You’ll Chop like a PRO when you take our $35 HANDS-ON Knife Skills Class on Saturday, March 21st!

iStock Knife Onions 200x300 Youll Chop like a PRO when you take our $35 HANDS ON Knife Skills Class on Saturday, March 21st!Do you get nervous in the kitchen because your cutting skills just aren’t up to par?  Well, here’s your solution… Join us on Saturday, March 21st, as Ethan Hamme of Messermeister Cutlery teaches you to handle your knives like a pro!  Ethan is a true knife professional with years of experience teaching regular people like us how to handle knives like a pro.

In this HANDS-ON 1-1/2 hour workshop, you’ll learn to grip, chop, cut, dice, slice, julienne, chiffonade, mince, peel, coarse cut, puree and more!  We’ve added more techniques to make this class even MORE useful to you.  You’ll also learn how to care for your knives, how to use a steel to maintain them, and how to properly clean and store them so that you’ll have your quality knives for years to come.

Knives, boards and produce to chop will be provided. We suggest that you wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

Two sessions of this workshop are offered at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.  The cost is just $35 per person, and the knowledge you’ll gain is priceless.

To register, call us at 512-266-5666!

Our Simplify 5-Part HANDS-ON Cooking Class Series is back in April 2015!

Cooking Class Istock 207x300 Our Simplify 5 Part HANDS ON Cooking Class Series is back in April 2015!Would you like to improve your skills in the kitchen? Then this 5-Part Cooking Class Series with Chef Katy Parker is for you- whether you’re a total beginner, or just looking to brush up on your skills and expand your culinary knowledge!

Week 1 (Thurs. April 2)- Knife Skills, Pantry Stocking and Equipment, Deboning Chickens

Week 2 (Thurs. April 9)- Knife Skills continued, Soups and Stocks, Basic Sauces

Week 3 (Thurs. April 16)- Roasting, Sautéing, Basic pan sauces, Emulsions

Week 4 (Thurs. April 23)- Searing, Baking, and Custards

Week 5 (Thurs. April 30)- Grilling, Marinades, Composed Salads, Pasta Making

In five relaxed, fun-filled HANDS-ON classes, you’ll learn to prepare healthful, delicious food, while learning about basic cooking equipment and menu planning; knife skills; and how to steam, sauté, roast, slice, dice and chop. No matter what your current level of experience, you’ll become a more capable, confident cook.

Class will meet EACH Thursday for 5 weeks, and a light meal will be included with each session. Choose EITHER the Morning session (10 am to Noon) OR the Evening Session (6 pm to 8 pm.) The cost for this 5-Week Hands-on Cooking Series is $249 per person.

To reserve your seat, call us at 512-266-5666, press 3. Space is limited, so call soon!

Clean BETTER, SMARTER and HEALTHIER with e-Cloth!

eCloth 242x300 Clean BETTER, SMARTER and HEALTHIER with e Cloth!The fabulous e-Cloths clean with JUST WATER, no chemicals necessary!  Unlike normal cloths that push dirt, dust and grime around, e-Cloth actually REMOVES it.  Their unique fiber technology combines with water to break up, lift and remove fingerprints, smudges, oil and more than ordinary cleaning cloths leave behind.  And since you’re using just water, there is no chemical residue left behind.  You’ll save money because you can use your e-Cloth over and over again.

We were skeptical until we tried using the e-Cloth.  I was able to clean a whole wall of windows in less time than it usually took me to do just one, and they were sparkling clean with NO STREAKS.  In addition to glass, there are different textured e-Cloths for Stainless Steel, general Kitchen Cleaning, Bathrooms, a Non-Scratch Scouring Cloth, and more. Choose the e-Cloth that’s right for you. Prices start at $7.99.

Caring for your e-Cloth is easy- just a hot rinse under a faucet is enough for day-to-day use.  For a more thorough cleaning, machine wash with detergent (no bleach or fabric softener) on high heat, rinse, and tumble or hang to dry.  Come in and check out the e-Cloth assortment and make your Spring cleaning faster, easier and healthier!

Pizza Workshops NEXT SATURDAY, March 7th- Just $10!

iStock Pizza 200x300 Pizza Workshops NEXT SATURDAY, March 7th  Just $10!Getting pizza delivered is always fun, but what if you could have BETTER pizza, for LESS MONEY, and get it JUST THE WAY YOU WANT IT? No fear! Take this $10 demonstration workshop with Chef Katy Parker, and you’ll transform your kitchen or back yard into your own favorite pizzeria.

Chef Katy will show you how to make perfect pizza crust, teach you to make simple sauces, and then use those sauces to make two different pizzas.  She’ll show you how you can cook your pizza in your oven or on the grill. You’ll get all of the recipes, learn all of the steps, and get to sample each dish.

We’re offering 3 sessions of this one-hour demonstration-style workshop at 9:30, 11:00, and 12:30, and the cost is just $10 per person. To register, call us at 512-266-5666 TODAY!

This is a great workshop to bring your kids to, as well- they’ll love learning to make something that they love to eat!

