Faraday’s 2nd Annual CoffeeFest – Special ONE-DAY Deals on coffee Makers

Barista Blackboard 650p 245x300 Faradays 2nd Annual CoffeeFest   Special ONE DAY Deals on coffee MakersNext Saturday, November 8th from  10 am – 4 pm, we’re celebrating all things COFFEE! Specialists from Jura will be on hand to demonstrate the latest in Automatic Coffee Center Technology, and we’ll have food, fun and delicious Holiday Coffee drinks for YOU to try!

If you’ve been thinking of getting an espresso maker or Automatic Coffee Center, this will be a great opportunity to try different machines, see how simple they are to operate, and taste the results. There will be Special ONE-DAY DEALS on Drip Coffee Machines, Manual Espresso Makers and Fully Automatic Centers  featuring $100+ Savings, which you will NOT want to miss!

Learn how easy it can be to make espresso style drinks at Home and SAVE Money! Be sure to Sign Up in advance for one of three 90 minute FREE Barista Workshops with Jessica Gardner, professional Barista Trainer from Austin’s Third Coast Coffee.  Call 512-266-5666 to reserve your seat in either the 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, or 2:00 session.

This event is FREE to the public!

 

Schott Zwiesel Stemware- Beautiful and Breakage-resistant!

Schott Pure 218x300 Schott Zwiesel Stemware  Beautiful and Breakage resistant!It’s time to stock up on stemware for the Holidays!

When the house is full of people, there’s always going to be a butterfingers or two in the group.  So, to help prevent the damage they may cause, we’re proud to offer Schott Zwiesel glassware made from Tritan, the strongest crystal in the world!

Schott Zwiesel wine glasses combine beauty with usability. After long years of intensive research and development, Schott Zwiesel has succeeded in creating a new type of crystal glass. The use of unique ingredients like titanium has created a material that has the look and feel of the most delicate crystal, incredibly pure, hard and clear, but it is so strong and resilient that it almost never chips. This glassware does not cloud after being put in the dishwasher thousands of times. This quality stemware will quickly become a necessity in your kitchen.

Our newest line from Schott Zweisel, the “Pure” Collection, has contemporary lines on a delicate-appearing stem and sells for just $12.99 per stem.  We are offering this design in 4 sizes. We also carry the “Forte” line, the “Cru” line, and several specialty glasses.

The Store is now FULL of Colorful Fall Merchandise! Come Follow the Green Ribbons!

Polish Pottery 285x300 The Store is now FULL of Colorful Fall Merchandise! Come Follow the Green Ribbons!Are you cooking this fall?
Do you have folks coming over for a fun evening?
Need an incredible gift for a special cook?
Then it’s time to do a WALK ABOUT at Faraday’s!

The shelves are full of colorful Serveware, functional Bakeware, high-performance Cookware, razor-sharp Knives and so much more for YOU this Fall season.  We’re featuring beautiful Polish Pottery, Le Creuset’s Ceramic Entertaining pieces, and hundreds more new items!

WIth all these new products arriving daily, we have made it easy and fun for you to find our latest in cooking, entertaining and baking solutions.  Just look for the 100’s of GREEN RIBBONS that we’ve marked our new items with, showing off the newest in stylish housewares for today’s home.

Come See What’s in Store for you at Faraday’s this fall!

LCOA Mugs The Store is now FULL of Colorful Fall Merchandise! Come Follow the Green Ribbons!

 

Get on the Veggie Pasta bandwagon with Microplane’s Spiral Cutter!

Spiral Cutter Microplane Get on the Veggie Pasta bandwagon with Microplane’s Spiral Cutter!You must have noticed lately that there’s a relatively new trend of turning vegetables such as carrots or zucchini into long, thin pasta-like “noodles”.  It’s a great, low-carb way of treating yourself to a dish that makes you feel like you’re eating pasta, but with far fewer calories.

