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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2019 PUBLISHER

Jane Preuss | jane.preuss@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Angela Broockerd | angela.broockerd@lifestylepubs.com PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

Paul Versluis | paul.versluis@lifestylepubs.com

Letter from the Editor THIS MONTH WE ARE CELEBRATING WOMEN, AND I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL WOMEN IN MY LIFE WHO HAVE

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Angela Broockerd, Riley Cowing, Kasim Hardaway, Lisa Moyer, Adriane Taylor CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Lindsey Bishop Clark, Janie Jones, Paul Versluis

LEFT THEIR MARK ON ME. However, sometimes people come into our lives who inspire us so greatly that it changes who we are and who we strive to be. For me, that person is my sister, Julie. Julie is a woman who consistently looks for ways to build people up and discover their value. She has a heart for the hurting, the lost and the outcast. She sees beauty in every person she meets, regardless of who they are. Her impact on others is enormous, and I can’t fathom the number of people she has influenced. Julie has spent so much of her life volunteering in the inner city with urban youth and working with the homeless community. She has such a heart for kids in the juvenile system and has mentored so many teens who have lost their way or experienced  trauma. She sees people for their best not their worst and has a gift for knowing a person’s potential and making them feel valued.

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Besides loving people without judgment or hesitation, she works hard to make purposeful connections with those who encounter her. I am constantly inspired by how she lives her life. In this month’s issue, we are sharing stories of women in our community who have made a mark in one way or another. We also are recognizing a few local female entrepreneurs and women who are finding ways to help others to give back to the

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 14 Dish Beautiful Usher in Summer with these flavorful recipes

18 Generations of Strength Big Sonia: Holocaust Survivor

24 She Can Do It A lifetime of acheivements and memories

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34 Crudité anyone? Add fresh produce and a pop of color to your table

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DEPARTMENTS 8

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Culinary Creations

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Faith Reflections

33 Realty Report 34 Food & Wine 38 Our Town 42 Hops & Vine 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Inspired By


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CULINARY CREATIONS

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DISH BE AU TIFUL Paiche with Pickled Wat er melon S a l a d INGREDIENTS + 1 lb. Paiche or other white fish (cut into ¼ lb. filets) + 2 cups watermelon, cubed + 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced (or half a pepper depending on desired heat level) + 2 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced + 1 tsp. black sesame seeds + ¼ cup red wine vinegar + ½ cup grapeseed oil (or other neutral oil) + 3 T. grapeseed oil, for cooking + Salt, pepper to taste PREPARATION 1. Let fish rest on the counter to come to room temp, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the salad. Add watermelon, radishes, serrano, oil and vinegar to a bowl and let marinate in the fridge. 2. Add oil to pan and place over medium-high heat. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Once the oil is shimmering and pan is almost screaming hot, carefully add the fish to the pan. Pan fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. 3. Plate watermelon salad on each plate and lay fish over the top. Finish with a bit of the juice from the marinade and top with a touch of black sesame seeds and sea salt. 14

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LEAWOOD NATIVE. Creator. Culinary Storyteller. Home Entertainer. Recipe Developer. Lover. Friend.

I like to use simple, attainable ingredients that lend themselves to bright, fresh, clean flavors or that warm your soul from the inside out. I

I’m Lindsey Bishop Clark, the owner and founder of Dish Beautiful.

feel this style of cooking stimulates the senses and always leaves you

I am a creator, writer, home entertainer, recipe developer and

hoping for leftovers or wanting to make it again and again.  I think we

culinary storyteller. My motto is “Make it beautiful.” I tend to live

eat with our eyes as much as we do with our mouths, so why wouldn’t

and breathe that motto in everything that I do but especially in the

we make something that looks as equally beautiful as it tastes?

kitchen and on a plate. My food is mostly healthy; however, I am never afraid to throw a little butter, cream or sugar at a situation, so you’re going to get a little bit of everything.

I want you to find beauty and inspiration, confidence and creativity, love and passion and of course, really really good food! Welcome to Dish Beautiful.

