ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2017 

New Butchery in the Kentlands Area: The Chop Shop Kentlands residents are excited about the new Chop Shop Neighborhood Butchery that has opened in the Safeway Shopping Center on Darnestown Road across the street from Quince Orchard High School. The owners, John and Nelcy Grande, are offering very...
03/05/2017
Kohleria, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA Kohleria is a colorful plant that you may wish to grow in your home or in your garden. I took this photograph at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.Kohleria is a New World genus of the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. The plants are generally...
03/05/2017
Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes Cook Time: 4 to 12 hours Servings: 6   Ingredients: 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. paprika 1 teaspoon Worcestershire...
03/05/2017
DC's Cherry Blossoms to Bloom Early this Year The cherry blossoms in the area of Washington, DC are responding to the warmer than usual weather and the peak bloom period is projected to be from March 14-17, 2017. This is the earliest in 14 years. Plan your visit accordingly if you want to see the...
03/04/2017
Five Guys Burgers and Horchata Lager from Flying Dog Brewery After her appointment to have her nails done, Chef Dolores stopped at Five Guys Burgers in Kentlands at 653 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, to pick up some burgers for our lunch. Delicious! Her craft beer selection was one of ...
03/04/2017
Where  is the most unique or special place you have lived? Tell us why it was special or meaningful to you. March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived... We sell homes, finance or inspect houses daily however I want to know more about your living experiences.   ...
03/04/2017
Be proactive and organize your home as soon as you decide to sell. Discard or donnate anything  you don't need and pack up family photos, collections and memorabilia. A clutter free home always shows better and you'll have less stress when your home does sell. It's a win-win. Top Staging Tips Fro...
03/04/2017
A Helpful Facebook Group: Plant Ident 101 I noticed a comment from New Hampshire blogger Scott Godzyk that he is in the Bahamas this week on vacation and is taking lots of photographs of flowers that he is unable to identify. When you need help with the identification of plants and flowers, I rec...
03/03/2017
Lunch at Golden Samovar Restaurant, Rockville, Maryland Chef Dolores and I attended a luncheon for ten of our family members at Golden Samovar Restaurant at 201 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD 20850, phone 202-909-0602. Samovar serves Russian and Central Asian cuisine. One of our family membe...
03/03/2017
Brivity, for me, has certainly exceeded my expectations!  The system is so robust and I'm still learning all of the many incredible tools that Brivity has to offer. Must-Have Tools of the Trade   As others have mentioned in their posts on this topic, it really does take a lot of thought to narrow...
03/03/2017