Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I <3 gadgets!

My Husband knows more about coffee than you do. It's true. He actually took me to a "cupping" one day. Those with the funny looks on there faces, I was once you. I will now explain what a cupping is. Coffee grains are steeped in a large mugs with no handles that look like cups. The grains are then gently spooned off of the top of the cup, and when all visible signs of grains are gone, your cup of coffee is complete. It's a far cry from my stainless steel brewer, and a lot more time consuming. But for the conossiour it is worth it. Okay, so for those not as into a cupping, THIS IS SOOOO AMAZING. A hand held esprsso on the go maker. Yes it does exist! If any of you are looking for a gift for me, here it is on a silver platter. Can you imagine being in traffic with this device! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Upcoming Cooking classes!!!!

Mark your calenders! Due to the success of Cooking 101, more dates have been added! Classes fill up quickly and there is a 7 person limit to each class. If interested please e-mail Lydia Williams at Chef4L@aol.com. Information is below:

Date: May 12th 2009 7:00 P.M.-9:00P.M.
Class: Recession Dining!
Inexpensive, and tasty dishes. We will discuss and sample which foods pack the best flavor and give you the biggest bang for your buck! Gourmet doesn't always have to be expensive. We will also feature fantastic wine pairings recommended by a local somollier for $10.00 and under. Yes it is possible!

Date: May 26th 2009 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
Class: Which sauce goes with what?!
Sauces can be a little intimidating, but it shouldn't be that way. Lydia will show you step by step methods on making a good sauce, and what meats/fishes pair best with them!
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