"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 57 July 2013
Dear Friend of Adel,

As a kid, the County Fair was always a highlight of the summer. Carnival rides that spun vertically as the attached cars spun horizontally. Rare and exotic foods that I learned to eat after the carnival rides. Grand stand shows that ranged from concerts to demolition derby's. Livestock barns that taught the "city folks" to pay attention while walking and talking and Blue Ribbons for Aunt Melba's Boysenberry Jam. The ISU Extension Office has graciously provided this year's 4-H schedule so we can all recapture those memories and create new ones.

As I've repeatedly mentioned in this column, we moved to Adel for the schools and fell in love with the town and the people. Knowing how we feel about ADM, its schools and the good folks helping in the background, it was a priveledge to interview Carolyn Weineth this month. Carolyn is with Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Scholarship Foundation Fund Inc., an organization that helps student take their education to the next level.

This month we also cover a New business, Fireworks for the 4th, 2 Free Concerts, Adel HeathMart's  5 Year Anniversary, a stellar donation by Base® to the John D. Gomke Charity, the Wahlert Family's 10 Year Anniversary at the River Valley Golf Course,  news from Around Town, a Recipe From Home and Much More!

So, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, it's a great read.

We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month.


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In This Issue
Carolyn Weieneth - ADM Scholarship Foundation Fund, Inc.
Penoach - Sunset in the Vineyard Concert
BASE® Raises over $7,000.00 for John D. Gomke Charity
Free Concert by Thunder Blues July 26th.
Dallas County Fair Time July 10th-14th.
New Faces at the Adel Farmers Market
2013 Fusion Sports Camp July 29th - Aug 2nd.
Dance Fitness Adel - Accepting New Members
River Valley Golf Course - 2013 July Events
Adel HealthMart to Celebrate 5th Anniversary.
ADM Tiger Grill Opens
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Carolyn Weieneth - Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Scholarship Foundation Fund, Inc.
ADM Scholarship Foundation
Carolyn Weieneth ADM Scholarship Foundation
Carolyn Weieneth of the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Scholarship Foundation Fund, Inc.

The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn school district is hard to beat. Ranking highly within the state and the nation for its quality education, the school can also boast numerous organizations that help support K-12 initiatives.  


These organizations raise funds for new equipment, better facilities, and bolster support for identified needs. But education does not end at graduation.  


This month we spoke with Carolyn Weieneth of the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Scholarship Foundation Fund, Inc. to learn more about this charitable group and its noble cause.


Carolyn Weieneth and her family originally moved to Adel in 1985 seeking to take advantage of the smaller school system, live in the country, start a local real estate company, and develop land south of town. Her two children graduated from ADM, and upon starting families of their own, have moved back to Adel so that their children could receive the same beneficial education.


Carolyn has volunteered for the ADM Scholarship Foundation since the mid-90s. "I was drawn to the foundation because it is a worthy cause. I believe in education and helping students go on to further their education." Volunteers like Carolyn believe not only in the cause, but in its founder as well.


In 1982, principal Stan Norenberg had a dream to provide a scholarship to every graduating senior pursuing higher education. With a $150.00 check in his hand, Stan gathered community support and established the foundation in 1983. The original Board of Trustees decreed a 2 million dollar goal, and that the students would receive a $1,000 scholarship - larger than most available at that time.


Since then, the foundation has given out 394 scholarships and received $894,000 in contributions! The scholarships are drawn from the interest these contributions have accrued. This year the ADM Scholarship Foundation happily provided 40 scholarships to the 2013 graduating class- more than any previous year.


While some scholarships limit who may apply, the ADM Scholarship Foundation is open to all graduating seniors who intend to pursue higher education at vocational, 2-year, and 4-year colleges. The application process remains anonymous until the Board of Trustees has selected students based on 4 equally considered categories: scholastic achievement, involvement in extra curricular activities, financial need, and the personal comments supplied by the student.


Dedicated people who believe in the value of education support the 100% volunteer organization. "Having worked with the ADM Foundation over the last ten years, I saw how they channeled 99 cents out of every dollar toward scholarships and to as many deserving ADM graduates as possible. Each year the fund grows because people see its benefits and believe. Helping in whatever little way I can with this organization is one of the things I'm most proud of in my life." -Jerry A. O'Brien, Courtesy of the ADM Scholarship website.


