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Entries for July 2013

Late spring and summer are the perfect times for setting as many impromptu al fresco tables as you can. But dining outdoors is just half the fun. Everyone knows that the grilling itself is the other half of the party—if you know how to do it right. That’s why we asked Heinen's Corporate Chef Jacki Novotny to share some of her tips for a successful grilling season. Follow these steps and you’ll impress everyone with your newfound grill knowledge!

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You've never tasted lamb this good! Lava Lake Lamb is 100% grass-fed, free-range lamb, and it’s only available July through September.  Lava Lake lambs range freely over long distances and are raised by seasoned shepherds in the same way they have been for centuries. Their diet of wild grasses and herbs results in lean, fit and healthy lambs. You'll only find Lava Lake Lamb at Heinen's.

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Verlasso SalmonVerlasso Salmon is now available in our stores – and we're the only grocery store in Ohio to offer Verlasso! These Omega-3 rich fish have a silky, buttery texture that is perfect for grilling, baking or poaching. Marty Gaul, Heinen’s seafood buyer had this to say about Verlasso: “Our customers absolutely love it! They are really impressed with the clean, mild flavor, and even people that don’t like salmon love Verlasso salmon. I encourage everyone to try it. One taste and you’ll be hooked!”

Scott Nichols, a director at Verlasso, answered some questions for us.

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As the Director of Food Service, Tony Tamburro is tasked with finding new products for Heinen’s deli and prepared foods department. Tony has been with Heinen’s for almost 39 years and his vast knowledge helps bring in just the right selection of products. Read on to see how Tony decides what products to introduce in our stores and some new and unique products.

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Marty Gaul, Heinen's Seafood BuyerMarty Gaul knows and loves fish. As Heinen’s seafood buyer, Marty is always in close contact with our fish and seafood vendors to ensure that only the best quality and freshest make it into our seafood cases. Here she explains how we get the freshest fish, and tips for selecting and preparing seafood.

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