Cooking Together

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. All skill levels welcome. This months menu will be from Chrissy Teigen’s second cookbook, Cravings:Hungry for More: Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad with lime dressing, Chicken & Dumplings, Sautéed Spicy Asparagus, and Two-faced Cobbler.

Cost – $20

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

Valentine’s Day Wine Night

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone at this unique dinner experience. The evening will include special demos, a candlelit dinner, wine pairing suggestions, and tips/techniques in cooking with wine. While we will be cooking with wine, we are unable to serve. You are more than welcome to bring your own, though! In fact, it is encouraged! The menu will be posted closer to the night, but it promises to be a tasty experience!

Price: $125 per couple

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Gluten Free Desserts: Chocolate Delights

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

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Minnie or Mickey Painting with Barstools and Brushstrokes

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.

January Bookclub

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.

Vegan Valentine’s Day

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

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Kids in the Kitchen: Use Your Noodle

Class for 7+ suitable for kids with no kitchen knowledge to basic kitchen knowledge.
Menus will include shredding a store roasted chicken, making homemade noodles from scratch, and mashed potatoes and a side of green beans, which we will clean in fresh form and cook. Alternatives will be presented as to how to substitute roast beef for chicken and even buttered noodles.  Rosi Mackey, 937-372-0647 for questions.

Cost – $35 per person

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Game Night!

Our cozy bookshop is the perfect backdrop for a fun game night! We’ll have fun boardgames throughout the shop or you can bring your own and hang out with friends! We’ll have warm drinks and snacks on hand for a fun evening.

Cost – $10 per person