Hello, 2017!

As 2016 comes to an end, here’s a bit of news for winter 2017 at Wheatgrass Saloon.

IN THE JUICE BAR:

Wheatgrass Saloon as a whole will remain open 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday. The juice bar will continue with its condensed winter hours of 11am – 3pm Monday through Saturday. We’ll continue to have soups each day as a warmer option and bottled cold-press juices in the Grab n Go fridge. Remember that you can call in an order to pick up after 3pm. We will have it all ready for you!

CLEANSES:

We will begin the year with a group ayurvedic cleanse led by Kristine Backes January 15-18. There still are spaces available, and you can sign up here. Kristine Backes will lead a springtime group ayurvedic cleanse at a date yet to be determined.

Wheatgrass Saloon group soup cleanses will occur on a monthly basis beginning in February. Each will be a three-day soup cleanse consisting of one broth, three lighter purees and one heartier soup. Sign-ups will begin in January. The cost is $120/per three-day cleanse.

The Wheatgrass Saloon Soup Cleanse is designed to detox your body, boost digestion and support optimal organ function. Loaded with plant-based ingredients, the soup cleanse decreases your overall caloric consumption and increases your nutritional intake. When our bodies get the nutrition they need, cravings disappear. Here is the schedule for the soup cleanses:  February 6-8; March 6-8 (the week before Livingston’s spring break); April 10-12 (easter is the 16th); May 15-17.

IN THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY:

I’m grateful for the beautiful works of Everett C. Hoffman that will remain up through the winter. Keep his pieces in mind when you are in search of a creative gift or treat for yourself. At first glance they appear very similar. Spend some time with them. They are all  distinct, each with a little story to tell. At $125, a great deal!

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Local artist Betsy Hall has some whimsical pieces in the entryway: playfully arranged  wreaths and shadowboxes. I love Betsy’s ability to take the odd and the ordinary objects of our lives and give them a new thoughtful job to do.

IN THE BOUTIQUE:

doTERRA is here! As a juice bar owner, this seems like a natural addition for me. Whether ingested in the form of food or received in the form of oils (diffused, applied topically or ingested) plants are the bomb and are here to heal and protect our bodies. doTERRA offers certified pure therapeutic grades oils and is a company that I feel confident representing. Come check out the wide variety of room diffusers, wool dryer balls, spa items, resource books, necklace diffusers and oils available at Wheatgrass Saloon. If you’d like to order online here is the link to my Wheatgrass Saloon doTERRA website. I’m also happy to place an order for you if that is more helpful and to answer as best I can any questions you might have.

One of my favorite doTERRA offerings is the Hope Oil Blend that combines Bergamot with Ylang Ylang, Frankincense and Vanilla Bean Absolute. Its inviting scent is only one thing that makes dōTERRA Hope Touch so awesome: the full purchase price ($20) of each dōTERRA Hope Touch bottle is donated to the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation which supports O.U.R. Rescue. O.U.R. Rescue is an organization that consists of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts. They have come together to combat child slavery and sex trafficking.

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Have a beautiful holiday season. Stay warm and healthy. Be sure to show up on January 9th for lunch and get a free 8oz juice with any bowl and on January 13th for Hoppin’ John vegan style!

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Happy New Year 2017!

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Get Out (of the kitchen)

These are photos of my very sweet Grandmother, Lillian. Like many first generation Italian women she was defined by the work she did in the kitchen. She more than lived up to the measure as her hands and heart created the most delicious sauces, gnocchi, scrippelle, biscotti and pizzelles. The reason that I love these photos of her is that she is very definitely not in the kitchen. She is in Yellowstone Park and having a ball. She shone that day, filled with the delight of nature and the freedom of being far away from the creation of food for loved ones.

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With that goal in mind, you can take a break from some of your busier weeknights and get out of your own kitchen by grabbing some soup-to-go at Wheatgrass Saloon this fall and winter. We began making soups a couple of weeks ago and are enjoying having a different one each day of the week. Each soup is made with health and energy in mind, loaded with local and regional vegetables and beans and served on a gluten free grain. Soup is available from 11am – 3 pm and after 3, from the grab ‘n’ go case.

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Get out to discover the new items are arriving weekly at Wheatgrass Saloon to fill the Boutique for the holiday season. Aquiesse candles, Michel Design soaps, colored pencils by Sprout that you can use for the Re-Mark coloring cards and bookmarks, jewelry and more.