ADM Scholarship Foundation - Adel Iowa Scholar Recipients in the Adel Sweet Corn Festival Parade  


Stan's ambition remains strong as reflected in new goals to raise 3 million in donations, and obtain 200 annual giver commitments. To better reach these goals, the ADM Scholarship Foundation is affiliated with the Dollars for Scholars program. This national organization allows people from across the country to give, facilitates matching contributions from employers, and partners with colleges and technical schools so that every dollar in scholarships donated is maximized to its fullest potential.


Donations may be made in many ways. Some individuals choose to provide in-kind gifts such as stocks or bonds. Others plan ahead and include the charity in their will or trust, list the organization as a beneficiary of life insurance or annuities, or establish a tax-deductible contribution offered by mutual fund families. Cash donations are also accepted at any time at the ADM Scholarship Foundation website via PayPal.


As we approach another school year, please take a moment to give back to that which so many families and citizens believe to be the foundation of our community- the ADM school district. The education received inside its walls is unmatched, as are the graduating seniors it nurtures towards adulthood. By supporting the ADM Scholarship Foundation/ Dollars for Scholars program, you are helping to ensure that the dreams of Stan Norenberg and volunteers like Carolyn Weieneth will become a reality.


ADM Scholarship Foundation

801 Nile Kinnick Dr, S

Adel, IA 50003




Penoach - Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Chad Elliot Penoach Winery Adel Iowa Unwind from the week at Penoach Winery with a concert as part of their Sunset in the Vineyard series this summer. 

On July 19th, Chad Elliot will be in concert from 7-10 pm

Bring a lawn chair.  Food will be available during the concert.

For additional information contact, phone 515-993-4374.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
BASE® Raises over $7,000.00 for John D. Gomke Charity
Base - Adel Iowa
Base® presents Check to J.D.Gomke Charity
L-R: Melissa Doyle, Cindy Harrington, Neil Aldrich, Steve Gomke, Jessica Gomke, Adam Harrington, Joe Havenhill, Jessica Reynolds, Terry Harrington.
BASE® began their fundraising efforts on May 1st and continued through the month concluding on May 31st. A local Adel company, BASE® serves the self-employed and businesses across the country through the administration of tax saving employee benefit plans.

This is the third consecutive year that BASE® has supported the John D. Gomke Charity. Last year, the company raised over $5,000 and hoped to surpass that amount in just a short time frame.

On Friday, June 21st, BASE® President Terry Harrington presented Steve and Jessica Gomke of the John D. Gomke Charity a check for for $7,264.

BASE® took part in various fundraising activities throughout the month to contribute to their total. Aside from donations, employees sold... continue reading

John D. Gomke Charity, Inc.
P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069

601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050
BFree Concert by Thunder Blues July 26
Free Concert Thunder Blues Adel Iowa Thunder Blues Free Concert Adel Iowa Friday July 26th - Free Concert by Thunder Blues playing Blues Music.

7:00 p.m. at Adel Pavilion at the Corner of 10th and Main Adel, IA.

Bring food, a beverage and your lawn chair for a great community event!

- Sponsored by
  Horizon Printing of Adel

This is the Fourth of five Adel Partners Free 2013 events scheduled at the Adel Pavilion this summer.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
Dallas County Fair Time July 10th-14th.
Dallas County Extension Office, Adel Iowa

Dallas County Fair 2013 The Dallas County Fair begins on Wednesday, July 10 and runs through Sunday, July 14.

There will be free admission to the fair again this year.

4-H events and activities at the Dallas County Fair include something for everyone.

There will be livestock shows to watch with everything from horses to rabbits.

The Community Building will display the non-livestock exhibits which range from the cookies and breads that are most associated with the fair, to art work and personal development exhibits.

The third annual 4-H Clover Kids Day will be held July 11 from 4 - 7 pm.

Take time to look at and bid on the items at the Dallas County 4-H Foundation Silent Auction booth in the Community Building.

The money earned at the Silent Auction goes to the Dallas County 4-H program.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and have youth activities.

