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Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
We may still be closed but we’re still here for you with something brand new for Adult Summer Reading! Check out the reading challenges on Beanstack, our new app! Starting July 1st, get inspired by nature, learn reflection and introspection skills, or just unplug and be a kid for a day… or two. Pre-register for the August challenges that will have you facing your fears and examining your perceptions. It’s all new, it’s all online, and it’s all summer long at SPL! Head to https://stratford.library.on.ca/beanstackhow to learn more and sign on!
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Umami Vegetarian
NEW! We’re (virtually) bringing Open Kitchen class - and a great meal - to your house!
Learn Stratford Chefs School cooking techniques and tips, while preparing a delicious 3 course meal to savour with our finish-at-home Meal Kits!
Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne plans the meal and does the prep, you finish the cooking at home! Our professional video tutorial will guide you along the way. Order an Open Kitchen @Home Meal Kit and we’ll make it easy, with all the chef-prepared, pre-measured, farm-to-table ingredients you need, a detailed downloadable recipe booklet with full instructions to keep, and safe contactless pick up.
Take it home and start cooking -
This vegetarian meal is packed to the brim with vibrant colour and “first of the season” fresh flavours. We’ll demonstrate the fundamentals of making vivid green cool cucumber gazpacho, house cultured creams, form pasta and how to use a smoker; plus, you'll learn the steps for the quintessential vol au vent puff pastry tart – ALL FROM HOME! Bon Appetit!
UMAMI VEGETARIAN MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured ingredients prepped to make the following:
Umami* Tortellini in smoked Carrot broth
Strawberry Vol au Vent puff Pastry Tart
FINISHED BY YOU @HOME
Serve chilled Gazpacho
Reheat and serve in broth
Garnish with hazelnuts
Dress Arugula salad
Slice Strawberries, whip Chantilly Cream
Fill tarts with Chantilly & berries
(*umami is a “savory” flavour profile often associated with meats, but actually traces it’s origins to glutamates found in both meat and vegetables such as seaweed, mushrooms, tomatoes)