There are many ways to create those noodle-like strands, but one of the easiest and least expensive is with the all new Microplane Spiral Cutter.  It features two slicing sections- one for thinner items like carrots, and a larger one for things like cucumbers or zucchini.  When you’re done, the noodles are perfect for creating a restaurant-style dishes like stir-fry, casseroles, or gluten-free inspired dishes!  Conveniently top rack dishwasher safe to accommodate a busy lifestyle.

At just $19.99, it’s an easy way to try this tasty trend.

It may be October, but we’re in FULL BLOOM with new Charles Viancin Silicone Lids!

 

Don’t you love a good splash of color in your kitchen? We’ve gotten in a full new assortment of our Charles Viancin silicone lids, with new designs like Butterflies and Grape Leaves!

From bottle stoppers, to cup covers, to lids,  ranging from small to large enough to cover your big frying pan or mixing bowl, you’re going to love how well these lids seal and protect the contents of whatever vessel you put them on. They’re heat-proof, so you can use them as a splatter guard or on a hot drink without worrying about them melting.

These lids make the perfect little hostess gift- they’re colorful, clever and sure to be used frequently.

Prices start at just $6.99 (and the bottle stoppers are less than $2!).

BUTTERFLY LID ambiance10 It may be October, but were in FULL BLOOM with new Charles Viancin Silicone Lids!

 

 

Learn HANDS-ON how to make Fresh Pasta at Home! Cooking Class on Wednesday, Nov. 12!

Fresh pasta really is the BEST, and the best way to learn is to do it yourself. In this fun HANDS-ON class, which will run from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 12th, Chef Katy Parker will teach you to make a basic pasta dough using a traditional pasta machine, and then the class will split into groups to make different pastas and sauces. At the end, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious family-style pasta feast!

Dishes to be made include: Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce, Linguini with Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce, and Butternut Squash and Walnut Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce.  All recipes will be provided.

To reserve your seat in this class, call us at 512-266-5666.  The cost is $49 per person, and class is limited to just 12 people.

Hands On Pasta Learn HANDS ON how to make Fresh Pasta at Home!  Cooking Class on Wednesday, Nov. 12!

Learn how EASY it can be to make Coffee-Shop-style drinks at home! FREE Barista class on 11/8!

iStock Cappuccino Biscotti Learn how EASY it can be to make Coffee Shop style drinks at home!  FREE Barista class on 11/8!We all have that favorite coffee shop we like to go to, and that one particular drink we love to order there.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make that fancy drink yourself at home, saving money and time?  It’s possible, you know!

Sign up TODAY for one of three FREE Barista Workshops we’re offering on Saturday, November 8th as part of our 2nd Annual Jura Coffeefest!  Classes will be led by Jessica Gardner, Barista-Trainer for Third Coast Coffee, and will be offered at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.

The class will provide you with the knowledge and skills it takes to consistently prepare the perfect espresso-based drink, even if you have never touched an espresso machine before. In addition to the expert grind, tamp, and shot of espresso, you will learn about the history of coffee, the seed to cup process, various roasting methods, milk steaming procedures, and maintenance and cleaning of the espresso machine to ensure you will make your morning lattes like the pros for years to come.  In addition to all that you’ll learn from Jessica, a representative from Jura will be on hand to show you the difference between using a manual espresso maker, and using an Automatic Coffee Center to do the work for you.

Once you understand the ease and the cost savings, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do this years ago!

There is NO CHARGE for this 90-minute class, but what you learn will save you hundreds of dollars a year.  Call 512-266-5666 to reserve your seat in the session of your choice TODAY!

Faraday’s Kitchen Store will also be demoing instore all the Jura Capresso Drip Coffee Machines, Manual Espresso Makers and Fully Automatic Coffee Centers, all with Special ONE-DAY DEALS!

