Welcome 2012!

We are still in holiday-celebrate-rest-do-less-and-enjoy mode. Husband and I celebrated 14 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve, the Littles – still riding the Christmas high – have a couple days before heading back to school, and we are treasuring the time.

I’m so eager to share plans for 2012 with you, I couldn’t wait until next week. How ’bout a sneak peek into 2012 at The Schell Cafe? I have three announcements to share – ideas which have taken their own sweet time to evolve and are finally here.

Come to the Table. In this series, we’ll explore the Biblical feasts of the Old Testament and cook through the celebrations and seasons of the Christian calendar. Our journey will be rich in Jewish tradition — aided by the rabbinical expertise of a couple dear friends, and practices initiated by the early Christian church, but long forgotten by our modern culture. Celebrating the feasts are not meant to be legalistic, but to show hospitality and goodwill — the shalom that exists between family and friends. After all, a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Cooking con Chelita. Oh friends you are in for a treat! Although not her real name, Chelita is very much real — a real friend and helpmate who also happens to be a talented and resourceful cook. I have had the good fortune of cooking with Chelita, learning the art of true Mexican cuisine. Using Chelita’s recipes and my translations, side-by-side we’ll bring you simple, authentic meals with easy to find ingredients so you, too, can bring traditional, home-cooked meals of Mexico to your table.

Finally, I will be announcing a special partnership with a well-respected, national brand known for pioneering responsible and sustainable food practices. A true steward in the food industry, I’m proud to begin 2012 with a relationship with this company.

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I look forward to gathering ’round the table with you this year. As always, I’m grateful you are here and look forward to our adventures together this coming year.

Happy New Year, friends!



    • Kristin says

      Thank you, Marci! So glad you stopped by to join us at the table.

  1. Maggie Tate says

    Sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to hear more! Happy New Year!

    • Kristin says

      Thank you, friend! 🙂

  2. says

    Excited for you and what the new year will be bringing to The Schell Cafe.

    • Kristin says

      Thank you, Kim! Whodda thunk all those years ago, we’d both be blogging some day?

  3. says

    I just love your table and what you are serving! I’ll be here!

    • Kristin says

      Thank you, Stacey. For your friendship and encouragement. Maybe you’ll get to stop by for a taste of what’s cooking one of these days. 😉

  4. Kathy says

    Wow, you’re getting more and more focused on how you want to shape and use your blogging and cooking interests! Can’t wait to read more and try some recipes. Great news for you too regarding the collaboration in the food industry. I’m eager to read more about it. Congratulations!

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