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332 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64113     PH 816-361-2500

Shop On-Line:  www.worldswindowkc.store
Our on-line store is open 24 hours a day

"Where the creativity of human mind, spirit and experience is celebrated everyday."
"From Here to There and Everywhere"

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You loved "Around the World in 80 Days". Here's just a few of the messages we received.

"Thank you so very much for this wonderful daily trek 
around the world. It is a highlight of my day. I'm compiling 
a shopping list."      - Harriet 

"I appreciate all your creativity and wonderful pictures 
and content. It makes me feel so connected to each 
place you have taken us to, and especially the art and 
artists of that area."         - Cindy

"I appreciate your world tour almost as much as 
shopping at World's Window."      - Penny

"What a great idea!  I can use the info with the little ones at home. Thank you so much!"   - Mary 

I loved this trip!  Brilliant!  . . . now I know a lot more about my world! Thank you so much!        - Marti

    We heard you loud and clear!
We loved it too and we promised 
new adventures. . .
so here we go!!

   With the store being open, we're planning on once-a-week  adventures on Tuesdays. There will be some new twists, so join us as we go "from here to there and everywhere"!!  There's a new story about "the Mamas" and the masks they are making. There's a recipe for you to try. And there are some new "private" shopping hours in our Brookside store.  Welcome!
Exploring what's new

 Do you remember our visit to Global Mamas in Ghana on  Day 45  of our 80-day tour?
GMA Founding Mamas

Want to revisit that story? Click on the picture above - but remember to come back!!

   We just received a shipment of the
GMA GoldFaceMask
new face masks Global Mamas are producing for both their own use, for thousands of Ghanaians as the pandemic spreads in their country, and now also for stores like ours to sell in support of their ongoing efforts to help fight COVID-19.

   From Global Mamas: "We initially developed this face mask design to protect the Global Mamas community in Ghana - both our Mama producers and staff."
 
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   "With the support of USAID our mask making project expanded to help cover under-resourced healthcare facilities and at-risk communities in Ghana." 

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   "So far 8,890 masks have been made and distributed to local communities. With continued financial aid from USAID and other companies and organizations, Global Mamas expects to produce nearly 20,000 cloth masks." 

GMA FaceMasks

   The design team at Global Mamas has worked hard at developing a mask that is adjustable and easy to tie on as well as drop down off the face when not needed. Check out how easy it is to use this mask.

GMA Mask Demo

Either click on the picture above or click  here

The following video shows the production process of the Global Mamas masks, but is rather hard to understand parts of the narration.  Listen as you can, but mostly enjoy watching this amazing process.
Landtours and Global Mamas Making Face Masks
Landtours and Global Mamas Making Face Masks


Shopping . . .
always so much to see and explore!

GMA FaceMasks

Check out the assortment of Global Mamas masks by clicking here or on the picture above. Because they come very assorted to us, let us choose one for you, or, if you have specific color preferences, please indicate in a "note" on your order or call our store to discuss details.

GMA Headbands Scrunchies
Also just arrived from Global Mamas:  Hair scrunchies and head bands. Same great organic cotton with wonderful batik prints in a range of colors. Click the picture above or here to see more.

Masks on! Stay safe!!

Exploring new food
"West African Groundnut Stew"

   Anytime we "travel" to a West African country in our journeys, I get hungry for one of our family favorites - West
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African Groundnut Stew. It's easy and the flavors are a rather magical combination - c hicken, sweet potatoes, spices and peanut butter. Groundnut stew in various forms is common all over West Africa. We always use chicken, but recipes list beef as very common as well as goat or lamb, or you can leave the meat out for a vegetarian option. We often think of stew as a dish to eat when the weather turns cold, but the ginger and red pepper or cayenne makes it pop and actually cools you down even in our hot, summer weather.  Serve over rice with a bright salad or fruit bowl for a meal packed with flavor!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (I use boneless)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of onions, chopped
  • 1 T. of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped 
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne (to taste) or pinch of ground red pepper or 1 T. chili powder (I've used either and some times a combination, but watch the heat!! You can always add more!)
  • 1 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I use chunky, but many recipes use creamy
  • Salt and black pepper
Salt and pepper the chicken and then brown in hot vegetable oil.  When browned, add the onions, ginger and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes, cumin, nutmeg and cayenne/red pepper or chili and stir well to combine flavors. Then add the tomatoes and chicken stock, Simmer for 30 minutes or so until meat and potatoes are tender. Gently shred the chicken pieces. In a small bowl, mix some of the stew liquid with the peanut butter and then slowly add it to the stew. Simmer the stew for another 20 minutes on low heat. Adjust seasonings as necessary adding salt, cayenne and/or black pepper to the heat level you prefer. Serve over rice. Serve with a sprinkle of roasted peanuts and also chopped fresh cilantro if you want to add one more flavor. Our family's experience is that this stew becomes even more flavorable the next day.

   Want to watch?? This video creates a vegetarian stew with a different mixtures of spices. Clearly you can adjust, add and subtract different spices as you create your own version of this classic.
Heart of the Home - African peanut stew
Heart of the Home - African peanut stew
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If you already have your own Peanut Stew recipe, send it our way. We're always ready to try a new version.
Have fun cooking!
Stay cool and enjoy!
 
Personal Shopping Hours Now Available

   Would you like your own personal shopping time in our Brookside store? This week Della and Jan are offering 1/2 hour private shopping times between 10 am and 11 am on Wednesday through Friday. You get to shop in the quiet of the morning before the store opens. You can browse, try on clothing and get helpful suggestions in the best of social/physical distancing.

   Yes, you are required to wear a face mask and we'll have ours on, but you'll be able to explore our store with the freedom of moving around at your leisure.

   Times are open at either 10 am or 10:30 am. We'll be available to assist or to let you wander and just be around to answer your questions.  Call Della at 816-361-2500 to schedule your own personal shopping time!

 

   Welcome on our new journey. We look forward to sharing fun stories with you, new products and diversions as we travel "from here to there and everywhere."

   Our store is closed today, but will be open Wednesday through Sunday for the hours listed below. We invite you to try your own personal shopping time between 10 am and 11 am. Add a friend if you'd like and come enjoy World's Window. Just give us a call to schedule your special time.
  
   For those of you who cannot or choose not to shop in our Brookside store right now, we thank you for your continued online shopping support. 
 
   And I can't say it enough times -  YOU are an important part of what makes World's Window so special! THANK YOU!
 
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For our Brookside Store:
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
OPEN Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm


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  www.worldswindowkc.store

As always we are "sharing the world" through clothing, jewelry, folk art, textiles and hand-selected gifts - 
and
buying locally-owned is a gift to your community!
 
A gift card is always a perfect gift.
We have 2 options for  World's Window gift cards.

        Online Gift Cards
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        In-Store Gift Cards                                     
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In-store gift cards can also be purchased by calling 
us at 816-361-2500.
   
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