Just can’t get over egg hunts and marshmallows (Apr. 5 and anytime)

April 2, 2008

I consider myself a reforming foodie — I’m trying to not spend quite so much time sucked into food publications and blogs! — but I had to pass on this wonderful link to the Baltimore Sun’s article all about marshmallows. I finished up the last of our “sugar chicks” today, so of course I’m going to crave Peeps for a few weeks now. But I WILL NOT dig into my stash of half-price-after-Easter bunnies in the basement; it is strictly reserved for s’mores this summer. And if you’ve never roasted a Peep on a stick over a glowing embers and then sandwiched it with chocolate between graham crackers, you are missing out on some serious sweetness!

Anyway, on to today’s event — and believe it or not, I have found one more egg hunt for die-hards out there. It’s at a brand-new, 25-acre woodlands park in Des Peres called Phantom Forest and Bittersweet Woods. The egg hunt marks a tradition in the family that donated the forest (Clara Moore, whose husband Ray Moore created the comic strip “The Phantom”); it’s part of a grand opening celebration that also includes wood carving demos, birds of prey, a tree giveaway and music by the Meramec Jets Bluegrass Band.

The ribbon cutting and free egg hunt take place at the forest, accessible from the parking lot off of Barrett Station Road, north of Dougherty Ferry Road. Times are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rest of the activities, also free, are part of the city’s Arbor Day celebration and take place at The Lodge, 1050 Des Peres Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the Web site or call 314.835.6150 for details on the schedule.


2 Responses to “Just can’t get over egg hunts and marshmallows (Apr. 5 and anytime)”

  1. You ate the Peeps before they got all hard and crunchy???? That’s how they’re best — it’s a family tradition. We sun-dry our Peeps. 🙂 Maybe you could open one of those basement bags of marshmallows now and let it air out for a month.

  2. mom22kids Says:

    Sun-dried Peeps, eh? I’ll try it … assuming the rain ever stops and we see the sun again!

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