Summer Camp at the Shop

Learn the basics of cooking with Once Upon a Thyme Instructors in a five-day series from June 17th – 21st from 9:30-1:00pm.

Each day will focus on a new country!  We’ll discuss different cultures while preparing new dishes and eating the creations. It will be an adventure of tastes and textures and everyone is sure to learn so many new things about flavors, both differences and similarities.  This is a hands on class and kids will be cooking with supervision.

Countries visited:

Monday – Mexico

Tuesday- Italy

Wednesday – India

Thursday – Germany

Friday – China

We will start promptly at 9:30, so please arrive on time. Waivers must be signed by parents/guardians in advance. We will email you the event waiver once you purchase your ticket. Class size is limited to 8 students, so purchase your ticket today!

Ages 8-13

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

“Ole Tapas” – An Evening with Casa Nûñez

Casa Nûñez is in the kitchen! Tapas are on the menu in May for this fun demonstration. You’re in the kitchen, watching these amazing dishes be created! Ask questions and receive tips and tricks from these seasoned chefs!

  • Marinated Olives
  • Manchego Cheese
  • Gazpacho
  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Chorizos al Vino (in wine)
  • Piquillo Peppers stuffed with Tuna
  • Gambas al Ajillo (garlic shrimp)
  • Espinacas a la Catalán (spinach)

While we are not able to serve alcoholic beverages in our store, you are welcome to bring your own!

Cost – $65

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

Susie and Iván Núñez have developed a comfortable blend of international culinary styles that has evolved into the distinctive Casa Núñez flavor. Iván learned the traditional cooking of his native Puerto Rico from his grandmother (“A,” short for Angela) and his great-aunt (Titi Maria). As a young man, he not only owned a successful Mexican restaurant called Paso Real in New Mexico, but also placed third in the prestigious Chilympiad in San Marcos, Texas. He later married Susie in Gibraltar and the pair made their first home together in Madrid, Spain.  Through his Air Force Attaché duty at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, the couple began collecting authentic recipes from both Spanish and third-country acquaintances. They had regular reasons to invite a wide variety of guests to the Núñez home for meals and the Casa Núñez entertainment style was born. Using traditional elements from both the Mediterranean and Puerto Rico, Susie and Iván have fully incorporated the rustic arts of food preparation into their daily cooking and are happy to share those practices. 

Mermaid Painting with Barstools and Brushstrokes

Barstools and Brushstrokes will be back at the shop for a painting party! This event will consist of painting a Mermaid Tale- on a 16X20 stretched canvas at Once Upon A Thyme Bookshop on Saturday, May 11th 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.

April Bookclub

We’re going back a bit for this months selection! In April we will be reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Tita de la Garza realizes that she can transfer her emotions into her food. When she’s forced to stay home and care for her mother instead of marrying, she becomes a talented chef who can affect people’s moods with her cooking. She attempts to keep this power a secret, but is finally forced to reveal it at the end of the novel.

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

Game Night!

Our cozy bookshop is the perfect backdrop for a fun game night! April’s game is a murder mystery! Everyone’s a suspect when murder is on the menu! The mystery- The body of Tom Dooley was discovered at an outdoor barbecue and you must solve the murder before the murderer strikes again.

We’ll have drinks and snacks on hand for a fun evening! We aren’t able to serve alcoholic drinks, but feel free to bring your own! Please note-we must cap the evening to 8 registrations, so register early to secure your spot as a suspect!

Cost – $10 per person



Play Thyme – April 26

We are ready for spring, are you?! Hang out with us on Friday mornings and have fun with the kids. 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.

Cost – $5 per family

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

Cooking Together – April

Do you enjoy cooking but you don’t have the space? Want to make some new friends that enjoy cooking? Want to bring a group to learn some new recipes? We’ll all be cooking together and sharing the meal.

April’s Cooking Together will explore the bestseller, Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat. Join in the kitchen while we prepare Asparagus and Feta with Mint, Pasta Cacio e Pepe, Slow Roast Salmon and Chocolate Pudding. This is a hands-on evening of cooking with friends, perfect for a double, triple, or quadruple date with friends, or a girls night out. One of our Bookshop staff will facilitate the evening, but you get to make this your own! While we are not able to serve alcoholic beverages, you are welcome to bring your own for the evening. We are limited to 8 guests for this event, so sign up early!

Cost – $25

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