Crispy Pork B e l ly w i t h M a r in at ed Pe a ches INGREDIENTS + 1 ½ lb. pork belly + 2 peaches + ¼ cup basil, ribboned + ½ cup Buffalo mozzarella + 1 whole lemon, juiced + 1 T. honey (plus more for coating pork belly) + ½ cup grapeseed oil (or other neutral flavored oil) + 1 ½ tsp. red pepper flakes + Salt, pepper to taste PREPARATION 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Drizzle pork belly generously with oil, salt and pepper and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 20 more minutes. 2. Meanwhile, add lemon juice, honey, oil, red pepper and salt and pepper (to taste) to a bowl and stir. Slice peaches and add to the marinade. Toss to coat. 3. Once the pork belly is done, set the broiler to high and broil for one minute.  4. Slice pork and plate over marinated peaches, top with Buffalo mozzarella, basil and salt and pepper.

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FAITH REFLECTIONS

Generations of Strength I don’t believe in angels flying. Angels are little babies. When they come to this world and put their little feeties on this ground, it is up to the parents in how you are going to mold them. If you mold them in love, they will love. -Sonia Warshawski

What makes a person strong? Is it physical prowess? Mental dexterity? Or, the willingness to begin each day no matter what the past has dealt? Perhaps it is the strength to move forward after enduring indescribable adversity, taking the pain and turning it into mission. Even with these examples of fortitude, for Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski simply stating that she is a person of strength would be a gross understatement of all she is—a mighty woman who has spent her life growing a family, growing a business, and growing awareness on a topic so near to her heart it has crossed generational lines. Sitting in John’s Tailoring on a cool sunny day in March, Warshawski’s daughter, Regina Kort, waits patiently for her mother’s arrival. Kort speaks about her mom with an air of ease as if she has all the faith in the world that her 93-year-old mother will arrive 18

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on her own time and with a new anecdote to share. Warshawski does not disappoint. Nearly a block from her shop her faithful car has broken down on the street, and she is left to find another way to her business. In true resourceful fashion, Sonia Warshawski does indeed find another way. Only a few minutes past 1 p.m., she arrives and pops into the naturally lit back room, swiftly makes mention of her misfortune, brushes off her perfectly clad ensemble, pats her dark hair, and checks her make-up. After quick, light-hearted mother/daughter banter, she reaches over to turn off the small transistor radio and settles herself for a familiar chat about her extraordinary life. The conversation begins with Warshawski reminiscing about her childhood prior to World War II. With a heavy accent and a faraway glance she remembers her life as a happy time where she went to school, and living within her family was simple. She also recalls when things started to change. When anti-Semitism began to rear its hateful head. Her parents did all they could to shield them, but abomination has a way of finding its intended target. Soon, Warshawski was ripped apart from all she knew about the goodness of the world. She only describes this time as “hell,” a considerable downplay of the terror she witnessed during the Holocaust. Somehow, she survived. As Warshawski speaks of times in the concentration camps, her daughter remains quiet as if she knows this is a moment only her mother could recollect. Every now and then she gives a pensive glance as if feeling the weight of her mother’s words. When asked how she was able to move forward, Warshawski notes that it was not an easy transition.

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“ The one thing I am always amazed by is when we speak, no matter where we are or who the group is, afterwards people just cannot get enough of my Mother!” -Regina Kort

When I came out of this hell, I couldn’t talk about it. I even felt guilty if people around me were having fun. I couldn’t even smile. She was only 19 when the war ended. Soon, she and her husband, also a Holocaust survivor, would come to the United States to rebuild. This after Kort’s aunt and uncle arrived first in 1946. When Immigration asked the relatives where they wanted to move, they knew it was America, even though at the time they had no family and no friends. Their only requirement: “I don’t care where you send us, just send us somewhere where the people are good and kind.” Immigration’s reply was to send them to Kansas City. They were the first survivors to arrive in the area. The young Warshawskis soon followed in 1948. It was not easy to plant a 20

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new foundation, but the U.S. took them under their wing by providing sponsors who supported them with jobs, medical needs, and education until they got on their feet. It is now that the mother/daughter team engage in dialogue comparable to a well-practiced song, each taking turns to tell their story. Kort describes her childhood as contented but also atypical.

