Thanks For Mentioning Us!

We’ve really had a busy summer at KitchenAble!  If you’ve been following us on Facebook you have hopefully seen some of the buzz that we’re thrilled to have happen.  In case you missed it though, here is a little media love we’re grateful for.

Florida Travel+Life recently mentioned KitchenAble in their article titled “6 ftl_logoTallahassee Restaurants We Love”.  Thank you for mentioning us!  You can read the full article by clicking this link.

Family-Beautiful_Logo_WEBFamily Beautiful Magazine features KitchenAble (and our chef) in their Summer 2016 issue “Southern Comfort” on page 79 in their article “That Southern Romance”.  You can read the full issue here.

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And… while in France, we were mentioned in a few places:

ouest FranceWe were mentioned in Ouest France (a French Provincial Newspaper with 2.5 million readers).  Article can be found here.

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We were also thrilled to be written about by a reporter from Le Telegramme and you can read what they said here.

Thank you

IMG_4688Thank you to everyone that took the time to visit our cottage for the Birthday-versary soiree on April 7th.  It was such fun!  We know that parking was an adventure since so many people were enjoying the evIMG_4676ening at Lake Ella- thank you for patiently navigating that to be with us.

Congratulations to Brent and Kaylyn who were our lucky winners in the drawings we held.  If your card wasn’t drawn, you are still a winner!  We’re celebrating a little longer by offering at $2.00 discount for any class or supper club booked online this month using the coupon code: Happy2nd.  Just place your order (during the month of April) as you usually would and type Happy2nd as a coupon code in Paypal.

Summer is coming!

1070027_647316605321416_1713877275_n[1]It is hard to believe that we are in the final quarter of the school year and summer vacation will soon be here!  (Yes we are counting down to FRANCE!)

We have been accepting registrations for our summer cooking camp for several weeks now and have been a little overwhelmed by the interest in our program.  Due to the number of phone calls we are receiving we wanted to send a reminder that registration for our popular summer cooking program for young chefs is open online.

Created for ages 6 and older our sessions are 10am-3pm, Monday through Friday.  We are offering three different weeks of camp this year and each has a very unique menu:  July 11-15, July 25-29, and August 8-12.  (You can click on the links for each week to see their full menu description.  By popular request the week of July 25-29 is Gluten Free!

Total cost for each week of camp is $200 per participant and includes a delicious lunch each day, apron, and set of measuring tools!

We do not have a maximum age for participants… we have even had grandparents attend with their grandchildren in the past.  If however an adult wants to attend with a child they need to register online also.

Come Celebrate Our Birthday-versary!

bdayOn Thursday, April 7th we will be celebrating our 2nd year at KitchenAble (and someone is turning 40!).  We hope you can drop by our cottage between 6 and 8pm to enjoy a piece of birthday cake!

It will be a Food Truck Thursday, so please plan to stay long enough to jessica with turnipsenjoy a lovely night at Lake Ella with live music and an assortment of menus available for you to shop from the food trucks and then picnic with us.

We are grateful for the truly blessed and wonderful year we have had and will be celebrating with door prizes and drawings throughout the evening.  Please come and bring a friend!

This event will be free (though you may make a purchase from the food trucks if you wish).  You are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice.

Cooking for the Irish Festival on WCTV this morning!

It was a pleasure to join Asher Wildman and Natalie Rubino on WCTV’s morning show today.  Jessica made colcannon and Ken Winker of the Tallahassee Irish Society shared about the Irish Festival this Saturday, March 12, at Lake Ella, noon-6:00pm.  We hope you drop by KitchenAble during the festival to enjoy a delicious Irish meal!

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“The Dish” on WCTV this morning

Join Us at Hearth & Soul On Saturday February 6

Hearth and SoulValentine’s Day will be here before we know it.  Join KitchenAble for a free demonstration with tasting at Hearth and Soul on Saturday, February 6th starting at 10:00am (until noon). 20151113_175823 Chocolates and flowers are classic gifts to give those you love, Chef Jessica will show you a fabulous way to combine the two  using a few gourmet ingredients you can find in Hearth & Soul .  We hope you can join us:  Hearth and Soul, D-1 1410 Market Street, between Chicken Salad Chick and Momo’s Pizza on Market Square.rose

Buche de Noel- a Christmas Tradition

yule logTis’ the season of celebration and there are many wonderful things and foods that are part of our festivities.  A favorite food for many at Christmas is the “Buche de Noel” or “Yule Log”.  Chef Jessica’s recipe has made her quite popular this time of year- with this being her most requested dessert for catered gatherings.  If you want to have one to share with your guests this holiday season you can order the cake from KitchenAble in your choice of size: small or large.  Please give us at least 7 days advance notice or call if you need it for a specific date or event (and we are happy to prepare it on your personal platter).

20151113_175823We are also happy to offer a very special, decadent treat: Magical Mendiants.  These incredibly decadent disks of dark chocolate are all hand formed in a wide array of rich, beautiful flavors.  Some of our flavor options include:  Hot Chocolate (with organic Saigon cinnamon, raw organic cocoa nibs, and crushed chili pepper flakes), Coconut Cocoa (with dried organic coconut and raw organic cocoa nibs),Cardamom-Black-Pepper-Pistachio, Peppermint, Apricot and Nutmeg, Citrus Zest, Candied Ginger, Hazelnut Praline, Raspberry, Lavender, Dark Cherry, and Pecan- Cranberry.  We make them in our cottage using the traditional French Technique and would be happy to package a platter for your next event or to use as a client gift.  We will warn you- they are addictive!  Call or email to order.

*Both the Buche de Noel and Magical Mendiants are gluten-free.

 

Happy Holidays from KitchenAble

holiday picWe hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving.  As the round of holidays leading up to the new year begins we have a special gift for you.  10% off any cooking classes this December.  You must register for the class by December 7th and enter coupon code “happy holidays 2015” when checking out with Paypal.  We hope your days are merry and bright, and may all your dishes bring delight!

Discount is only valid for classes purchased, not gift certificates or supper clubs. All purchases must be completed by December 7 and classes must be within the month of December 2015.

Find us at the French Country Flea Market this Friday and Saturday

We had so much fun last year and will again be participating in this event hosted by Sweet South Cottage.  This year you can find us under our tents in the “C” area, on the side of the Sweet South Cottage (near the other food vendors).

2015 Market

We will have our famous Herbs de Provence Chicken Salad Croissants, Lemon Event ImageCrepes, Quiche, Aloha Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mango Slaw, Tossed Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette,  Sweet Potato Bread, Lavender Sugar Cookies, Scottish Shortbread, Mini Trifles- Pumpkin with Sea Salt Caramel and Black Forrest Cake, our custom blend iced tea and many other tasty treats.  Quantities will be limited (and we sold out of many items quickly last year) so visit us early!

 

How to Peel an Avocado

Hopefully you noticed the “Fresh and Appealing” tips we posted last Monday on how to cut a bell pepper.  Today, we are sharing a few more tips on avocados.  We hope you enjoy this and share it with your friends: