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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

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A Sweet Thought. I HAVE A SWEET TOOTH—THIRTY-TWO TO BE EXACT. I inherited them from my parents, both owners of In Good Taste, a long-ago chocolate and gift shop back in New York State that smelled so rich my mouth would start salivating upon entrance. There were wooden baskets on turnstiles that housed dozens of flavors of old-fashioned lollipops, rows on top of rows of cordials, truffles, and chocolate-covered dried fruits behind a glass enclosure, each one delicately nestled within a paper wrapper.   Some of my earliest memories as a child were kneeling on a stool with what resembled an ice chipper, breaking off various-sized pieces of chunk chocolate that would go directly into narrow plastic bags for purchase. I remember my mother opening up a pair of scissors and teaching me how to curl a piece of ribbon for each bag. Chocolate that came in large, thick sheets was worth its weight in gold, and it dressed accordingly. Years later, into my young adulthood and after the store’s closing, I’d frequent my father’s favorite chocolate shops with him and developed a respect for real chocolate, seeing where he went for a good bite and where he didn’t. I was the kid who’d snuff at the sight of a grocery

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line candy bar. I was also the girl who rescued my father-in-law one winter in his preparation for a cookie swap—melting cheap chocolate on the stove over a too-high burner.

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Our family dogs, one in particular—the late Murphy—had accidentally eaten about three pounds of chocolate throughout his long life. I think he, too, had a taste for it, singling himself from the pack when it came to what a dog could digest. Chocolate, for me, is nostalgic in the best of ways. It’s a warm, velvety smooth memory—

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something to savor time and time again. In the words of my late father, chocolatier himself, I hope this issue is sweet on you.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

FEATURES 14 Resolution 365 Fitness trainer Mike Rankin shares his secrets for keeping you on track throughout the year.

17 Raking in the Dough(nuts) The owners of Tandem Doughnuts give us a bite of their sweet wheels.

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24 Old-Fashioned Goodness: Huckleberry Bark The Sweets Barn shows us the process of creating a favorite.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Healthy Lifestyle

24 Culinary Creations 28 DIY 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

Walking in a Winter Wonderland The first annual Western Montana Winter Fair was a grand success as it brought together many existing traditions. The event helped fundraise for local nonprofits while raising awareness and donations. Locals indulged in holiday shopping, carriage rides, hands-on crafting, ice sport demonstrations, and the holiday tree sale. PHOTOGRAPHY CHELSEA LYN AGRO

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AROUND TOWN

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modations and view are enough to make our hearts

Katharine Hepburn, was released in 1981 and is

skip a beat. Have fun, lovebirds. To make your reser-

now on stage at our very own Montana Repertory

vation, call 877.588.6783 or visit PawsUp.com.

Theatre. This tale is one of family and how they pull apart and then find each other again. A truly

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of family relationships and aging. Your last chances

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have the power to transform the world, our culture, our youth, and ourselves. It's a major opportunity and ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers within the industry. The Big Sky Film Institute's mission is to celebrate and promote the art of nonfiction filmmaking and to encourage media literacy by fostering public understanding and appreciation of documentary film. To learn more, visit BigSkyFilmFest.org. 

2018 OLYMPICS Set your DVR and light the torch, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games are here! The opening ceremony will begin on Friday, February 9 and the closing ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 25. South Korea will be home for athletes going for the gold in alpine skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding, and luge, among many others. The Olympic movement has been growing since its official beginning in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The goal of the Olympic games has

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always been to build a peaceful and better world by

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everyone to live longer, healthier lives so we can

out discrimination of any kind, in a spirit of friend-

enjoy all of life's moments, and we all know that

ship, solidarity, and fair play. Check your local station

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focus on their hearts and encourage families, friends,

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to what your heart says. A healthy heart is a happy

to Thursday, February 15. A romantic wilderness

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

RESOLUTION 365 ARTICLE CHELSEA LYN AGRO

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FITNESS TRAINER MIKE RANKIN SHARES HIS SECRETS FOR KEEPING YOU ON TRACK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

