1. Here’s how international travel taught me to save money on food


    September 19, 2017 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve traveled a lot during the past few years, thanks to a surprising number of technology and appliances trade shows …
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  2. Kroger ClickList will change the way you grocery shop


    April 24, 2017 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Remember how I gushed that Kroger ClickList inspired me to get back on here?

    Let’s get back to that real quick, Q&A style.

  3. Thank you for the inspiration, Kroger ClickList. It’s time to blog again


    March 27, 2017 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Scene: The Hubs, aka Mr. Eats, aka Legal Boo, sits at one end of the dining room table. I sit at the opposite end of the table. I talk with my hands, and he nods as I recount the adventure I began the day before called Kroger ClickList, an online feature from the grocery store chain that lets you select your groceries online and pick them up at the store. I pause so he can appreciate the enormity of the discovery I’ve just made.

    “I haven’t seen you this passionate in a while,” he says. “You should blog about it.”

  4. Scarlet’s Bakery provides hope, second chances and bomb cinnamon rolls


    May 24, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Inspiration for blog posts reaches me at the oddest moments, like a couple of weeks ago when I was trapped in the hell that is the Shelbyville Road Plaza parking lot on a Saturday afternoon. It was a segment about the memorial service for the anti-war activist Father Daniel Berrigan. A friend once asked Berrigan what the meaning of life was. His response: “If you want to be hopeful, you have to do hopeful things.”

    That’s a pretty heavy observation on a Saturday in the suburbs.

    Berrigan’s instruction about hope made me think about a local business I had just visited the day before: Scarlet’s Bakery in Shelby Park. This new sweet shop and café blends baked goods and business acumen to give women an opportunity to improve their lives and, in turn, hope for a better future.

  5. Want to learn about food writing? Join me for a workshop tomorrow at Butchertown Grocery


    May 13, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve been writing about food for six years and counting. Now, it’s time to pay it forward.

    I’m co-leading a food-writing workshop sponsored by Louisville Literary Arts (I’m on the board of this great non-profit) from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 14 at the restaurant Butchertown Grocery. Author David Domine and I will teach participants about what makes good food writing and how to improve your own skills. There’s also some hands-on (read: EDIBLE) writing activities.

    There are a few spots left, but hurry because we’re keeping the workshop small and intimate. I’d love to see you there.

  6. Four ways to improve your grocery shopping


    April 5, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

      I take grocery shopping seriously. I’d often join my mom when I was a kid, following her around Kroger, …
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  7. Event alert: Celebrate great black women of Kentucky tonight at the Clifton Center

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    March 10, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s way past my bedtime, but I wanted to get something up quick about an event from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a social justice organization that’s doing good work for folks in the state.

    Tonight is the third annual We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage, a bash that brings together art, music and food in celebration of the people of the Commonwealth. This year’s gathering specifically focuses on lifting up black women in Kentucky (*clears throat* YAAAAAAS).

  8. It’s that time of year: Join me at the Desserts First fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

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    February 22, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s that magical time of year when Girl Scout cookies and top Louisville chefs come together for Desserts First, an annual fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. At the event, which takes place this Wednesday, chefs have to create appetizers, drinks and desserts that incorporate Girl Scout cookies.

  9. Leslie Knope and me


    February 18, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    For the past year, I’ve felt a lot like Leslie Knope, post-Harvest Festival. I’d like to assume you all watched …
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  10. Come to the Moth tonight, and bring some mittens, too

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    December 29, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve been involved with Moth StorySLAM events at Headliners Music Hall for about four years, and one thing that’s kept me around is the sense of community among the storytellers and attendees. There are the folks I can always count on seeing on the last Tuesday of every month, the newbies who leave gushing about how much fun they’ve had, and the storytellers who impress me with their honesty and bravery to tell their own stories to a room full of strangers.

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