Enjoy a Succulent Slow-Roasted Pork Cooking Class this Wednesday night!

iStock Roast Pork 209x300 Enjoy a Succulent Slow Roasted Pork Cooking Class this Wednesday night!Ah, pork. When well-prepared, this delicious, delicate dish can shine with flavor… but the key is all in the proper cooking, or you’re left with a dry, unsavory hunk of meat.  Join Chef Andrew Brooks on THIS Wednesday, February 25th from 6-8 pm as he shows you how to prepare one of his favorite pork dishes to perfection. This would make a wonderful meal to prepare for guests, or for a memorable family dinner!

The menu for this class includes: Creamy Roasted Sunchoke Chowder; Succulent Slow Roasted Pork Pot Roast with Carrots, Onions, Garlic and Celery; Carrot Risotto Croquettes; and for dessert, Chocolate Pots de Creme.  The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person. Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy letting the chef do the cooking as you learn!  To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666 x 3.

What do the Green Ribbons mean at Faraday’s?

Ribbon 189x300 What do the Green Ribbons mean at Faradays?We get the question every day-   “What’s the newest, latest, greatest gadget around?”.  Everyone wants to be on the leading edge of whatever’s fresh and new, and face it, we’re all crazy for cool kitchen gadgets. So we’ve made it easy for you to find the answer… just look for the Green Ribbons!

You’ll see them all over the store- little green ribbons tucked into the price clips for various items.  A green ribbon means that the item is NEW to us- a great way to seek out all the latest things we’ve gotten in stock.  From books to knives, baking tools to saucepans, they’re all marked with a bright green ribbon if they’re new (new to us, or new to the market in general).

So when you’re walking around the store, make sure to glance at the green ribbon items so you’re totally up to date!

Add ZIP to your drinking water with a Citrus Zinger Hydration Bottle!

 

zing 188x300 Add ZIP to your drinking water with a Citrus Zinger Hydration Bottle!We’re all trying to make more health-minded choices at home, at work, or while on the go.   Instead of choosing beverages with artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup, try using a Zing Anything Citrus Zinger Hydration Bottle to make yummy citrus-infused drinks with:

*no artificial flavors
 *no artificial colorings or dyes
 *no refined sugars
 *all-natural ingredients

Each Zinger is an environmentally-friendly water bottle that is easy to clean and beneficial to your daily nutritional needs.  You can get them with or without built-in straws, in several different colors.

The Citrus Zinger is easy to use. Cut average sized lemons, limes or small oranges into halves. Unscrew the bottom cup to expose the citrus press. Turn the Citrus Zinger on it’s cap-side head and twist/press citrus halves into the bottle.

Leave citrus inside for extra Zing. Replace and tighten the bottom cup.
Fill with cold filtered water, replace cap and shake it up. Voila!  Delicious, citrus-infused water!  ($17.99- $19.99)

St. Pat’s Day Cooking Class with Chef Katy Parker on Wednesday, March 11th!

St Pats Class 200x300 St. Pats Day Cooking Class with Chef Katy Parker on Wednesday, March 11th!Sláinte!  This Irish toast means “Good Health”, and it’s what you’ll be saying as you enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day salute to Ireland. On Wednesday, March 11th from 6-8 pm,  Chef Katy Parker’s menu will include Smoked Salmon on Irish Soda Bread with Chive Butter; Lamb and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie, and for dessert, a decadent Chocolate Guinness Cake.

The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person.  To reserve your seat, call us at 512-266-5666 x 3.

Do YOU know what a Gluggle Jug is?

Fish Gluggle 194x300 Do YOU know what a Gluggle Jug is?Tony came back from the Dallas Housewares show proudly declaring, “We’re getting Gluggle Jugs!”.   He was met with blank stares.  But once he explained what these cool ceramic pitchers were, we started getting excited to see them.

Gluggle Jugs are made in Stokes-on-Trent in England by Wade Ceramics. The bright colors and fun shape are enhanced by the merry “gluggling” sound they make when you pour from them. We’ve got them in Green, White, the Original Hand-Painted (shown to the right), and the US and UK Flags.

Gluggles Do YOU know what a Gluggle Jug is?Come and check out the Gluggle Jugs!  Starting at $49.99, you can bring a little bit of England to the Lake!

Vitamix Techniques Workshops, Saturday, March 28th at Faraday’s Kitchen Store!

Vitamix Workshop 200x300 Vitamix Techniques Workshops, Saturday, March 28th at Faradays Kitchen Store!Have you been considering adding a Vitamix to your kitchen? Now is the time to discover the versatility and convenience it can bring! Join us on Saturday, March 28th, as Chad Waller, a Chef/Trainer for Vitamix, teaches an incredible Basic Technique Workshop that will show you just how useful and indispensible a Vitamix can be!

In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how to make soups, smoothies, dips, dressings, nut butters, salsas and more in just minutes with a Vitamix!  The chef will be preparing 11 different dishes during this class.

We’re offering two sessions of this 90-minute demonstration workshop at 9:30 and 12:00, and the cost is just $25 per person. You’ll get all of the recipes, and get to sample each dish as it is prepared.

Purchase a Vitamix TODAY (or anytime between now and the workshop) and your admission is FREE! To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666. Call NOW to ensure you get the session you prefer!