Is Your Website Mobile-Ready?

Being actively involved and on the Board of the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce,  I’m always interested in helping other business owners be successful.  That’s why today I wanted to recommend that every business have a mobile-ready website. Millions of searches are being done on mobile devices every day.  More importantly,  those searches are resulting in business!  So any business that can’t be found – and navigated easily – on a mobile device,  will be left in the dust by their competition. Our own Webmaster,  Beth Sobiloff,  owner of Birchwood Enterprises,  can give any business a mobile-ready website.  That means…

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Get Healthier Eggs at a Local Farm Stand

I really enjoy reading Nicole Cormier’s blog because I always find great tips for healthy eating.  I prefer to eat as fresh and natural a diet as possible.  She recently posted information from a study done by Mother Earth News about the difference in nutrition between the eggs from a “pastured” chicken and the eggs you find in most supermarkets. Here are the study results as reported in Mother Earth News: The results from Mother Earth News’ latest round of pastured egg  nutrient tests are beginning to come in. So far, pastured egg producers are  kicking the commercial industry’s butt —…

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Kitchen Remodel Projects

Once in awhile, I like to post pictures from a recent kitchen remodel that we have done at Wood Palace.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  Click here for the slideshow.  

New Refrigeration Technology Available Soon

Whirlpool is coming out with some new refrigerators this spring that will combine features of very high-end refrigerators with increased energy efficiency,  at more reasonable prices! The company has announced their AcuFresh Dual Refrigeration System.  Dual refrigeration has been used by SubZero for many years,  but their refrigerators are in the $5,000 – $10,000 range.  Whirlpool’s version will be Tier 2 Energy Star rated (a level above the standard energy star rating). The dual refrigeration system means that the freezer and fresh foods sections are cooled separately.  This eliminates issues that occur in refrigerators that have one system doing the…

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In Memory of Ashley Michelle Donahue

Very dear friends of mine recently lost their daughter in a car accident.  She was a beautiful young girl,  who probably would still be with us today,  had she worn her seat belt. A scholarship fund has been set up in her name.  If you feel so inclined,  a donation would be greatly appreciated.  Here’s the information from the Ashley Michelle Donahue Facebook page. Ashley Donahue was a beautiful girl, but the wonderful thing about her was that she was even more beautiful on the inside. Please keep her spirit alive but contributing to the scholarship fund set up in…

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Easter is Approaching – Time to Boil the Eggs!

Coloring eggs for Easter was always a favorite activity when my children were little.  From what I can tell, that tradition lives on. I just ran across a video on AllRecipes.com that tells you how to boil eggs so they come out perfect every time, and the shells don’t stick when you peel them.  So aggravating when you’re trying to make egg salad! Basically, you put the eggs in a pot and cover with water an inch above the eggs.  Put the pot on high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.  Then cover the pot and turn off…

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Supporting Local, Organic Farms

My favorite nutritionist,  Nicole Cormier,  just took a trip across the country to visit organic farms with her significant other.  They are creating a documentary about their adventure.  They are looking for funding of their project on Kickstarter.com.  You can go there and see a short clip.  Here’s a summary of their project. 24 states. 24 farms. 50 hours of footage/interviews.Organic Farms Are Everywhere! In February 2012,  Nicole Cormier, Registered Dietitian and Jim Lough,  Organic Farmer, both from Massachusetts,  embarked on a coast-to-coast road trip,  stopping at one  organic farm in every state along the route.  Each visit was documented …

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Americana Collection: Affordable Kitchen Cabinetry

Our nation’s Founding Fathers dared to dream big. When they created the Declaration of Independence,  they saw more than mere words on a piece of paper.  We believe that these men of vision had a glimpse of what America would become – a land of opportunity,  a place where hard work and value are cherished qualities,  and a place where anything is possible. At Wood Palace Kitchens,  we believe in those same guiding principles of hard work and providing real value.  And we know how difficult the last few years have been with this sagging economy.  In setting out to…

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Best Place to Buy Appliances on the South Shore

Kahians Appliance One in Hanover, MA. Kahians ApplianceOne & HDTV is a family-owned discount appliance store based in Hanover,  MA. Since 1952,  Kahians ApplianceOne & HDTV has served customers with low prices on home appliances and top notch customer service. My clients are always happy when they go to Kahians for their new kitchen appliances.  Not only is the selection terrific,  the sales team really knows the appliances,  can answer all questions and give great recommendations based on the client’s needs and desires.  They ask the right questions so that the client doesn’t go home with the wrong appliance. You may have…

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Induction CookTops

Have you heard about induction cooking? “Induction cooking uses induction heating to directly heat a cooking vessel,  as opposed to using heat transfer from electrical coils or burning gas as with a traditional cooking stove.  To be used on an induction cooktop,  a cooking vessel must be made of a ferromagnetic metal,  or placed on an interface disk which enables non-induction cookware to be used on induction surface.” – From Wikipedia,  the free encyclopedia There are three main features of induction cooking:   1.  Speed.  Preheating is much faster,  and food cooks faster.   2.  More temperature control.  It’s equivalent…

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