OCT 27, 2015

SNEAK PEEK: The November/December issue of dsm will be unveiled today, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Downtown (1050 Sixth Ave.). But we can't wait until then to share this short film by Greater Des Moines filmmakers Patrick Gannon and Charlie Stover. The duo captured the beauty of Fritz James' prairie restoration project in Madison County. After you watch the video, read the story here.
Photo Essay: The Midcentury Home Makes a Resurgence
See four Des Moines modern midcentury home updates, including two that won recent national Professional Remodeler design awards! ... 
SweeTango apples are a cross between Honeycrisp and Zester varieties. Photo courtesy of SweeTango.

By Wini Moranville
I like it when friends and neighbors tell me about something tasty they've found. I like it even better if they actually bring me a sample. That's what happened recently, when a friend not only raved about SweeTango apples, but handed me a couple as well.
This relatively recent breed of apple was developed by University of Minnesota researchers, who crossbred Honeycrisp and Zestar apples to make the new offspring. Currently, only registered growers in the United States and Canada are permitted to produce the apple.
It's a seriously good "eatin' apple": crisp and mostly sweet, but with a refreshing tartness in the mix and subtle hints of spice. I haven't tried baking with these beauties, but this apple is so tasty, you can enjoy it out of hand for a healthier-than-a-cookie snack, and still feel indulged.
Find SweeTango apples at the Clive Fareway (10151 University Ave; 515-223-0164) and at Trader Joe's (6305 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines; 515-225-3820).
Housed in an inviting, light-filled space, Moxie offers a variety of artwork, including paintings, jewelry, photographs, prints, letterpress greeting cards and furniture.
Photo by Justin Salem Meyer.

Des Moines has a new art gallery, thanks to Carly Zuendel, who opened Moxie last week in the East Village.
The gallery features a rotating lineup of artists; currently, you'll find the works of 11 artists from around the country, including Peter Tomka (photography), Dillon Baker (furniture) and theStudio8 (glass-blown jewelry).
Zuendel, an artist and a Des Moines native, says she wants to remove barriers for people new to the art-buying market as well as showcase emerging artistic talent. "I know firsthand how hard it can be to take the leap into the fine art and freelance worlds," she said in a statement. "That transition can be intimidating, and Moxie was created to make it easier."
Find Moxie at 505 E. Grand Ave., Suite 105. For more information, call 515-201-4111 or visit the gallery's website or Facebook page.
Jessica Teckemeyer, "Human Shadow" (2013), mixed media, 18 x 24.5 x 25 inches.

Depicting animals in surreal or threatening situations, Jessica Teckemeyer's intriguing multimedia sculptures touch on themes ranging from ancient mythology to current-day gun violence. An exhibit of her works opens this Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Des Moines Art Center.
"The human condition is domesticated; we are animals," Teckemeyer, an assistant professor of art at Clarke University in Dubuque, said in a statement. "Through translating a human experience into the form of an animal, we look at ourselves from another viewpoint."
Teckemeyer will discuss her work at 6:30 p.m. opening day. The exhibit, part of the Art Center's Iowa Artists series, runs through Feb. 21, 2016.

NEVERMORE: Still need to add some Halloween décor to your home? We found this fetching finch at The Mansion ($29). While finches aren't exactly spooky, this particular one, for some reason, reminded us of the Edgar Allan Poe poem "The Raven"--which is spooky. Happy Halloween!

At dsm and the Business Record, we have a Wellness Committee that diligently encourages us to eat well, exercise, drink plenty of water and so on and so forth. But still ...

Wini Moranville is a food, wine and travel writer who covers the food and dining scene for dsm. Follow her at All Things Food - DSM Wini Moranville.

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