Comfort Food with Cast Iron

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Lisa Renteria | 0 comments

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Fall Apples! Sweet and Savory

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Lisa Renteria | 0 comments

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In-Store Demonstrations

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Lisa Renteria | 1 comment

All demos are open to the public and free of charge. Join us on Saturdays to taste new recipes and see how to use kitchen products and accessories from the shop!

Toque Blanche - Santa Cruz

October 20th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Healthy Black Bean Soup


Make this healthy and hearty soup in your Staub Cocotte. Recipe from the brilliant Jamie Oliver  
October 27th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Scallion Pancake's with Chili Oil

Come in for this tasty and scrumptious fried scallion pancakes in the great Staub Cocotte


November 3rd, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Miso Soup with rice and Fall veggies

Come in to enjoy this comforting and healthy miso soup made in our favorite Le Creuset French Oven






November 10th
Wusthof Day

Wusthof’s Chef Michael Garaghty will be on hand with practical advice on the proper use of cutlery. Schedule to come.


November 17th, 1 p.m- 4 p.m
Couscous and green bean salad

We'll be making this delicious salad with the help of the great Wusthof santoku knife




November 24th, 1 p.m- 4 p.m
Rancho Gordo Mexican Hot Chocolate
Try this warm and spicy Rancho Gordo hot chocolate made with a Molinillo!


December 1st, 1 p.m- 4 p.m
Vegan Baked Beans
Easy, comforting baked beans made in a Le Creuset Dutch oven, it'll warm you right through

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Quick Chicken For Fast Weeknight Meals

Posted on September 06, 2018 by Lisa Renteria | 0 comments

It's a daily dilemma - what's for supper? We're often looking for something that's fast, flavorful, and easily accomplished . . . . something that satisfies our hunger and allows us to get on with tackling the evening's agenda.

IN THIS ISSUE, we're featuring weeknight strategies for eating well at home utilizing three speedy techniques that yield great results. Our recipes include Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken, Garlic Honey Chicken, and Creamy Chicken, Mushroom, & Spinach One Pot Pasta. You’ll find that they are all great additions to your repertoire of fast and flavorful!

 Olive Wood Round Spoon


  Beautiful, durable wooden spoons are classic for a reason! Effective and kind to all surfaces.


Le Creuset 5.5 QT Round Dutch oven 


A classic! Perfect for one pot pasta and so many other dishes.





Best 8" Balloon Whisk


A perfect tool for making marinades and sauces- a small whisk is so handy!




USA Jelly Roll Pan


Made with heavy-gauge metal with a rolled rim that won't warp or bend under heat.





Wusthof Classic 6" Chef's Knife


We love the size and form of this knife. Perfect for fast dinner prep!



Fagor 8 QT Lux Multicooker


One amazing pot- over 10 essential functions.

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Caribbean Party Newsletter

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Lisa Renteria | 0 comments

SUMMER'S END IS NEARLY HERE -- time to plan one last hurrah! 
IN THIS ISSUE, we’ve planned a perfect dinner party menu with Jerk Pork Tenderloin, Coconut-Ginger Rice, Island Black Beans, Beet Slaw, and even a Classic Piña Colada! Break out the drink umbrellas, queue up a good playlist, and get ready for a party!

 Cuisipro Fine V Rasp

This tool is a kitchen essential! Great for zesting citrus, cheeses, and more!

Microplane 3-In-1 Ginger Tool

Include more ginger in your cooking! This 3-In-1 ginger tool makes it easy! 

Vitamix Asent Series

So many uses! Blend smoothies, sauces, marinades, soups, and more!

All-Clad 3QT Stainless Steal Sauce Pan


An essential pot that cooks rice, beans, and so much more. Stainless clad for the perfect balance between durability and efficient heat transfer.


Kyocera 3" Ceramic Paring Knife

A perfectly sized knife for small prep work.

Clear Glass Drinking Straw

Serve drinks style with reusable glass straws.

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