Wusthof’s Traveler Knife Set- perfect for vacation!

Trav Set Small 221x300 Wusthofs Traveler Knife Set  perfect for vacation!Have you ever gone to a vacation home and tried to cook, only to find that the knives they provide are barely sharper than the knives in Barbie’s Dream Kitchen?  Many people like to bring their own knives with them, but find it a nuisance to pack them safely.

Now Wusthof has a new Traveler’s Set, complete with all the tools you’ll need to cook (and drink!) happily on your time off.  The Wusthof Classic 7 piece travelers knife set is great for trips and vacations that include a little bit of cooking. It has a useful combination of a 6″ chef’s knife, a 5″ serrated utility knife, a 3.5″ parer, shears, a bottle/cork opener, and a mini sharpener. This set also includes a 7-slot knife case so you can bring along one extra knife. Each Wusthof Classic knife in this set is made in Germany and comes with a lifetime warranty with normal use and proper care.   The Traveler’s Set sells for $239.99- and has a value of more than $400.  That’s a savings of more than $160!

Never be caught lacking again!  Bring the Wusthof Traveler’s Set with you and it’ll be smooth sailing- no matter where you go.

 

Fresh, Flavorful, and Gluten-Free, too! Cooking Class August 2nd, 5-7 pm.

iStock Tuna Tartare 300x199 Fresh, Flavorful, and Gluten Free, too!  Cooking Class August 2nd, 5 7 pm.Chef Camden Stuerzenberger, Owner/Chef of Austin’s coming new Fork & Vine restaurant, brings us Fresh Flavors and Spicy Sensations- that just happen to be Gluten Free!

Menu includes: Spicy Tuna Tartare with a Crispy Poached Egg and Sauce Maltaise; Green Chicken Chorizo Tacos with Homemade Corn Tortillas, Apple Guacamole and Pumpkin Seeds; and for dessert, Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Caramelized Pecans.

The cost for this demonstration class on Saturday, August 2nd from 5-7pm is $49 per person.

To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666 TODAY!

3 Day Juice Cleanse with Skinny Limits and New Earth Center… Lose 5 lbs in 3 Days!

iStock Juice Splash 217x300 3 Day Juice Cleanse with Skinny Limits and New Earth Center... Lose 5 lbs in 3 Days!Have you been intrigued by the thought of a Juice Cleanse, but been reluctant to try it because you weren’t sure what to do? For three days, Friday thru Sunday, August 1st-3rd, join with others for a Juice Cleanse Program right here, with Skinny Limits and the New Earth Center!  Arttemis & Krystalle are BACK with new recipes, more exciting research, and delicious classes for you to experience.  Come learn to JUICE and DETOX like a Pro!

During this 3-Day Challenge you will experience:

•New Juice Recipes & Live Juicing Demo

•Live Group Coaching

•Daily Cleanse Tips

•Learn How to Detox and Lose Weight Effectively

•Empower Yourself with New Healthy Habits

Arttemis & Krystalle have served over 8000 people in the past 8 years and they are passionate about Juicing, Blending and helping you build a beautiful lifestyle! You will receive personal attention from them during each class in this 3-Day Juice Challenge.

A cleanse or detox program is not an indulgence- it’s routine maintenance that will help your body run better, feel better and look brighter and younger. When you juice cleanse, you replace regular meals with delicious, fresh vegetable and fruit juices. After a brief time on this simpler, cleaner diet, you feel more energized, lighter, and clearer in mind and body. Glowing skin, bright eyes, the disappearance of hard-to-lose pounds, as well as a newfound sense of optimism and enjoyment of life, are all common results of raw cleansing.

You have two options: Produce your juices yourself (if you don’t have a juicer, we have them here at Faraday’s!); or purchase a full cleanse from Skinny Limits.

Either way, you’ll want to attend some, if not all, of the informative sessions we are hosting here at the store with Arttemis and Krystalle Keszainn of the New Earth Center.  They’ll provide plenty of inspiration and info about juicing, blending, what happens to your body when you detox, and much more.

