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Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Umami Vegetarian

Enjoy fresh, savoury "first of the season" flavours at home with Chef Instructor: Eli Silverthorne

This vegetarian meal kit is packed to the brim with vibrant colour and “first of the season” fresh flavours. You can learn the fundamentals of making vivid green cool cucumber gazpacho, house cultured creams, form pasta and how to use a smoker - all that Chef Eli did in his prep - or you can simply finish and plate with our video tutorial to guide you.

For dessert you put the finishing touches on the quintessential vol au vent puff pastry tart - without spending hours making it from scratch. Our Video tutorial will show you how if you want to learn. It's the best of both worlds! Bon Appetit!

UMAMI VEGETARIAN MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured and prepped components to make the following:

Cucumber Gazpacho

Umami* Tortellini in smoked Carrot broth with Hazelnut "picada"

Arugula Salad

Blueberry Vol au Vent puff Pastry Tart


Serve chilled Gazpacho

Boil Pasta

Reheat and serve in broth

Garnish with hazelnuts

Dress Arugula salad

Whip Chantilly Cream

Fill tarts with Chantilly & berries

(*umami is a “savoury” 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)

PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Thursday, August 6 for PICK UP Saturday, August 8 between 4 - 6pm

When:  Saturday Aug. 8th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $32 per person ($30.48 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

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!


When: Open Daily from Jun. 23rd to Aug. 31st, 2020
Where: Stratford Public library website
Contact: 519-271-0220

Frozen 2 - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

Gates open at 7:30 pm.  Concessions are not offered on-site.  Please bring any snacks and beverages with you.  Portable washrooms are located adjacent to the Stratford Perth Family YMCA.  We encourage you to wear a mash when leaving your vehicle area.

Lawn Chairs/Pedestrians - If you are coming to watch from the grass you can buy your tickets from the gate next to the YMCA. You will need to bring your own headphone (standard 3.5ml jack) & lawn chair. A receiver with be provided at no cost.

When:  Saturday Aug. 8th, 2020
Where: Grand Trunk Shops Parking Lot, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per car - Carload Classics

Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Sourdough Bread


Learn to make sourdough at home with written and video instructions, recipes and starter culture from the pros at Stratford Chefs School with Chef Instructor: Eli Silverthorne


1 Litre living sourdough culture

3 Sourdough recipes: Traditional Sourdough, Walnut Currant, Caraway Rye

Video tutorials, detailed downloadable instruction and recipe booklet, with bread “trouble shooting” guide.

Need Sourdough making equipment? | Visit or call Bradshaw's & Kitchen Detail

519-271-6283 or www.Bradshaws.ca

PLACE YOUR ORDER by Thursday, August 6 at 12 noon for pick up Saturday, August 8 between 4 - 6pm

When:  Saturday Aug. 8th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $12.50 per person ($11.90 + 5% service fee*)
Contact: 519-271-1414