We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a holiday open house Sunday, November 26, 1-5pm. We will feature artwork from local artists including Eluster Richardson and Karen Stewart (as well as Chef Jessica) available for purchase. We will also have a few gourmet gift ideas including tea, seasonings, and a very special olive oil. We will have refreshments including our famous Buche de Noel. Please join us for this free event, and invite a few friends! All attendees can enter our drawing for a free cooking class too.
October always surprises us. Yes, we know that one of our biggest events of the year (the French Country Flea Market) is scheduled. After surviving that we expect the month to be our last deep breath before the holiday season really kicks into gear. This year however we have had some wonderful and unexpected opportunities…
The French Country Flea Market this year was beyond extraordinary as the chalk paint and decorating legend herself, Annie Sloan, participated (and I have to say, she is delightful). Annie crossed the pond and joined us in person for the two incredibly warm days of the market. The following Monday she taught a workshop at Sweet South Cottage. When Sweet South asked us to cater that luncheon- we were thrilled. We were also delighted to meet Diane Henkler of the blog InMyOwnStyle.com and she happened to mention us in her post about coming to the event (thank you Diane!) (and click here to read her post).
If you receive the Tallahassee Democrat… you may have noticed an article on the front page of our local section today(find the article here). Special thanks to Rochelle Koff for taking the time to write about KitchenAble. If you haven’t visited her blog yet, Tallahassee Table (click here to read her post) , we recommend you do so to find out more about the local food scene.
This Sunday we hope to see you at the Chopped Jr. event being hosted at The Moon to benefit Whole Child Leon, we are a sponsor and will be participating in the restaurant challenge!
And, finally there is one more bit of very exciting news that we will be announcing next week. It is almost official enough to share but you’ll have to wait a few more days. Very soon we’ll be letting you know about a very large project we are excited to launch.
Thank you so much for supporting KitchenAble and for joining us in the kitchen.
We love fresh, local produce any time we can get it… and living where we do, there is alway something in season! Once a year though, we officially celebrate these fabulous flavors with the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and Seven Days of Local Delights is the week-long “tasting holiday” for our community. This will be our fourth year as an event host and we’ll be offering two separate events that we hope you will join us for.
On Wednesday, November 1- we will host a Farmer’s Market Tour and Tasting at 3:00pm– Our cooking class will begin with a stroll from our kitchen to the Lake Ella Farmer’s Market. We’ll meet the vendors, learn about the products they offer and discuss strategies for successfully for shopping at our open air farmer’s markets to support our local producers. After the tour we will return to the demonstration kitchen to prepare and taste some of our seasonal items.
On Friday, November 3, at 6:30pm We will host a “Chef’s Table- with a Farmer” dinner– During this Friday night cooking class, one of the RHOM founders, Louise Divine of Turkey Hill Farm will join us with a big, beautiful basket of fresh produce, and together with Jessica our chef, (who happens to be a farmer’s daughter) will talk and cook through all of the fresh ingredients. You will leave with a full stomach and a better understanding of our local agriculture, how to navigate local markets or shop from a CSA. The menu for this class will be determined by the “cream of the crop” at the moment but will include an ample 5 courses: a Ploughman’s Board, a delicious salad- fresh from the field, Scotch Eggs, turnips au gratin, Roasted organic local chicken, and for dessert Louise has promised to share her incredible Sourdough Chocolate Cake recipe.
Reservations are required for this delicious event- we hope you can join us!
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