Monday, October 10, 2011
Cars and Art in Bigfork
It can be easy for vintage car lovers to relate to art since vintage cars and art take lots of love and work to complete, and when finished, appreciative audiences welcome both. That combination happened in Bigfork at The Edge Center for the Arts Saturday October 8. Some 38 members of the Paul Bunyan Vintage auto Club made Bigfork one of its stops on a northern Minnesota fall color tour. Though many of the leaves had turned already they got to see some bright and colorful art being exhibited by native artist Gordon Coons. The club also got a chance to see the center's performing arts theater and hear about the center’s colorful history. The current gallery exhibit is Gordon Coons: Language of Color From My Inner Voice and runs until October 29 on Thursday through Saturday 10 AM until 4 PM with a closing reception on October 28 at 5 PM. There is no charge for gallery admission.
Marcie Lindgren gave the tour and did an on-stage description of The Edge Center and made the cookies. Some of the tour group wanted the recipe. Here it is.
½ CUP BUTTER/MARG. SOFTENED
1 TSP. BAKING SODA
1 CUP WHITE SUGAR
½ TSP. SALT
1 TSP. VANILLA
1 CUP CRANBERRIES (I USED DRIED)
1 TSP. CINNAMON
1 CUP PUMPKIN
1 TBLSP. ORANGE ZEST (I USED A GRATED
2 -1/4 CUPS FLOUR FRESH ORANGE)
2 TSP. BAKING POWDER
½ CUP WALNUTS
MIX ALL TOGETHER – DROP BY TSP.
BAKE 375 DEGREES FOR 10-12 MINUTES
THE RECIPE DIDN‘T CALL FOR ICING HOWEVER I ADDED THAT LITTLE TREAT.
PWD. SUGAR MIXED WITH A TAD OF WATER AND A TAD OF ALMOND FLAVORING