Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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DELIVERING MILK
TO YOUR DOOR

It all started around 1910,
when milk was delivered in wagons,
fresh from the dairy,
by horseback!

Horses gave way to trucks.
Refrigeration made household milk a commodity.
By the 1930s, most milk was delivered
at the back door by your local "milk man."

Things have changed since then,
and milk trucks have rusted away
in favor of grocery store plastic bottles.

But there's a come-back in home delivery of milk.
Here in St. Louis, as in other major metro markets,
milk trucks are hitting the road again.
Here, Oberweiss Dairy is signing up home customers
for delivery of "real milk in real glass bottles"
in "real milk trucks."
(And their milk is sourced from family farms
that DO NOT use bovine growth hormones.)

Oberweiss' business is booming.
In fact, they're buying and reconditioning
old milk trucks, from a bygone era.

An idea whose time has come.
Again!

(And they'll deliver CHOCOLATE milk.)



Monday, January 30, 2012

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THE ART OF PREPARING
FINE CUISINE

A close look at the skill and preparation
of a multi-course gourmet meal.

Each step a hand-made work of art.

Freshest ingredients.
A knowledge of combinations and chemistry.
A bold approach for new techniques.
An appreciation for sensory expression.
A passion for food.
And above all, color!

The end result is every bit a work of art.

(Food is beautiful!)


Sunday, January 29, 2012

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ANOTHER AMAZING
"ROGUE UNDERGROUND" EVENT

This time, volunteer "foodies" signed up
to help prepare the extraordinary gourmet dinner.
Rogue master chefs helped direct each course.

Guests dined in a photography studio,
and were treated to an unforgettable 6-course meal.

Volunteer chefs pitched in
to create an extraordinary experience.

Yum!




Saturday, January 28, 2012

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NEW COFFEE SHOP IN TOWN

Coffee lovers know the difference
"small, local and personal" can make.
And they're supporting small coffee shops
in neighborhoods around the city . . .
with passionate baristas, small batch roasting,
single-origin estate beans,
and the latest in brewing techniques.

Welcome SUMP South City Coffee,
3700 S. Jefferson in St. Louis.
Scott Carey offers unique beans
not normally seen in town,
and some very unique brewing techniques.

You'll enjoy Scott's knowledge and curiosity
of brewing a perfect cup of coffee.
You'll have your choice of:

Espresso & Lattes
Chemex Pour-Over
Aeropress
French Press
and
6-foot Ice Tower Brewer

Definitely worth a vist.
(This ain't no Starbucks!)




Friday, January 27, 2012

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SEE MY PRETTY ROCKS

These aren't just rocks.
These are agates.
Beautiful laguna agates, from Mexico.

Considered by collectors
the most beautiful banded agates in the world.
Their intense color combinations make them unique.

Laguna agates are found in the rugged hills
of Ojo Laguna, just north of Chihuahua, Mexico,
150 miles south of El Paso, Texas.

Unfortunately, the choice mining spots there
have carefully guarded claims,
which make these beautiful "rocks" even more scarce.

Laguna nodules average 3-4" in diameter,
and when sawed and polished,
have spectacular bands of color within.





Thursday, January 26, 2012

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DISSECTING VIEWS
ON ONE PIECE OF ART

How we look at art . . .
there are so many ways, so many views.

Take this outdoor sculpture,
at Washington University School of Architecture:
a class project, called "Salt Works",
(mixed media: plywood and plastic),
constructed at the graduate studio,
under the direction of Joe MacDonald.

An "organic shape of concave shapes"
that plays with light and shadows!

More than one view . . .

(See the salt?)



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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"STICKWORK ON CAMPUS"

Drive along Forsyth Boulevard,
next to Washington University (St. Louis),
and you'll see two new "buildings."

It's the result of a recent installation by art students,
under the direction and supervision of
internationally renowned sculptor, Patrick Dougherty.
Two 20-foot high branch houses were the
brain child of Dougherty, who had the students
collect 20,000 sticks and branches from the area
(mostly willow and dogwood.)

These all natural constructions were erected
and hand assembled in 3 weeks time,
and will weather naturally through the seasons.
The sculpture is entitled "Double Or Nothing."

Now THAT'S what I call a "tree house."