Monday, November 24, 2014

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SHOPPING FOR
THANKSGIVING DINNER

I love shopping farmer's markets
late in the season,
just in time for Thanksgiving.

Picked fresh, no sprays, all natural.

Let's see what shall we get
for Thanksgiving dinner . . .

o Sage & pumpkins (of course)

o Jerusalem artichokes & peppers (why not?)

o Bok choy (oh yes)

o  Sweet potatoes (a must!)

o  Turnips & carrots (never been sweeter)

o  Persimmons (perfectly ripe)

o  Oyster mushrooms (yum)

o  Organic Granny Smith apples
(ugly but sooo delicious)

So thankful for local farmers markets.
Time for a feast!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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DANCE MARATHON
HELPS MAKE MIRACLES
FOR CHILDREN

Students at St. Louis University 
held a dance marathon this weekend
to help raise funds for 
the Children's Miracle Network.

Hundreds of students danced nonstop
to reach their fundraising goal of $250,000
to help area children's hospitals
treat infants born with tragic medical defects.

Highlight of the evening was bringing
children up on stage who were born
prematurely with terminal diagnoses . . .
but with care funded through the
Children's Miracle Network,
are leading normal lives today.

(Fred Bird and other sports mascots
showed up to join in the dance!)


Saturday, November 22, 2014

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ST. LOUIS PLANETARIUM

A walk through Forest Park
at night
includes some great views
of the St. Louis Planetarium.

It may be closed at night,
but there's still a light show
in the sky.

Friday, November 21, 2014

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THE BEST CRAFT WHISKEY
IN MISSOURI

Meet Gary Hinegardner,
distiller and owner of
Wood Hat Spirits
in New Florence, Missouri.

In operation for barely one year,
Wood Hat is the only wood-fired still
in the country (that's legal!).
A true craft distillery,
Gary has already won 4 medals
for his premier bourbons and
blue corn whiskey,
   plus select fresh fruit cordials . . .

all produced using locally grown grains,
aged in barrels made from Missouri oak,
and fired with local scrap oak
to heat oil that transfers heat to the still.
(Whiskeys distilled six times for a
very smooth taste and finish.)

Open Tuesday through Sunday,
for tastings and tours.
www.woodhatspirits.com

(And when you're there,
marvel at Gary's one-of-a-kind
wood hats, wood turned by
the master distiller himself.)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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THERE'S SOMETHING
ABOUT RENOIR

That look.
Those eyes.
That moment.

And then
  there's Degas . . .
his ballerina.

   And Picasso . . .
his nude.

I'm bewitched 
by the masters.

Too much time
at the museum.

(Back to the real world.)