Look, but Don’t Touch! Cape Cod Oyster Beds

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:06+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Blog|

One of my favorite things to do while on Cape Cod is to walk Paines Creek Beach during low tide, which happened to be around 5:45 p.m. on this particular day. The beaches along Cape Cod Bay are so dramatically different at high and low tide. High tide rises four to four and half feet at [...]

Discover Cape Cod Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Hyannis

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:26+00:00 June 19th, 2016|

Discover Cape Cod Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Hyannis (in Cape Cod Mall) Join author Shawnie Kelley at the Hyannis Barnes & Noble Booksellers for a Discover Cape Cod book-signing on Sunday, June 19 from 1 - 3 PM. It's Father's Day, so bring Dad in to surprise him with a new book about his favorite vacation spot, signed by [...]

Cooking Class: Around My Farmhouse Table: Tuscan Fazzoletti Pasta

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:26+00:00 April 21st, 2016|

Around My Farmhouse Table: Tuscan Fazzoletti Pasta Join Shawnie Kelley for a Tuscan travel-inspired cooking class in the beautiful demo kitchen at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Thursday, April 21 (6:30-8PM). Drawing inspiration from the rolling hills of Tuscany, this unexpectedly beautiful herb pasta will wow your family and friends. Fazzoletti, loosely [...]

Queen Victoria Made the Riviera Royal, guest post by Carol Drinkwater

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:07+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Articles, Blog|

We are excited to share a guest post by author and actress, Carol Drinkwater. Years ago, I came across Carol's beautifully-written trilogy about her experience buying a Provençal château and olive grove. The Olive Farm book led me to her book, The Olive Route - a first-hand story of the migration of this precious commodity from the Middle East into Europe. [...]

Discover Cape Cod Travel Seminar

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:26+00:00 April 5th, 2016|

Discover Cape Cod Travel Seminar Join us at Grandview Heights Public Library on Tuesday, April 2 as travel writer and author of ‘Discover Cape Cod,’ Shawnie Kelley recounts the most captivating moments in the history of the Cape. Shawnie shares exciting stories from her recently released book along with a slideshow of beautiful pictures. Come hear [...]

Cooking Class: An Early Taste of Spring *FULL*

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:27+00:00 March 15th, 2016|

An Early Taste of Spring  *FULL* This delectable early spring menu satisfies your post-winter craving for springy green and zingy citrus. Taking advantage of the early spring pea harvest, Shawnie demos a vibrant, aromatic pea soup that's delicious both hot and cold, paired with a salad of Pancetta-wrapped Chevre on Bitter Greens that explodes with [...]

Cooking Class: English Country Classics

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:27+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|

English Country Classics  Join Shawnie Kelley for a Downton Abbey-inspired cooking class in the beautiful demo kitchen at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Wednesday, March 2 (6:30-8PM). Be whisked away to the rolling hills of southern England during the demonstration of a few English country classics and a discussion of local [...]

Cathar Country: Languedoc, France

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:07+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Articles, Blog|

This article was published in Rennaisance Magazine, issue #55.   By Shawnie Kelley Southwest France is synonymous with sensuous Mediterranean beaches, hillside vineyards and peaceful hamlets, but upon closer look, the Languedoc’s rugged landscape reveals a turbulent history steeped in religious rebellion, bloody battles and grail legend. This region, historically known as the County of Toulouse, is home [...]

Cooking Class: Let’s Get Cooking! A Date Night Dinner

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:27+00:00 February 12th, 2016|

Join Shawnie Kelley for a lively couples cooking class in the beautiful demo kitchen at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Friday, February 12 (6:30-8PM). Maybe the kids are gone and you have the evening alone or, perhaps, you want to share some private time together in the kitchen. Tonight’s Date Night Dinner will certainly get you cooking in one way or another. Food writer and culinary instructor, Shawnie Kelley shares a few recipes from her current cookbook project, Kissing in the Kitchen: Cook. Kiss. Eat. Love. You do not have to come with a romantic partner, but bring someone special with whom you will enjoy putting together (and eating!) a tasty creation with a paired beverage.

Cooking Class: English Country Classics

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:27+00:00 February 9th, 2016|

Shawnie whisks you away to the rolling hills of central England with a demo of English country classics and a fascinating historical discussion of British culinary traditions. Learn to make an impressive, meaty, stick-to-the-ribs Cottage Pie paired with a show-stopping Pear, Stilton, and Walnut Salad. Our proper English meal ends deliciously with a Very Berry White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Cooking class: French Country Brunch: The Winter Edition

By | 2018-06-12T14:20:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|

French Country Brunch: The Winter Edition Join Shawnie Kelley for a travel-inspired cooking class in the beautiful demo kitchen at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Saturday, Jan 13. She takes rustic Provençal dishes and gives them a healthy tweak. The French equivalent to brunch, déjeuner is a lighter afternoon meal that often includes [...]