The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association is holding a free Veterinary camp for students 14 to 18 years old on July 11. For details and to register for the camp, go to the IVMA website

The Dallas County Fair schedule can be picked up at the Dallas County Extension office on the fairgrounds. The Dallas County Fairgrounds are located north of Adel on Highway 169.

For more information, check out or or call the Dallas County Extension & Outreach office at 515.993.4281.

2013 Dallas County Fair - 4-H Schedule.

2013 Dallas County Fair Brochure.

Photos from 2012 Dallas County Fair:
Dallas County Fair 2012
2012 Queen Laura Finneseth, Stormy Baker
Dallas County Fair 2012
Colin Gavin Champ Pen of 3- Swine
Dallas County Fair 2012

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027

New Faces at the Adel Farmers Market   

Farmers Market Adel Iowa New Faces are at the Farmer's Market this summer.

Hosted by Harvey's Greenhouse & Garden Center in Adel, the market is held every Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

from Winterset has fresh produce.

The Devilish Pig Bakery and the Cupcake Lady will have Margarita cupcakes, divine Lemon Meringue and more.

Get supplies for the week from Morrell Natural Meats and supper at Merle's Brick St. Barbecue. The list of vendors is growing, including a representative from Fuller Brush, the good folks at Harvey's and more. Stop out and enjoy the evening.

Harvey Floral Company
611 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3916
2013 Fusion Sports Camp July 29th - Aug 2nd.
2013 Fusion Sports Camp - Adel iowaFusion Sports Camp is July 29th - Aug 2nd. Camp is held at Island Park in Adel.

Kids, Come Out And Play! - Soccer, Baseball, Football

$10 per kid, includes a t-shirt,snack, and drink.

To register, contact 515-993-5438.

Fusion Church
Sunday's 10:00 a.m.
Hwy. 6 (just east of Adel)
Phone: 515.993.5438
BDance Fitness Adel - Accepting New Members
Cassie Eckstein - Dance Fitness Adel IA Owner and Instructor Cassie Eckstein of Dance Fitness Adel is accepting new members.

Inspired by Brazilian Style dance, this class is a dance fitness/aerobic workout to have fun with!

It is an hour long and is similar to the popular zumba workout! Classes are offered four days a week:

Mondays: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
  Every 3rd Saturday: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Sundays: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
View the full July Schedule.  

$5.00 per class or purchase punch cards at a discounted price!
Classes are held at Garnett Fitness (Martial Arts building) Come check it out!

Dance Fitness Adel
104 s 7th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 422-0495
Facebook: Dance-Fitness-Adel
BRiver Valley Golf Course - 2013 July Events
River Valley Golf Course Adel Iowa River Valley Golf - Adel IowaSummer weather is finally here, and all of us at River Valley Golf Course are excited to have it!

 Now that we have nice days, we want to remind everyone about our special rates this year for our 10th season being a family owned and operated course in Adel.

We hope you all come out and join us as we celebrate this milestone year!

Please feel free to check them out on our website at You can even book your tee-time from our website at your convenience.

We also have many great events posted on our upcoming event list. These range from River Valley events to special fundraiser outings. Make sure to check back often as we are constantly updating the list with new events throughout the season.

You'll find details about our Couples' Nite on July 26th. This is a fun date night to get out for 9-holes, a meal, and & prizes on a Friday! We play a 2-person scramble format, but you can signup with another couple that you would like to be in a foursome with. Give us a call today for more details or to signup!

Our website has more details regarding our July Junior Clinic as well. This coming session begins on July 22nd and continues through the 25th. This is a great learning environment for kids 8-14 years old. If you would like to signup your kid(s), or would like more details please give us a call today. Each day starts at the range by 9:00 a.m. and ends back at the range by 11:30 a.m.

If any ladies are still interested in join our Ladies' Night fun, we still have weekly openings available. Just give us a call by Wednesday to let us know if you have a team or want to join an existing team. This is a fun night out with the ladies every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Thanks & we look forward to seeing you out on the 1st Tee soon!

River Valley Golf Course, Adel IA Curt Wahlert
General Manager
River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
B4th of July Celebration at Dallas Inc. July 3rd.
Dallas Inc. Adel Iowa
Dallas Inc. Fireworks July 3rd 2013 Dallas Inc. at 25747 N Avenue, in Adel would like to invite family and friends of Dallas County to come out and Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks!

On Wednesday July 3rd we will be celebrating our independence with lemonade and popcorn at sundown.

We are accepting monetary donations to help support the firework fund.

Please send any donations to Dallas, Inc. at 25747 N Ave., Adel, IA 50003. Or call (515) 993-4721 and ask for Sara Broyles or Mike Wolfe. Come on out and join in!

Dallas Inc.
25747 N Avenue
Adel, IA 50003-4420
Phone: (515) 993-4721
Adel HealthMart to Celebrate 5th Anniversary
Adel HealthMart - Adel Iowa Adel HealthMart will be celebrating our 5th anniversary this July!

We will be having free refreshments on July 8th and 9th.

We will also be having door prizes as well as special giveaways, including an iPad!

On Tuesday, July 9th, you can also stop in for a "brown bag" medication consultation with one of our pharmacists from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This is a time when you can bring all your medications in or a list of all your medications to review with our pharmacist to ensure you are properly taking your medications. Anyone is welcome to stop in for this free service.

Stop on by for some free refreshments July 8th and 9th and help us celebrate 5 years in Adel. We look forward to many more in this great town!

Follow us on facebook at We will be posting all the details of the celebration on our page as well. Be sure to "like" us if you haven't already!

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Adel Health Mart
Phone: 515-993-3644
Fax :515-993-4714
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
BADM Tiger Grill Opens
ADM Tiger Grill Adel Iowa The ADM Tiger Grill is officially Open.

Owners Bonnie, Stacy, and Ty Kirk and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Alford have converted the former Aubrey's building into Adel's newest restaurant.

The restaurant offers All-American fare, with a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, soup and salad bar, and dinner entrees such as chops, steaks, salmon, and pizza.

Monday - Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday - Coming Soon

Congratulations to Bonnie, Stacy, Ty, and Scott on their hard work.

ADM Tiger Grill
815 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1912
Facebook: ADM Tiger Grill
Around Town
Adel Museum Adel Historical Museum Open for 2013

The Adel Historical Museum is open on Saturdays through September from noon to 4:00 p.m. Eight rooms are filled with history of Adel and ....  Continue Reading

Yoga Adel 2013 Adel Yoga Class Schedule

Over the years, our yoga group has developed into a close group of friends that get together once a week for gentle exercise We invite you to...   Continue reading
Adel Aquatic Center Adel Iowa Adel Aquatic Center Status Grand Opening July 4th.

The Adel Family Aquatic Center  is scheduled to open July 4th, "weather permitting". If you have a 2013 day pass from the old Adel Pool it can still be used at the...  Continue reading
Movie Night in Adel
Family Movie Night Under the Stars July 3rd.

The Adel Public Library is excited to partner, with the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and Todd Chapman of the Direct TV Satellite Center, to host a Family Movie Night at the Adel Community Stage & Pavilion. We'll be showing the Pirates! Band of Misfits movie "It's a Plunderful Life"...  Continue reading

Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am... Continue reading

Patricks Resturant
Patrick's Restaurant Closed July 4-7th.

Patrick's Restaurant in Adel, will be closed July 4th. 5th, 6th, and 7th during the Independence weekend. Normal hours will renew on Monday, July 8th... Continue reading 
White Eagle Flea Market
2013 White Eagle Flea Market at Hawkeye Antique Acres

White Eagle Flea Market at Hawkeye Antique Acres. Exit 117 off I-80, UTE Ave. South of Waukee. July 5th, 6th, and 7th 2013... Continue reading
Figure 8 Races
2013 Figure 8 Races at the Dallas County Fair Grounds

Join us in Adel for the 2013 Season of Figure 8 Racing at the Dallas County Fair Grounds. Races are held on the North Track and start at 6:30 p.m... Continue reading
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2013 Mudbog Races at Dallas County Fairgrounds

The Adel Mudbog Races are returning to the Dallas County Fairgrounds. Races Start at 4:00 p.m. Registration for event from... Continue reading
ReJOYce with First Christian Church Adel Iowa
ReJOYce with First Christian Church this Summer

Come and reJOYce on Saturday July 6, and August 3 at the Stage and Pavilion, 10th and Main Street, Adel. We will be serving free hot dogs... Continue reading
Court House
County Buildings Relocation Public Meetings Schedule

Dallas County officials are holding a series of public information meetings in Adel, Clive, Perry, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Woodward... Continue reading
Berry Fresh Farms Adel Iowa
Berry Fresh Farms Open for Summer 2013 June 14th.

