The look of a Crystal Wine Glass, with the durability of Polycarbonate…

ClickStrahl’s “Click Clack” beverage ware is a high quality line that combines the strength of polycarbonate with the clarity and elegance of glass. Click Clack does not shatter, making it an extremely safe alternative to glass- and think of all the money you’ll save not replacing broken wine glasses! These glasses are dishwasher safe, too, so they will not crack, cloud or craze in the dishwasher.

We have three different sizes/styles of wine glasses, including the popular stemless wines. Priced from $10.99 to $12.99, you can afford to outfit the outdoor bar with these- and then not have to worry about them again.

Better than just a grill brush… a JUMBO Grill Brush!

Clean twice the area in half the time, with this Jumbo Grill Brush from Outset!  Long enough for both hands, and with an extra handhold to give you better leverage, you’ll bust through grill-cleaning chores. Brass bristles clean between the grates, and a stainless steel scraping blade lets you get extra-tough areas.  There’s a handy hanging loop for storage. ($12.99)

Grill Brush

Colorful NEW Designs of Aprons, Potholders, Mitts and Kitchen Towels!

APronsPurple, orange, lime green, and turquoise are just a few tones of the vivid color assortment we’ve got, now that our summer textile order has arrived!  And you won’t believe the aprons-  we have a HUGE assortment available right now, for kids, men and women! It’s probably the BEST apron selection in Texas!

To go with our aprons, we have potholders, mitts, towels and more available.  Mix and match colors and patterns, or go with a solid that accents your kitchen. You’re sure to find something just perfect!  Most aprons are $24.99.

Free Natural Beauty Solutions Demonstration and Book Signing with Chef Mary Helen Leonard

Natural Beauty BookAre you interested in eliminating chemicals and artificial ingredients from your daily beauty routine? You’ll be very interested in this new book by local blogger, author and Chef, Mary Helen Leonard, which features all-natural beauty products you can make at home using pure, safe and clean ingredients, many of which you may already have in your kitchen.

On Saturday, July 11th, from 11-1, Mary Helen will be demonstrating a few of her recipes from her new book.  She’ll be making an Alpha Hydroxy Facial Masque, Whipped Body Butter, and Soothing Lip Balm. When you attend this demo, you’ll get a sample of each product to take home with you.  Mary Helen will also be signing copies of her brand new book, Natural Beauty Solutions, after the class.

Don’t miss out!  This is great for people of any age that are interested in taking better care of their skin!

There is no charge for this demo, but reservations are recommended.

Call 512-266-5666 TODAY!

Canning 101 – Learn the Art of Canning and Preserving in this 3-Part Series!

Peach Jam for WebsiteIn this 3- part demonstration series taking place Saturday, July 18th, July 25th and August 1st, 10:00 am to 12 noon, Local Author and Food Preservation Instructor Kate Payne will show you three different styles of canning.

Week 1, July 18: Basics of Jam and Sweet Preserves
Start making your own jams and sweet preserves using simple and seasonal ingredients. In this class we will work with Texas peaches.

Week 2, July 25 Fresh Pickling Basics
Pickling with vinegar allows us to preserve local produce for pantry storage and enjoy pickled snacks and appetizers all year long. In this demonstration-style class attendees will learn how to make pickled okra.

Week 3, August 1: Canning Summer Tomatoes
Attendees will learn the essentials of using a pressure canner to put up summer’s tomato bounty to enjoy fresh, homemade sauces all year long.

Each class will last two hours, and at the end of each class, participants will take home a recipe and methodology packet, as well as a jar of peach jam, pickled okra or tomatoes. The cost for this 3-part class series is $149 per person.

For a more complete description of this class series, click here.

To reserve your spot, call 512-266-5666!

Give Dad a SMOKIN’ HOT Father’s Day gift…

Camerons-Products-Stovetop-SmokerSince we opened a decade ago, the Stovetop Smoker by Cameron has been one of our most consistent sellers. Why? Because all the succulent flavors of wood smoking can now be available indoors in just minutes.  Imagine a salmon fillet in 20 minutes… or a delicious pork tenderloin in less than 30.  Beef, seafood, poultry, pork, vegetables… the possibilities are everywhere!