LET’S FACE IT, KEEPING TO OUR NEW YEAR’S RES-

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO STAY ON

OLUTIONS ISN’T A WALK IN THE PARK. It’s an uphill

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friends, family, or a group of like-minded individuals. At

fitness goals until they eventually fall off completely. The

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equipment gets daunting and our motivation gets soupy

or you can work with a trainer who can help you stay

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accountable to a healthier eating plan. A lot of people

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Raking in the Dough(nuts) THE OWNERS OF TANDEM DOUGHNUTS GIVE US A BITE OF THEIR SWEET WHEELS

ARTICLE CAROLE DAVENPORT | PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

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RAKING IN THE DOUGH(NUTS)

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THE WORDS VEGAN AND DOUGHNUT AREN’T LIKELY NEIGHBORS IN THE SAME SENTENCE. For some, they’re hardly a pair, but for Beth Gherlein they’re a necessity—one that Missoula was without before she and her husband, David Tyson, brought Tandem Doughnuts, a wholesale vegan and gluten-free bakery, into existence in 2011. It began passionately, when Beth had a craving that she couldn’t fill. She and David journeyed around Missoula to sniff out a vegan doughnut, but little did they know they would bring this desired treat to their community and, with it, a sweet option for those with dietary restrictions or personal preferences regarding sustainability and environmental practices. Having extensive experience in overseas travel and ethnic foods, Beth and David set out, right in their own backyard, to create the perfect recipe that would forge its way through the Missoula food scene, and they did. These doughnuts come by way of fluffy, delicious wheels—huckleberry with huckleberry glaze, lavender lemon, sweet potato pie with spicy cream cheese glaze, and cinnamon (Beth’s favorite), among many others. Initially, Beth and David worked other fulltime jobs, baking during their days off until Beth took the plunge and quit her day job to prepare for public sale at the Clark Fork Farmers Market. From sharing their creations with the community on Saturday mornings to working the full production of their doughnuts at a local commercial kitchen for wholesale, Beth and David know, and have touched, every facet of their business—nurturing it and raising it from its humble face-to-face beginning. “Meeting new customers at the market, having them return each week, then running into them out in the community was so rewarding,” said David. “Honestly, one of the best parts of my job is hearing from customers who were able to eat something we made that they have missed for years,” said Beth. “In terms of our business, we think of ourselves as a bakery that creates beautiful and delicious treats for folks who might otherwise not be able to eat those foods, whether those restrictions are by choice or genetics. So in this sense, the vegan CONTINUED >

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Beth & David


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Honestly, one of the best parts of my job is hearing from customers who were able to eat something we made that they have missed for years. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;BETH GHERLEIN

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aspect of our business goes hand-in-hand, or in tandem, with the gluten-free side of things.”

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In tandem isn’t a foreign concept to Beth and David. Their bakery name comes from their mutual enjoyment of riding their tandem bicycle and the idea of working together, which in turn has given them both a sweetened sense of what it takes to make a business and relationship work. “When one is tired, the other keeps going, but pedaling together is the most productive energy,” said Beth. Two years ago, they added Beatrice to their sweet success—a doughnut-loving daughter who will hopefully enjoy bike riding, too. “I see her making local deliveries on her bicycle when she gets a little older,” said David. “I sometimes wonder what her memories will be as she grows,” said David. “She’s with us on all our errands. One of her first words was Costco because we were there buying supplies for the bakery so much.” Her very first word? Doughnut, of course. Beth and David are excited and grateful to raise their daughter in Missoula. The community is filled with individuals and companies that have helped Tandem Doughnuts grow, and the energy is positive. “We had so much encouragement and support from this town right from the start,” said Beth. “Even though this business might work well in other communities, I just can’t imagine being anywhere else. It’s fun to be creative and independent in such a supportive community.” “There are so many amazing people in the growing food scene in Missoula, a lot of really smart, creative individuals. It’s a great place to be a part of that. And it’s so cool that people here are so receptive to some of the wacky flavors we try,” said David. Beth and David’s dream is to expand Tandem Doughnuts, adding regional accounts and eventually opening their own retail space. Until then, we’ll find their doughnuts dotted throughout our community and beyond, like a tasty trail of all the places where these little wheels have spun.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Old-Fashioned Goodness:

