Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop is an independent bookstore located in Beavercreek, Ohio. Thyme specializes in cookbooks, vintage and unique kitchenware and gifts, as well as culinary classes and events. The purpose of this blog is to encourage the reading of cookbooks and patronizing independent bookstores and small businesses. The shop is a community gathering place with tables, a relaxing atmosphere that lends well for study and reading. Free wifi is available to guests and coffee and tea are available daily. We have a great kids kitchen that encourages play, a chalkboard wall to show off creativity, and plenty of reading material for all ages.

We will post a new blog post every Wednesday. Be sure to check back in! 

Featured Blog Posts

 

 

 

If you Google “diets”, you will get roughly 967,000,000 hits. That’s quite a few! Can you imagine sifting through all of those websites? You wouldn’t be able to get through them all. Despite the fact that you wouldn’t have enough time to realistically do it, you would probably get bored pretty quickly… 

Healthy Choices

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. For me, it’s not a celebration of the Pilgrims having a dinner with the Native Americans (don’t get me started on that topic). It’s a time for me to really reflect on all that I have to be thankful for. It’s a time for family and thinking about the blessings they bring. It’s a time of choosing to put differences aside and to celebrate what keeps us together. 

Giving Thanks

By: Kristina Heaton

 

First things first. Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook, Cravings Hungry for More, came in today. It’s already my new favorite cookbook. We were supposed to get it a few weeks ago, but got waitlisted. I think I like it even more than her first, and I LOVE that one. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to diving into this one…

Back on Track

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

 

 

These little “failures” happen a lot. I sit down and promise myself that I’ll do better and when I flub up, even if it’s just a little, I throw my hands up and say “nevermind!” I really don’t want to do that anymore. Starting over, wherever I am, is okay. And that what I’m going to start doing.

 

Starting Over

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

 

 

 

I’m all about transparency and I always try to be my most authentic self. I’m a hot mess on a good day, but I try. I love my family and do the best I can to help them all be better people too. One day at a time. One thing that I’m very thankful for is the grace that we award one another…

 

The Hopeful Cook

Part 2

By: Kristina Heaton

 

This past week another birthday came and went, and with every birthday comes a bit of introspection. It does for me, at least. I think about the past year; what happened, what lessons did I learn, how did I grow as a person? Well, I have to say, this past year was a big year. Many things happened, but the most significant was the creation of Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop…

The Hopeful Cook

By: Kristina Heaton

 

As soon as school is back in session, my mind inevitably shifts to autumn and planning all of the activities that I want to get in in those precious few weeks of perfect weather. I never get to everything, that would be nearly impossible!

Fall Favorites

By: Kristina Heaton

 

We live in a world that is being overtaken with technology. Take a minute to read 10 reasons that make a paper cookbook better than a recipe you’ll find on the internet.

Top 10 Reasons a Cookbook is Better than the Internet

By: Kristina Heaton

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