Berry Fresh Farms opens June 14th. Bring the family out and pick fresh strawberries. While you're there, enjoy a fun time at the farm and see the animals... Continue reading
Panther Creek Church Adel Iowa
Panther Creek Church Annual Ice Cream Social July 28th.

The Panther Creek Church of the Brethren annual Ice Cream Social, hosted by the Panther Creek Youth Group, will be held on Sunday, July 28, from 5-7 p.m... Continue reading
Adel Partners
2013 Adel Partners Free Event Schedule

Friday June 28 - Free Concert by Roulette playing rock cover - Sponsored by Adel Lions Club...  Continue Reading 

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The Dog Days of Summer are here, so come to you library and beat the heat with our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading program.


Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is always available on our website at, or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.    


The Adel Public Library is excited to partner, with the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and Todd Chapman of the Direct TV Satellite Center, to host a Family Movie Night at the Adel Community Stage & Pavilion.  


We'll be showing the Pirates! Band of Misfits movie "It's a Plunderful Life" at dusk on July 3rd.  


Families should bring their own lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a movie and popcorn under the stars, and the first fifty kids will get a free eye patch!


Adults and Teens who have been participating in our summer reading program are invited to attend a Ghost Hunters program presented by the Iowa Paranormal Advanced Research Team.  


The team will be here on Monday, July 15th at 6:00 p.m. to present information on hunting ghosts and other paranormal activity. Please visit their site for more information.


The grand finale of the adult Beneath the Surface summer reading program will be on Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 pm.  


Paula and our wonderful teen volunteers will be serving a mystery dessert , from a mysterious menu, and drawing for many great prizes.  


Readers must have finished at least two raffle tickets to be eligible for prizes.


Our next Garage Sale of the summer is Friday July 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday July 27th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  


All proceeds from the monthly Garage Sales are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library for special projects and programs at the library.


Book Clubs are a great way to meet new people and share the love of reading. During the summer the library has two monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.


The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, July 11th at Noon to discuss any classic children's book that you never read as a child.

The Evening Book Club meets on Thursday, July 25th to discuss the book "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield.

We are busily preparing for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale which always happens during Adel's Sweet Corn Festival in August.  


We are eagerly sorting and organizing books, and will happily take any book donations.  


Join our Exercise Group three mornings each week and get your morning started in a fit and healthy way.  


The exercise group meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. every week.  


Complete schedules are available at the information desk.


Our Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program started in June and continues until Monday, July 22nd, when all reading logs are due by the end of the day!  


We still have lots of fun reading activities in July.

Each week through July 19th, and we'll have several opportunities for fun at your library:


Story Time for ages 3-5 will meet on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Time
for children 3 and under will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.

Drop-in Craft Hour for kids of all ages will happen each Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Activities for all kids each Wednesday at 2:00 p m.

Music Time
for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Friday Films for all school-aged kids will be shown on our big screen each Friday at 2:00 p.m.

The Science Center of Iowa will be at your library for the grand finale of the Dig into Reading summer reading program.  


All kids are invited to come to your library for a morning of science fun on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m.  


The Top Reader Pool Party will be on Tuesday, July 30th at the brand new Adel Aquatic Center at 11:30 am for all kids who earned a red ticket by reading an amazing 30 hours this summer!  


The rain date for the party is Thursday, August 1st at 11:30 am.  


Our favorite Boy who Lived has his birthday on Wednesday, July 31st (a holiday in the Wizarding World) and the library is celebrating with a day of magical events.  


Witches and Wizards of all ages are invited to come to a special screening of the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" at 10:00 a.m. and then come back for a Harry Potter Birthday Party at 2:00 pm.  


