Julia's Kitchen

Nourish your body, feed your soul.

Julia’s Kitchen – reaching out! December 19, 2013

Filed under: Updates — adaba @ 4:42 am
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IMG_2105Hello Boulder community!

I hope this email finds you all in a peaceful and happy space.

We are coming up on our 2-year anniversary at Julia’s Kitchen! I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished ~ we have nourished many bodies and fed many souls. We have learned a ton about all kinds of things. We have met new people and nurtured new (and old) friendships. We have stayed true to ourselves and our beliefs. We have operated with integrity. It has been quite amazing. We want to keep going and growing.

We are truly doing things differently than other restaurants and other businesses. This is deeply rewarding, but it’s a challenge to go off the beaten path, especially when going it alone. So, I am reaching out to this community because I need some support and I want to create a community that wants to be involved. I know it’s taboo for a business to voice this sort of thing because we are supposed to look shiny and perfect, but one of the things that defines Julia’s Kitchen is transparency and I think that’s more important. You know what’s in the food, you know how it’s made, you can watch us make it, and I think you know you can trust us.

So what can you do?

*You can come into the cafe. Saving money right now? That’s ok. Camp out with your laptop. We will be honored with your presence. The more energy there is in the space, the more energy is drawn into the space.

*You can like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Comment, like, and share our posts. This can really help get the word out. Face-to-face conversation is of course awesome too. Please spread the word in any way you can.

*Bring a new customer in. We will give each of you a $10 credit for a future visit to the cafe; to say thank you to you and to welcome your friend.

*I have started to look into grants, small business loans, opportunities for investment, and different options for structuring this business so it’s sustainable long into the future; also so it’s sustainable for me personally in the here and now. If you know about these things, or if you know of organizations or private individuals who would want to support a business that is creating a net positive for the world, please share.

*You can let me know if you are interested in helping out with space beautification (outside in particular), accounting (for trade or for a fee), posting fliers, and we can be in touch as our plans unfold.

*You can just let me know that you support this cause. I am not a needy person, but I do need a little lift right now.

Thanks for reading and for all of your support, patience, and kindness over the past two years.

Wishing you deep contentment and much light on these beautiful dark nights, Julia

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New Hours, a Cooking Class this Sunday, and other news from Julia’s Kitchen December 3, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 3:55 pm

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We are expanding our weekend hours starting this weekend! We will also have live music this Saturday and are looking for more people who want to share their talents (such as musicians, poets, story-tellers…) to help us build community in our little space. Please help us spread the word and share your ideas so we can continue to build a more vibrant and robust business as we head into our third year! Our new hours are:

  • Saturday 9am-8pm (this week with live music and a Saturday special!)
  • Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:30pm

In response to many requests for cooking classes, we are going to try to make them a regular part of our routine. As many of us face a conflict at this time of year between a natural desire to settle down and cozy up inside our homes and the bustling energy of the holidays, cooking is a wonderful way to stay connected and take care of ourselves. There is nothing like a delicious bowl of soup to soothe every part of your being, so this Sunday, I’m planning to teach a cooking class focused on soups and stews. Given what I hear about the upcoming weather, it will be just on time!

I’m all about simplicity and finding ways for everyone to fit cooking into any kind of schedule, so we’ll talk about crock pots, pressure cookers, no-fuss homemade stock, and we will continue our discussion on balancing flavors to make your food taste just how you like it! We will of course need sufficient enrollment to go forward with the class, so please sign up as soon as you are able by stopping into or calling the cafe.

What? Soups and Stews Cooking Class

When? 4pm Sunday December 8th

Where? Julia’s Kitchen 4457 Broadway

How much? $30

Have a beautiful day and I hope to see you on Sunday!