Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Cookies are Here! The Cookies are Here!

That's right -- finally! Chippa Chippa Bloem Bloem Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready to sell. Yay! It's been a long few months getting these tasty bits of sweet deliciousness ready for market, but ready they are, and I couldn't be happier.

For years folks have begged me to sell these cookies and I'm thrilled to do it now. No preservatives, nothing artificial; just pure butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Whoo baby -- don't forget the chocolate chips! Want to see what they look like?

There are 3 varieties: Chocolate Chip, Espresso Chip with a little coffee kick, and Cherry Chocolate Chip with dried tart and sweet cherries. Try them dipped in pure European semi-sweet chocolate (O..M..G!!) for an extra few bucks. You can order by visiting out web site here: http://www.kitchenstudiofrederick.com/Commerce/Storefront/Custom/Cookies.aspx

You can also visit our homepage at http://www.kitchenstudiofrederick.com/ and click on the Chippa Chippa Bloem Bloem icon on the lower left portion of the page.
To kick things off and really get the word out, we're even sponsoring FREE COOKIE DAY on Wednesday, June 4 starting at 9am. Check out the calendar page on our web site for more details (one per customer, first come first served, up to 300 people etc.). We also have a few t-shirts to give away and will have cookies by the dozen available for sale. I hope you'll join us and spread the word! We would LOVE to be mobbed that day and see your smiling face in the crowd :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

I Can't Wait!: VOLT

Just in case you haven't heard, there is a potentially fabulous new restaurant opening in town this summer: Volt. And, I have bought into all of the buzz hook, line, and sinker. Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out their blog (much, much more info than their web site):

The head chef, Bryan Voltaggio, seems like the real deal in food. He's a CIA grad and a veteran of Charlie Palmer Steak in DC. Here's a quote I picked up off of his blog: “Developing the menu will be driven by the changing seasons,” said Voltaggio. “Produce will be featured at the peak of its harvest. Fish, game, and aged cuts of beef and lamb will be procured from only top-notch purveyors. Wine selections will highlight both pedigreed and emerging wine makers from both old and new world vineyards.” Voltaggio says the restaurant’s wine program will be supported by a highly experienced sommelier who is dedicated “to creating a memorable dining experience.”

With so many fabulous ingredients available locally, the menu is sure to be fantastic and work for all of the locavores out there too.

Volt will be located on N. Market St between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (across from Wheel Base). He and his partnew, Hilda Staples, have hired a DC architect focused on restaurants. I'm sure they'll do the building across from justice, plus, it's right around the corner from my house. As I get more info, I'll post it here.

Hmmm, sounds like more good eating is coming to town. Woo-freakin'-hoo!!!