HUCKLEBERRY BARK ARTICLE KATHLEEN GOODWIN | PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

THE SWEETS BARN SHOWS US THE PROCESS OF CREATING A FAVORITE

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Bonnie & Dave

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calls to us from childhood’s past, beckoning us to step into its dreamy aroma of chocolates and teas and old-fashioned candies. And with our arrival, we’re introduced to not one, but both, of its owners—Bonnie and Dave Aicher, along with Huck L. Berry, the beloved buffalo statue that sits just outside the entrance. The barn has that necessary nostalgic feel—the playful lure of its exterior, the delicately designed truffles, buttery fudge, rows of candies from yesteryear waiting to be slipped into bulk bags, and dozens upon dozens of house-made creations beyond a glass case. Surely, there are many favorites but one in particular sets itself apart from the rest: huckleberry bark. Heather McDonald, native Montanan and chocolatier at The Sweets Barn, knows that huckleberries play a vital role in our region, and she’s happy to feature them by way of an Aicher family favorite recipe—one that’s been passed down and now, luckily, is shared beyond the bonds of family. CONTINUED >

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CULINARY CREATIONS

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THE PROCESS The huckleberry bark base is simple, high-quality white chocolate that is melted down on a double boiler. While the chocolate is melting, frozen huckleberries are thawed out and separated from their juices. The just-picked huckleberries are brought into The Sweets Barn each summer and frozen to preserve their freshness all year round. Once the chocolate has melted down, real baking flavorings are added into the chocolate mix and stirred well to combine. At this point, it is time to add the main ingredient—huckleberries!—which get stirred into the melted chocolate mixture. Once integrated, the mixture is poured onto lined baking sheets and spread out evenly. The reserved huckleberry juices are then drizzled over the smoothed chocolate and swirled into the blanket of white to create the beautiful, purple swirled designs that mark this signature treat. Once the chocolate has completely cooled and hardened, Heather then breaks up the chocolate into pieces, snapping off chunks rather than cutting them  to achieve that bark-like texture. The finished product is a delicious treat that has the perfect balance of flavor and sweetness  and, best of all, it tastes like home.

TIME OUT FOR TEA Bonnie and Dave opened their candy store in 2011 with a simple mission: high-quality products and old-fashioned goodness, and what they got was a lot more than sweets. The Sweets Barn is one of the only shops left in the United States that sells small-batch  hand-blended teas. In true Montana fashion, all of the ingredients added to the tea base are sourced through local suppliers, from the huckleberry tea blends to the more specialized blends like their chocolate  pecan black tea. Heather also wears multiple hats—crafting locally sourced safflower-flavored oils and vinegars  like huckleberry red wine and cherry. 

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Heather, the chocolatier


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MAKE IT FEEL LIKE AN EXTRA SPECIAL AT-HOME VALENTINE’S DAY THIS YEAR WITH THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES FROM THE HEART—AND HANDS

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From-Scratch Pasta Yield: 1 pound WHAT YOU NEED

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 4 large eggs WHAT YOU DO

1. Mound the flour in the center of a work surface with a well in the middle. Crack the eggs into the well and beat with a fork until smooth, then work flour into eggs with the fork. Use a bench scraper to work in the rest of the flour a little at a time. When the flour is incorporated, form the dough with your hands into a rounded mass for kneading. Lightly dust your workspace with flour and knead dough about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Cover dough with a bowl or plastic wrap and rest 1 1/2 hours, or chill overnight. 2. To roll by hand, flour a clean work surface. Vigorously roll dough to a very thin circle and roll constantly with even pressure as it stretches for several minutes until as thin as possible, almost translucent. 3. To cut by hand, lightly fold sheets one at a time into thirds and cut to desired thickness. Recipe from MarthaStewart.com.

