Have you been following since the early days and remember this backdrop?
Thank you SO much for sticking with me!
I miss this kitchen so much, even though I love our remodel into Tanya's "The Deli" and know that by adding the take out + delivery aspect to our business is helping to nourish more of you.
I miss these adorable faces, even though I also adore the My Chelsea team managing the Deli.
So many mixed emotions celebrating our 5 year anniversary.
The truth is, when we first opened, I had a vision of a 5 year project, but throughout the many ups and downs of running a restaurant over this period, a fear that the 5 years will be cut short and we’d have to close down prevailed.
Well we don’t have plans to close even though the ‘project’ has undergone many changes, endings & beginnings over this time.
And then... on our 5 Year Birthday... it finally hit me!!
I can see now that the ‘5 year vision’ was never about the restaurant making it massive or failing, it was just a cycle of a certain genre of my own life which has been preparing me for the next & most important stage yet...
As you know, I’ve had 2 babies over these few years (really 4, because opening a cafe and publishing a book felt like giving birth in a way).
My focus has shifted mainly to my kids and how to help them grow into strong, healthy, happy humans with a big appetite for nourishing food and adventure.
I’ve been experimenting with healthy kids’ recipes and gathering winners for a couple of years now.
Finally, I’ll be able to share the collection with other parents in the form of eBooks, videos and coaching, very very soon.
Nothing can take away this focus now.
I’m seriously motivated to watch more children grow up super well and healthy and to witness more parents feel confident and well informed in their decision making when it comes to feeding their children.
So motivated in fact that I’ve recruited the most amazing intern to help me launch these projects and for Summer we've been busy testing and typing recipes in my kitchen as well as photographing kids of all ages enjoying them (so you can see proof that it's not only Lake's tastebuds :))
All this awesomeness will be ready to launch very very soon!