Sunday, June 30, 2013

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WHY WE SHOP
AT FARMERS MARKETS

Because the sellers are the growers.

Because the food is local, fresher,
more nutritious.

Because it's healthy to smile.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

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REAL TOMATOES
ARE HERE

Finally!

The first home-grown tomatoes
have arrived at our farmers market.

A sure sign summer is here.

No more tasteless, mushy, refrigerated
grocery store tomato "look alikes."
The real thing has arrived.

There's just no substitute!

Friday, June 28, 2013

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KNOW WHY SO MANY SUMMER
FLOWERS ARE YELLOW?

. . . maybe because the SUN is yellow?

(No, their color attracts pollinator insects,
to perpetuate the species.)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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FLOATING THROUGH
A CLOUD

There's a magic that happens.

Floating down a cold Missouri stream,
when the air is warm and moist and still. 

Where the cold water meets the warm air above,
you paddle through a cloud.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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COLD SPRING WATERS
ON A HOT SUMMER DAY

No matter how hot these summer days get,
our spring-fed streams run clean and cold.

And that's just what trout need to
grow big and fat . . .

so grab your rod, cool down in a
Missouri trout stream and
catch your limit.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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ROGUE'S 30th UNDERGROUND
DINING EVENT WAS
DECIDEDLY X-RATED

After all, 30 in Roman numerals is XXX.

And they picked the perfect place
 to serve this 9-course gourmet dinner . . .
the very naughty Shameless Grounds
Cafe and Coffee House.

The lucky guests were shocked at
the delicious menu and accompanying wines,
including a custom bottling of SEELBACH,
a mixture of champagne, bourbon whiskey,
Cointreau, bitters and orange peel,
blended, bottled and capped earlier that day.

Rogue serving staff were appropriately
dressed in "revealing" aprons.

Monday, June 24, 2013

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NEW WAY FOR YARD SALES

There's a new way to hold "yard sales"
  in the neighborhood . . .

Put all your "junk" in the front yard,
and don't worry about the sale price.

Take what you want, 
and pay what you want.

It all disappears,
and at a fair price, too.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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TIE ONE ON FOR DAD

There's a roadside tribute for Dads
which has been attracting add-on ties
since Father's Day.

Located at a local bus stop,
family members have been
adding some of Dad's ties
 for a public salute.

What a great way to have him
"tie one on."



Saturday, June 22, 2013

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HOT WEATHER GARDEN

Now that the hot days of summer are here,
cactus gardens are thriving.

Our long range forecast is
for 95˚+ temperatures.

Friday, June 21, 2013

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IT'S WATERMELON TIME

Now that it's summer,*
it's time to buy a homegrown watermelon,
picked fresh from the field,
still warm from the sun.

The sweet taste of summer.
Mmmmmm, yum!

Chill a melon in the creek
on a hot summer day
for a refreshing treat.

(*By the way,
Happy First Day of Summer.)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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DAYLILIES:
EDIBLE BEAUTIES

Fields of daylilies 
color hillsides and yards
with carpets of orange.

They offer chefs and home cooks
some delicious recipes as well.

Daylilies are completely edible
 and downright delicious . . .
the flowers, root tubers and
especially the slender flower buds.

In fact, daylily buds are often called
"poor man's asparagus."

Add flowers to a summer salad, or
sauté the buds for a delicious
addition to your next stir fry.

Yum!