There Is Nothing Old Fashioned About This Nostalgic Retro Kitchen

In one of our 5 new kitchen showroom designs, we have created a nostalgic retro kitchen that holds all the fond memories of the past and combines them with the latest custom designs and modern appliances of the future.  We all love nostalgia.  The past evokes fond memories of family, friends, good meals and good times.  All of the things you want in your new kitchen. This kitchen’s white, timeless, custom inset cabinetry is the perfect backdrop for red accents right down to the red background in the glass cabinetry and the red knobs on the high end cooktop.  The…

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Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 servings Fresh, raw zucchini noodles tossed with basil pesto and cherry tomatoes make a light, healthy meal. Make this recipe for lunch or dinner, or serve it as a side! Recipe yields 4 generous main dish servings. INGREDIENTS Basil-pumpkin seed pesto 1/2 small yellow onion, roughly chopped* 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves (arugula works, too) 1/2 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds), toasted** 1/3 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, to taste (or lemon juice) Pinch of red pepper flakes Salt, to taste Zucchini noodles 3…

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Flip or Flop

I am sure you probably have seen HGTV’s show, Flip or Flop? I watch it a lot. It’s about a couple that flips homes for a living. I have been flipping homes here and there since 2007 as a hobby. I love taking ugly homes that need a lot of work and changing them into a show home. This month’s feature is one that I completed last year in Raynham. When I first looked at this foreclosed home, I was glad that I had taken the time that day to go see the home. It was a wreck and had…

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What’s New In The Wood Palace Kitchen Showroom?

If you haven’t been to Wood Place Kitchen showroom in a while you may want to come by and take a look. There is an abundance of design inspiration waiting for you there whether you are looking to update your kitchen with the latest trends, materials and colors or you are looking to incease the value of your house by adding built in cabinetry elsewhere in your home. Take this bar as an example. This would make a fine addition to a “rec” room, man cave or virtually any corner where entertaining will take place. The bar is complete with…

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Sea Scallops with Squash Risotto and Brown Butter

Courtesy of thechew.com Ingredients: Zucchini and Summer Squash Risotto: • 1 medium zucchini (finely diced) • 1 medium summer squash (finely diced) • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided) • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 shallot (peeled, finely diced) • 1/2 yellow onion (peeled, minced) • 2 cups Arborio rice • 1/2 cup rose wine • 8 cups shrimp stock • 3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (finely grated + more to serve) • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste) Brown Butter Scallops: • 1 pound Dry Sea scallops (side-muscle removed) • 1 large fennel bulb (trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch wedges…

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Modern Farmhouse

I am still amazed at how the modern/farmhouse style trend is keeping alive. The only difference in our clients taste is weather they go more farmhouse or more modern. This months feature trends toward the modern flair with accents of farmhouse. I have found out through business and through my own style and habits that the older we get, we want to simplify our lives with less clutter, less chunk and less stress. Today’s styles mimic this exact feeling that we all seem to sought after, This months feature brings us to the Pine Hills in Plymouth. A rather large…

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Chicken Piccata

Here is an excellent, no-flour recipe for this yummy dish.  Courtesy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. This recipe is pretty quick to make, and healthy.  Serve with steamed broccoli and cauliflower mash. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup arrowroot flour 2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided 2 tablespoons butter, separated (see notes) 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil 1 shallot or small onion, sliced thin 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 3/4 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup capers 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Directions Place flour in a wide…

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Bathroom Resort

I recently was asked to remodel a good friend’s bath. We had remodeled her kitchen years ago and she has been talking about her dream bathroom for most of the years after we completed her kitchen. So with that many years of yearning, she knew exactly what the bath was going to look like. The best part of my job is listening and helping our clients get what is in their head and onto paper as a plan that will drive the project forward. Most people know what they like but need our help to bring the ideas, materials and…

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Poached Salmon Farfalle with Cream Sauce

Ingredients: Poached Salmon: 5 cups water 1 lemon (cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds) 2 shallots (peeled, halved lengthwise) 1 stalk celery (cut into 1-inch pieces) 2 carrots (peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces) 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons Kosher salt (plus more to taste) 2 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets Farfalle with Cream Sauce: 3 egg yolks 2 and 1/4 cups heavy cream (divided) 1 pound farfalle 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 shallot (peeled, minced) 1 clove garlic (peeled, minced) 1/4 cup vodka 1 recipe poached salmon 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed, drained) 1 tablespoon lemon zest fresh parsley (finely chopped, to…

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Bringing Yesterday into Today

I ran across this wonderful couple that lived in a condo here in East Bridgewater. Their original goal was to fix the finish problem that they were experiencing on their existing kitchen. The finish was wearing away on a lot of the doors that were used most often. I presented the problem to our detail finish man and his thought was that there was too much to re-finish. So we moved on to option B with having a painter come in and paint the cabinets. It costs a lot less than replacing the cabinetry, but my concern is always, will…

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