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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE PROCEDURE? TAVR may be an option for people who have severe aortic stenosis and are considered at intermediate or high risk of complications from surgical aortic valve replacement. Your physician will run a series of tests to determine what is the best option.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS IT MIGHT BE NEEDED? Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is done to replace the aortic valve in people with aortic valve stenosis. Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the heartâ€™s aortic valve narrows, preventing it from opening fully and therefore obstructing blood flow from your heart into your aorta and into the rest of your body.
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C O N T E N T S
83 HOME RUNS 5 UP AND COMING COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOODS.
88 GOAL-ORIENTED MUâ€™S DRINKWITZ HAS HIGH HOPES.
76 FRESH FLAIR SPRING LOOKS TO LOVE. INSIDE COLUMBIA MARCH 2020 11
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Mar 2020 In every issue
15 ONLINE 16 FROM THE EDITOR
23 25 SPOTLIGHT A healthy dose of help: Pascale’s Pals holds annual auction. 26 CALENDAR 31
HIGH NOTE The stories behind today’s top songs.
33 34 5 THINGS Dodge those darn its: 5 things to get before you need them. 37
HEALTH & WELLNESS Why you need more than weight training and cardio.
91 93 DASH Cause a stir with this easy Asian noodle dish. 94 DINING OUT Love Coffee serves coffee — and a greater purpose in the community.
96 COOKING WITH BROOK Enjoy sweet victory with these delectable crepes. 100 DINING GUIDE Nine featured favorites.
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ON THE TOWN A NEW VIEW DARKOW DRAWS THE FINAL WORD
40 ROBINSON’S RAMBLINGS The state of things: a look at proposed Missouri bills.
On the cover Local newscaster Emily Spain models one of spring’s hottest hues. Photo by L.G. Patterson.
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Check our Instagram page for a video peek behind the scenes of this month’s fashion shoot, which features three local newscasters as our models.
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GROW YOUR GREEN THUMB — AND YOUR CLOSET — THIS SPRING.
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hile the color of this jacket may not appear in nature until May, early spring still offers a light at the end of the tunnel that is winter. Although March may still bring snow or hail, it marks the end of February’s dreary rule over the skies. When I was a kid, March meant that we no longer had to bundle up in several layers before going outside to play in the creek in our backyard. But unfortunately, it also meant we had to help prepare the garden for spring planting. While I enjoyed the fruits — and vegetables — of my labor, I didn’t really appreciate the true value of home-grown produce until after I no longer lived on my parent’s small farm. As a renter, there’s not a lot you can do in the way of gardening, but one exception is herbs. They grow well in potted containers and can instantly transform a dish from boring and basic to fresh and unique. My favorite will always be basil. For tips on growing herbs and maintaining them, check out the story on page 58. If you have a bit more space, you should check out the story on native plants on page 56. Native flowers and grasses can look just as beautiful and manicured as imported plants, and their benefits are well worth it. They provide habitat, food and pollen for native insects, including honey bees, that desperately need someone on their side. Interested in expanding your closet instead of your green thumb? Be sure to check out our Spring Fashion article, with all of this year’s new trends including bright red, chartreuse and fun prints on page 76. Local newscasters Emily Spain, Meghan Lane and Kyreon Lee were so much fun to work with for this shoot and helped us “break” these exciting new looks. So, as we hopefully close the book on winter’s worst, we hope this issue helps you March into spring feeling optimistic. Happy reading!
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More than a few celebs are turning 50 this month: Julie Bowen on 3/3, Rachel Weisz on 3/7, Queen Latifah on 3/18, Lara Flynn Boyle on 3/24, Mariah Carey and Elizabeth Mitchell on 3/27 and Vince Vaughn on 3/28. A notable thing is turning 50 this month, too: McDonald’s Minty Shamrock Shake.
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Cheering Children: Pascale’s Pals Hosts Annual Auction
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Little Patients, Huge Help PASCALE’S PALS HOLDS ANNUAL AUCTION.
BY PEG GILL • PHOTO COURTESY OF PASCALE'S PALS
ocal organization Pascale’s Pals,
that receive care at the Women’s and
tion since childhood, back then in small
Inc. assists children — and the
Children’s Hospital because of the
ways.” Volunteer opportunities include
families of those children — who
long-standing projects we have been
becoming a prayer partner or a wish
are undergoing treatment for cancer or
able to do. We have renovated the new
basket deliverer or donating goods and
any type of chronic or life-threatening
pediatric play room and teen room on
services for the organization’s annual
illness at the University of Missouri
the fifth floor,” says volunteer Monique
auction or attending the event.
Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It’s
White, who is Pascale’s older sister.
named in honor of Pascale White, a
“We renovated the NICU waiting room
funding source for Pascale’s Pals, and it’s
two-time survivor of acute lymphoblastic
recently as well.” In addition to these
taking place this year at 5 p.m. Friday,
leukemia. It was during her childhood
one-time projects, the organization
March 13, at the Holiday Inn Executive
treatments at the hospital that her family
also has many ongoing programs. “We
Center. The auction will be the orga-
saw the need for such an organization
provide wish baskets for children newly
nization’s 22nd, and the evening will
and helped found it in 1995. Everyone
diagnosed with chronic or life-threaten-
begin with a silent auction and cocktails,
involved is a volunteer — no one is on
ing illnesses, financial support to fami-
followed by dinner, a live auction and
salary. This fact makes the scope of ev-
lies in need, we have a student chapter
raffles, and dancing.
erything the organization has been able
that hosts activities weekly, ‘Beads for
to accomplish all the more amazing.
Breath’ with the cystic fibrosis kids,
wide selection of wines and an assort-
The first project Pascale’s Pals under-
The annual benefit auction is the main
Raffle prizes include a $1,000 prize, a
‘Beads for Babies’ for the families in the
ment of beer from Logboat Brewing Co.
took was a bake sale to raise funds to
NICU, and a switched program that
Live auction items include a Chiefs hel-
outfit every inpatient room on the hospi-
adapts toys for children with severe mo-
met autographed by Patrick Mahomes, a
tal’s pediatric floor with TV VCRs. Since
one-week stay at a Winter Park, Colorado,
then, community support has allowed
Volunteers are always needed, and
the organization to grow and greatly
there are many ways to get involved. “I
expand how it’s been able to help.
adore being involved!” White says. “I’ve
“We are able to help all the kids
been volunteering with the organiza-
ski condo, and deluxe Blues and Cards ticket packages. For more information about the event or the organization, visit pascalespals.org.
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What’s Going On THE EVENTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS MONTH.
True/False Film Fest
VARIOUS VENUES | MARCH 5-8
Don’t miss Columbia’s annual cinematic celebration. The festival not only showcases documentaries by filmmakers from all over the world, it also enriches downtown with special T/F art installations, musical performances and events. Times and prices vary; truefalse.org
Mizzou Men’s Basketball
“My Little Pony Live”
Don’t miss the court commotion when the Tigers face Alabama in their final regular season SEC home game. 1:30 p.m.; prices vary; mutigerscom
Get ready for the “mane” event of 2020! This dazzling all-new stage musical’s ready to entertain and delight. Featuring an original story, follow Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack and Rainbow Dash (with Spike in tow!) as the beloved
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ponies embrace their true colors and embark on a magical adventure. 6 p.m.; prices vary; concertseries.org March 11-15
“Votes for Women” RHYNSBURGER THEATRE
This commemoration of the ratification of the 19th amendment was freely adapted from Elizabeth Robbins’ 1906 feminist classic “Votes for Women,” Marie Jenney Howe’s “Unsolicited Interviews and Anti-Suffrage Monologue” and other historical sources. MU Theatre’s adaptation relocates the action to America. 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee; $17; theatre.missouri.edu March 12
Columbia College Career Fair SOUTHWELL GYM
More than 90 employers will be in attendance looking to connect with talented professionals who want to take the next step in their careers. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free; ccis.edu/careerservices March 12-15
STEPHENS COLLEGE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE
In this grand and dream-tweaked comedy by one of the most produced contemporary female playwrights, four beautiful, strong women lose their heads in an irreverent, girl-powered farce set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee; $16 adult, $10 student/senior; stephens.edu March 13
MU HEALTH CARE PAVILION
Join the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) for a free meal of soup and bread at this fundraiser. Handcrafted bowls can be purchased to help support CCUA’s many local programs. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. dinner;
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Catch the popular and prolific country singer/songwriter in a Friday night concert. Aldean has released nine albums and 24 singles since signing with Broken Bow Records in 2005; 21 of his singles have reached No. 1 on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay. 7:30 p.m.; prices vary; various ticket outlets
free meal, $5-$20 suggested donation for bowl purchase; columbiaurbanag.org/emptybowls
5 p.m.; $140/individual ticket; pascalespals.org March 13-14
Pascale’s Pals Fundraising Auction
HOLIDAY INN EXECUTIVE CENTER
This annual auction raises funds that the nonprofit uses to assist children who are undergoing treatment at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital and their families. The evening begins with a silent auction and cocktails, followed by dinner, a live auction, raffles and dancing. See more on page 25.
