After what will be nearly five years running Tina's Kitchen in Lewes (hence the silence on the newsletter/blog front), I will be closing the shop and stopping the food side of the business at the end of June 2019.
The last lunch will be served on Thursday 20th June, with a sale of kitchen equipment and bits and pieces in the last week of the month.
It's been great running the shop and serving lunches, and hugely satisfying and rewarding giving people food which prompts such positive responses, both in terms of taste and how the food makes them feel.
My focus has always been on nutrient dense food with relatively low carbohydrate, and that carb has been in the ultra-complex forms of vegetables, pulses, nuts, seeds and fruit, rather than the more standard starches.
Alongside the shop I have been running Nutrition in a Nutshell courses, spoken to groups and run workshops with schools. I would like to do a lot more of that now, and realise that, even being open only three days a week, the job was still full time and more.
Given that I love the teaching side of what I do, and ultimately my aim is to help people find ways of feeding themselves well at home, rather than buying food out, I feel I can be more effective if I do more writing, teaching and talking alongside one-to-one consultations.
I'll be giving up the shop completely so will no longer have premises; the upside of that is that I can run courses and workshops in people's homes - if you have a suitable space and are willing to host, you don't have to pay. So if this interests you, please get in touch.
I've got lots of plans for the autumn, including a weight loss group. At the moment one is scheduled for Tuesdays from 4-6pm, start date to be confirmed but around the middle of September. Another will run in Brighton. Again the dates are to be confirmed.
In the meantime, remember I have a cookbook of all the Tina's Kitchen Recipes, which is getting great feedback; it's one way you can continue to enjoy the food at home, and develop your own variations of the recipes. To buy, come to the shop (before the end of June!), Lewes Tourist Information Centre or Soulfit Yoga in Lewes, or buy through this website here.
I'm hoping to post more regularly and include snippets of information I learn as well as occasional recipes and updates. I hope you'll start to follow me.
all the best,