We hope you join us in one week, on Sunday June 11th, as we celebrate tomatoes and local agriculture. This annual event, hosted by the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and their Red Hills Online Market, takes place at the beautiful Turkey Hill Farm. Bring a covered dish, enter the contest for best local tomato, buy from the silent auction, feast on tomatoes, and tour the farm at the family friendly event. Find all of the details and reserve a ticket here.
By popular request we’re teaching the Mother Sauces this summer at KitchenAble. Starting July 11 the five week series “It’s All Gravy” will begin (other classes will be on July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8). We will explore the five sauces the famous chef Escoffier felt were the fundamental basics of French cuisine. We will also learn some of the “daughter” sauces that can be created using these sauces.
Following the sauce series we will also cover what you need to know to slice and dice safely with our Knife Skills Class.
We hope you can join us!
Tea Time is fast approaching, as are all of the other fun endeavors that are part of the annual English Fayre at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church. The event will be held this year on Saturday, April 29. You can find details about the Fayre here or book a reservation to join us for tea at 11:30am or 12:45pm, (just click on the time that you would like to reserve). Won’t it be lovely!
Where has the time gone? It really does fly when you’re having fun and it is hard to believe that our little business is now THREE years old (and Jessica is also gaining a number). On Friday, April 7th* we hope you can drop by our cottage between 6:00 and 8:00 (pm) to enjoy a piece of cake and join us as we celebrate!
We will have birthday cake we would love to share. The event will be free and you are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice.
*Please note that the date of the celebration has been changed to Friday (April 7) not Wednesday.
THAI FAVORITES On Thursday, April 13 at 6pm- Chef Jessica of KitchenAble will be teaching the fresh exotic flavors of Thailand at Relish of Thomasville. Fresh herbs, coconut milk, peanuts, and mango will be featured ingredients for this delicious menu. - MENU - Thai Tea The creamy Thai version of sweet tea. Fresh Summer Rolls with Peanut Curry Sauce Peanuts, garlic, and Massaman curry combine to create a simple and slightly spicy dipping sauce for fresh summer rolls made from rice paper, fresh vegetables, and fresh herbs. Come ready to roll your own! Tom Kha Gai This creamy coconut milk and chicken soup is full of flavorful ingredients including galangal, lemongrass, and kefir lime leaves. Shrimp Pad Thai Stir-fried rice noodles in a tangy-salty-sweet sauce with scallions, egg, bean sprouts, lime, peanuts, and wild-caught Gulf shrimp. Sticky Rice with Fresh Mango Lime zest, coconut, and short grain rice combined with the sweet and sticky texture of tapioca topped with fresh mango slices. One of our favorites! - DETAILS - Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 pm $75 per person B.Y.O.B Limited Seating | 20 Tickets Available *Recipes featured on this menu are gluten-free. Order your ticket in-store or over the phone: 229.236.5999
We'll be cooking up Panamanian style this Thursday, February 23 at Relish of Thomasville and hope you can join us! FRESH FLAVORS FROM PANAMA Join Chef Jessica of KitchenAble as she shares recipes and techniques she recently learned on her culinary adventure in Panama. The delicious flavors of this tropical country are sure to please your palate. Learn new ingredients and where to source them in our area. - MENU - Spicy Guava Jelly with Cheese & Crackers This fabulous tropical fruit brings refreshing and delicious flavor for a new twist on our southern standby of pepper jelly. Corvina Ceviche Fresh fish marinated in fresh lime juice create this flavorful salad with tomato and avocado. Yuca con Mojo Cassava or yuca is a staple in Panama. You will learn our favorite way to enjoy this creamy tuber and where to buy it locally. Ropa Vieja Gently cooked for hours with vegetables and herbs in a Le Creuset French oven on our Big Green Egg. This tender beef entree is full of flavor. Tres Leches Cake This delicious and moist cake combines three kinds of milk with cinnamon for a flavor you are sure to love. - DETAILS - Thursday, February 23 @ 6:00 pm $75 per person- B.Y.O.B Limited Seating | 20 Tickets Available Reserve your ticket in-store at Relish or over the phone: 229.236.5999
While we have been focused on chocolate, valentines, and other things February… we’ve already had a ton of parents call to inquire about our plans for Summer Cooking Adventures at KitchenAble. Thank you so much for the enthusiasm! We are, at the moment officially announcing our dates and details and we ALREADY HAVE reservations for every week. We suspect that we will have a wait list like we did last year so… if you have a young chef that wants to join us, please don’t delay.
