Tag Archives: Louisville Kentucky

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

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    May 24, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

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    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.

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

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    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.

  3. Four ways to improve your grocery shopping

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    April 5, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    An oldie but goodie: My haul during one grocery trip in which Cherry Coke Zero was on sale.

      I take grocery shopping seriously. I’d often join my mom when I was a kid, following her around Kroger, …
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  4. 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).

  5. 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

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    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.

  6. Come to the Moth tonight, and bring some mittens, too

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    December 29, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

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    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.

  7. A few things to remember before Christmas

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    December 22, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    *dusts off blog*

    *cracks knuckles*

    *girds loins*

    Christmas is less than 72 hours away. Like most of you guys, I’m trying to fit in last-minute shopping, baking and a little bit of blogging, too. There’s no time for dilly-dally, so let’s dive into a few items to keep in mind as we wait for Santa to arrive.

  8. Local grocery will close unless new owners swoop in

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    November 10, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The Root Cellar started in this converted garage in Old Louisville. It eventually closed and operated solely in its Germantown location.

    Some sad news from a great local grocer: The Root Cellar will close at the end of the year unless new owners take over the business.

    I’ve been a fan of The Root Cellar since it opened in Old Louisville in 2011. The small space was packed with local produce, meat and dairy products. At its peak, owner Ron Smith added a second location in Germantown in 2012 and even created a Kickstarter project to fund a mobile Root Cellar to bring produce to underserved areas in Louisville. Eventually, Ron closed the Old Louisville store and operated The Root Cellar out of the Germantown location.
    On Saturday, Ron posted on The Root Cellar’s Facebook page that he will close the store at the end of the year if he can’t find someone to invest in the business.

  9. Event Alert: Louisville Storytellers event will be all about food on Nov. 16

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    November 4, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Food and good stories complement one another like Nutella and pretzels (just try it if you don’t believe me). And later this month, the first-ever Louisville Storytellers event will turn the spotlight on this entertaining combination.

  10. 7 tips to get the most out of the Kentucky State Fair

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    August 25, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The highlight of my visit was getting one-on-one time with Flint, one of the Miller border collies.

    ALERT: You have through Aug. 30 to visit the Kentucky State Fair.

    If you still need some convincing, here are 30 reasons why you should visit the fair, also known as the most exciting event of the year. And once you make the correct decision to go to the fair, here are some tips to make the most of your visit:

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