The stovetop smoker is constructed of heavy-gauge stainless steel, and at 11 by 15 inches, it’s big enough to cook for the whole family. The lid slides on for a tight seal, so food gets smoked, but your kitchen doesn’t. Additional features include a drip tray rack and retractable handles for easy storage.  Cleanup is simple- just brush the wood chips out, then toss it in the dishwasher.

The Stovetop Smoker is available in two sizes- the Original ($59.99), or the Mini ($38.99), great for one or two servings.  Chip refills are just $3.99 and available in several different woods.

Tovolo’s Prep & Serve BBQ Trays- Handy and USEFUL!

BBQ TraysYou bring the meat out to the grill on a plate. You cook it. But wait, you don’t want to put it back on the same plate you just brought it out on… so you run back into the house to get another plate. You get back, and your meat is cold- or it’s overcooked because you left it on the grill.

Solve that problem with Tovolo’s Prep and Serve BBQ Tray set. Two trays, one for raw, one for cooked, that nest together so when you grab one, you have them both. No cross-contamination! Easy to use, easy to clean– just stick them in the dishwasher.

Only $19.99!

$15 Ultimate SLIDER Workshop- Saturday, June 20th!

Sliders are HUGE right now- and we don’t mean in size. Little 2- or 3-bite burgers are all the rage, and an easy way to serve a crowd is to put out a big platter of them with a condiment tray and let everyone go nuts.

Join Chef Katy Parker on Saturday, June 20th when she will teach you to make her mini-size version of the Ultimate Burger. Featuring caramelized onion and praline bacon, these sliders will have them beating a path to your door.  Chef Katy will also be preparing a crisp, fresh Jicama-Apple slaw to serve alongside these delightful bites. You’ll get to sample each dish, and get the recipes to take home.

We’re offering two sessions of this one-hour demonstration workshop at 11:30 AM and 1 PM, and the cost is just $15 per person.  To register, call us at 512-266-5666!

Messermeister 3-piece “What A Steel” Knife Set… a GREAT Father’s Day Gift!

WHat A SteelMessermeister Knife Set is a true innovator of premier German cutlery, providing  high quality cutlery, culinary tools, and related accessories that look great, handle superbly, and hold their edges. Widely used by professional chefs, Messermeister knives are sought after by home cooks and culinary enthusiasts.

The Messermeister 3-piece “What A Steel” set is a fantastic value and a great way to get your Messermeister collection started!  You get an 8″ Chef’s Knife, a 3.5″ Paring Knife, and a 9″ fine Honing Steel, a $255 value, all for just $159.99!

All Messermeister products come with a lifetime warranty. Every Messermeister knife also comes with free lifetime sharpening and reconditioning, meaning Messermeister will regrind and sharpen your knives back to the factory edge.

This starter set is just what Dad needs to bring his cooking or grilling to the next level!

NEW Blue-Tooth Capable BBQ and Grill Thermometer by Maverick!

Bluetooth thermometerIntroducing the latest thermometer from Maverick, with Bluetooth connectivity, up to 4-probe simultaneous monitoring, 15 total temperature presets, smart temp and range alerts, a backlit display and much more. This is the ultimate BBQ thermometer– and what a great Father’s Day gift!

The Maverick ET-735 is the most advanced BBQ thermometer available on the market. It’s reliable Bluetooth connectivity turns your Bluetooth-capable smart device into a powerful remote cooking device and BBQ data receiver. With the downloadable app, you can set all food temps, set cooking timers, monitor the cooking progress, and receive smart alerts.

The ET-735 sports 4 inputs which can handle up to 4 probes, so you can potentially monitor 4 separate temperatures on your iOS or Android device. The unit itself is rainproof, and the two included probes are waterproof and heat-resistant. (Additional probes can be ordered.) ($89.99)