one of the healthiest ways. So, if you’re seeking new ways to add chicken to your diet without added fats, this month’s blog is for you. We will also go over the added benefits of chicken breast. Let’s get started.

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Side Dishes For Steak and Chicken

In the past, we have given you ways to cook your protein. Yet, each meal needs more than that. Therefore, this month we thought we would focus on the sides. It’s BBQ season! And, what better way to start than with some side dishes for steak. And of course, we couldn’t forget the chicken. It’s time to brighten up those plates.

Let’s get cooking!

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Spinach Salad Recipes

Are you looking for a way to add more greens to your diet? Spinach salad is the way to go. Don’t be scared of spinach anymore. It can be delicious. And, this month, we are here to prove it to you. So, get ready to add some recipes to your back pocket. Whether you are eating in or heading to a BBQ, we have recipes for you.

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Healthy Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

So, are you looking to add some new ideas to your diet? That’s great news! We are here to tell you, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. This month, we have some healthy dinner ideas for you.

Think you don’t have enough time in your day? Think again! You’ve got this. You will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

With a few essential ingredients, you’ll be on your way to eating healthier. Let’s get started.

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BBQ Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

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Generally speaking, BBQ chicken is one of those meals that everyone loves. Whether it’s on the grill or baked in the oven but, if you don’t cook it properly, you may end up with dry chicken in the end. Thankfully, you won’t find that here. Today, we are here to help you perfect your BBQ chicken. What better time to learn? BBQ season is finally here. From marinades to cooking times and delicious recipes, we’ve got it all.

Time to clean up your grill, and get cooking!

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Foods Rich in Iron: Fuel Your Body

Do you know how to add iron to your diet? In fact, many people struggle with this. Therefore, we thought we could help. Adding foods rich in iron to your diet isn’t hard. By adding a few different items to your daily routine, you can keep your iron levels up. In turn, keep your energy up as well.

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Cooking a Whole Chicken

As we spend more time at home, we have to think about new ways to cook. Eating the same bland recipes gets old. Do you have recipes you’ve meant to try? Most of us do. However, time always seems to get away from us. So, what better time to sharpen our skills. This year should be about going back to basics. Instead of buying pre-cut meat, try out new ways for cooking a whole chicken. You will be surprised at how easy it is. Not to mention, there are so many ways you can go about it.

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Don’t shy away from the idea anymore. We are here to help answer all your questions. From where to buy, what to look for, and how to use the bones afterward, you’ll be on your way.

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Eggs Over Easy

How do you like your eggs? There are so many options out there. Yet, we seem to go back to a classic – eggs over easy. However, this method is for more than just breakfast. Many recipes call for a fried egg on top. Generally speaking, it’s eggs over easy. The runny yolk adds richness to your dish. Yet, it has to be just right.

Over Easy Eggs by Hilltop Acres

Therefore, we thought that this month we would help you along your journey. We have tips, tricks, and techniques for the perfect eggs. Eggs over easy will be your new go-to. Not to mention, you probably already have eggs in your fridge right now. So, get them out! It’s time to perfect your method and try out some new egg recipes.

What Is Eggs Over Easy?

Firstly, let’s start with the basics.

  1. It is a flipped egg. (Flipped once, then cooked for a few seconds)
  2. The egg whites are fully set. But, the yolk is runny.

Sometimes, people will ask for “over medium” or “over hard.” While this uses the same method of cooking, it does not give you the same final product. So, it’s essential to know the difference.

Over Medium Eggs: Flipped once, but only slightly runny yolk.

Over Hard Eggs: Flipped once, no runny yolk.

Still not feeling confident? Just follow these easy steps. You’ll be cooking like a pro in no time. Eggs.ca has a step by step guide to get you on your way.

Are Runny Eggs Safe to Eat?

I am sure you have heard not to eat raw eggs. (Even if it’s in raw cookie dough) For this reason, people are often concerned about runny yolks. Yet, you can safely prepare your eggs over easy. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to storing and prepping eggs.

Storing and Prepping Eggs by Hilltop Acres
  • For peak freshness, keep at 4° Celsius. Do not remove from packaging. Additionally, please keep them in the middle of your fridge. 
  • Avoid putting your eggs in the door of the fridge. The temperature is most likely to change in that spot. 
  • Use the “best before date” to ensure quality. Try not to buy more than you need. 
  • Always use the highest quality eggs you can find. Shopping locally is your best option. Ask us about our eggs! We have so many options for you to choose from.
  • Only take your eggs out of the fridge when you are ready to use them. Eggs should not be left out for more than 2 hours. If they are, it’s best to discard them.
  • Inspect your eggs. If any are cracked, throw them out. It’s not worth the risk.
  • After you flip your egg, be sure that the whites are set completely.
  • Stay away from “sunny side up” eggs. (Not flipped, with the whites being just set) While they can be consumed safely, if you aren’t 100% sure how to, you should stick to flipped eggs.
  • Serve right away!

Recipes That Deserve Over Easy Eggs

There are just some dishes that are better with a runny egg yolk on top. In fact, in some recipes, it’s the star of the show. Check out some of these fantastic ideas. Eggs are for more than just breakfast, you know.

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

This huevos rancheros recipe is not only fresh but is eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s effortless to make. Plus, it’s delicious.