Life is short… Eat (and BAKE) Dessert First! Try these Southern Recipes with a Twist

Sweet and Southern Life is short... Eat (and BAKE) Dessert First!  Try these Southern Recipes with a TwistChange things up just a little this fall- while keeping the spirit of the classics!  Enjoy beloved Southern desserts with a refreshing, modern twist in “Sweet & Southern”, a brand new release just in time for baking season.

How are these dishes updated?  Well, how about a Red Velvet Cake that uses reduced pomegranate juice instead of red food coloring?   Or how about a COFFEE Tres Leches… it’s almost a combination of Tres Leches and Tiramisu, and it will make your tastebuds stand up and salute!

The Chef/Author, Ben Mims, is a born-and-raised Mississippian, and spent 5 years in the testing kitchen at Saveur magazine, where he developed recipes in the Sweets and Desserts category.  (Wow, that would be my dream job!)  The book covers everything from Cakes and Cookies to Frozen Treats.  At $39.99 and packed with more than 100 recipes, it’s a book well worth adding to your book shelf!

Try this recipe from Nordicware for a Fun Fall Cupcake or decorative Cakelet – Autumn Spice Cakelets!

Cakelet Pan Try this recipe from Nordicware for a Fun Fall Cupcake or decorative Cakelet   Autumn Spice Cakelets!We used Nordicware’s Autumn Cakelet pan, but you could also use a cupcake pan.

Autumn Spice Cakelets

1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sour cream
brown food coloring
orange food coloring
1 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease and flour Nordicware’s Autumn Cakelet pan or a cupcake pan; set aside.

In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs. Add flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; blend on low speed 1 minute. Add sour cream and mix on medium speed until well blended.

Cakelets Try this recipe from Nordicware for a Fun Fall Cupcake or decorative Cakelet   Autumn Spice Cakelets!At this point, you can fill your baking pan wells and bake as directed below.  Or, if you’d like to have a slightly different look for each of the four designs, do the following:

Divide batter into 4 equal parts. Divide first portion of batter among maple leaf-shaped wells in pan.  Fill each well no more than 3/4 full.  To second portion of batter, add 1 or 2 drops of brown food coloring; mix well. Divide this portion of batter among acorn-shaped wells. To third portion of batter, add 1 or 2 drops of orange food coloring; mix well. Divide this portion of batter among pumpkin-shaped wells. To last portion of batter, add melted bittersweet chocolate; mix well. Divide batter among turkey-shaped wells.

Bake for 12-18 minutes, until toothpick inserted  comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Invert pan onto cooling rack and cool completely. If desired, shapes can be sandwiched together with buttercream frosting or acorn tops can be dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in finely chopped nuts. You should have enough batter to make 12 cakelets or cupcakes.  If making cupcakes, a classic cream cheese frosting is recommended.

Let Nordicware pans make your Fall Baking BETTER! Made in the USA

N Blossom Let Nordicware pans make your Fall Baking BETTER!  Made in the USA

Blossom Bundt Pan

Making decorative cakes is easy when you use a pan in a fun shape!  Let the pan do the work for you, then put on a tasty glaze and a few decorative accents, and you have a dessert fit for a special occasion.

Nordicware baking pans are proudly made in the USA of sturdy aluminum with a nonstick coating. They have lots of fine detail, but with a good spritz of “Baker’s Joy”, the cakes pop out easily with the design  cleanly defined.

Try making an entire Choo-Choo Train for a little boy’s birthday, or a beautiful Blossom or Jubilee Bundt for a party.  When the holidays approach, make a Cosy Village edible centerpiece!

N Pinata Let Nordicware pans make your Fall Baking BETTER!  Made in the USA

This is what you get when you use the Pinata pan… What a great birthday idea!

Here’s a REALLY fun one- try making a Piñata Cake!  With the specially shaped Piñata pan, you bake two halves, assemble them with candy, berries or even small toys in the center, and frost.  When the cake is cut, the surprises flow out!

Prices start at $24.99.