The “Art In Bloom” exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum is an amazing combination of fine art and interpretive flower arranging. It takes place in the winter no less! It is a can’t miss event. This calla lily arrangement won Best of Show in 2015.
“Art in Bloom” at the Art Museum.
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Favorite/best coffee: Starbucks mocha frappucino lite with whipped cream on Delmar.
Favorite pizzas: Dewey’s Wild Mushroom or Socrates’ Revenge.
Favorite streets to walk on during certain holidays… Fall, Halloween, Christmas.
Favorite places to buy plants: University Gardens, Sugar Creek Gardens, Garden Heights
We are so lucky to live in such a rich, diverse place. But sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Time to explore a bit.
A Swallowtail butterfly landing on echinacea (purple cone flower). St. Louis summer at its best!
Is there a favorite statue or piece of art that you would like to share? Like the fish on the bike in the pond. Or the cow in the front yard. Or the huge pig on a front yard in Clayton.
Events, places, restaurants, work out classes, massages, wine shops, music within walking distance or further afield. Share your favorite discoveries! Share your pictures of your favorite things!
1 cup melted margarine
1 cup sugar
2 pistachio pudding mixes (3.4oz) – do not use low cal
Almond flavoring (about 1 capful)
Cream all above together
3 cups flour (not quite that much)
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
Mix these together
Stir flour mixture in with pistachio mixture a little at a time
(it gets hard to stir, but persevere)
Spoon mixture onto cookie sheets that have been lightly coated with Pam cooking spray
Cookies do not spread a lot when baking
Bake at 350 for 13 – 15 minutes. Don’t over bake!!
Cool on wax paper
Powdered sugar (lots)
Water (just a few spoonfuls)
Drizzle over the top of the cookies after they have cooled
a bit but still warm to form a glaze
Recipe makes about 3 dozen, depending on how big a spoon you use.