Mid-Missouri Home Show
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Planning to spruce up your home this spring? Don’t miss this free show, now in its 60th year. It’ll include dozens of homebuilders, remodelers, home goods products, and lighting and energy efficiency businesses. Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; columbiahba.com
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Rhythm of the Dance JESSE AUDITORIUM
This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment and has wowed 7 million fans over the past 21 years. It features world and Irish champion dancers and some of the finest traditional musicians and singers. 7 p.m.; from $47; concertseries.org March 19
Mid-Mo Baby Expo
THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT | March 14
If you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you won’t want to miss this event! It has all sorts of useful information, helpful hints, demos, giveaways and more — all bundled up in one convenient place to help you prepare for your bundle of joy. 8 a.m. to noon.; $5, kids 10 & younger free; midmobabyexpo.com
Catch comedian, actor and author Ron White when he comes to Columbia. White’s best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed “Tater Salad,” he has been nominated for three Grammys, and his book “I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability” made The New York Times’ best-seller list. 8 p.m.; prices vary; various ticket outlets March 20-22
Polar Plunge BASS PRO SHOPS
Come out and cheer on the chilly dippers in this annual frosty fundraiser! Scores of plucky participants will brave the frigid winter waters of Bass Pro Shops’ lake to raise funds for local Special Olympics athletes. Noon; donations encouraged; https://secure. somo.org March 14
ARROW ROCK LYCEUM THEATRE
Sawyer Brown has been described as “the Rolling Stones of country music.” They have released 23 albums, with three gold albums selling more than half
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a million copies each. More than 50 of their singles have entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts; three, including their signature song “Some Girls Do,” reached No. 1. 7:30 p.m.; from $75; lyceumtheatre.org
Mizzou Baseball TAYLOR STADIUM
Batter up! The MU Tigers take on Auburn in a threegame weekend SEC series. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m.; $8 adult, $5 youth/senior; mutigers.com
Show-Me Opera: The Pirates of Penzance MISSOURI THEATRE
A musical tale of romance, humor and tongue-twisting lyrics, this is one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan comic operettas. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship to a band of pirates on his 21st birthday and is ready to enjoy his first day as an independent man. But fate has other ideas. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3. p.m. Sunday; $23 adult; concertseries.org
Train Show PAQUIN TOWER
All aboard! Come to the annual show and see a wide variety of displays involving trains and the early days of transportation as well as videos and photographs on rail travel. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free; como.gov/parksandrec
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Visit Our New State Of The Art Office
Missouri Contemporary Ballet: “LIVE!” MISSOURI THEATRE
Featuring both live dance and live music, “LIVE!” will include three world premieres, acclaimed works from the ballet's repertoire and original compositions from local musicians including Tom Andes and Travis McFarlane. The innovative choreography, set to a compilation of diverse live music, is sure to wow. 7 p.m.; from $48; concertseries.org
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Cab Calloway Orchestra MISSOURI THEATRE
A row of shiny instruments, red-hot lyrics, smooth ensemble work, spicy brass harmonies and the sound of “Hi Di Ho!” have been the trademarks of concerts by the Cab Calloway Orchestra since the 1920s. These days the orchestra performs under the baton of Cab’s grandson, Calloway Brooks. 7 p.m.; from $45; concertseries.org April 23-25
Unbound Book Festival
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Returning for its fifth year, the festival celebrates literature of all kinds and features nationally recognized and best-selling authors across many genres. On Thursday evening, there will be an authors’ event at the Blind Boone Home, and on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will give the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre. On Saturday, the festival takes place at various venues on the Stephens College campus. All day; free; unboundbookfestival.com
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The Story Behind the Song THREE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC.
BY JAMIE MAC • PHOTO FEATURING DUA LIPA
takes 10,000 hours to become a master at something, such as love in this case. Dedicated to the singers’ wives, the song was released
Coming off a strong showing in last season’s “American Idol,”
shortly after Bieber married Hailey Baldwin, where Dan and Shay
Barrett figured she wouldn’t have any challenges securing a
were the performers. Catch the video to see the guys serenading
record deal. But this wasn’t the case, so she got back to her roots
their wives, and fall in love all over again.
and worked on her songwriting. The result: She has one of the fastest-growing songs on the country charts with “I Hope.” She was working with a couple of songwriters in Nashville
“DON’T START NOW”
around Halloween, when one said to her, “Let’s write a breakup song where the guy does the girl bad, but the girl still kinda
You fall in love, then they break up with you. And just when
wishes the guy well in the end, like, ‘Yeah, no bother, nothing’s
you’re moving on, they suddenly want you back. But you’re good
wrong.’” She told theboot.com that she was like, "Yeah, no. That's
now. If you can relate, Lipa has your anthem. Her latest, “Don’t
not gonna work. That can’t work, because I just don't recall that
Start Now” covers the empowering moment when you can tell
happening when we get done wrong." Well, it is working — Bar-
them to get over it, you’re good. She even provides some advice
rett’s on her way to claiming her first country hit. You can watch
with the lyrics, “If you don’t wanna see me dancing with some-
her perform live at Ballpark Village in St. Louis on March 26.
body … Don’t show up. Don’t start caring about me now.” And it’s all done in a disco feel, providing a preview of what her second
Dan & Shay f. Justin Bieber
album, “Future Nostalgia,” will sound like. She has described it as a “nostalgic pop record that feels like a dancercise class,” incorporating the disco and pop genres. Find out for yourself as the album drops in almost exactly one month, on April 3.
When you need a love song, you should know by now you can count on Dan and Shay. In a follow-up to “Tequila” and “Speechless,”
Jamie Mac is the director of programming and new media for
comes “10,000 Hours,” featuring Justin Bieber. The duo had him in
Zimmer Radio Group, which includes KCLR 99, Y107 FM and The
mind when they were writing the song. The idea behind it is that it
Wave. He has worked in radio for 12 years.
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Advance Party: 5 Things to Get Before You Need Them
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Accidentally break a glass? After sweeping it up, lay a flashlight on the floor. Any pieces of glass you may have missed will make shadows so you can easily spot them and pick them up. Another tip? Use a piece of tape to catch any fine shards.
FIVE THINGS TO HAVE ON HAND BEFORE YOU NEED THEM. BY PEG GILL
WE’RE ALL HUMAN. We forget. We avoid. We procrastinate. Then something happens and we’re caught off guard and unprepared. To help avoid hassles, inconveniences and perhaps even disaster, there are certain items you really ought to have on hand before you actually need them. Here are five:
An extra phone charger. This is especially important if you don’t have a landline, because then your cellphone is truly your lifeline. That handy charger you count on can conk out, get left or lost when you travel or walk off with a houseguest. Better to have an extra at the ready.
A primary care physician. You likely have specialty doctors, such as an ob-gyn if you’re a woman. But you may be leaving your other care to chance. Yes, you can visit an urgent care or the ER, but that’s not the best bet for your health or your finances. The time to find a doctor is before you need one.
A working flashlight. Beside the one on your cellphone. Emphasis on working. Batteries don’t last forever, and they don’t replace themselves. All it takes is a storm to knock out your power and you’ll find yourself cursing the darkness. Literally.
A spare spare key. You probably do have a spare house key hidden outside in a magnetic box or a faux rock. But then company visits, uses it and forgets to give it back. They promise to mail it. They forget. You forget, too. Next thing you know, more company’s coming and suddenly, you get a frantic phone call: They’re locked out. The key to avoiding this? Uh … exactly.
A current passport. You never know when you might win a fabulous foreign vacation or need to travel for some unexpected reason. Don’t pass on a passport update. Remember, the process takes time and expediating it costs extra.
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
POPULAR WORKOUT OPTIONS ARE ONLY PART OF THE EQUATION. BY STEVEN MACK
t this time of the year, you’re
likely to feel most motivated after a birth-
more likely to feel motivated
day, at the start of a week, the beginning
the store with a load of groceries. It’s
to exercise, and it’s not just
of a month or the start of a new year.
summertime, and your car will be hot
in your head. Katy Milkman, host of
Before you sign up for a gym member-
Picture this: You just got home from
soon. You bought some frozen items,
the “Choiceology” podcast, often tells
ship, you should know that there are
and no one else is there to help. You’ll
stories about her research on what’s been
other aspects of overall fitness besides
need to move quickly to get everything
coined “The Fresh Start Effect.”
toning and bulking.
out of your car — bending forward into
Compared to normal, you’re more
Your body was made to move.
your trunk, pulling bags toward you, lift-
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
Different types of exercise are associated with different kinds of adaptations or responses to exercising. Program design for strength/resistance training is different than program design for cardiovascular, plyometric, and speed and agility training.
ing them up and then carrying them to
for strength/resistance training is different
the house without losing your balance or
than program design for cardiovascular,
practice movement: centering yourself
any of your bags.
plyometric, and speed and agility training.
and getting outside.
When you arrive, slightly out of
Let’s talk about two easy ways you can
While lifting heavier weights makes
Yoga is a good way to practice balance
breath, you muster the energy to lift,
you better at that skill — and can tone
and stability and to improve flexibility. I
bend and put away all the food from
muscle — and performing cardio im-
find that Moon Yoga studio has helped
your conquest. This basic task shouldn’t
proves skills that rely on cardiovascular
me destress with its inviting atmosphere.
be as hard as it is for some of us, but part
capacity (the heart’s ability to work), you
Moon Yoga is a modern vinyasa yoga
of that is because of the overemphasis on
also need flexibility and motor control in
studio located near Flat Branch Park
order to live a healthy lifestyle.
downtown at 23 S. Fourth St.
Each of us should be able to move in
Motor control is the ability to balance,
To get outside, consider following the
a number of ways, including crawling,
stabilize, coordinate, time and control
lead of Annette Triplett, chief executive
jumping, pulling, lifting and carrying.
movement through the range of motion
officer of PedNet. Triplett has made a
The way that you train in combination
you possess. Agility is a skill that falls
habit of walking to work. “I found that I
with your genetics determines how
under motor control. It is the ability to
really enjoyed the walk as a way to ease
your body adapts.
rapidly change your whole body’s direc-
into the beginning of my day, and to
Different types of exercise are associ-
tion or speed in response to a stimulus
wind down at the end,” she says. “The
ated with different kinds of adaptations or
— think dodging a squirrel on the trails
walk was more pleasant than driving,
responses to exercising. Program design
or catching yourself after tripping.
and I stuck with it.”
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Through The Eyes Of A Goddess CERES LOOKS AT NEW LAWS FOR YOUR KIDS. BY JOHN DRAKE ROBINSON
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our life might be about to change. Ceres can offer some help. After a much-needed visit
public schools or on school buses. Her bronze eyebrows raised when one
requiring accommodations for breastfeeding mothers. She applauds the effort
lawmaker filed a bill to empower 18-year-
to allow you to be buried with your pet
to a Chicago spa to fix a hundred years of
olds to carry concealed weapons, lowering
in a human and pet cemetery.
lightning strikes to her bronze skin, the
the legal age from 19. She noticed another
statue of Ceres has remounted her perch
bill would prohibit the sale of an assault
proposals that protect referees and um-
atop your state Capitol. As the ancient
weapon to a person younger than 21.
pires as special victims under the law,
Roman goddess of agriculture and
Being the protective type, she likes
Ceres stands up and applauds several
establishing the offense of harassment of
fertility, Ceres also represents the love a
the House proposal that would allow
mother bears for her child. Her daughter,
school districts to install and operate
Proserpina, was kidnapped by Pluto, who
school bus safety cameras to detect
idea of designating September as fam-
married her and made her queen of the
motorists who don’t stop for a school
ily meals month. “The citizens of this
bus that is receiving or discharging
state are encouraged to recognize the
a school or recreation athletic official. Most of all, her heart warms to the
Ceres searched for six months to
students. And she thinks it’s okay for
month by enjoying more meals together
find her missing daughter, and when
your kids to cash in if the bill passes
as a family, which helps families make
she finally found the girl, she caused
allowing college athletes to be paid.
healthier choices, develops stronger
the springtime to emerge, celebrating Proserpina’s return with flowers. Nifty. Now, as spring emerges in Missouri, Ceres is peeking under the dome to see what lawmakers have cultivated for your children. She’s encouraged that some legislators want to require school districts to teach cursive writing. She thinks cursive writing exudes beauty and class. And she supports the bill to allow students to apply sunscreen at school. After all, her weather-damaged skin required
Now, as spring emerges in Missouri, Ceres is peeking under the dome to see what lawmakers have cultivated for your children.
expensive repair. So, she can support the legislative proposal to forbid using tanning beds by anybody younger than 18. She worries about her daughter’s drivrelationships between family members,
ing, so she supports the several bills to
Having watched her child be kid-
prohibit the use of a hand-held wireless
napped and forced to be the Queen of
and encourages positive behavior and
communication device within a school
Hell, she applauds the effort to prohibit
academic performance in children and
zone. She even likes the efforts to ban
children from being placed in the cus-
teens,” the bill proclaims.
the use of hand-held wireless communi-
tody of individuals who have been found
cation devices by drivers of any age.
guilty of sexual trafficking of a child.
