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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New Year’s Goals and BNI

We talked about setting goals for the new year rather than making resolutions.  If you did make resolutions, chances are they’ve already been broken.  Well, am I right? If you did set goals, have you looked at them lately?  Some business gurus recommend looking at your goals every day.  I want to know where I’m at with my goals all the time, and look at whether I’m on track at least monthly.  So now two months of the new year have passed.  I took a look at my goals this week and saw that some are on track, some are…

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Snow Shoveling Tips to Save your Back

The little snow flurry we had this morning got me to thinking how much I hate shoveling, and how it hurts my back.  So I decided to research some tips for shoveling that might be easier on the back.  I found this article in the Huff Post Healthy Living and thought it was great: 1. Avoid holding your breath Optimize the function of your respiratory system and utilize the more efficient aerobic mechanism for supplying your muscles with energy. In addition, you may get lightheaded or feel a headache coming on if you hold your breath. 2. Bend from your hips…

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A Healthy Meal: Baked Tilapia

When the news broke that Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes, her son Bobby had already begun filming his “Not My Mama’s Recipes”  shows.   Bobby is on a quest to duplicate Paula’s tasty recipes,  but with far less fat and calories.  Here’s his 5 star recipe for Baked Tilapia: Bobby’s Baked Tilapia Recipe courtesy The Deen Brothers Prep Time:  10 min Cook Time:  12 min Level:  Easy Serves:  4 servings Ingredients Butter cooking spray 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets Salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 lime, finely grated zest and juice 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to…

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Kitchen Design Company Gives Back to the Community

Tim Holick,  owner of Wood Palace Kitchens in Middleboro,  MA,  believes in giving back to the community.  Even in tough economic times,  he has done as much as he can to give his support,  financial and otherwise. One of Tim’s favorite charities is the Make a Wish Foundation.  Recently, Tim was informed about the wish of a five year old girl.  Here’s the story: A New Playhouse As an inquisitive and observant five-year-old girl, this wish child immerses herself in books,  puzzles, and dance. She seems to find joy in life’s simple pleasures like playing outside,  watching Disney movies, and…

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Need your land surveyed?

Today,  I’d like to make a recommendation to homeowners.  Once in awhile,  all home owners need their land surveyed for one reason or another.  It might be for a new fence,  a new addition,  or selling the house.  Whatever the reason, if you’re in the Wood Palace Kitchens geographic area,  roughly south shore,  southeastern Massachusetts,  I highly recommend that you use Webby Engineering.  They actually have a special going on right now for mortgage plot plans. A mortgage plot plan is used by mortage lenders and title insurance companies to answer the following questions: Is the house on the correct…

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