To register for the workshop sessions at Faraday’s, call us at 512-266-5666.  If you’d like to purchase your juice cleanse through Skinny Limits, visit one of their stores in Lakeway or Bee Cave, or call them at (512) 358-6215.  (We recommend the Skinny Limits ORGANIC “Juice Cleanse Variety Pack”.)   You can also check out their website.

The Workshop Schedule: (Workshops include samples of juices and recipes)

Friday, August 1st- 1:00pm – 2:30pm Just Add Juice – How to Make Juicing Fun & Easy with a Live Juicing Demo

Saturday, August 2nd- 11:00am – 1:30amDetox Symptoms & Solutions – How to Detox Like a Pro & Lose Weight FAST!

Sunday, August 3rd- 1:00pm – 2:30pm:  Becoming INVINCIBLE with a Juicing & Blending Lifestyle: Introducing 21-Day Blending For Beauty Program

You don’t have to be a participant in the cleanse to take these workshops!  They’re great for just learning more about juicing and how it can benefit your lifestyle.  Faraday’s will be using the Hurom Slow Juicer during all workshops. The cost for each of these workshops is just $10.  Attend one, two, or all three!  The knowledge you’ll gain is invaluable.  Call 512-266-5666 TODAY to reserve your seat!

New POPPY Silicone Lids From Charles Viancin! Well-designed, Colorful and very Functional.

Viancin Poppy 300x193 New POPPY Silicone Lids From Charles Viancin! Well designed, Colorful and very Functional.The Charles Viancin Poppy Lid is a beautiful and practical alternative to plastic wrap. Unlike plastic wrap, these lids can be used over and over. The lid seals tight on all smooth rims, which means any bowl can be used for food storage. The Poppy Lid creates an airtight, watertight seal for reheating and storing.

Charles Viancin Lids can also be used while serving food, to keep your dishes hot or cold for longer, or simply protecting them at picnics.

Great for keeping bugs out of drinks. Helps keep coffee hot. Makes a great hostess gift too!

We have them in Poppy, Sunflower, Hibiscus and Lilypad, in sizes ranging from 4″ to 13″.  Each lid is oven, microwave, dishwasher and heat safe up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit. Prices start at $7.99.

The Jura ENA Micro 1 Coffee Machine – a tiny footprint, with HUGE coffee taste

ENA Micro 1 300x300 The Jura ENA Micro 1 Coffee Machine   a tiny footprint, with HUGE coffee tasteMake barista-quality coffee, espresso, latte or cappuccinos in just moments without leaving home! The Jura ENA Micro 1 ultra-compact 1-cup coffee machine by Jura is designed not only to make the perfect espresso, but also to be as small as possible.

It can be programmed with three user-defined cup sizes, each in two aroma levels. The aroma preservation cover keeps the coffee beans fresh, the Aroma+ grinder gently grinds them, and the Micro brewing unit extracts the coffee under the ideal conditions. The intelligent preheating feature ensures that the coffee, crowned by a feather-light crema, is always dispensed piping hot.

The Jura ENA Micro 1 is our lowest-priced Automatic Coffee Center, at $799.99.  Swiss-engineered and Swiss designed, the machines are built to last.  It’s not uncommon to see 10 year old machines with over 12,000 cups of coffee produced.

If you’re having trouble justifying the purchase of an automatic coffee center, consider these facts:

The average coffee-drinking American drinks 3 cups of coffee a day.  If you go to a coffee shop…

Regular drip coffee costs $2-3 per cup, or $2000 a year.

Specialty coffee drinks cost $4-6 each, or $4000 a year.

Specialty “Pod” coffee costs $36 to $45 per pound, or $1800-$2200 a year.

Whole Bean coffee, which is what you use in an Automatic Coffee Center, costs $8-$10 per pound, or $375-$500 a year. 

How much would YOU rather spend?

Discover the versatility of Vitamix Blender on Saturday August 16th!