Having felt the heat of a hundred light-
And she shed a bronze tear when she
But Ceres asks, “Will the bill discourage personal electronic devices at the dinner table?”
ning strikes, she’s all over the crackdown
read the Parental Oversight of Public
on teen smokers, especially the proposal
Libraries Act, which would create local
raising the required age to purchase and
five-member censorship boards to throw
you a passenger seat view of his journey.
possess tobacco products from 18 to 21.
books they deem offensive onto the bonfire.
Find out more at johndrakerobinson.com
But she sees hope in the proposal for
Follow John’s Facebook page, A Road Trip
And she’s okay with the bill that prohibits using vapor products in indoor areas of
school districts to implement policies
John’s three books about his travels give
Into America’s Hidden Heart.
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REAL ESTATE AGENT PROFILES
Buying a home can be overwhelming. There are so many questions to answer. What can you afford? Where do you want to live? What are your must-haves? Does it need to be “move-in” ready? Luckily, a licensed real estate professional can help. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home — or fourth — or you’re looking to sell the one you’re currently in, on the next few pages you’ll meet some of Columbia’s most accomplished agents.
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BOTH LESLIE SPIELER-WINN AND LINDA PETERSON enjoy the variety of their days as Realtors. “Every day is different — no two days are the same,” they say. “We get to interact with many different people, personalities and cultures. Helping people get what they want and what they dream of owning is very rewarding!” They also appreciate the fact that the industry allows them a significant amount of versatility and autonomy. Spieler-Winn is a graduate of William Woods University, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993. “I have lived in Columbia/Boone County my entire life,” she says. “From the first time you meet me, I will make you feel at ease with my professional and personable working style. I keep apprised of the real estate industry by attending real estate conferences and continuing education classes as the real estate market evolves. I became a MO licensed real estate agent in 2015, secured the Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) designation in 2016, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation in 2019, and currently am working on Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.”
Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an emphasis in management and finance from Columbia College in 1999. Like Spieler-Winn, she’s a lifelong Missourian. “Being a Missouri native, I’ve proudly called Columbia home for the past 30 years. It’s amazing to see the overwhelming progress and growth of this beautiful and vibrant town. That, along with my passion to help people, is why I decided on a career in real estate. I became a MO licensed real estate agent in 2014, secured the Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) designation in 2016, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation in 2019, and am currently working on Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.” We have a passion for our clients and are their trusted real estate resource as they transition through major milestones in their lives. We are The Transition Team!
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COLLECTIVELY, THIS MOTHER/DAUGHTER DUO has been in the real estate business for more than 25 years. Lori started her career in rental management, owning nearly 30 properties. After several years managing rental property, her renter clients started turning into buyer clients. Kelsey earned her bachelor’s in hospitality management from MU and began her real estate career in Dallas in 2015. In the fall of 2019, she moved back home to Columbia and joined forces with Lori. They both love working with people and helping their clients with one of the biggest financial, life decisions. According to Lori and Kelsey, “A home is not just a place to live, it’s where you are constantly growing, learning, changing and becoming who you’re supposed to be. If we can help provide someone with a great atmosphere and find them a home that’s going to help them develop to the next stage of their lives, that’s incredibly rewarding.” The duo feels they offer their clients a unique combination. “With experience coming from two generations, we each have skill sets that would be hard to come by in one person. Wisdom, cutting edge marketing skills, knowledge of the latest technologies ... all
while holding a true passion for real estate. We pride ourselves on being skilled communicators and providing a consistent, quick response time. Since there are two of us, we can focus on both the buying and selling process to ensure it goes smoothly.” When asked what qualities matter most in a good client relationship, their response is unequivocal: trust, confidence and honesty. “Regardless of the price range, we want to make sure everyone gets the highest level of service. We take the time to get to know our clients and find what they really want. Not only where they want to live, but how they live, and how they use the house. We try to walk them through what could be a very stressful and difficult process and make it an enjoyable experience.”
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BROKER/OWNER MARIAH CARMICHAEL CAUGHT THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BUG in high school. So, after graduating from Stephens College with her MBA in finance in 2006, she set her sights on opening her own real estate company, becoming a licensed Realtor the next year. “Since setting that goal, I have worked to gain experience in several areas of the Boone County real estate market ... from agent to closing broker. In 2016 I used those unique perspectives to open Show Me Real Estate Group.” Carmichael loves to help her clients realize their dreams of home ownership. “It doesn’t matter to me if you are looking for your first rental home out of college or a perfect piece of land on which to build your dream home. Each property, no matter the size or value, comes with its own unique set of challenges that always keeps you on your toes.” She also loves the friendships that she has developed over the years with her buyers and sellers, fellow realtors and business affiliates. Her philosophy, she says, is simple: “My clients come first. I
pledge to be in constant communication, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. I don’t measure success through achievements or accolades, but through the satisfaction of my clients. Most of my clients — 90% — are referrals from friends and past clients and those referrals do not happen unless you are willing to work hard and have an incomparable level of customer service!” To achieve that unmatched level of service, Carmichael is constantly investigating and applying new concepts, techniques, and technologies to the buying and selling of Boone County properties. “Over the last several years I have earned the right to say I am a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), an ‘At Home with Diversity’ agent and the Designated Broker for Show ME Real Estate Group, LLC.”
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FOR THE FOUR MEMBERS OF TIGER HOME TEAM, their motto of “The Experience Matters” is two-fold: “We provide our clients with a wonderful real estate experience and believe that our 50 years of collective experience can make it happen,” the team says. They earned their college degrees in varying fields of study, including housing design, finance and education, and in addition, Sara Jeffrey holds an interior decorating designation and is a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). Despite their different fields of study, all were drawn to the real estate industry for the same reason. “We are all ‘people persons’ — we choose to be real estate agents because it allows us to develop and nurture relationships while managing the many details involved with buying or selling a home,” they say. “The real estate business is a personal experience for both the client and the agent — every day and every transaction are unique. We are drawn to this industry because it guarantees that we will never stop learning and growing. Tiger Home Team knows The Experience Matters and we’re determined to make it a good one!” Collectively, they hold seven designations from the National
Association of REALTORS® and seven real estate certifications, and all four team members completed the association’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program course, affirming their commitment to ethics, advocacy, technology, data privacy and outstanding customer service. The team believes a successful client relationship requires trust, open mindedness, honesty, empathy, respect and communication. “Clients should always work with an agent that has these qualities, as well as one that they feel comfortable with and enjoy spending time with,” they say. House of Brokers is a “home-grown” real estate company founded by seven successful real estate brokers in 1981. Tiger Home Team embraces the team approach to real estate because they feel that collectively they can serve their clients better, saying “Our team focuses on professionalism and the importance of being present and enjoying life!”
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BUYING A HOME ISN’T ABOUT THE HOUSE, it’s about the memories. Annamarie Hopkins became a Realtor with this very thought in mind. “I keep in touch with families long after they purchase their home,” she says. “For me, real estate isn’t about selling properties, it’s about selling memories and giving people the best experience possible.” Through her passion for helping to fulfill people’s dreams and her extensive experience as a property manager, Annamarie Hopkins can prove there’s a smarter move. She takes pride in delivering exceptional service and developing relationships with clients, in which honesty, loyalty, great communication, availability and strong values are essential. By applying those values to every client she works with, Annamarie Hopkins can enjoy families’ smiles during closing the home of their dreams. “It is very rewarding to me to know that I was a part of that,” she says. Buying or selling a home, land, farm or commercial property is an exciting time and shouldn’t feel like a burden, she says.
“My main goal is to take care of my clients every step of the way and embrace the wonderful experience that comes with buying a home, commercial building, farm or land.” If you’re planning on buying or selling in Cole, Callaway or Boone counties and The Lake of the Ozarks, Annamarie Hopkins is ready to get you get the results that you’re looking for with an exceptional level of personalized customer care. Whether you are buying or selling, she will be your number one advocate in the process to get you the best terms and the best deal. Columbia Real Estate specializes in marketing real estate throughout central Missouri, and the company goes above and beyond traditional methods by using a unique combination of high definition virtual tours and social media to help you sell your property.
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Unearth Your Love For Native Plants Missouri’s flora has a lot to give. Here’s how to return the favor. BY LAUREN PUCKETT
ometime around the onset of adulthood, when trendy houseplants and manicured front lawns evolved from confounding grownup inventions to enticing status symbols, I lost something. I forgot the awe of the butterfly garden. Growing up, many of us had one nearby, where we planted milkweed and
thistles with our Scout troops. Or maybe you, like me, went on hikes around Rock Bridge State Park on middle-school orienteering trips, during which you tripped over thorns while your biology professor quizzed you on native flowers. You noticed which insects alighted on which petals, and you wondered at these organisms, connected in silent synergy.
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Just as likely, though, perhaps you eventually forgot that awe for Missouri’s beauty. And I understand. I’m no green thumb; I’ve accidentally drowned my boss’s philodendron, twice. But as I’ve grown older and spent more time traversing the country, I’ve realized how unique a landscape my home state boasts. And as every news notification on
my phone calls forth a deeper and deeper degree of climate anxiety, I’ve come to understand how important it is to nurture that landscape. Spring is almost here. Maybe you already have plans for a perfectly presentable garden filled with imported curiosities. But if you’re still musing, consider harking back to the butterfly garden days of yore. Try thinking about your city’s ecosystem and the insects, birds and bees that live there. Consider how you can be a part of that balance, that pact. Here’s why you should try gardening with native Missouri plants — and how to avoid killing them while you’re at it.
