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2017 

Thai Coconut Shrimp at Bonefish Grill Chef Dolores and I frequently enjoy the happy hours at the local Bonefish Grill in Kentlands. We like the house Chardonnay and recently had the excellent Thai Coconut Shrimp and the Corn Chowder with Lump Crab. We recommend these selections. Click on the abov...
03/17/2017
Lunch and Craft Beer Tastings at Mad Fox Brewing Company After attending the Ideal-Living Expo. in McLean, Virginia, Dolores and I decided to visit Mad Fox Brewing Company for lunch and craft beer tastings. This was our first visit to Mad Fox. We enjoyed and recommend the Fig & Balsamic Blues piz...
03/17/2017
Cook Time: 50 mins Makes: 1 small loaf   Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup rye flour 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground anise 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon sea sal...
03/17/2017
Comparing Antipasti at Romano's Macaroni Grill  Chef Dolores wanted to sample the new Fried Artichokes Antipasti at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Frederick, Maryland and wanted to compare it with her favorite, Portobello Fries. Both were good and both of us agreed that we prefer the Portobello Fries...
03/16/2017
Book Recommendation: Fatal by John Lescroart Fatal (2017) is a crime thriller featuring San Francisco Homicide Detective Beth Tully by The New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart. Dolores and I enjoyed this fast reading standalone novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on th...
03/16/2017
What is unique about these blossoms is that each flower has a male and female organ. Carpinteria, our little hamlet of 17,000 by the Pacific Ocean, is famous as the Avocado Capital and it annual international AvoFest.  Avocados are  a big part of the economy in Santa Barbara County.  It ranks 9th...
03/16/2017
Most Subscribed ActiveRain Bloggers I was wondering where I ranked in ActiveRain based on the number of followers. I found the link in a blog. Most Subscribed Bloggers provides a list of the overall ranking as well as the rankings by states. The link calls it Top Bloggers. This list does not show...
03/15/2017
Book Recommendation: The Perfect Assassin by Ward Larsen The Perfect Assassin (2004) was the first espionage thriller, featuring David Slaton, by best selling author Ward Larsen. This novel was among several books given to Dolores by a friend. We enjoyed the book and recommend it for your reading...
03/15/2017
Never compromise your principles. If you lose your integrity you may never earn it back. New Agents Words of Wisdom for Getting Started in Real Estate   These are some nuggets I shared with new real estate students. I wish somebody had told me these when I was getting started.   Your income poten...
03/15/2017
Dessert Selections for Broker Opens In our local real estate market, the traditional days for Broker Open Houses are Tuesdays at mid day. Lunch is often served by the listing agents. Popular dessert selections include the delicious apple and cherry pies from Costco. They are large pies and you ma...
03/14/2017
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