All posts of Mia Pohlman

Fall 2021: from the editor

A few years ago at the end of my semester of student teaching, I wrote a manifesto for my high school students, encouragement for how I hoped they would live their lives. I made it into a sign for them to hang in their classroom. I also made myself one, and it has become my […]

And Eat It, Too

Fun wedding cake flavors are having a moment. Here, we ask local bakers: What’s a favorite wedding cake flavor you’ve been making?  Lemon poppyseed cake with blackberry curd and vanilla buttercream frosting Lemon poppy is one of my absolute favorites, and I love fruit curds because they’re super fresh and add some extra dimension to […]

Have Your Cake

It’s beautiful and expensive, and you don’t want to mess it up. Yep, we’re talking about the time-honored tradition of the wedding cake and how to cut it. Here, we show you the traditional way to cut a tiered circle cake so you can be ready to say yes the next time someone asks you […]

Daily: Callie + Austin Bollinger, 14 years

Some poets describe love as a garden, a relationship as something two people create, build and tend together. It’s an entity that requires work, attention, care; tender planting, pruning and weeding. Some days, it’s hot and dry and humid, and the work is arduous. Other days, the rain brings relief and growth. Still other days, […]

Daily: Tamara + Patrick Buck, 26 years

Some poets describe love as a garden, a relationship as something two people create, build and tend together. It’s an entity that requires work, attention, care; tender planting, pruning and weeding. Some days, it’s hot and dry and humid, and the work is arduous. Other days, the rain brings relief and growth. Still other days, […]

Daily: Loretta + Dwight Prater, 52 years

Some poets describe love as a garden, a relationship as something two people create, build and tend together. It’s an entity that requires work, attention, care; tender planting, pruning and weeding. Some days, it’s hot and dry and humid, and the work is arduous. Other days, the rain brings relief and growth. Still other days, […]

See You at Shipyard: Year three, Sept. 17 & 18, 2021

 The Shipyard is back after a brief pandemic hiatus for its third year of food, fun and your favorite people in one place, raging to your old favorite bands and discovering new music to put on repeat. This year, we’re on The Grounds at Century Casino Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, with two […]

Making Pakodi with Shvetha Gohn

It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’m at Shvetha and Adam Gohn’s home in Cape Girardeau. As their two dogs Darwin and Bretta welcome me, and Bretta curls into the couch beside me, Shvetha tells me about her love of food and her travels to places as close as St. Louis and Chicago where she’s traveled […]

ritual: letter from the editor

Χάος is one of my favorite Greek words. Not only is it fun to say, pronounced from the back of the throat kind of like hawking up a loogie, but it also translates to “chaos,” and describes perfectly one of my favorite Greek phenomenons: recess. At the school I taught at in Athens, when the […]

Making Stained Glass: Anna Zembsch creates

We show up at Anna Zembsh’s home studio in Cape Girardeau, and she shows us around, introduces us to her cats Bubbles and Lil’ Craig; points out the sternum from an armadillo she found, brought home and boiled (apparently, it made the house smell awful, but it makes a cool shelf decoration now); and explains […]