STEP 1 UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM Ask yourself what style of garden you want. What are you envisioning? How much space do you have to work with? Is it primarily shaded or sunny? What kind of wildlife do you want to attract? Does your neighborhood require you keep up particular appearances? Once you’ve settled on a schematic of sorts, start researching. Begin by taking a local native gardening class, suggests Donna Aufdenberg, horticulture field specialist through the University of Missouri Extension. Or join the Columbia (Hawthorn) chapter of the Missouri Native Plant Society, which hosts events and is open to amateurs and experts alike. “Natives have been the rising star for quite some time,” Aufdenberg says. “ … I think natives are the way of the future.” She goes on to explain these plants are typically lower maintenance. They’re sustainable, requiring less energy. But they’re also better for wildlife, including pollinators, of which Missouri — and the world as a whole — has witnessed a major decline in recent years. Bringing back
the plants these insects would have normally fed from lures them back to their habitats. Moreover, natives do better in the Show-Me State than imported flora — they are best adapted to Missouri’s climate. And they’re gorgeous. Aufdenberg argues there’s no reason a garden of native plants can’t look manicured and pristine.
STEP 2 SELECT YOUR PLANTS You want to cultivate a diverse garden with lots of different species, and you want to plant for the whole life cycle of local creatures. (For example, you don’t want to attract grown butterflies but have nothing for their larvae to feed on.) So be sure you choose a wide selection of plants. Mervin Wallace, owner of the Missouri Wildflowers Nursery in Brazito, explains that it’s important to choose plants based on your growing conditions. Below, he offers a selection of popular natives based on available light.
Best suited for shaded areas Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica) Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) Wild/spotted geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Best suited for part-shaded areas Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica) Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Star tickseed (Coreopsis pubescens)
Best suited for sunny areas Blazing star species (Liatris spp.) Missouri evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa) Blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis)
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GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY Scott Woodbury, horticulturist and manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden on Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, says he, too, has witnessed a growing interest in native plants. Plant sales at the reserve have leapt from a few hundred attendees in past years to around 2,000 people flooding into the spring 2019 sale. “I think we’ve gardened historically because we want to create something that’s beautiful for our eyes.” he says. “It’s really evolved to people who are thinking beyond their own pleasure and thinking about what’s good for the environment.” However, he does recommend following a few simple steps as you dig in.
1. Go to a wildflower garden and gather inspiration. Bonus points if you get a tour from a bona fide horticulturist, who can walk you through each plant’s needs. 2. Start small. Pick a 100-200 sq. ft. space to begin. 3. Growing from seeds is an advanced practice, so instead opt to purchase flowers in containers from a local nursery. 4. VIsit grownative.org for growing guides and other resources. Growing natives isn’t always easy, but the reward is worth it. As you pull out your spades and gloves this spring, remember the magic of the butterfly garden — and the promise that nature knows what it’s doing. Sometimes it just needs a little help.
GROW AHEAD! Give growing your own herbs a try. BY PEG GILL | PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON
n herb’s essence is a powerful thing: The scent of thyme can transport a hungry Midwesterner to the Mediterranean; one whiff of cilantro might send another to the tropics. Herbs’ power extends well beyond the dinner table, but most people use them for cooking,
either dried or fresh, home-grown or bought from a local grocery or farmers market. If you’re one of those people who buy herbs, have you ever thought about growing them yourself? With the outdoor growing season around the corner, this article might plant the seeds of inspiration to do just that — in your own little corner of paradise. Dorothy Canote, a lifelong naturalist, is a local herb expert who operates a hoop house in Harrisburg, where she grows herbs that she sells at the Columbia Farmers Market under the vendor name Harvester. She sells year-round — fresh
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herbs in summer and dried ones in the winter.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
to cook with herbs. Rosemary Gladstar,
Herbs can also be prepared and pre-
Canote says the first consideration when
whom Canote describes as “the quintes-
served as a tincture, which is a solution in
thinking about growing herbs should be
sential herbalist,” is one of her favorites.
alcohol. Any kind of consumable alcohol
what you want to do with those herbs.
“She’s known worldwide and has been in
(not rubbing alcohol!) can be used, Canote
“Are they using it for cooking? For cos-
this a long time,” she says. For medicinal
says — vodka, Everclear®, gin — and those
metic purposes? Or are they using it for
herbal information, Canote recommends
who wish to avoid alcohol can use glycer-
medicinal purposes?” It’s no accident that
author David Hoffman.
ine, or a water/sugar simple syrup.
the thing that makes herbs perfect for sea-
soning is the same thing that makes them
AVOIDING THE PATH TO PATHOGENS
PICKING YOUR PERFECT PLANTS
great for other uses. Canote says she has
There are a number of ways to prepare
The type of herbs you decide to grow will
some customers at the market who use
herbs to be added to food dishes. Because
depend on your intended use, and perhaps
herbs for their medicinal properties and
the active ingredients responsible for
also on your space. Will you have an actual
ask for certain ones, although she doesn’t
flavor are generally not water-soluble, a
herb garden, or are you growing your herbs
actively recommend things. “Feverfew has
carrier or solvent can be used to extract
traditional use for colds and sore throats
the herbal “essence.” These include alco-
When it comes to culinary herbs, in-
and is often used for chronic migraines.
hol (for tinctures or to make bitters) and
dividual taste preferences come into
Lemon balm is a very potent antiviral, and
vinegar or oil for dressings. Canote says
play. Many people enjoy growing annu-
thyme, rosemary and oregano are also very
if you’re thinking of making an herbal-
als such as basil, dill and cilantro. Parsley,
potent anti-microbials. The active ingre-
infused oil using fresh herbs, there’s a
dients that evolved in herb plants evolved
potential for a botulism problem to arise.
because the plants were finding a natural
“When they’re in oil, there’s no access to
way to resist disease and to keep insects
air. If the herb is fresh, there may be mois-
and other things from eating them,” she
ture, and if there are pathogens present
explains. “These properties carry over into
that don’t like oxygen, that’s when you get
the food they season and benefit us even if
in trouble.” She says it’s advisable to use
we aren’t aware of the fact.”
dry herbs. “Not that you can’t use fresh
There is currently a resurgence of inter-
herbs, you can — if you’re careful and if
est in herbal medicine. Therapeutic uses
they’re clean. Where did you get your
can include a range of effects, although
herbs? Are they grown in your garden? Do
many of these are more subtle than mod-
you use any kind of fertilizer? If it is from
ern pharmaceuticals and should be used
animal sources, there’s a possibility of E.
under the care of an experienced, creden-
tialed herbalist. There are also many herbs
Canote says it’s safer to skip oil and use
used in cosmetic preparations, which are
vinegars instead. “Vinegar is acidic and is
safer to use because they are applied to the
very good at extracting the flavor-
skin rather than being consumed. The use
ful components of herbs,” she says.
of herbs for aromatherapy is also popular.
“Tarragon, rosemary, thyme and many other herbs can be put in a vin-
KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW
egar, and it does not support the growth
Once the herbs’ purpose has been estab-
of pathogens. And it gives the vinaigrette
lished, Canote says, your next step should
aspect, as well. Apple cider vinegar is
be to self-educate. She says there is a
healthful in and of itself, and there are
wealth of resources available, online or in
other kinds of wine vinegars whose fla-
books, where you can find plenty of in-
vors add to the taste of the prepared dish.
formation from experienced food experts
White distilled vinegar should not be used
— chefs, cooks, etc. who can tell you how
for culinary purposes.”
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which is a biennial, is usually planted ev-
oregano love dry, hot weather and love
“That takes away any tendency of getting
ery year because it tends to bolt (go to
full sun. Most people simply kill them by
‘leggy’ and flopping over and going to
flower) the second year. Canote says the
overwatering. If the roots are waterlogged
flower,” she says. “Once they flower, they
annual sweet marjoram is a wonderful
and the soil’s not drained, they die.” Mint
begin to senesce (get old) and they don’t
herb that doesn’t get much recognition:
is another popular pick, although it can be
have the good culinary properties or the
“People use regular marjoram, but it’s a
invasive and should be grown in pots. A
perennial, like oregano, which will of-
variety of mints can be used.
The time of day when you harvest
ten overwinter. Sweet marjoram has a
Of the better-known herbs, Canote
your herbs also is important. Harvest in
wonderful fragrance and flavor, but most
says almost all grow well in Missouri.
the morning after the dew has gone and
people don’t know about it.”
“There are not very many that you can’t
before the sun gets too hot. The heat
Then there are the popular perennial
grow. The tender perennials like lemon-
causes the oils to evaporate from the
herb options. “There’s a dedicated group
grass, lemon verbena and stevia, that will
leaves, weakening their smell and flavor.
who have their own herb gardens and
overwinter farther south, have to be re-
grow their own perennial herbs,” Canote
planted every year in Missouri.”
says. “They’re not hard to grow. They’re
“If you are new to the use of herbs, it’s best to start with an easy recipe and only grow and use a few herbs, to be sure you
easy to grow in pots, too. They do have
KEEPING THINGS GROWING
and your family like them,” Canote says.
some peculiarities: The Mediterranean
Canote says the best way to maintain
“It won’t take long until herbs become an
herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme and
herbs is to use them — to cut them back.
indispensable part of your life.”
WHEN TO PLANT According to Strawberry Hill Farms, in most cases you can plant herb seeds outdoors here mid-April or after. If you prefer using starter plants, plant those after the last frost-free date, which is May 10 in mid-Missouri.
DRYING DECISIONS There are four possible ways to dry your fresh herbs. Some take longer or require the use of special equipment, but all will work.
Bundle a bunch of whole herbs (about 1 inch in
Separate the leaves from
Make sure the leaves are
Lay the plucked leaves on
the stems and wash the
clean and undamaged and
muslin or cheesecloth so
diameter) with a rubber
parts you want to save.
then put them in a single
they won’t stick to your
band and hang them
Once they’re no longer wet,
layer on each tray of your
baking pan. Silicone mats
upside down for a week.
microwave them between
dehydrator. Cook at the
also work well. Set your
Once all the moisture is
two paper towels for one
lowest setting for approxi-
oven on the lowest setting
gone, crumble the dried
minute. Check and see
mately two to four hours,
and “bake” for around 30
leaves. Or pluck the leaves
whether they’re dried out. If
minutes. When the leaves
off the stems and lay them
not, continue to nuke them
crumble easily and there’s
on a rack or tray in a clean,
in 30-second intervals until
no pull when you try to tear
non-windy spot for a week,
sufficiently dry. Crumble.
them, they’re done.
