April 2017 Magazines - Page 12

Letter from the Editor April has finally arrived, with the transition from winter to spring in full force. Because we’ve experienced a lot of rain this year, we’re sure to see a bounty of beautiful wild flowers in both the mountain ranges and surrounding deserts of the valley. The trees have also begun to bud with the first leaves of the season, a sure sign of warmer weather to come. It’s the perfect time for getting outdoor projects finished before the heat of the summer takes us hostage. For the past few years, the buzzword in the culinary world has been “super foods”. These are nutrient packed foods that fight disease and help with overall health and wellbeing. The newest member on the list for 2017 is the mushroom. Not just a pizza topping or ingredient in a can of soup used for casseroles, this incredible fungi is working its own brand of magic in our bodies. In our Love of Food article (pg 26 ) we delve into some unique recipes that move the humble mush- room from a side dish addition to the star of the plate. So are you and the kids bored and looking for something fun and different to do? We have the perfect solution for beating the humdrums in our Living Local article (pg 34). We’ll introduce you to a seasoned destination that’s part petting zoo, part farmers market and loads of barnyard animal fun known as The Farm. Established in 1961, it’s a secret slice of the country right here in Las Vegas. If something new and fancier peaks your interest, we also highlight the brand new Seaquest Aquarium located at the Boulevard Mall. With nearly every exhibit being a hands on experience, you’ll get up close and personal to creatures you won’t find anywhere else in the city. I hope you enjoy this issue. There’s a ton of things going on over the next two months, so check out our Circle the Date (pg 62) or head online to www.zipcodemagaiznes.com for ideas to get you out and about in this beautiful spring weather. See you in the neighborhood, Greg GREG WAGONSELLER Editor-in-Chief greg@ppplv.com