All posts by Chef Jessica

Join us at the TOMATO FEASTIVAL- June 9 @ Goodwood!

Find us there and try our delicious Tomato Pie! We will have slices available for purchase.

Join KitchenAble as we celebrate our 5 year Birthday-versary!

We are thrilled to celebrate 5 years of sharing our kitchen and many happy memories with the Tallahassee community. Please join us this Thursday- April 11, for a treat at our cottage, we’ll have plenty of birthday cake to share! (Conveniently it is Jessica’s birthday too.) There is no charge to attend this event, so bring a friend!  (find more details here in our facebook post)

Food Truck Thursday will be going on at this time so you can enjoy your night at Lake Ella and plan to purchase dinner from one of the food trucks, they will also have live music on their stage.

As always, BYOB.

Join us again at the Tallahassee Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 4!

The weather is fabulous and we are thrilled to join our local farmers and producers at the Tallahassee Farmer’s Market, 1415 Timberlane Rd (In Market Square). Saturday; May 4, at 9:30am. (YES, they are still open!)

Join us at the Tallahassee Farmers Market for a fresh and free demonstration of seasonal, local produce. Chef Jessica from KitchenAble will be preparing and sharing samples of “fresh picks”.

Items demonstrated will be available for purchase from the farmers at market but quantities are limited so come early and shop from the week’s harvest. Market is open 8am-Noon.

Register NOW for Summer Camp 2019!

Summer camp registration is now open and reservations usually fill very quickly!  We are planning 4 sessions of camp.  If you have a young chef that wants to join us in the kitchen, please don’t wait to register- we usually have a wait list.  Thank you so much for the enthusiasm!

We are offering a morning (10am-1pm) and afternoon (3pm-6pm) session June 3-7 and July 29- August 2. The morning session is recommended for younger “chefs”, ages 7-12, the afternoon session is for older participants with a minimum age of 10.  Total cost for each session is $250 ($75 deposit plus remaining balance of $175 due by June 1). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

A broad range of topics will be taught that include:  kitchen safety, basic kitchen skills, basic knife skills, menu planning, nutrition, baking basics, how to understand (and follow) a recipe, and proper dish washing technique.

During most of our time in the kitchen we will teach through demonstration though the participants will take turns as helpers for “hands-on” experience. Each week has a limited number of participants.  Your non-refundable deposit of $75 will act as a reservation for the specified week, for one child.  Your balance of $175 for the remaining fee and necessary paperwork are due by June 1st.  Participants will receive an apron, a recipe packet, and certificate of completion at the end of their week.

Participants 7 years or older are welcome and must 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 are 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.)

Total cost for each week of camp is $250 per participant and includes a delicious meal each day, apron, and recipes!

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.

KitchenAble will be open for lunch tomorrow with Irish Food at the Irish Festival!

Join us for Bread pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce, Guiness Chocolate Cake, Shepherd’s Pie, Lamb Stew, and many other delicious dishes! https://www.wctv.tv/content/misc/In-The-Spotlight-St-Patricks-Festival-in-Tallahassee-506834411.html

Join us tomorrow for the Irish Festival at Lake Ella, 12-7, Saturday, March 16

At KitchenAble we will be offering a delicious array of Irish Foods for purchase including: Guiness Stout Cake, Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding, Irish Lamb Stew, and Shepherd’s Pie!

Thanksgiving is almost here! We can help.

We have had numerous requests and orders for a few of our most popular items so we will be offering a few dishes again this year.  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

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.

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Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornmeal- Jessica has had more marriage proposals than she can count for this dish.  Locally ground Bumpy Road Cornmeal is baked in a cast iron skillet to achieve buttery, golden perfection.  A 9″ round is $18.

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Cranberry Apple Pie

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.

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Butterscotch Pumpkin 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.

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Pecan Praline Tart

 

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 (between 5 and 6pm).  Quantities are limited so please don’t delay!

Need a little help this Thanksgiving?

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

We have had numerous requests and orders for a few of our most popular items so we will be offering a few dishes again this year.  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.

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Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornmeal- 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.

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Cranberry Apple Pie

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.

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Butterscotch Pumpkin 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.

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Pecan Praline Tart

 

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 (between 5 and 6pm).  Quantities are limited so please don’t delay!

Join Us for a Holiday Open House!

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.

What a Week!

In the “barn” for the Annie Sloan workshop at Sweet South

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…

With Annie Sloan

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).

Merci Beaucoup to our WONDERFUL market crew!

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.

Bon Appetit!

Jessica