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A Superior Exterior Local pros recommend spring prep. BY ALEX FULTON
s the weather warms and the flowers begin to bloom, a new burden arises: spring cleaning — exterior cleaning that is. Fortunately, several local businesses offer services to help relieve some of that added stress. Whether through consultation or using their services, CoMo Premium Exteriors, Atkins Inc. and Steve’s Pest Control aim to help Columbians and mid-Missourians prepare their homes for the upcoming season. “First thing is to look for general maintenance items that need to be done,” Gavin Bryan, production manager for CoMo Premium Exteriors, says. “If you notice any kind of visual damage in a certain area, definitely get that looked at.” CoMo Premium Exteriors specializes in home exterior repairs. After looking for general maintenance, Bryan recommends homeowners utilize the business’ free roof inspection service to assess their roofs for the upcoming spring season. Even for issues that may be deemed minor, such as noticing a few shingles in the front or backyard, Bryan recommends people utilize the free roof inspection service. He advises homeowners to report the issue sooner rather than later, because
the longer the issue goes unresolved, the worse the problem can become. A delay could result in ruining a home’s insulation, sheetrock or furniture. “We’re here for the long haul,” Bryan says. “We want to make sure that everybody is going to be safe and have a safe home to live in.” On the yard care and maintenance side of things, Atkins, Inc. recommends homeowners get ready for the upcoming spring season by preparing their equipment that will be used in the warmer months. “Springtime lawn preparations might include getting your lawn mower ready with sharpening the blades, changing the oil, general maintenance and checking the mower deck’s height,” Shaun Henry, director of Turf and Tree for Atkins, Inc., says. “We also recommend looking over the lawn for bare spots and plan to seed accordingly.” In addition, Henry advises homeowners to begin seeding, rake any leaves left over from the winter months and remove dormant, or dead, plant material to begin preparations for future landscaping work in March. “Letting leaves get wet and mat down
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can actually kill your grass,” Henry says. “After mowing once or twice that yellowbrown desiccated grass will disappear and add organic matter to your soil.” Although the warmer weather may give homeowners an incentive to try to do lawn care themselves, Henry advises leaving it to a professional. When it comes to home invasions — of pests, that is — it’s a good idea to remove as much “habitat” from a 10-foot radius around the home, Steve Hotsenpiller with Steve’s Pest control says. This includes leaves, vegetation, tree limbs, wood piles and general clutter. “This is also a good time to seal up gaps, including around garage doors, and replace weather stripping, if needed,” he says. Preventative pest elimination programs should kick off in the spring as well. If you’re not sure whether you have a pest problem, there are a few warning signs: the physical presence of pests, pest droppings and physical damage to a structure or stored items. “There are several pests that without the proper products, knowledge and skills can’t be solved with ‘do-it-yourself ’methods,” according to Hotsenpiller.
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LOVE AT FIRST SITE
Two ovation-worthy outdoor renovations. BY OLIVIA DESMIT | PHOTOS BY DYLAN RUCKER
A RUSTIC MAKEOVER What was once a rustic cabin with undeveloped acreage is now a breathtaking oasis in the heart of Missouri. Legacy Springs, formerly known as Second Creek, was purchased by husband and wife Bob and Cynthia Chapman as a Midwestern getaway in 2015. They chose to go with a Columbia landscaping firm for the renovation, Rost Landscaping. While the actual cabin on the property had previously been renovated, the acreage needed a major facelift. The Chapmanâ€™s main goal was to create a rustic and natural space that brought a western lodge feeling to mind.
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“What was once a simple bed and breakfast cabin on rustic acreage is now an entirely resortworthy site.” JAKE FRINK ROST LANDSCAPING
“THIS WAS SOMEWHAT OF A NObrainer, given the existing cabin and rustic rural setting,” Jake Frink, design sales manager of Rost Landscaping, says. “The property is a showcase for what an entire renovation can be. What was once a simple bed and breakfast cabin on rustic acreage is now an entirely resort-worthy site.” The original property had two small farm ponds and mostly undeveloped acreage. The renovation included transforming the two ponds into a substantial 4-acre lake, stocked with trophy fish species such as bass, hybrids and even a few trout. The lake also hosts an island, and is complete with a white oak timber framed pavilion, stone patios, kitchen, fireplace, TVs and restrooms. The kitchen was created with Brentwood stone countertops and barn wood finishes, giving it a rustic, lake-side feel. INSIDE COLUMBIA MARCH 2020 67
â€œLike many projects, the water features and natural materials really make this site the experience that it is ... â€?
Another feature of the lake is
natural limwestone and sand-
the dock space. The main dock,
stone boulders. Among all of the
constructed of synthetic material
water features, patios and walls,
is half-piered into concrete and
more than 800 tons of stone was
half floating. Extending nearly
used, most hand-tagged by the
75 feet into the water, it enables
design team to ensure proper fit-
guests to rest peacefully on the
ting. The entire renovation from
water while sitting directly across
start to finish was completed in a
from the lake’s secondary water-
little over a year.
falls. A boat slip and lift allows
“Like many projects, the water
watercraft to be stored under the
features and natural materials re-
roof of the pavilion. Across the
ally make this site the experience
pavilion from the dock is a sand
that it is,” Frink says. “Upon crest-
swim beach. A level area was cut
ing the hill and arriving at Legacy
into the slope with natural stone
Springs, visitors have immedi-
boulders creating more than 100
ate views of the lake and water
feet of sand beach between the
features and get to interact with
water’s edge and stone outcrops.
them repeatedly whether driv-
The lake is sourced from a well
ing over them, crossing them on
station and water features flow
paths, sitting alongside them or
lake water through more than
even jumping off them and swim-
600 feet of waterfalls and streams.
ming in the lake.”
The falls begin behind the cabin,
The land immediately sur-
run through the back patios and
rounding the cabin itself was
along the hot tub, around to the
transformed into a series of invit-
front of the house, down to the
ing stone patios, complete with
road over a low water crossing,
waterfalls cutting through them
below a stone bridge and back
and a hot tub. The patios are sur-
into the lake. All of the stream,
rounded by intricate weathered
patio and walls were built using
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PHOTO COURTESY OF LANIER LANDSCAPING
This Columbia home’s backyard was trans-
of the patio and to finalize the project,
More soft landscaping, including trees
formed from a concrete slab into a custom
outdoor lighting went around the sit-
and shrubbery, will be installed this year.
porcelain tile deck, complete with a dual-
ting area for aesthetics and safety.” The
When designing the project, Lanier
purpose fireplace and 360 views of the lake.
fireplace has both an internal flu and gas
says, they had to make sure the lake was
The owners, Pat and Yeong Cooney, wanted to create a family-oriented outdoor space and chose to go with Lanier Landscaping. After seeing a 3-D rendering of the proposed project, construction began in fall of 2018 and was completed in spring 2019. The renovation included tearing out a concrete slab and installing a porcelain tile deck in conjunction with another
“ We are here to change the standard of home outdoor living spaces to be much more comfortable and enjoyable ...” LANCE LANIER LANIER LANDSCAPING
contractor. “We then installed 2,000
visible from all angles. This involved custom cutting all of the tiles into curves, but the result is well worth it. In terms of what’s trendy in landscaping, Lanier says that many things are popular not just because of the entertaining space they create, but also because they increase a home’s value. “Most homes have a 12’x12’ piece of concrete for a patio, and we are here to change the standard of home outdoor living spaces to be much more com-
square feet of hand-cut custom porce-
lines, so it can be either a natural gas or
fortable and enjoyable,” he says. The most
lain tiles,” Lance Lanier, owner of Lanier
wood-burning fireplace. The addition of
common renovations for patios that Lanier
Landscaping, says. “An 8-foot-tall wood-
the porcelain tiles helps to keep the patio
sees are either tearing out the traditional
burning fireplace was added at the edge
cooler than traditional concrete would.
patio or building on top of it.
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Reversible Animal/Solid Shell in Mix Animal Allover White House Black Market $29.99 Peplum jacket in flint stone White House Black Market $150
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Michael Kors halfzip belted A-line shirtdress in true red Dillardâ€™s $125 Ruffle-wrap dress in leopard print Banana Republic $139
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RIGHT AT HOME 5 Up & Coming Neighborhoods to Watch BY OLIVIA DESMIT
Back when Columbia was founded in 1821, (after initially being founded as Smithton in 1819 at a site nearby) there wasn’t really such a thing as a “neighborhood.” People just lived where they worked — either in the city or outside of it. Neighborhoods eventually sprang up in both areas, with many being built around old farmsteads. As a result, Columbia has neighborhoods close to the heart of downtown, as well as well outside it. Over time, Columbia became home to many beautiful neighborhoods. Some, such as Old Hawthorne and Thornbrook, are well-established and have been the place to live for decades. But, Columbia also boasts several newer neighborhoods that offer the same amenities and perks as its more established neighborhoods, with the option of customizing your home to your family’s specific wants and needs. Most of these five up and coming neighborhoods are a short distance outside of the bustle of Columbia, but that’s a large part of their appeal: conveniently close to dining, shopping and entertainment, but enough space to relax and breathe.
BUILT 2006-PRESENT AVG. PRICE $300,000 - $450,000
The Vineyards, located off Highway WW/East Broadway on the east side of Columbia, offers family living with easy access to all Columbia has to offer via Highway 63. With a clubhouse and unique saltwater pool, the community area in The Vineyards is a wonderful place to spend warmer months with your family. There are 27 lots still available in The Vineyards waiting to be built upon.
NUMBER OF HOMES 180 NUMBER OF LOTS AVAILABLE More than 27 SCHOOL DISTRICTS Cedar Ridge Elementary, Oakland Middle School, Battle High School AMENITIES Community clubhouse, two-level saltwater pool with waterfall
MODEL HOME IN THE VINEYARDS BY GIRARD HOMES
Magnolia Falls, located off South Highway KK on the southwest side of Columbia offers many amenities, including a pool, pavilion and close proximity to the 16-acre Magnolia Falls Park.
