Due to issues with the ticketing portion of our website, please call the shop to register for this class at 937-320-9446. Amber with The Neighborhood Nest is going to show you what she can do with chocolate in this gluten-free installment. Cupcakes, chocolate scrolls, and chocolate truffles are on the menu and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Amber is an expert when it comes to living Gluten Free and every class is full of tips and tricks. 

Cost – $65

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

Winter themed stories will continue during the month of January. Join us for stories in the shop that will focus on foods, the kitchen, and the winter season.

Barstools and Brushstrokes will be back at the shop for a painting party! This event will consist of painting Minnie or Mickey Mouse- on a 16X20 stretched canvas at Once Upon A Thyme Bookshop on Tuesday, January 29th from 6:30-9PM. All painting supplies are included in the price. ***The bookshop will have ice water, hot water for tea, and coffee available. You can bring ANY other drinks or snacks to the class.** While drinking during the event is never an issue (wink wink) due to limited space – we recommend that you eat before or after class. Hey! Everybody needs elbow room! 🙂

Cost: $25. To purchase your ticket, you must go to the Barstools and Brushstrokes event website linked here.

This months selection will be Killing It: An Education by Camas Davis

Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine editor, she had left New York City to pursue a simpler life in her home state of Oregon, with the man she wanted to marry, and taken an appealing job at a Portland magazine. But neither job nor man delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Camas was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the decade she had spent as a lifestyle journalist, advising other people how to live their best lives, she had little idea how best to live her own life. She did know one thing: She no longer wanted to write about the genuine article, she wanted to be it.

So when a friend told her about Kate Hill, an American woman living in Gascony, France who ran a cooking school and took in strays in exchange for painting fences and making beds, it sounded like just what she needed. She discovered a forgotten credit card that had just enough credit on it to buy a plane ticket and took it as kismet. Upon her arrival, Kate introduced her to the Chapolard brothers, a family of Gascon pig farmers and butchers, who were willing to take Camas under their wing, inviting her to work alongside them in their slaughterhouse and cutting room. In the process, the Chapolards inducted her into their way of life, which prizes pleasure, compassion, community, and authenticity above all else, forcing Camas to question everything she’d believed about life, death, and dinner.

So begins Camas Davis’s funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey from knowing magazine editor to humble butcher. It’s a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France where deep artisanal craft and whole-animal gastronomy thrive despite the rise of mass-scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where Camas attempts–sometimes successfully, sometimes not–to translate much of this old-world craft and way of life into a new world setting. Along the way, Camas learns what it really means to pursue the real thing and dedicate your life to it.

Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies available.

Due to issues with the ticketing portion of our web site, please call the shop to register for this class – 937-320-9446. Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with a loved one in this Vegan class. Our vegan chef will be delivering a menu that will also feature soy free, gluten free, and dairy free elements. Don’t let your diet restrictions scare you! Chloe will be discussing tips and tricks during shopping and cooking!

Price: $125 per couple

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

Winter themed stories will continue during the month of January. Join us for stories in the shop that will focus on foods, the kitchen, and the winter season.

Due to issues with the ticketing portion of our web site, please call the shop to register for this event at 937-320-9446.Our cozy bookshop is the perfect backdrop for a fun game night! We’ll have fun boardgames throughout the shop with warm drinks and snacks.

Cost – $10 per person

 

 

We all need a reason to get out of the house in January! Kiddos will definitely have a good time at this morning of crafts, books, and snack creation!

Please note that registration is required for this event to ensure we have enough supplies for all of our guests.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

Winter themed stories will continue during the month of January. Join us for stories in the shop that will focus on foods, the kitchen, and the winter season.

Winter themed stories will continue during the month of January. Join us for stories in the shop that will focus on foods, the kitchen, and the winter season.