Please note that all Weasely Joke Shop products are strictly banned from the library, but the wearing of magical robes is encouraged.  


The teen summer reading program Groundbreaking Reads is in full swing, and teens have through Wednesday, July 17th to turn in their reading logs.  


In addition to being a part of the Ghost hunters program and the Harry Potter Birthday festivities, teens are invited to come to our weekly teen activities every Tuesday (through July 9th) at 2:00 p.m.  


The library is having a Nerf War as the finale for the teen reading program on Friday July 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for teens who earned two tickets for reading at least ten hours.  


Ms. Laura is looking to build an arsenal of Nerf Weapons and would be happy to accept donations.  


We also need large boxes to build forts. If you have any of these items, and would like to donate to the cause, please contact Ms. Laura at 993-3512 or


All of the wonderful teens who volunteered this summer to support our many summer reading programs and events are invited to come to an Ice Cream Party on Tuesday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m.


As a reminder the library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July Fourth.

Library Hours:

Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Sat. 10am-1:30pm

Trever Jayne
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003

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Recipe of the Month
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Kitchen Improv

One of the best things about my girls has always been their fearlessness and creativity.

Whether it's moving across the country, buying a business, or working for dear old Dad, each of them embrace new challenges with a smile.

I like to think this is in some part due to the way we taught them to cook.

Recipes were a source of inspiration in our house, not hard and fast rules. My oldest calls it, "kitchen Improv".

Our cupboards have always been filled with cookbooks with eclectic recipes from around the world.

The rule was to follow the recipe as close as possible the first time. Taste it, discuss it, modify it.

We once made "1,000 Year Old Dragon Eggs" (hard boiled eggs with the shell cracked and then soaked in tea and spices for a week). They're quite good and very decorative!

It is this fusion of technique and creativity that they apply to life and makes my girls who they are.

Over the years, this column has had recipes with specific weights and measurements.

But the nature of our stories has been to embrace that which makes each of us unique.

So to trumpet the spirit of our ancestral chefs, here is a simple salad dressing with the bare minimum of rules to create something that is truly your own.

Homemade Vinaigrette

The trick is to use a 3 to 1 ratio with regards to oil and vinegar, but also taste the dressing throughout the process to make sure it developing as you like.

Grab 3-4 small pieces of lettuce to dip. Start with small additions; remember you can always add more.

Base Options:
Choose 1 Cup of:
Olive Oil
Vegetable Oil
Mashed Avocado

Acid Options:
Choose 1/3 Cup of:
Lemon Juice
Red Wine Vinegar
White Wine Vinegar
Orange Juice

Flavor Options: 1 tsp
Minced Garlic
Worcestershire Sauce
Berry Juice
Powdered or Fresh Spices and Herbs

Pour the Acid into a large bowl, along with the Flavor options you selected. Whisk the liquid at a steady pace to combine, as you very slowly trickle the Base into the mix.

Whisk for approximately 2-3 minutes. (If using Avocado or Mayonnaise reverse combination.)

Taste the end result. Is it too sour? Add some more Base.

Do you want it to be brighter? Add some more Acid.

Are your spices coming through?

Is it too spicy? Play with combining different bases and acids, consider the power of pickle juice or other condiments, all while whisking as you combine additional ingredients.

Eat immediately or let sit covered in the fridge overnight to develop flavors.

Whisk before use.

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ViewPoints w/Terry Bradshaw highlights the history and growth of Adel, Iowa in this short video titled "Welcome to Adel Iowa".

The video was posted  on Youtube® and Facebook by Adel City Councilman, John McAvoy.
Alumni 2013 Class Reunion News Posted
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The 2013 Class Reunions are starting to post plans on the ADM Alumni Association web site under Reunion News.

This year's All Alumni Reunion is August 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Find out who's doing what and how you can participate!

Once a Tiger,
Always a Tiger!

ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Our goal is to inform everyone of the benefits of Adel. Not just those who live in Adel, but also our friends from around the world.

From unique shopping to award winning events to outstanding services, you will find it all in Adel, Iowa!

to check out new businesses, upcoming events, local stories and daily news.
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