AVG. PRICE $225,000 - $390,000
Although Magnolia Falls no longer has lots available, with 101 homes already built, there is sure
NUMBER OF HOMES 101
3000 CORNELIA LANE, LISTED FOR SALE BY JASON THORNHILL, P.C. , WEICHERT, REALTORS - FIRST TIER
to be a home available for purchase that will match the specifications of your familyâ€™s needs.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS Mill Creek Elementary, Gentry Middle School, Rock Bridge High School AMENITIES Neighborhood pool and pavilion
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BUILT 2017-PRESENT AVG. PRICE $250,000-$750,000
The Brooks, located off South Rolling Hills Road on the east side of Columbia is one of the newest and most quickly selling neighborhoods. Being in a district that serves Columbia’s newest, most modern high school is a definite draw. Plus, this neighborhood offers close access to I-70 and 63 and downtown Columbia. Most of The Brooks is still under development, but a community pool will be completed in the next few years.
NUMBER OF HOMES 89 NUMBER OF LOTS AVAILABLE More than 400 SCHOOL DISTRICTS Cedar Ridge Elementary, Oakland Middle School, Battle High School AMENITIES Pool coming soon
601 BLACK WOLF LOOP, LISTED FOR SALE BY MIKE HILL, P.C. OF WEICHERT, REALTORS – FIRST TIER
BUILT 2015–Present AVG. PRICE $375,000 - $700,000 NUMBER OF HOMES 131 NUMBER OF LOTS AVAILABLE 46
Creek’s Edge, located off South Scott Boulevard in southwest Columbia offers an ideal family setting with a private swimming pool, welcoming entrance and rolling hill landscapes. With 131 homes already built, it offers a sense of “instant community.” But because there are still 46 lots available, there is plenty of space
BUILT 2016-NOW AVG. PRICE $400,000 - $1,000,000 NUMBER OF HOMES 15 NUMBER OF LOTS AVAILABLE 7
to build a custom home to your
SCHOOL DISTRICTS Beulah Ralph Elementary School, John Warner Middle School, Rock Bridge High School AMENITIES Neighborhood pool
specifications and enjoy everything an already fully developed neighborhood has to offer.
Rokes Bend, located off Woodie Proctor Road off of Route N, consists of beautiful acreage tracts available in the Rock Bridge High School district. Private home sites are surrounded by woods, many with hilltop vista views. Rokes Bend offers quiet seclusion with conveniences such as lot access via three private,
SCHOOL DISTRICTS Rock Bridge Elementary School, Gentry Middle School, Rock Bridge High School
paved roads and high-speed internet service. There are currently 11 homes built, with four under construction and seven lots available. This new and relatively undiscovered gem could just be the perfect place for you and your family.
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New Decade, New Coach
Eliah Drinkwitz promises wins for MU football team. BY MATT TARNAWA • PHOTOS BY ZACH BLAND, MU ATHLETICS “In closing, this is an incredible place at an incredible time ...” For one pregnant pause, Eliah Drinkwitz gathered himself at the podium. This wasn’t unfamiliar territory; after all, he’d given a speech a lot like this just 359 days earlier, to a room filled with dignitaries and pundits and dreamers like these. Perhaps the significance of the moment struck him — officially named the University of Missouri’s 33rd head football coach earlier that morning, officially a Southeastern Conference head coach at age 36, officially granted lifealtering money for himself and his family, officially afforded a chance to achieve all he could dream of in his line of work. Drinkwitz might have just lost his place in the notes, but in the world of head coaching, all of the minutiae are analyzed, even here. In less time than it takes to wonder about all this after the fact, the words arrived. “... but I can’t do it alone. I am not the magic. We are the magic.” Finding the magic for Mizzou Football had eluded many bench bosses for many years until Gary Pinkel’s renaissance era, and the hope for Athletic Director Jim Sterk is that Drinkwitz is the one to find it. Sterk moved on from former coach (and MU alum)
Barry Odom despite three straight seasons of six wins or more — results that would have been hailed as the salad days in the deep, dark 1980’s. The SEC has a way of heightening the stakes, though, and Sterk’s decision to land Drinkwitz as Odom’s replacement has plenty of upside. Missouri’s new hire went 12-1 in his first-ever head coaching campaign this past season, at Appalachian State.
family, and I would be remiss not to thank them and that place, but this opportunity was an opportunity of a lifetime and it wasn’t just another job,” Drinkwitz said during his introductory remarks. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime. And I preach all the time that if an opportunity presents itself, you have to be bold enough to take it. And at that point I felt like, all right, this is the right one for me with the right
He’s got that magnetic personality that makes his players, his coaches and everyone he meets want to give him their very best. - Jim Sterk, Director of Athletics Drinkwitz’s Mountaineers were the first Sun Belt Conference team to post that many victories in a season, and the first in the league’s history to defeat two “Power Five” teams (North Carolina and South Carolina) along the way. The coach could have chosen to stay in Boone, N.C., but described Mizzou as too good to pass up. “I owe [App State] ... an unpayable debt of gratitude for all that they did for me and my
people, with the right support. And I firmly believe that we can do great things together.” To grasp how fleeting these opportunities can be — and why college football sees more and more movement among its leadership — consider this example from 2019’s post-season coaching carousel: You can plausibly draw a line from Ole Miss’ Eliah Moore mimicking a dog’s bathroom habits on the field (this actually happened)
to the firing of the Rebels’ head coach, Matt Luke. From there, you can plausibly draw another line from Mississippi State learning of Luke’s replacement — offensive wunderkind Lane Kiffin — to the Bulldogs firing their own Joe Moorhead and hiring Mike Leach to replace him. It’s also a trickle-down economy ... for every coach newly sainted, there’s another newly splattered. So, when your iron’s hot, it’s time to strike. Once you understand that level of strangeness, other curiosities of such a closely-knit profession make a lot more sense. It’s the backdrop for the words Barry Odom wrote for Drinkwitz’s bio at Appalachian State’s website when the Mountaineers hired him in 2018. “I’ve gotten to know Eliah over the past few years,” Odom said, “and am so impressed by his vision, work ethic and ability to relate to all. His abilities show through in the ways his team plays. He sees the big picture and will put his kids in a position to be successful in every area of their lives.” Of course, Odom couldn’t have guessed he’d be writing that glowing review for his replacement. By all accounts, the brass at Missouri sees Drinkwitz the same way Odom once did. Sterk introduced his new hire by saying, “He’s got that mag-
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netic personality that makes his players, his coaches and everyone he meets want to give him their very best.” University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright raved about their first conversation — ranging from classroom philosophies to the Masai Tribe — and added “We love having someone who really is not just a coach, but a scholar” at the helm of the football program. Much of that enthusiasm has been driven by Drinkwitz’s first impression, which includes the sense that he carries over some success from his earlier stop, or at least a plan to get there. He set the bar high in his opening press conference. “We’re going to win the SEC East and a bowl game with class, integrity and academic excellence, and it’s important for me to do it with those three things,” Drinkwitz proclaimed. He says he’ll devote more time and effort to finding the next crop of Tiger players from within Missouri’s borders, ones who
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match his F.I.T.T. profile: “Fo- be different if he had been cused, Intangibles, Talented offered a job like Missouri’s and Tough.” Why? “Those four before proving his worth at characteristics are the hall- Appalachian State? “I probably mark of a championship foot- wouldn’t have gotten the same ball program, and those are contract value.” He follows the kinds of kids that we’re go- the jokes with substance, but ing to recruit and I know those Drinkwitz understands that in college football, style points kids are in Missouri.” There’s some history be- matter. He’s active on Twitter tween the new coach and the (@CoachDrinkwitz), and when Show-Me State. Drinkwitz’s the camera caught him at the coaching career began not Braggin’ Rights basketball game too far away in his hometown in St. Louis, his first move was of Alma, Arkansas, and his to raise his arms to pump up brother Jeremy is president of the crowd. After all, as he told a hospital in Joplin. Drinkwitz reporters before the tipoff that hasn’t been shy about show- day, “St. Louis is passionate ing who he is since arriving at about St. Louis.” The quotable moments ofMizzou. He seems grounded in his personal faith — when ten give way to the moments a reporter asked him to reflect of substance MU administraon his fast rise in the sport, tors rave about; the reasons Drinkwitz quoted Proverbs they signed a deal to make 16:9 — and perhaps a sense of Drinkwitz a $4 million-a-year humor, as the quips are start- man for the next six years (“It’s humbling to know that the ening to stack up. For instance, what did get- tire state is putting their hope ting a year of head coaching in our football program, and experience teach him? “I’ve to my vision,” he said about only got about eight more the trust placed in him). The Cherry Street Cellar that will ultimately moments haircuts left.” What would
define the coach’s time at Missouri won’t be in front of a microphone, but out on a gridiron for all to see and hear, praise or admonish. After all, the end of the Barry Odom era came about with different opinions among Tiger fans about how to push the program in the right direction. So perhaps it was not lost on Eliah Drinkwitz that his first statement as Missouri’s new football leader should conclude with a call for help, to assert that he could not go it alone on a quest to build a winner. “We must reignite our passion. We must unify our purpose. We must restore the pride in Mizzou football. We must all come together, believe in our players, believe in our mission. We must compete every single day to be better today than we were yesterday. And if we do that, the future is bright at Mizzou and I can’t wait to push this program forward. MIZ!”
flavor DRUPE SCOOP
Many of us are victims of food fallacies, thinking for instance, that almonds are nuts. In fact, almonds are drupes. Also known as a â€œstone fruit,â€? a drupe is a fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone containing the seed. Plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, pecans, walnuts and olives are also all drupes.
C O N T E N T S
Have A Yen For Noodles? Try This Stir-fry
Love Coffee Offers More Than Just Java
Delicate and Delicious Homemade Crepes
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THIS NOODLE STIR-FRY’S A SNAP. AND HAS ONE, TOO! BY AMANDA ELLIOTT
hese noodles are a cinch to throw together and they are absolutely perfect with a grilled
protein such as salmon, shrimp or chicken. This dish is a perfect weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 20 minutes. The subtle heat of the chili oil is a nice balance to the savory, sweet soy sauce and the nuttiness of the black sesame seeds round out the whole dish.
UDON NOODLE STIR-FRY SERVES 4 8-ounce package of Udon noodles 1/3 cup chili oil 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup black sesame seeds 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup scallions, chopped
DIRECTIONS Fill a small saucepan with water and boil. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Heat a small sauté pan on medium high heat and add chili oil, soy sauce and sugar. Add the Udon noodles back in to the sauté pan and toss to combine. Toss with scallions and black sesame seeds and add whatever cooked protein or vegetables you’d like. Serve immediately.
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David Wilson, Rachel Berry, Karen Morgan and Micah Baker
From the Ground Up COFFEE SHOP TO ENABLE SPECIAL-NEEDS INDIVIDUALS.
