Did you get a new Instant Pot or Quick Cooker for Christmas and your struggling or just want to learn some new ideas? This class is for you! Jennifer Jones, our local Pampered Chef Director, will be giving great tips and tricks for this fun kitchen appliance! She’ll be making Barbecue Root Beer Ribs, Multi-grain Bread, and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Space is limited to 8 participants.

Please note that while we are unable to serve wine, you are welcome to bring your own bottle to enjoy during the event.

Cost – $65 per person

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



How much do you love the meal prep trend right now? This is the perfect class for you! Brandy Skelton with Busy Bee Real Meals will be in our kitchen and showing you how to make a Honey Sriracha Turkey Meatball Lunch with Brown Rice and Honey Almond Energy Balls. Each participant will make 2 of each! Brandy is also going to discuss meal prep and tips and tricks to help us live our healthiest life!

Space is limited to 10 participants.

Cost – $40 per person

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The Bookshop is so excited to bring you The Paleo Boss Lady, Diane V. Capaldi! Join us for this one night only as she discusses her journey.

By questioning the status quo V informs the community how to rewrite their narrative on life, healthcare and living.
V founder of the brand, PaleoBOSS Lady® is a TEDx Speaker who continues to win awards for her work and V is also a world leader who created the award winning ‘Taking it to the Streets’ movement. This award winning grass roots effort has V traveling all over living in the community powered BAM van creating conscious awareness. V’s work focuses on leading by example sharing life experience and tools of self-empowerment.

The brand of PaleoBOSS Lady advocates for the sick, suffering, disabled, homeless and anyone in need. Making the tour free or donation based assures whomever reaches out to V can participate in the award winning tour. This coupled with the brands website, newsletter, videos, social media, a blog, and touring offers the community access to PaleoBOSS Lady in an effort to inspire others efforts to tap their BAM (believe in a miracle). V has dedicated her life fully to inspire and engage others to up their volume by raising the roof on life and living through conscious living.

Learn more about V here:

Website: www.paleobosslady.com

Facebook: @paleobosslady

Twitter: @paleobosslady

Instagram: @paleobosslady

Pinterest: @paleobosslady

Matt DeAngulo, Executive Chef at Citilites in Downtown Dayton’s Schuster Center, will be back in our kitchen discussing leftovers! He’ll prepare 3 different meals and show you how to turn those into lunches and additional dinners through out your week. This is the perfect time of year to chat about ways to make our busy lives a little easier.

Price: $65

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We are starting something NEW! Each month, we will host a Kitchen Thyme Speaker Series event. This event will feature a new topic each month at a great price of $10! The session will be 1 hour in length with a question and answer session at the end. This month’s speaker series will focus on topics related to healthy cooking and the home.

Do you find it difficult to eat healthy with your busy life?

Join us on Saturday, August 25th and learn tips and techniques to finally conquer your health and fitness goals WHILE BUSY!  Trish Zelenak: Mom, Fit Model, and Health & Fitness Coach will share the solution she has used to help hundreds of her busy working mom clients lose weight and build a healthy maintainable lifestyle without feeling deprived and WHILE ALREADY BUSY!

Trish will share her weekend meal planning and prepping techniques.  She will demonstrate how to create the perfect Mason Jar Salad, Overnight oats, and Homemade Taco Seasoning all using inexpensive different sized Mason Jars that help to keep your clean eating whole foods fresh for days.  You will learn how to calculate your appropriate calorie range and what nutrition you need within that calorie range to nourish your body, not feel deprived, and still lose weight.  You will leave the seminar with a sample and recipe of Trish’s best Homemade Taco Seasoning ever made (this claim was made by her kids).

Join us at Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop for this special seminar of her weekly meal plan prep and tips on healthy living.  Want to get a head start on the seminar? Send Trish a Facebook Friend request.  She posts weekly Sunday Meal Prep videos and correlating recipes to her Facebook Page weekly.

To learn more about Trish, her work, and see her library of recipes on her blog.

Price: $10 per person

Seating is limited to 20 people, so sign up quickly!

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Healthy cooking in an Instant Pot with Chef Jeff Blumer

Discover healthy ways to cook in an Instant Pot with Chef Jeff Blumer. Chef Jeff will discuss tips and secrets in preparing healthy meals that promise to be satisfying and delicious. Attendees will enjoy a full meal, along with great information to take home.

Price: $65

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