Vitamix Workshop 200x300 Discover the versatility of Vitamix Blender on Saturday August 16th!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, August 16th as Will Eddy, Chef/Trainer for Vitamix, teaches you how to make 12 delicious dishes in just minutes with a Vitamix! From dips to desserts, smoothies to soups, you’ll find out how useful and indispensable a Vitamix can be.

We’re offering three sessions of this 90-minute demonstration workshop at 9:30, 11:30 and 2:00, 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.

They’re back! 12 Oaks Jams, Jellies and Sauces… direct from Dripping Springs!

12 oaks 300x220 Theyre  back!  12 Oaks Jams, Jellies and Sauces... direct from Dripping Springs!New Canaan Farms – 12 Oaks is a fantastic local line of preserves and sauces that we’re happy to welcome back to the store.  With such interesting flavor combinations as Mango Habanero Sauce, Hot Tomato Cilantro Salsa, and Mountainberry Preserves (a blend of Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry that will knock your cowboy boots off!), along with perennial favorites like Southern Peach Preserves and Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, you’ll find something to tempt you.

The packaging is some of the prettiest we’ve ever had- making these local preserves a fantastic gift idea.   Prices are $8.99- $9.99.

Try this Recipe using the Mountainberry Preserves:

BLUEBERRY BLITZ

Combine 6 Tbsp. Mountainberry Preserves and 2 cups frozen blueberries.  Simmer gently for 3 minutes.  Let cool slightly and stir in 1 Tbsp. blackcurrent vodka.  Serve at room temperature over waffles or ice cream.

For more delicious Recipes and some great Serving Ideas, visit the 12 oaks website.

New Mastrad Gourmet Minute Cooker- Quick and Healthy Cooking!

Minute Cooker New Mastrad Gourmet Minute Cooker  Quick and Healthy Cooking!Cook gourmet meals in less than 10 minutes with the Mastrad Gourmet Minute Cooker!  A silicone outer container with a porcelain inner vessel create an ideal cooking combination, providing an even heat distribution while cooking the food in its own juices. This enhances tenderness and flavors while preserving vitamins and minerals.

The square shape is practical for cooking crumbles, lasagna or fish, or use it to steam vegetables.   You can cook, serve and eat in the same container.  No additional cooking oil is necessary, so you are cooking in a healthy manner while the vitamins and minerals are preserved.  Heat resistant up to 430F, so this is safe to use in the microwave OR oven!  ($29.99)

Have fun this Summer with GOVINO- the washable, reusable, recyclable wine and beer glasses!

govino 264x300 Have fun this Summer with GOVINO  the washable, reusable, recyclable wine and beer glasses!  Govino is made from a food-safe, BPA-free polymer which reflects a wine’s color and aromatics much like crystal.  But unlike crystal, Govino is lightweight and shatterproof- perfect for your summer outdoor entertaining. Use and reuse your Govino glassware, and when the luster is gone, recycle it.  The price is low enough that you won’t feel wasteful!

Govino glassware features their trademark “thumb notch”, making them ergonomic and easy to grip. They’re lightweight, so you aren’t having to lug heavy glassware out to the pool area or on a picnic.

Govino is available in 12 oz. and 16 oz. sizes for wine or cocktails, in a 16 oz. pilsner, or in a 28 oz. personal decanter.  Prices start at $12.99 for a set of 4 wines. Don’t drink good wine from bad glasses.  Try Govino!

NEW COOKING CLASS: A Central Texas Garden Portable Feast!

iStock Portable Feast 199x300 NEW COOKING CLASS: A Central Texas Garden Portable Feast!Join Chef Robert Mayberry on Saturday, July 19th from 5-7 pm for a picnic-style meal based on his Texas roots, with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients!

The menu for this class includes:  Texas Garden Gazpacho; Pickled Beets and Eggs; Jalapeno Potato Salad; Cold Southern Fried Chicken; and for dessert, Blueberry Peach Galettes.

Not only will you learn to make each dish and enjoy a great meal, but you’ll learn the best way to pack up a picnic to ensure the best result when you get to your location.

The cost for this demonstration-style cooking class is $49 per person.  To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666 TODAY!