BY JANAE MCKENZIE • PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON
ocal nonprofit Love INC is brewing up something new. Their next venture, Love Coffee, is on a mission to combat doubledigit unemployment rates for people with special needs. Founder Chuck Crews, a longtime coach for Columbia Special Olympics, was looking for ways to expand his connection
to local special-needs families when the idea of a coffee shop was born. Before developing Love Coffee, he visited other shops with similar premises — including Southern chain Bitty and Beau’s, and Sainte Genevieve shop Common Grounds — to garner ideas.
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Love Coffee is scheduled to open early
get authentic fresh-made crepes, and the
this month, and most of its employees
sandwiches are a little bit special with the
will come from word-of-mouth referrals,
fresh[ly] made bread. It’s sort of our own
including other communities such as City
twist on things.”
of Refuge and local veterans. The employees of Love Coffee will
Llorens feels that Love Coffee’s opening will provide a new gathering place for
learn skills related to customer service
the community, one that brings people
and food prep, as well as professional
from different walks of life together in a
etiquette. The goal is that these skills can
then be applied to other employment
“We’ve had an overwhelmingly
opportunities in the community and be-
positive response from the community,”
yond. Besides professional development, a
Llorens says. “People just want to learn,
key mission of Love Coffee is creating an
give back and be supportive. We hope
environment of community engagement.
that we get a lot of people coming into
“One of the things I’d like to do is
the coffee shop, not only for good food
provide a location for folks with special
and good coffee, but to interact with
needs and without special needs to gather
somebody they may not have otherwise
and socialize together,” Crews says. “Like
interacted with. These folks just tend to
game night or karaoke night to help those
lift the mood of a room.”
individuals socialize with the general
Love Coffee’s menu will include, of
population. Many of them just know their
course, a full coffee bar. Espresso and drip
parents and caregivers.”
coffee will be served alongside tea, hot
Dr. Becky Llorens is the vice president
chocolate and chai lattes. A pastry case
of Love Coffee’s board, and her son Nick
will feature fresh fruit-stuffed scones,
will be working in the cafe. Nick, 28,
biscotti, cookies and cinnamon rolls.
has autism and has worked with Crews
For those looking for something a little
through Special Olympics. Nick is excited
heavier, a small breakfast and lunch menu
about the opportunity to work in the cafe,
will be available.
and his mom is particularly excited about the teamwork he will experience. “He’s going to be able to work with
compote, biscuits and gravy, fresh crepes and parfaits. The cafe also will offer breakfast sandwiches made with savory
cial interaction,” Llorens says. “These guys
scones, dubbed “Sconewiches.” Lunch
don’t get that nearly enough.”
will include a combination of soups, signature salads and sandwiches. All
is the brains behind the menu at Love
of the bread for the sandwiches will be
Coffee. He lives up to his namesake — he
made from scratch, including croissants
has worked as a baker for 18 years. After
being approached by Love INC about his
The cafe will be open from 6 a.m. to 6
work, he got to know the organization’s
p.m. Monday through Thursday and from
business model and fell in love with it,
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,
agreeing to develop the menu for the
with special events on the weekend
Love Coffee venture.
evenings. Love Coffee will be closed on
“I really wanted to create some dishes
We hope that we get a lot of people coming into the coffee shop, not only for good food and good coffee, but to interact with somebody they may not have otherwise interacted with. These folks just tend to lift the mood of a room."
Breakfast options include berry
other staff and get that collaborative so-
Food Service Manager Micah Baker
Sundays. Visit Love Coffee at 15 Business
that would satisfy Columbians’ needs,”
Loop 70 E., or check out their website at
Baker says. “There aren’t many places to
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flavor department COOKING ARTICLE WITH BROOK TITLE Brook Harlan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is a culinary arts instructor at the Columbia Area Career Center.
UNDERSTANDING THE KEYS TO MAKING CLASSIC CREPES. BY FOOD EDITOR BROOK HARLAN • PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON IF YOU CAN MAKE A PANCAKE, YOU CAN MAKE A CREPE. “Really thin pancakes” seems to be the most common way we like to describe them. If you have made crepes before, note that this recipe is a little different. This crepe recipe gets most of its structure from the eggs, allowing the crepes to be even more subtle and delicate than most.
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BATTER I mentioned pancakes earlier, but don’t use the pancake method when making crepe batter. Pancake batter needs to be just barely mixed. In pancakes, lumps are fine — this keeps the gluten from forming too much and keeps the pancakes light and fluffy. Crepe batter is the opposite. Crepe batter needs to be thoroughly mixed and free of lumps. It is also best to strain the batter, then rest for at least 1 hour, or up to a day before making the crepes.
COOKING A crepe pan is nice, but not necessary. If you have a quality non-stick pan (about 8 to 11 inches) it should do the job perfectly. A well-seasoned carbon steel pan will also work; you just might need to make a few crepes and adjust the temperature to get it right. The other key ingredient is a heatproof spatula to help lift the edges. Heat the pan over medium heat for a minute or two, then add about a teaspoon of butter. Using the spatula, spread the butter all over the pan (you will only need to do this every four or five crepes). Pour between 1 to 2 ounces of batter, offset from the center of the pan. Less is better than too much until you get the feel of how much batter you need to make a crepe in your pan. As
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you are going to fill the crepe once it is
and sauces are also great additions. If
cold, you want to see a little color start to
you need to melt cheese, heat vegetables
form on the bottom of the crepe before
or warm anything else thoroughly in the
flipping. If you are going to fill the crepe
crepe; a lid may be helpful. Once I flip
while it is hot, for instance with spinach
the crepe back with the presentation
and melted cheese, you don’t need to see
side down, I like to arrange the filling in
any color before flipping. The color will
the crepe and put a lid on to help melt/
form when you flip the crepe back and
heat the items. Depending on how long
fill it. Just like cooking a piece of meat,
the items need to heat I will either turn
the first side that hits the pan will be
down the heat or turn it off to make
the presentation side. It will get a little
sure not too much color develops on the
better coloration because it will go into
bottom of the crepe. Having some of the
a hot pan. It will also be smoother since
items already heated may help speed up
batter coats the bottom of the pan and
the filling/cooking time.
may have some lines on the inside from swirling the batter.
STORING Once the crepes are cooled, they can be stored in a plastic bag or tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for two or three days. You can freeze crepes for 1 to 2 months by placing wax paper or parchment between each crepe and then placing the stacked crepes in a plastic bag or wrapping tightly with plastic wrap. The crepes can easily be pulled out, filled with cold fillings and folded before serving cold. If you desire a hot filling, they can be
Here are a few suggestions, but as always, use your imaginations to mix, match and make your own. SAVORY Spinach and Gruyere Ham, cheese and chive Smoked salmon or trout, creme fraiche (or sour cream), and herbs (cold) Mushroom, asparagus and hollandaise sauce
heated and filled in a fraction of the time compared to making them.
soon as the batter hits the pan, start to
swirl the pan to help cover the its entire
Savory or sweet, the options for filling
bottom making a circle. If necessary, you
are pretty limitless. You can go as simple
can add a small amount of batter to fill
as cheese or add some vegetables (small
in any holes. Once the top of your crepe
items such as spinach can be added raw).
is dry (you can touch it) you can check
Larger meats and vegetables may need
the bottom by lifting the side slightly. If
to be pre-cooked; herbs, spices, greens
SWEET Nutella, strawberries and whipped cream Bananas, brown sugar and cinnamon Lemon curd and fresh fruit Crepe Suzette (if you have time for flambé)
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CREPES MAKES ABOUT 10 5 tablespoons flour 5 tablespoons milk 5 tablespoons cream 5 large eggs pinch of sugar pinch of salt butter as needed (1 to 2 tablespoons) Add flour to a mixing bowl, mix in cream and milk. Whisk in eggs, sugar and salt. Strain into a container and put it into the fridge for 1 hour or up to one day. When you are ready to make crepes, heat your pan over medium heat, place a small amount of butter in the pan and spread it around with a heatproof spatula. Pour 1 to 1.5 ounces (depending on the size of your pan) of batter offset from the center of the pan and swirl around until the panâ€™s bottom is coated. If there is excess batter, you can pour back into the batter container and use a little less next time. If you need more to coat the bottom of the pan, just add a small amount at a time to coat any non-covered pan surface or fill in any holes. Once the crepe has a little color and is ready to flip, flip and cook on the opposite side for 15 to 30 seconds. You can then flip back and fill if you are doing a hot-filled crepe or remove and cool for cold filled crepes. Fill as desired to eat immediately or save in the refrigerator or freezer for a later date.
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BARRED OWL & BUTCHER TABLE AMERICAN 47 E. Broadway
everyone, too, since Columbia didn’t definitely has major chops — along with
LE BAO ASIAN 1009 Park Ave.
Barred Owl made quite a splash when
lots of other cuts of meat! You can always
A Jina Yoo concept, Le Bao opened in
it opened in 2016 because of its unique
count on innovative offerings, and the
2018 and its menu gives unique twists
“whole animal” approach and the way it
charcuterie boards are a delicious and
to traditional dishes. The Chinese bbq
embraced charcuterie, local meats and the
fun way to sample different things. The
pulled pork bao with cucumber kimchi,
farm-to-table philosophy. The fact that
creative cocktails are also worth a trip.
served in a Chinese steamed bread roll
it included a retail butcher shop excited
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have one. Co-owner and Chef Ben Parks
(bao) has the perfect sweet heat and
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tangy combination. Their ramen bowls,
up southern-style barbecue — just in a
which range from pork belly to shrimp
different location. Try The Sloppy Chick
tempura are all served with green onion,
sandwich with smoked meats, served wet
marinated cabbage, bamboo, sesame
in a classic barbecue sauce, or The Texas
seed and nori. For a crunchy side to
— served at Roots N Blues N BBQ — with
pair with a soft bao, try the house made
layers of brisket and coleslaw. As most
barbecue joints do, Smokin’ Chicks has plenty of rib options, including baby back
PEGGY JEAN’S PIES BAKERY & CAFÉ 503 C Nifong Blvd.
and St. Louis-style, wings and brisket.
last year, Peggy Jean’s is a staple for every
BROADWAY DINER BREAKFAST & DINERS 22 S. Fourth St.
