Thursday, 09 November 2017 20:29

It’s Tea Time!

Written by John Reardon
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Hello my Foodie Friends!  November can be a very chilly month. Having a cup of tea can help those “chill to the bone” days. So let’s have a hot cup of tea together! It is a well known fact that I am a coffee drinker but I drink and love tea also. It’s comfort drink from my childhood. We were not allowed as kids to have coffee, but tea with honey was a favorite. When you wanted advice from Mom it was always the tea kettle that she would put on the stove and when the whistle blew she gave you her full attention. There are lots of ways to make tea but they always start with hot water. At Compliments to the Chef, we just got in some beautiful electric tea kettles from Chantal and Capresso, along with stove top tea kettles made of stainless steel and ones made of enamel over steel from both LeCreuset and Chantal. Electric tea kettles are perfect if you are like me and are multi tasking in the kitchen and home all the time then forgetting about the water boiling.  Having an auto-shut off on an electric tea kettle is a good option for us! 

LeCreuset and Chantal have been a leader in stovetop kettle design and function for over 30 years now. Chantal is very proud to now step into a new territory and introduce their first electric kettle. Known simply as the Ekettle, the item serves as a bold debut in a new market and could be the first of many electric kettles to come from Chantal. The Ekettle brings bold color and fresh style to the electric marketplace. Offering the comfortable look of a stovetop kettle, this product features an ergonomic handle with stunning stainless steel accents as well as a durable stainless steel spout and lid. The lid features the signature Chantal knob that is seen on a variety of their best selling stove top kettle models. The Ekettle was built to provide effortless function. Simply push down on the on/off switch and wait for your water to boil. The indicator light lets you know that your water is boiling and it will shut off automatically when the water is ready. The Ekettle will boil water faster than a microwave and features boil-dry safety technology that will turn the kettle off if it is accidentally turned on without water inside. Perfect for the home, office, or even dorm room, Chantal kettles can now be enjoyed everywhere and are no longer restricted to the stove. If you are looking to purchase an electric tea kettle then consider this one. If you prefer to use a stove top tea kettle, stop by Compliments to the Chef to see our colorful assortment of LeCreuset and Chantal tea kettles. 

This past week, as I sat and had a cup of tea, I reflected on the times I spoke with my father about his time in the service. Although he did not like to talk about WWII, I was able to get some amazing stories from him about his time in the service. He spoke minimally about his time on the beaches at Normandy. However, he loved to talk about his Army buddies that he would often reconnect with on Veteran’s Day weekend. Paula’s father also served in the Army for 23 years. It’s easy to think that we know what being in the military is really like. The news makes it feel like it’s all about the scary stuff: land mines, gunfire and enemy combatants. But sometimes the toughest parts aren’t the life-threatening moments; they are the life-altering ones. Those that give their service in the military often times miss birthdays, graduations, first steps, first touch downs, and many of the day to day moments that we take for granted in life. With respect, honor, and gratitude, we thank our Veterans. 

Compliments to the Chef invites all of our Foodie Friends to attend our Grand Re-opening on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. with the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce. We are holding a drawing for some of the best products from LeCreuset, All Clad, Wusthof, Henckels, Staub, and more.  Please stop by the store before the drawing to check out the items and eligibility to submit your name for the drawing. Our new address is 33 Railroad Place Saratoga Springs. Remember my friends, “Life Happens in the Kitchen”.

Take Care, 

             John and Paula

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