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In our household as children of survivors my parents did not hide it from us. And we knew from an early age, without them even talking to us about it. We knew something horrible happened. I felt so sorry for my parents. It was so unjust and so unfair because their youth was taken away. Even knowing this was part of her identity Kort struggled to speak of it. It would be decades before either of them could talk openly about the horrors of the Holocaust, but when the idea came forth, it struck them separately, like a beam of lightning. Warshawski remembers hearing Nazi Skinheads on the radio denying that the Holocaust ever happened, this in efforts to push their agenda. I was really very naïve because I felt that after what happened to this civilization that people would change and they would be more loving and understanding. I was very disappointed. Then, after hearing this, a thunder came, an awakening to my brain. Sonia, this is the reason you survived! You have to start speaking! This is my responsibility. And for Kort the realization would also come in its own time. “I had an epiphany when I realized that the majority of survivors in Kansas City were gone, and that teaching the Holocaust, people knowing about it, and being connected with it makes it more personal. There is nothing like hearing from an actual survivor. I will never be able to replace that, but at least I can tell the story about what happened to my family,” Kort says. There is a genuine gentleness in their camaraderie. Together the pair discovered that by touching the lives of the commu-

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JAPAN HAD ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR TWO MONTHS BEFORE NADINE ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT LATE WINTER IN 1941. IN ANOTHER TWO MONTHS, THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS WOULD BE IN FULL BLOOM, A PRIOR GIFT FROM JAPAN BEFORE THE COUNTRIES BECAME ENEMIES. Twenty-two-yearold Nadine would be reminded of their message that life is beautiful, but short and fleeting.

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Today, Nadine is 100 years old. Her eyesight has clouded, which frustrates her because she doesn’t want to miss anything. It’s how she’s lived her life every day–with an ardent sense of discovery. “When I arrived in Washington that February, the city was still spacious and beautiful,” Nadine reminisces from her Kansas City home. “The streets were lined with lovely restaurants and organ grinders. Later, it would become so congested, but that’s what war does.” How Nadine went from a tiny rural town in southern Missouri, to a technical trainer in the war effort, to a pillar in the Plaza district is a testament to her indomitable spirit, sharp mind, and whole-hearted embrace of whatever comes next.

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After WWII began, F.D.R. wanted faster communication in

Nadine recalls how she was one of 17 staff living in a

his administration. Nadine’s technical skills would help make

stone mansion, now restored and listed on the National

that happen. She was barely an adult, uncultured, without

Register of Historic Places.

college education, and a female in a male-dominated industry.

“It was in the Maryland woods near the Delaware River with

“I wasn’t scared though,” Nadine says. “It was an adven-

a big veranda and 87 steps to our floor. It had a huge staircase,

ture. I wanted to learn everything. My mom was a teacher

ballroom, and a fireplace in every room. Oil and gas were scarce.

with lots of get-up-and-go, but she got cancer. When she

We had no heat, so visitors brought their own firewood.”

died, I didn’t have a home anymore. I was 16 and on my own.”

Nadine was frightened of the men at first.

Nadine’s father, a quarry steam shovel operator, had

“I’d never been around a full family before. My dad left

already deserted the family. Her older brother had moved

when I was 7, so I’d always lived with my mother or aunt. I

out. Nadine learned early how to forge for herself.

thought all men were mean, but these men were so sweet

“My dad married a wicked stepmother who wouldn’t let me

and kind and loved their wives. It was enlightening for me.”

live with them. He gave me $20 a month–not much, but some-

In 1943, Nadine got a new supervisor. She told him that

thing–so I got a room. In the summers, he wouldn’t give me

their department needed to downsize due to installations

money and said I could work instead. I had an alcoholic aunt

in other cities.

with a baby boy, so I helped her in exchange for room and board.” Nadine spent summers with her until she finished high school, then moved to Kansas City to live with another aunt and work for Hall Brothers. For three years, Nadine worked as an airbrush artist in the art department. When she made a mistake, she came in after hours without pay to correct it. When the war hit, F.D.R. asked the department head and Nadine’s co-worker, who was a friend, to come to Washington.