Columbian with a sweet — or savory —
This Columbia classic is usually packed
tooth. On the sweet side, try the straw-
for breakfast on the weekends, and since
berry rhubarb, coconut cream or chocolate
it’s not very big (a few booths, only one
bourbon pecan pies. All of their pies are
big enough for 4+ people and a coun-
made with a family-recipe crust — and it’s
ter), you usually have to wait. In warm
a closely guarded secret. If you’re look-
weather, it does have a few outdoor
ing for more of a meal, grab one of their
tables, which helps. But hungry diner
chicken or beef pot pies or a bacon quiche
patrons take the wait in stride, know-
for a wonderful taste of home.
ing what they’ll get once they’re seated.
Voted Best of Columbia’s Best Bakery
The biscuits and gravy are great, and
44 CANTEEN BAR & GRILL 21 N. Ninth St.
although the diner’s known for its special
44 Canteen is perhaps most famous for
hash browns is always good.
skillet options, your basic breakfast of two eggs any style with bacon, toast and
its sloppy disco fries with queso, chicken
repeat-customers. Their custom cocktails
KALDI’S COFFEEHOUSE COFFEE 29 S. Ninth St.; 2902 Forum Blvd, Suite 103; 1400 Forum Blvd. (Schnuks)
vary from somewhat standard, like the
Kaldi’s Coffee is much more than a coffee
Tiger Blood Margarita with tequila, blood
shop; it’s a café, smoothie and coffee stop
orange puree, prosecco and lime to out of
all in one. Try one of their seasonal cof-
the ordinary, such as the Beet The Heat
fees, which rotate frequently, or keep it
with beet- and jalapeño-infused vodka,
traditional with an espresso or America-
lime, pineapple juice and club soda.
no, or try one of Firepot Tea’s chai lattes.
chorizo, cheddar, smoked chile sauce and pickled hot peppers. But, their hot-chilioil-dipped buttermilk chicken sandwich and Korean steak tacos are what create
Unique smoothies such as pineapple
PEGGY JEAN'S PIES
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SMOKIN’ CHICKS BBQ RESTAURANT BARBECUE 3220 Vandiver Dr.
kale and Firepot match banana peach are
Although recently acquired by Fresh
sweet peppers, cucumbers, greens,
Ideas, Smokin’ Chicks is still serving
tomato jam and basil goat cheese or the
a great pick-me-up no matter the time of day. Getting hungry? Try the basil avocado sandwich, with avocado, pickled
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apple and brie salad with turkey, green
ery or Logboat or a glass of wine from
apples, brie, dried cranberries, sunflower
their wide-ranging selection.
seeds and an herb vinaigrette.
EL MAGUEY MEXICAN 901 E. Nifong Blvd.
SYCAMORE FINE DINING 800 E. Broadway
Columbia has plenty of Mexican restau-
Sycamore’s menu rotates frequently, but
rant options, but there are a few reasons
many of their customer favorites seem to
you should choose El Maguey, one being
stick around, like the short ribs, braised
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Daylight Savings Time starts this month on the 8th. The State Senate in our neighbor, Illinois, passed a bill this past November to make DST year-round. How would you feel if Missouri did that? Does changing your clocks twice a year “tick” you off? Or do you barely give it a “second” thought?
C O N T E N T S
108 On The Town
119 A New View
122 Final Word
ON THE TOWN
BCMS Gala The Boone County Medical Society, made up of physicians from Boone, Howard and Cooper counties, held its annual Gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Country Club of Missouri in Columbia. The event included the installation of new officers and board members for 2020, and the presentation of several awards. Among the honorees was Thomas R. Highland, MD, from Columbia Orthopaedic Group, who was presented with the Societyâ€™s Distinguished Physician Award.
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Date Feb. 1 Location Country Club of Missouri Photos by Boone County Medical Society
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Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., MD Heart & Stroke Ball The 17th annual Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., MD Heart and Stroke Ball in Columbia, MO took place on Jan. 25. This premier black-tie social event brings 400+ members of the medical and corporate communities together to support education and research and celebrate the mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Funds raised through this event will fund life-saving research, advocacy and educational programs for cardiovascular disease and stroke. The event included an elegant dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment.
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Date Jan. 25 Location Country Club of Missouri Benefitting Organization American Heart Association & American Stroke Association
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ON THE TOWN
CIS Time Travelers Gala Guests were in for an out-ofthis world evening at Columbia Independent Schoolâ€™s single largest fundraising event of the year. In keeping with the Time Travel theme, they enjoyed cosmic cocktails, futuristic fun, dinner, silent and live auctions and more at Columbiaâ€™s newest event venue.
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Date Feb. 7 Location Atrium Benefiting Organization Columbia Independent School Photos by L.G. Patterson
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ON THE TOWN
A Pour For A Paw Armaniâ€™s Angels hosted their 4th annual event to benefit ill and injured pets in Missouri. The event included a wine, beer & spirit tasting, auction and raffle.
Date Feb. 7 Location State Historical Society of Missouri
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es, I know it’s March and we are supposed to be looking forward to spring-like temperatures. We shouldn’t think about snow, but it’s been a snow-packed winter. I get pretty stircrazy every year as February winds down. I just want to see three days in a row that are warm and have sunny skies. Just to get away from it all, I start fantasizing about hopping in my car and driving south until the temperature gets above 70 degrees. Seeing the snow piled up on the doughboy at the WWI Memorial in front of the Boone County Courthouse made me realize that sometimes I just need to take what is given to me and stand tall through bad weather. I know that spring will be here soon, I just need the patience of the doughboy.
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Advertising Index All N One Outdoor Solutions.........................................54 Automated Systems.....................................................118 Big O Tires.................................................................123 Boone Hospital Center.....................................7, 116–117 BMW of Columbia..........................................................8 Buchroeders Jewelers......................................................5 Bush & Patchett LLC.......................................................22 CC’s City Broiler............................................................92 CenterPointe Hospital....................................................36 Central Bank of Boone County.......................................21 Central Missouri Orthodontics.......................................29 Child Care Aware of Missouri.....................................106 Clip Joint......................................................................39 Color Street Nails.......................................................104 Columbia Art League....................................................99 Columbia Post Acute ..................................................111 Columbia Real Estate ...............................................9, 48 Columbia Safety & Supply...............................................2 Columbia Showcase Kitchens..................................55, 61 Commerce Bank.............................................................3 Como Cubs Pediatrics.................................................104 COMO Jazzercise......................................................112 Compass Chiropractic.................................................106 Convergence Financial..................................................35 Daniel Boone Regional Library......................................29 Dean & Amber Klempke................................................63 Designer Kitchens & Baths.......................................52, 61 Dr. Komal Ashraf, DO.................................................121 Enfamil.........................................................................22 Genesis Company...........................................................2 House of Brokers 44,.....................................................63 Imago Dei Newborn Photography...............................112 Inside Columbia-Inside Scoop......................................111 Inside Columbia-Tiger Town.........................................118 Interior Design Associates..............................................20 Joe Machens Ford Lincoln................................................6 Just Between Friends...................................................118 Lee’s Tires.....................................................................20 Mary Kay-Mary Bleich................................................112 Menard Inc...................................................................61 Mercedes-Benz of Columbia..........................................14 Midwest Emergency....................................................112 Mobility Worldwide Mo .............................................121 MO Heart Center..........................................................10 Missouri Wine & Grape Board......................................17 N.H. 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THE FINAL WORD
The Lost Arts
VALUABLE SURVIVAL SKILLS HAVE DISAPPEARED. BY FRED PARRY
ast week, I got a nasty little
was taught that you could always tell if
stopped teaching cursive writing. What
notification from deep within
someone was lying to you if they refused
a shame! If you don’t know how to write
the bowels of my iPhone telling
to look you square in the eyes. These
in cursive, send a note, even if it looks
me that I was averaging two hours and
days, you might get the impression that
akin to the writing on a Big Chief tablet.
29 minutes of screen time per day. I was
you’re surrounded by dishonest human
I’m cool with that!
incredulous. In some ways, I felt violated,
beings. Perhaps it’s the 10+ hours of
irritated that someone or some thing
screen time that make it impossible for
Dressed For Success: I would much
was monitoring my activity. On the
these young adults to lift their tired eye-
rather attend an event or social gath-
other hand, I was in disbelief. There’s no
lids high enough to look you in the eyes?
ering and be overdressed rather than
way that I could have wasted that much
under-dressed. I’d rather apologize for
time of my day looking at that stupid
Conversation: I had the benefit of being
caring too much instead of not caring
little cracked screen.
exposed to Dale Carnegie training when
at all. Ripped jeans, flannel shirts, and
I was a young man. Dale Carnegie taught
yoga pants are great for raking the yard
same device only to find that most col-
me how to engage with other people
or doing the Downward-Facing Dog,
lege students were spending an average
even when I was incredibly insecure and
but please don’t come to my office, or
of 8 to 10 hours per day on their digital
uncomfortable. He taught me to ask
cocktail party, dressed like that!
devices. Suddenly, it became clear to me,
people about their hometowns, their
all of that rotten screen time has caused
families and whether or not they liked
an entire generation to miss out on some
to travel. Most importantly, he imparted
conclusion that these ‘rantings of an old
the valuable lessons in life that I like to
these words of wisdom, “fake it until you
man’ are a bit tongue-in-cheek, however,
call “survival skills” or “the lost arts.”
make it!” Practice makes perfect. There’s
there is still a mighty grain of truth in much
I did a quick Google search on that
Okay, by now I hope you’ve come to the
a generation coming into the workforce
of this. While it’s unfair to indict a whole
have mysteriously disappeared be-
that would rather send a text message to
generation, it is true that most of these
a friend sitting across the table than en-
essential skills have become a lost art. My
gage them in a face to face conversation.
hope is that you’ll share this column with
Here’s a short list of the skills that
The Handshake: I remember the good
your children and grandchildren and then
old days when a man or woman would
Handwritten Notes: Okay, I’ll admit
send me some feedback on the reaction
clutch your hand in theirs and look you
that this is old school and may even be
you receive. If they never talk to you again,
dead in the eyes and say, “It’s a pleasure
classified as a prehistoric art form; how-
grin and bear it. At least you’ll have fun
to meet you!” The harder they would
ever, I’ve never thrown away a handwrit-
spending their inheritance. You weren’t go-
grasp your hand, the more enthusiasm
ten note and I know that I’m not alone.
ing to get a “thank you” note anyway.
they exuded about the opportunity it
There’s something about this form of
was to simply be in your presence. To-
communication that breaks through all
day, you’re lucky if you get a “dead fish”
the clutter of email and voicemail mes-
shake or a mere fist bump.
sages. If you want to get my attention,
send me a handwritten note. I was sad to
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