Our summer kitchen adventure sessions will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm, Monday-Friday and will include a generous lunch prepared during class each day. Total cost for week is $200 (this $50 deposit plus remaining balance of $150 due by June 1).
Dates for 2017:
A broad range of topics will be taught that include: kitchen safety, basic kitchen skills, basic knife skills, menu planning, nutrition, the science of baking, how to understand
The majority or our time in the kitchen will be taught through demonstration though the participants will take turns as helpers for “hands-on” experience. Each week has a limited number of participants. This non-refundable deposit of $50 will act as a reservation for the specified week, for one child. The balance of $150 for the remaining fee and necessary paperwork are due by June 1st. Participants will receive a recipe packet, certificate of completion, and a few kitchen tools that they will take home at the end of their week.
Participants must be 7 years or older and will be expected to conduct themselves appropriately during participation. In addition to fun with food we will discuss health and nutrition. Please be aware that children who attend this program will be expected to taste at least one small bite of all we prepare unless they have a food allergy. (Parents, thank you for supporting this policy.)
Please note that this is a group learning environment and that although we do have a hands-on activity scheduled each day the majority of class time will be demonstration as participants take turns in their role of kitchen helper. If your chef needs more supervision or has difficulty with patience you may prefer to book a private lesson for them. You can email us for further details.
Last Saturday we had a very full “Barks and Brittles” kids cooking class. Not only did we have our usual participants, a reporter from WTXL stopped by to investigate exactly what we were up to! We enjoyed sharing our holiday spirit in the kitchen with a few delicious sweets and treats. Special thanks to Elizabeth for giving us a good review (we may owe you more peanut brittle for that!).
Our Christmas Cookie Class is now completely full so we’ve added a Gingerbread Workshop on December 22, and a Buche de Noel Class on December 23, kids of all ages are welcome at both classes (and you get to take goodies home with you)!
We have had numerous requests and orders for a few of our most popular items. If your Thanksgiving feast isn’t quite complete we would love to help. You can call or email us to order one of our famous specialties. They will be made fresh for your enjoyment and available for pick-up on Wednesday afternoon:
Sweet Potato Biscuits- These sumptuous Southern treats are made using fresh sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, and a little cinnamon. They will be baked fresh on Wednesday afternoon and can be refrigerated or frozen. Price is $18 for 12, 3″ biscuits.
Skillet Cornbread- Jessica has had more marriage proposals than she can count for this dish. Locally ground Bumpy Road Cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet to achieve buttery, golden perfection. A 9″ round is $18.
Cranberry Apple Pie- Our famous, all-butter pâte brisée crust is woven over a tasty combination of fresh apples, fresh cranberries, and citrus zest. Price of $30 is for a 9″, deep-dish pie.
Butter-scotch Pumpkin Pie- Drambuie,(the famous liquor made with Scotch whiskey, honey, herbs, and spices), elevates the flavor of this seasonal classic beyond what you can imagine. Tucked into our all-butter crust the creamy pumpkin filling is luscious. Price of $28.00 is for a 9″ deep-dish pie.
Pecan Praline Tart- Fleur de sel, our fresh caramel made with a hint of local honey, and Georgia pecans top a buttery and delicious shortbread crust. This dessert is the epitome of nutty, buttery, goodness… you will want more. This 8″ circle can easily be cut into wedges or squares. Price $25.00
IF YOU WISH TO ORDER ANY OF THE ITEMS ABOVE FOR THANKSGIVING (or any other items): Please email info@KitchenAble.net or call (850)264-2308. Prices do not include sales tax and items ordered will need to be picked up in our cottage on Wednesday afternoon (before 5:30).