“We’ve outlived our usefulness here,” Nadine told him. Her supervisor replied, “If you think I’m going to lose enough employees that I no longer carry a Grade 12, you’re crazy.” The next day he put Nadine on a train filled with soldiers to Barstow, CA, and said, “That plant needs checking.” She had no food for two days except some candy in her pocket. After realizing this, some soldiers tried to get her food, but it had already been devoured by the hungry men.

“After two months, my friend got homesick and recom-

By 1944, Nadine was “frozen” in her job, so she got cre-

mended me instead,” Nadine says and grins. “They offered

ative. She fenagled with the San Francisco shipyards to let her

me $1,420 a year, and I said no. They called back and offered

help rebuild discarded equipment and train sailors to operate

$1,620. I said, ‘That’s better, but I’m broke. How am I sup-

them. Classified as war work, it allowed her to move there. She

posed to get there?’”

became their first female trainer in customer relations.

“I’ll send you a ticket,” he said.

Later, Nadine flew to Chicago to train a man. When

“Fine, but what will I eat?”

she arrived, she discovered he was a Japanese-American

“I’ll loan you enough money to live on till your first paycheck.”

released from an internment camp.

Nadine agreed and rode the train to Washington. When her superior saw her, he nearly fired her. “I was such a hick.” She laughs. “I had a big straw hat and was dressed in my best get-up, but he got to liking me.” One day at the federal building where she worked, she watched a man walk back and forth until finally she asked him if he needed help. He said he was looking for Miss Nadine Jones. “I’m Miss Jones,” Nadine replied. “Dear me,” he said, “I wasn’t looking for a woman in bobby socks and hair ribbons!”

“I took one look and thought ‘Oh no, I can’t teach him. He’s Japanese. We hate Japanese.’ He took one look at me and thought, ‘Oh no, she’s a woman. No woman’s going to teach me!’” He kept trying to catch her in a mistake, but after finally trying her technique, he became her “greatest fan.” “He wanted to hire me for his business. We became friends, and he attended my wedding.” When Nadine left San Francisco for Kansas City, it wasn’t a difficult decision. Her aunt needed her.

Eventually, she had 87 people working for her. She flew in

“She was office manager of the largest law firm in KC. She

a DC-3 or traveled by train to 10 major cities installing tech-

had a nice house and car and was successful even during

nical equipment and training workers.

the depression. But she’d married a con man. He wrote a

“It was a breeze for me, but some men resented it. One man

bunch of bad checks and went off with a judge’s wife. My

told me he hated women who carried a screwdriver. But it never

aunt had lost nearly everything and was having a nervous

made me bitter. I knew I was there to help them. If you don’t get

breakdown. She’d been there for me, and I wanted to be

too upset in life, you can still work hard and come out on top.”

there for her, too.”

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(CON TI N U ED)

When Nadine was 28, she met her future husband (a civil engineer who worked on the atom bomb) at the Pla-Mor at 31st and Main in Kansas City. The Pla-Mor was the largest indoor entertainment complex in America with a 14,000-square-foot, spring-loaded dance floor, bowling alley, ice rink and the largest swimming pool west of the Mississippi River. They had three children before her husband passed in 1969. Nadine ran the business for the next 20 years until her son assumed leadership. For several years, she traveled the world, especially enjoying Australia and China. Her only regret is she never made it to Rome: “I went to Venice and thought I’d go back but never did.” She did, however, return to work, retiring in 2018 at age 98 1/2. “I’m proud of my record and reputation with the business I built in Kansas City,” Nadine says. “We did high-quality work with personal service. We always had fun and built close friendships with our customers.” At her recent 100-year birthday party, it was standing room only. When asked how this centenarian would most like to be remembered, her reply is simple. “Just be remembered.”

