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  • 10 Interesting Facts About Polish Pottery

    One of our best selling products at Tess' Kitchen Store is our Polish Pottery. Just recently, one of my co-workers, Holly, told me that she loves her Polish Pottery mug. We were organizing the Polish Pottery display and I said, "Oh yeah? Why is that? Maybe I should blog about it." She grabbed a random mug off the shelf and turned it over in her hand then slipped her fingers inside the handle. She replied, "I love it because it fits so nicely in my hand and it just keeps my ...

  • Happy Valentine’s Day From Tess’ Kitchen Store!

  • Homage to Julia Cooking Class

  • Spinach Vs. Kale Chips

    This is a battle between Kale and Spinach. The arena? My kitchen. The fight? Which contender makes the best baked chips? I have wanted to try making chips out a leafy green since I started seeing a bunch of foodie blogs trying them. But which one? Kale or Spinach? So I have researched the nutritional value of both Kale and Spinach and it appears that both of them are pretty equal. As for flavor, I prefer Spinach. I have juiced both of them and Spinach juice tastes ...

  • Savory White Beans with Bacon & Sage

    1/3 lb. slab bacon Olive Oil 1/2 diced yellow onion 2 minced garlic cloves 2 cans of white beans 1 C. chicken stock 1 T. ground dried sage Directions: Cube the bacon. Heat cast iron skillet with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add bacon and cook well. Pour off excess grease and set aside cooked bacon. Add to the skillet the onion and garlic. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Add chicken stock, sage and drained white beans. Add back the cooked bacon cook for 15 minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste. Serve hot.  

  • Autumn Vegetable Curry

    3 T cumin 3 T coriander seeds 3 T vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion 4 minced garlic cloves 3 T curry powder 2 T garam masala 2 T fresh, grated ginger 1 14oz. can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes 1 32oz. box of organic chicken stock 1 sweet potato 1 yukon gold potato 1 small head of cauliflower 1 14oz. can of coconut milk 2 cups cooked basmati rice   In a dry skillet, toast the cumin and the coriander until lightly brown and fragrant. Grind in a spice grinder. In a dutch oven, heat vegetable oil and add the chopped yellow onion. Add toasted spices. Cook 3-4 minutes. Add minced garlic, curry powder and ...

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup

    1 medium yellow onion 3 T olive oil several corn tortillas 2 T minced garlic 2 T ancho chili powder 1 t chipotle powder 2 T ground cumin 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes 1 and 1/2 32oz boxes of organic chicken stock avocado cooked shredded chicken   Dice the yellow onion. Saute the onion in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Add diced corn tortillas. Stir in minced garlic, ancho and chipotle powders. Stir for about a minute until flavors are well blended. Add the cumin, can of dice tomatoes and the chicken broth. stir. Add the shredded chicken. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the tortillas break down and thicken the ...

  • Japanese

    Tuesday: Jan. 29th 6:00 to 9:00 PM                                                                                                                                       Cost: $55 Get ready to pull out your chopsticks and roll up your sleeves for a healthful and fresh offering.  In this class we will ...

  • How to Break Down a Chicken

    Watch this video to see how to break down a whole chicken into a beautiful boneless breast. Stephen Cicatelli the owner and head chef of Simplicity Bistro in downtown Grass Valley demonstrates his technique, watch, learn and enjoy! Breaking down a chicken ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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A Little About Us

Tess’ is a premier gourmet kitchen store, carrying major brand names in cookware, bakeware, cutlery and kitchen electrics and has over 1,000 different gadgets and utensils. Tess’ Kitchen Store has been voted “Best Kitchen Store in Nevada County” by the readers of The Union newspaper each of the past seven years (2004-2010).