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Dark Chocolate Truffles WHAT YOU NEED

1/2 cup heavy cream 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup cocoa powder, for dusting WHAT YOU DO

1. Bring the cream to just a simmer in a saucepan over low heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate in a bowl and let stand about 10 minutes to melt the chocolate. Add the vanilla, stir until smooth and set aside to cool for 1 hour at room temperature. 2. Beat chocolate at medium speed until thick and light-colored. Spread over the bottom of a baking dish, smooth and refrigerate 2 hours until firm. 3. Pour cocoa powder onto a deep plate or shallow bowl, and using a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of chocolate. Roll in cocoa powder until coated and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Recipe from FoodNetwork.com.

TROIS

Relaxing Bath Salt Blend WHAT YOU NEED

16 ounces Bokek Dead Sea Salt 20 drops lavender essential oil WHAT YOU DO

In a mixing bowl, add drops of the essential oil to the bath salt and mix well; store in a glass jar. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the scented salts to a bath for a relaxing experience. SeaSalt.com

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F E B R U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 LEARN TO QUILT! The Confident Stitch

Under the instruction of Martha Robertson, this class offers use of machines, mats, and rotary cutters to those who wish to better their sewing skills. The class will be spent work-

dance. Evening kicks off with a free

mediation and want to discuss, prac-

lesson at 8:30 p.m. Dancing starts at

tice, and connect deeper, then this

9:30 p.m. General admission is $10.

five-week course might be the right fit for you. The focus of the course will be

5 WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT CHOCOLATE Enjoy a free cooking class with Kelly

quilt. Visit TheConfidentStitch.com

Moore from the Missoula County Ex-

for more information.

tension and explore the history, nutri-

LIGHT OF HOPE GALA Missoula College

ation and it will occur each Thursday evening with March 15 being the last class. Visit RedWillowLearning.org for more information.

Missoula Food Bank

ing on a small wall hanging or baby

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on mindfulness and kindness medi-

tion, and taste of chocolate! Register online at MissoulaClasses.com.

18 HEROES AND LEGENDS FEATURING BRIAN STUCKI UM Music Recital Hall

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Tenor soloist Brian Stucki  is also an accomplished cellist who  sings and plays at the same time.  He will join

Join CASA of Missoula at its annual Light

ILLUSIONIST BRYAN DRAKE

of Hope Gala, an evening dedicated to

University of Montana

and UM horn professor Zachary Coo-

lifting up the voices of the abused and

Bryan Drake is an illusionist, mental-

per in a Montana debut performance

neglected children in our community.

ist, and speaker. As a Christian, Bryan

of Britten's evocative Serenade for

There will be a musical performance by

not only entertains but masterfully in-

tenor, horn, and strings as well as

Eden Atwood and Simone Fielding, din-

tertwines the message of the gospel

pieces by Handel and Mendelssohn.

ner, a silent auction, and raffles. Special

into his shows. For more information,

To learn more and purchase tickets,

guests will be adoptive parents, Joe and

visit BryanDrakeShow.com.

visit SORMT.org.

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HIPPIE SABOTAGE

OLD DOMINION

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR

The Wilma

Adams Center

The perfect event to take someone you

Old-fashioned country charm meets

The Wilma

love this Valentine's Day! Hippie Sab-

lyrical wit with a twist of rock 'n' roll.

With an emphasis on the stories, charac-

otage, formed by brothers Kevin and

Get your tickets at GrizTix.com.

ters, and fisheries that help make up the

Jeff Saurer, is electronic bliss. Doors

world of fly fishing, this year's fly fishing

open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8

film fest will have you reeling for more.

p.m. Listen to their music and purchase

The lineup of films will take you from

your tickets at LogJamPresents.com.

the String Orchestra of the Rockies

Katie Houston. Visit CasaMissoula.org to purchase tickets.

Michigan to Honduras, from Wyoming to Greenland. Grab your fishiest friends and feast your eyes before you cast your lines! Learn more at FlyFilmTour.com.

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FREE LECTURE: FLASH BASICS Rocky Mountain School of Photography

In this class, you will learn the differences in flash modes, how to bounce a flash, how to use a flash in a dark situation, and how to balance your flash's light. By the end

Downtown Dance Collective

MEDITATION 2.0 WITH GLENN TOUSIGNANT

Join Missoula’s Latin dance commu-

The Learning Center at Red Willow

poorly lit or nighttime scenes. Visit

nity for the latest in Latin music and

If you have experience with sitting

RMSP.com for more information.