“Love your country. Love your family. Be honest. Work hard. Accept a challenge. Do your best always. And don’t overeat.” – NADINE JONES, AGE 100

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lives of others through their unique passions and efforts and encourage people to do the same. Their vibrant spirit inspires

them and keeps them going. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?  Love in action. When love is shown by the way that we treat each other. When love is shown by the way that we serve God. When love is shown by the way we treat ourselves.  WHAT WOMEN DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND WHY? I have always looked up to and been inspired by “Church Ladies,” those women in churches that I grew up in and have served (and am serving) who extended love to me. They have been there for me and with me, in the ups and downs of life. This is so important to me because I grew up in a single parent family. My father had custody of my brother and I. My mother was not in the picture, even though I reconnected with her later in our lives. It was as though God would always provide women in my life that mentored me and loved me and were there for me. It started with Aunt Gwen, whose family opened up their home for my father, brother and me. She connected us to the church. She set the example of a mother’s love that opened me up to receive love from others. I will be forever grateful to her! DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR YOUNG WOMEN OUT THERE WANTING TO SERVE AND GET INVOLVED IN THEIR COMMUNITY? Follow your passion.  Pursue your goals, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. WHAT LESSONS HAVE YOU LEARNED IN LIFE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE LIKED TO TELL THE “YOUNGER YOU” FROM YEARS AGO?  1. Don’t be afraid to speak up and to express yourself. 2. God loves you for who you are. 3. Education is the right path to take. 4. Trust your gut–that is God. 5. Save your money. 30

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Ann Nelson MARATHON RUNNER--AGE 83 TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. To begin with, as a child I was a bookworm and usually the shortest one in my class. What got into me at age 50 to become a jock? To enjoy the challenge and effort of running and bicycling? I give most of the credit to my family--my late husband, Stan, and our three sons and their families. Running and bicycling are themes in our lives. I've had the good fortune to run at least one marathon with each of my sons (although not at the same pace!), and when Stan retired as professor emeritus from KUMed, the two of us cycled self-contained across the U.S. We dipped our wheels in Puget Sound in Seattle. Sixty-six days and 3,724 miles later we dipped them in the Atlantic Ocean near Bar Harbor, Maine. We also cycled End-to-End in Great Britain and across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. WHAT WAYS DO YOU STAY FIT? I say fit at age 83 by following a routine. Every morning I begin the day with a battery-charging cup of coffee, followed by lifting 6 lb. weights 40 times and doing 40 sit-ups. Then I go out for a run three times a week. The distance depends upon whether I am training for a race. TELL ABOUT SOME OF THE RACES YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN. Although I've done several triathlons and duathlons, mara-

was successful many times. Now I am many times the only woman in the 80+

thons were my focus. I ran 20 of them until I turned 77 and then

age group, and my satisfaction comes from heeding Nike's famous slogan,

downsized to half-marathons which I continue to do, though

"Just Do It!" I am pleased that my entry fees go to support various charities. My

more slowly. Marathons can take one on adventures around

husband died of cancer, and every August I travel to Seattle to bicycle the Fred

the world--April in Paris, the white marble Olympic stadium

Hutchinson Cancer Center's "Obliteride" to raise funds to obliterate cancer.

in Athens, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the colorful leis in Honolulu, and Boston (where my age and running skills came

WHAT WOMEN DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND WHY?

miraculously together at age 70 to qualify to run that awesome

There are so many inspiring women--among them are my three sisters

race). In those marathons I carried a small stuffed bear in a

who are all physically active. One is an artist, one a pillar of her community

fanny pack. Named Ted. E. Bear, the mascot for a 2nd grade

and one a published poet. I admire Heather Lee, Australia's 92-year-old

class, he won marathon medals, too, even from the Germans!

fastest woman, who feels that age is no barrier to anything. I deeply admire

Upon returning to the class, Ted. E. Bear "told" of his adven-

my running friend who has MS but never mentions it and keeps on running.

tures to the students and what he learned about each country. DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO COMPETE?

NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN?

A combination of factors inspires me to compete. First, it's

Fortunate is the person who has a passion. However, a passion can be

the simplicity of running--a pair of shoes, a fresh morning and

developed with some nurturing. Choose a healthy diet and lots of exercise.

the goal of doing my best at something I enjoy. When I was

Walk fast or run at your own pace. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises. I am sure you,

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DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Highlands Ranch

$1,295,000

$1,094,000

84%

370

4

4.2

Leawood

$1,179,500

$1,050,000

89%

99

5

5.1

Hallbrook

$925,000

$905,000

97%

19

5

4.1

Leawood

$895,000

$880,000

98%

83

5

4.1

Tuscany Reserve

$899,950

$879,950

97%

143

4

3.1

Hallbrook

$875,000

$835,000

95%

131

4

3.1

Highlands Ranch

$715,000

$725,000

101%

3

6

5.1

Bradford Place

$749,900

$712,500

95%

114

6

5.3

Whitehorse

$649,950

$605,000

93%

182

5

4.1

Cherry Creek

$575,000

$565,000

98%

6

5

4.1

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FOOD & WINE

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+ Vibrant and robust produce

+ Don’t restrict yourself to just

+ To keep the vegetables crisp,

will be both visually attractive

vegetables! While the produce

fresh and unblemished, refrain

and appetizing. As you gather

should be the star, allow a few

from preparing more than two

the vegetables for your crudité,

supporting roles to join the stage.

hours prior to serving your guests.

think of the different preferences

Crackers

seeds,

While a little lemon water will help

your guest may have. Incorporate

olives and nuts for nibbling, herbs

preserve most vegetables, crudité

something

for added greenery—allow your

shines at its brightest when pre-

imagination to roam free.

pared shortly before enjoying.

+ Dips can be overwhelming or

+ When

crunchy,

something

mild and something with a bite. All

for

dipping,

these different qualities will have a synergistic effect for your board.

finding

the

perfect

underwhelming. Make sure to pro-

alcohol pairings for your crudité

+ As you build your board or plat-

vide your guests with contrasting

board, it is crucial to select some-

ter, start with the largest items, and

options that can provide varying

thing that will not overpower but

end with the smallest. Working in

flavor profiles. May I suggest a

enhance the freshness and quality

this order will allow you to com-

Creamy Avocado Dip and Beet

of your vegetables.

pletely fill the board, resulting in a

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t he s pre ad

beet-tahini faux hummus serves 4 - 6 Ingredients + 1 pound beets (3-4 medium beets) + 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice + 1/2 cup tahini + 1/2 teaspoon garlic + salt + extra virgin olive oil Directions 1. Peel and chop beets into small cubes. Drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place beet cubes on aluminum foil and enclose. Put aluminum foil packet on baking sheet and cook beets until tender. 2. Once tender, remove beets from aluminum foil packet and allow beets to cool. Place beets, tahini, lemon juice and garlic in food processor. Process while slowly adding 1/4 cup olive oil through opening of food processor. Transfer to serving bowl then season generously with salt. Allow to sit covered for at least 30 minutes before eating.

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OUR TOWN

G i v i n g t o G ro w ARTICLE RILEY COWING

STEMS: A GARDEN SOIRÉE ALLOWS ATTENDEES TO BASK IN ART, MUSIC AND COMMUNITY WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

A m i d t h e i n t e n s i t y o f a K a n s a s C i t y w i n t e r, c o m p l e t e w i t h i c y r o a d s a n d ( t o o m a n y ) i n c h e s o f s n o w, o n e c a n only imagine an evening spent outside enjoying their green, lush surroundings. On June 22, Stems: A Garden Soirée is the (perhaps long-

center at the Overland Park Arboretum. Lane mentions

awaited) opportunity to not only savor warm weather

their plans include “additional parking, new outdoor

and explore beautiful gardens but to also participate in

spaces (gardens, reflecting pools, a new pond, event

a fundraiser. Emily Lane, communications manager for

terraces, and a great lawn) and the first phase of the

the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, says

new Sculpture Garden and amphitheater.

that people choose to attend the event for many reasons.

