Services & Pricing
Calendula Kitchen is a personal chef service for those supporting their bodies into fertility, during pregnancy & throughout the postpartum period.
The Calendula Kitchen mission is honor the miracle of all life on Earth through nourishing, grounding meals. We honor the Earth as our mother, and we serve you as a new parent. This means that local, organic produce and herbs are the grounding center of all we create. Meals are primarily vegan.
How it works: Tallen Sloane will visit your home once or twice a week to prepare an array of wholesome meals, snacks, mushroom broths, & herbal teas. She will shop, cook, and leave you with one week’s worth of meals and a sparkling clean kitchen!
The rate for the week is $250. This includes groceries, mileage, cooking and clean up. It does not include: $50 one-time initiation fee for glass tupperware & storage containers. There is an option for a dinner package for two for an additional $100 per week.
About Tallen Sloane
Calendula Kitchen’s Proprietor & Chef
Tallen Sloane, proprietor of Calendula Kitchen & personal chef, is a health advocate, folklorist, and labor doula. She began Calendula Kitchen in 2019 to blend her interest in folk healing traditions, western herbalism, and pelvic health. Informed by years of personal interest, academic research, and careful, intuitive listening, Calendula Kitchen exists to honor the miracle of all life on earth through nourishing, grounding meals that promote healing, sensuality, and community.
Calendula Kitchen blossomed from Tallen’s personal experience. Tallen was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2007 when she was 16 years old. After bouts of hormonal treatments that left her lethargic, crabby, and resentful, she discovered the power of food in managing her endometriosis symptoms and supporting her body through its natural rhythms. Her curiosity about food as medicine led her to learn more about food access & justice along with Western herbalism and folk healing customs from around the world.
She received her Master of Letters in Ethnology and Folklore from the University of Aberdeen in 2016 when she collaborated with the Jewish Community to document vernacular Jewish expression in the North-East of Scotland. Her interests include women's spirituality, spiritual healing, medical anthropology/folklore, and indigenous healing systems. She received her undergraduate degree concentrating in American Culture and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan in 2014.
Currently, she offers labor doula services on a limited basis. Her training in ethnology and folklore informs her doula practice as she believes in providing culturally-sensitive and gentle sister-like support to her clients. She serves the Greater Boston area.