Cooking With Art and Shonda

Art & ShondaIf you didn’t tune in last Wednesday morning when I joined the WCTV Morning show to make the delicious Pear and Pomegranate salad below, you can catch it here:

Click here for the Pear and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

 

Catch KitchenAble on the Morning Show!

Bright and early, Wednesday morning; November 12 at about 6:20 am you can catch Chef Jessica on WCTV with Art Myers and Shonda Knight of the WCTV morning show.  We will be preparing a delicious fall salad and talking about Pomegranates.

 

Thank you to our Veterans!

Happy Veterans day!  We truly appreciate the hard work and sacrifice by so many to keep our nation safe and great.  If you have served in our military to show our thanks we wish to offer you $5.00 off your next class at KitchenAble.  To redeem this coupon you will need to reserve the class before November 30th and enter the coupon code: VETthanks when checking out.

Affirmation is good, very good.

  As a new small business one of our greatest assets is the word-of-mouth advertising you have given us.  Though social media can trigger mixed emotions; thanks to many of you it has helped our reputation grow.  If you have “liked” our Facebook page, thank you.  If not, please take a moment and do so.  If you come to a class and happen to take a few photos; please do share.  We will soon have 500 likes on our Facebook page and almost daily someone mentions to us a photo or comment they saw on our page.  If you are telling your friends about us without social media, we appreciate that too.  Thank you so very much for helping us grow!

Our New Number

IMG_0957Our business now has a new telephone number: (850)264-2308 (local to Tallahassee).  Please note your records and use this to contact our school or Chef Jessica.  If you prefer we can also be reached via email:  info @ KitchenAble.net  (without the spaces).  Thank you!

What Can We Cook For You??

quiche

Have you tried our delicious quiche?

Here at KitchenAble we absolutely love teaching you how to cook.  However, we realize, you have a busy schedule!  Let us make your life easier and more delicious.  Planning a party?  Need something for that Tailgate gathering?  Just want to have a few things in the freezer (like our delicious quiche) for a simple dinner?  We have “Catering Carry-Out” available, call or email us for more details.

biscuits

Party Perfect: cheddar-herb biscuits with ham

The holidays will be here before you know it; we would love to help make your parties and events more delicious; call soon for best choice of dates and availability.

Don’t forget; we are one of the best spaces in town for an intimate party or gathering.  Birthday?  Shower?  Supper Club?  Let us help make it memorable.

Introducing Plate and Palate

Plate PalateIf you have attended at cooking class at KitchenAble; you have probably heard Jessica say “It is culinary art, not culinary science” (Except when it comes to baking).  Hopefully you have also noticed that as the cooking cottage has evolved we have included many beautiful pieces of art from local artists and artisans in our décor.  Both food and art encourage us to be creative, relax, and bring enjoyment to others.

We are so excited to announce that we will now offer you the opportunity to enjoy a unique artistic experience at KitchenAble that involves both food AND painting.  On September 24 we will have our first Plate and Palate ClassSuzanne Conner, one of the incredibly talented featured artists at our cottage, will guide participants as they create an original painting and afterward a delicious gourmet lunch will be served.  The class fee of $55 will include a full meal, beverages, and all necessary art supplies.  For this we will have a very French theme as we enjoy food and music from France while creating our own Eiffel Tower painting.  We hope you can join us but please don’t delay when you register– space is very limited!

Catch us on WCTV Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning, September 7, at 6:20 am Jessica will be on the morning show for WCTV Eywitness News (channel 2)- CBS.  Tune in as Jessica and Chuck Lee of the Tallahassee Senior Center join the morning show anchors to make and discuss that will be served in the upcoming L3X class that Jessica will be teaching titled “Healthier Southern Cooking”.  Find out more about the class here.

Recipes for WTXL

WTXL Logo[1]Hopefully you tuned into WTXL September 5 at 6:40am for the “What to Eat” Segment with Chef Jessica.  These recipes were featured and will be taught and tasted in the class at KitchenAble Saturday, September 6 at 10am:noodle 3

Chinese Peanut Noodle Salad

¼ cup natural peanut butter

½ cup coconut milk

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tsp honey

1 TBSP fresh grated ginger root

1 cup chopped green onion

1 cup grated fresh carrot

1 cup frozen green peas

½ cup chopped peanuts

1 pound cooked noodles of choice

2 TBSP Fresh mint, chopped

2 TBSP Fresh cilantro, chopped

Cook noodles according to package instruction, drain and reserve. Warm the coconut milk slightly and combine with peanut butter, water, soy sauce, honey, and ginger root; whisk until blended. Stir in all vegetables then add to prepared pasta and stir to coat. Top with fresh herbs, refrigerate and serve chilled.

For a peanut free/sesame version of the salad: Substitute tahini for the peanut butter and 2 TBSP slightly toasted sesame seeds for the peanuts. This is also excellent with sunflower seeds.

 

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritosweet potato 2

4 tortillas (can be flour or gluten free)

1 large sweet potato

1 TBSP coconut oil

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp smoked paprika

¼ tsp sea salt

Fresh ground black pepper

2 cups canned black beans, rinsed well

¼ cup chopped green onion

1 cup crumbled goat cheese

½ cup fresh cilantro

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1” cubes, toss in coconut oil and season with the cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Roast at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or until the cubes start to brown. Rinse black beans very well, mash with a fork. Fill each tortilla with some of the potatoes, some of the beans, green onion, goat cheese and cilantro as desired. If you prefer spicy you can also add some of your favorite hot sauce.   If desired serve with plain Greek yogurt for dipping.   For a Vegan option you can omit the goat cheese and increase the amount of avocado and serve with salsa.   If you are in too much of a hurry to roast your own sweet potatoes you can use mashed sweet potato that you have microwaved or baked… or even from a can.

Tune in this Friday

WTXL Logo[1]This Friday morning, September 5th,  please be sure to watch the “What’s To Eat” segment on the Sunrise show on local station ABC 27 WTXL.  At about 6:40 am Jessica will be joining their morning show anchors to share some ideas for healthy and delicious lunches that are easy to pack!