LATIN DANCE NIGHTS

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THURSDAYS THROUGH MAR 15

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HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS Staggs Painting LLC. (406) 529-7428 staggspaintingllc.com

HOSPITALS

Shriners Hospitals for Children Spokane (509) 623-0424 shrinershospitalsfor children.org/spokane

INSURANCE

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INTERIOR DESIGN Modory (406) 549-8288 amirarugs.com

LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE DeMarois GMC, Mercedes-Benz (406) 721-4000

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES

Element Physical Therapy (406) 543-7860 elementpt.com Missoula Bone & Joint & Surgery Center (406) 721-4436 missoulaboneandjoint.com   Missoula Surgical Associates (406) 542-7525 msurgical.com   Northwest Plastic Surgery Assoc. (406) 728-3811 nwpsa.com   Oral Surgical Associates (406) 728-6840 oralsurgicalassociates.com   Western Montana Clinic/ Tamarack Management Services (406) 329-7998 westernmontanaclinic.com  

OTHER

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REAL ESTATE

Diane Beck Windermere Real Estate (406) 532-7927 move2missoula.com Pure West Christies Real Estate (406) 541-4000 purewestrealestate.com  

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE

Montana Club Resturants (406) 541-0076 montanaclub.com Mustard Seed (406) 542-7333 mustardseedweb.com   Paradise Falls (406) 728-3228 paradisefallsmissoula.com   Press Box Sports Bar (406) 721-1212 pressboxsportsbar.org


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PARTING THOUGHTS

LOVE as an Ingredient

WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I LIVED ON THE EAST COAST, WE’D MAKE AN ANNUAL WINTER TRIP TO VERMONT, COZYING UP IN SOME BED AND BREAKFAST THAT WE’D INEVITABLY, AND THANKFULLY, BE HOLED UP IN DUE TO SOME RECORD-BREAKING SNOWSTORM. I loved these trips, for the respite from the city and for all the spontaneous stops along the way.

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CHELSEA LYN AGRO

One year, we happened upon a small stretch of highway that was laden with local shops—Vermont Flannel Company, a country store that sold the best jerky and maple syrup, and a cookie shop. We were on the way home after spending a long weekend in subzero temperatures and that cookie shop smelled and felt like heaven. It was the kind of place that made you think buying an ice cream cookie sandwich was a good idea, mid-winter. Even though we only went to the shop twice before we moved out West, my husband and I still talk about that trip and those cookies. That memory—racing to eat the sandwiches before the heat flying from the dashboard melted them—is a loving one, a moment of pure joy. There’s something to be said about a dessert that can make you feel alive. Earlier this winter, we had lunch together downtown and strolled the snowy sidewalks in search of a business that had changed location. What we found in its place was a cookie shop—the door propped open, dozens of face-sized cookies lined up to perfection, edible cookie dough, cookie cakes, and beyond the glass, a boy placing mounds of dough onto cookie sheets. It was warm and inviting and there was something nostalgic about the sugary smell, bringing us back to that moment in the car years ago. Mary’s Mountain Cookies has a story. When the founder, Mary Johns, left behind her home state of Michigan, she took everything she had, which was two young children, and drove to Colorado, following a suggestion someone at church had given her. For the three of them, life had begun again when they entered the gates of Cherokee Park Ranch, and when Mary made meals, desserts, and cookies for guests who stayed there. When Kara and Shelby McCracken brought Mary’s Mountain Cookies to Missoula late last year, they brought with them the happiness that Mary talks about when she makes her cookies. They are alive, carrying with them the impossible roads we think might dead end, but magically they find a way to keep leading us upward and onward. They give us a calm—a break in rough waters—to savor the jovial spirit that hope has on the heart. Stop by Mary’s Mountain Cookies at 101 S. Higgins St. and see Mary’s whole story at MarysMountainCookies.com.

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