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If you missed Matt Phillips’ September art walk reception, get out and take the chance to run upstairs to the Gallery space and see his really beautiful show before it comes down October 17th.

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Matt Phillips with pieces from his show Monotypes and Magic.

 

There are a few upcoming events in the Gallery and store as a whole. On Thursday, October 20th from 6-8pm there will be a reception for the show Madness and the Macabre curated by Angelina Froke and including works by Edd Enders, Aaron Fowlie, Angie Froke, Autumn Hudson and Willie Ramirez. Get out, come down and enjoy a celebration of the macabre.

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Marc Beaudin, co-owner of Elk River Books, looking rather Macabre in his makeup for the upcoming Shane Center’s production of Macbeth. The show opens October 21st and is directed by Kory Gunderson.

Another reception will take place on Friday, November 4th when  Betsy Hall and Bob Datilla share with us their personal collection of works by Everett C. Hoffman.  Both framed and unframed pieces will be available for purchase. The show will remain up through the holidays. Find your way out through the probable cold and wind for refreshments and an introduction to these fabulous pieces.

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The Holiday Stroll falls on December 2nd this year. We’ll have fun and celebration in the Saloon in honor of our 4 year birthday. So, you know, get out! 

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In the meantime, stay well, enjoy the change of season and brace yourself for the winds to come.

 

 

Dishing Up Soup, Hot Diggity Dogs and Kombucha with a Kick

I had the pleasure of hearing many writers recently in Missoula at the Festival of the Book. One of my favorites (aside from my darling, Marc Beaudin) was Liz Carlisle who spoke of and read from her book, Lentil Underground which chronicles the story of a group of renegade Montana farmers who were early leaders in the organic food movement. I can’t say enough good things about what a phenomenal woman Liz is.  And I’m glad to say that we now have signed copies of her book here at Wheatgrass Saloon.

The Timeless Seeds lentils  celebrated in Liz’s book, the Lentil Underground, will be the star ingredient in many of the soups coming your way as our “warm” offering here in the juice bar at Wheatgrass Saloon this fall and winter. The soups will rotate weekly, and we plan to begin serving them in October.

On the way to Missoula, I stopped in Bonner to meet Mike Hangas and pick up some super cute and beautifully designed keychains handmade at Ruana Knives.  They will make a very affordable gift for anyone on your list in the coming season.

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In Missoula, I met Mallory Ottariano owner of Kind Apparel.  I love her clothing designs and I really love that all of her materials are sourced from local charity thrift stores whose missions support autism research, the fight against domestic violence, food banks, and provide food and jobs for disadvantaged members of the community. I brought back a few of her pieces for us to check out. One of my favorites are her booty shorts. Perfect for a class at Breathing Room Yoga.

The last art walk takes place September 25th, and I am delighted that Betsy Hall will be showing her “Dog Days of Livingston” new works upstairs in the Wheatgrass Saloon Gallery.
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Betsy Hall has spent the past month painting one painting per day. For the show, she will have portraits of 27 dogs, two cats and three birds. She will also have available notecards sold individually or in sets of ten in “doggy bags”. If you are sad that your pet was not painted for the show, you’ll be happy to know that Betsy will be taking new commissions at the opening.

Dog Days of Livingston opens on Friday, September 25th for the Art Walk upstairs at Wheatgrass Saloon on Main St. and will be up for one month. In addition to a variety of human food treats, there will be peanut butter banana dog treats to take home to your puppies and Mark Rehder’s Geyser Farm Kombucha with of course the option to give it a kick.

Art on Tap

Artist, Betsy Hall will be teaching a very interesting painting class with Edd Enders during Tap into Montana (http://www.tapintomt.com/). It will be held upstairs at Wheatgrass Saloon on Wednesday, May13th from 6-8pm. We have room for 20 artists at all levels, from those who have never painted to the experts. All paintings will be quality and frameable! A fee of $35 will include everything you need to complete an 8″ x 10″ finished work of art while enjoying two pints of craft beer paired with appetizers. While Edd is painting his own painting, Betsy will be teaching the class on how to paint Edd while he paints! And, the best part is… drum roll… that everyone will be painting in the style of Edd Enders! We will frame all the work as we plan to have a show with the class paintings as well as Edd’s finished piece. Please sign up for Art on Tap at Wheatgrass Saloon and join in the fun!