“In total, the plan will improve 38 acres and will be an

“The first of which is that is it a wonderful party,” Lane

incredible addition to an already beautiful space,” Lane

says. “Who doesn’t love to have a glass of wine on a warm

says. “We hope to break ground in late 2019.”

summer night in a bucolic setting? We find this event is

Stems: A Garden Soirée has something for everyone to

a great reminder of all the [Overland Park] Arboretum &

enjoy—food from various local restaurants, fireworks after

Botanical Gardens has to offer. It’s open 364 days a year,

the sunset, music and bars with wine, beer and cocktails—

and there’s always something new to see or do. People

all while enjoying lush surroundings at the Arboretum.

who attend also love knowing they are supporting important places in our community, and giving back.”

“Attendees wander the paths taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells and receive a hand-painted sou-

The event, hosted by the Foundation, began in 2008 and

venir wine glass at entry from which to imbibe their

is its largest, annual fundraiser. According to Lane, pro-

drinks of choice,” Lane describes. “It also serves as

ceeds from the evening support Deanna Rose Children’s

a wonderful opportunity for networking as we have

Farmstead, the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical

more than 2,000 attendees!”

Gardens and public art programs in Overland Park. “All of these causes benefit from private support to operate, so the Foundation is integral to their suc-

While the event itself offers so much to soak up in one summer evening, it is also an opportunity to slow down and indulge in your surroundings.

cess,” Lane says. “We have a tremendous group of

“Personally, I love to wander the gardens and path-

sponsors who choose to devote funds to supporting

ways with my cold glass of white wine, listen to the music

these worthwhile causes.”

as well as the chirping crickets, and meet new people,”

In addition to the event, the Foundation has launched

Lane says. “In a world where you have to make so many

a “Growing to Inspire” capital campaign which will

decisions each day, at Stems you get to relax and enjoy

provide funding for a new, 22,000-square-foot visitor

and let the event lead you.”

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IN A WORLD FULL OF MASS-PRODUCED HOME DÉCOR AND BIG BOX STORES, IT IS YOUR LOCAL GALLERY THAT PROVIDES THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF BUYING SOMETHING TRULY ONE OF A KIND FOR THE HOME. Buy art that brings you joy. Whether from the color, style, texture, subject, or the memory that surrounds its purchase, art should make you happy. It may sound simple, but it holds true. Art should bring contentment to your life and to your home. When beginning a design project, include art in the plan and budget. Art shouldn’t be an afterthought! If you start with art, you’ll provide a catalyst for color and style and truly make your space special. Don’t forget the frame. Beautiful framing is the jewelry on a piece of art. Well-designed custom framing makes your art complete. Want to keep it simple? The addition of a float frame to a canvas is the perfect touch for a clean and sophisticated look. Always ask for conservation materials to ensure your art is protected to stand the test of time. Your locally owned frame shop is a great resource. Get out and enjoy the experience of buying art. Visit local galleries in your neighborhood, and make a point to visit galleries during your travels. Think of art as a gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings. Write a note on the back with the date, so  that the memory surrounding its purchase will live on for years to come. If you see a piece you love, buy it! It may not be there when you go back. Megan Hoban is the owner of Prairiebrooke Arts in Downtown Overland Park and has made her career as an art consultant for residential and corporate clients throughout the greater Kansas City area.

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BUTTERY BISCUITY GOODNESS COMING SOON TO A HEN HOUSE NEAR YOU.

PRESERVATIVE-FREE. REAL INGREDIENT-FULL. These locally produced biscuits will be available for purchase in late May. Look for them in the freezer section at the following Hen House stores: 119th and Roe Ave (Leawood, KS) | 135th and Metcalf (Overland Park, KS)


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