Huevos Rancheros by Hilltop Acres

To get started, you will need:

Additional toppings include avocado, hot sauce or, whatever you like! H

Now, to prepare your dish is quite simple. Take your tortilla, and warm it. From there, add your refried beans. Cover most of the tortilla, and then top with cheese. Set aside and get ready to start your eggs.

For extra crispy edges, use a drizzle of olive oil in your pan. Then, proceed to fry your eggs. Remember, once you flip your egg, it should only need another 20 seconds or so in the pan. Just cook until the whites are set. You will want that runny egg yolk for this dish. It adds that bit of finesse.

Once your egg is finished, place it on top of your tortilla. Then, drizzle warm salsa across part of the egg. Lastly, top with pico de gallo. And VOILA! You have a delicious meal at any time of the day.

Other Dishes That LOVE an Over Easy Egg

So, we shared one of our favorite recipes with you. But the fun doesn’t stop there. We love eggs because they are so versatile. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then give one of these recipes a try.

Eggs with Burgers by Hilltop Acres

If you are looking for a quick, protein-filled lunch, adding a fried egg to your rice might be for you. Take your favorite fried rice recipes and top with an over-easy egg, and you’re good to go. Not only does it add extra protein, but also, a new flavor. This simple Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado is an excellent place to start. You could even add some of our ground turkey as well. Available in white or dark meat.

We do love a good homemade burger. So, what better way to elevate it than with the humble egg. Combine it with your favorite toppings for a new burger experience.

Of course, we will always love a fried egg sandwich. Who doesn’t? But, there are other ways to switch it up. Especially when we are talking about breakfast. Stray away from the basics, and whip up one of these breakfast sandwiches.

Lastly, we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions about buying local eggs. We offer a variety of sizes, as well as white and brown eggs. Additionally, we carry duck eggs by the dozen. You should give them a try.

After a year like we’ve had, we appreciate your ongoing support at Hilltop Acres Poultry. Thank you for supporting local! We will continue to do our best to bring you the best products from local farmers.

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Ideas for Christmas Dinner This Year

Ideas for Christmas Dinner by Hilltop Acres

Certainly, this year has been a year of unknowns. As a result, many people have been keeping a distance. So, what does that mean for the holidays? Some people will be able to celebrate within their “bubble.” Meanwhile, others will have to keep things small. However, that doesn’t mean that Christmas isn’t happening. It just means we need to be a little creative this year. For this reason, we have decided to help you out. In this month’s blog, we share all our favourite ideas for Christmas dinner. Plus, a few more we found. It’s time to make the best of the season!

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Comfort Food Recipes

As the temperatures drop, we search for food to curl up with. Whether it be something filled with cheese – or just some classic comfort food. We have some fantastic recipes for you. In this month’s blog, you are sure to find the meal you are looking for. Let’s dive in.

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Grocery Shopping Tips for 2020

In the wake of Covid-19, more of us are trying to stay home. However, with that comes a few difficulties. We can no longer take for granted easy tasks such as grocery shopping. Yet, the world is changing with us. Now, more than ever, we have options that can help bring groceries right to our doors. What’s more, is that it even includes local food as well. So, whether you are looking to shop in-store, pickup, or use delivery, we have some helpful tips for you this month. Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be hard.

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Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner

For Thanksgiving Dinner by Hilltop Acres

Undoubtedly, this year has been a year of unknowns. However, we can always count on Thanksgiving weekend. As we move into fall, we tend to search for those comfort foods we grew up eating. And, what better time to host a dinner than Thanksgiving. There are benefits to having regular family dinners, you know.

On that note, if you’re itching to try your hand in the kitchen – check out some of these ideas for Thanksgiving dinner. Are you ready to wow your friends and family? From turkey prep to table settings, we’ve got you covered.

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Chicken Breast Recipes and More

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Are you tired of eating the same boring chicken breast recipes? We have a solution for you! This month, we have compiled some chicken breast recipes that we think you will love. Additionally, we have some tips and tricks to add some fine dining to your dish. So, let’s get cooking.

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Ideas for Camping Food

Oh, the great outdoors. In Canada, we have a world of wonder in our very own backyard. You don’t have to travel far to experience all that camping has to offer. But, if you haven’t been a camper your whole life, you should make sure you are prepared. So, get planning! Keep in mind; you want to prep as much as you can before you head out. That way, you can enjoy your time. One of the biggest questions, when people think about camping, is: What will we eat? Therefore, this month, we have ideas for camping food, along with other tips and tricks. You’ll be cooking on the fire in no time.

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Bacon In The Oven?

Bacon in the Oven by Hilltop Acres

What goes best with bacon? Everything! But, it can be a pain to make. So, ditch the frying pan. Now, get out your baking sheet. It’s time to learn a new way to cook bacon. Restaurants have been cooking bacon in the oven for years. So, why are we still using the stove? Save yourself the mess, and join us as we help you take your meals over the top with bacon in the oven.

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Hilltop Acres Poultry Products
1501 Maple Bend Road
Bloomingdale, Ontario
N0B 1M0, Canada

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Wed) 8:00 - 5:00
Thu) 8:00 - 5:00
Fri) 8:00 - 5:00
Sat) 7:00 - 4:00

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