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2021 

Vermicelli al Caviale  (Vermicelli with Caviar) for New Year's EveWhen I mentioned what we were having for our New Year’s Eve dinner, some asked for the recipe. Chef Dolores provided this recipe.  1 pound vermicelli  (a very thin spaghetti)1/4 pound of butter, soft4 ounces caviarJuice of 1/2 lemo...
12/31/2021
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It has been another challenging year, but it is time to celebrate the coming of the new year.  I thought I would share our favorite holiday recipe with you.  This one has a fun story.  I was reading a Bon Appetite in 2009 and I came across this recipe, Scalloped Potatoes and Fennel.  If you know...
12/31/2021
Styrofoam Use to Be Banned in County Food Service Operations   All food service businesses in Montgomery County may not sell or provide food or beverages in any foam or rigid polystyrene (Styrofoam™) food service products starting Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Items to be prohibited include food contai...
12/31/2021
"Concentration is the secret of strength" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  Everyone wants to succeed in some area of their life.  Most people also have personal dreams, aspirations, and goals for achieving in life. Unfortunately, while most haven't given up on our dreams, we are far from reaching them. So...
12/31/2021
Free Groceries Distribution, Montgomery Village, Fri., Dec. 31stThe final distribution of free groceries of 2021 will be TOMORROW, December 31, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Apple Ridge Recreation Area in Montgomery Village.This is an Upcounty Hub announcement.Please share this information wi...
12/30/2021
Harm Reduction Services, Montgomery County, MarylandSyringe Services and disposal is an evidence-based public health program designed to reduce overdose deaths and the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood-borne infections among people who inject drugs, their families and the community.Lear...
12/30/2021
Book Recommendation: Clark and Division by Naomi HiraharaClark and Division (2021) is a well written work of historical fiction by award winning Pasadena, California author Naomi Hirahara. This book provides some of the experience of Japanese Americans during World War II. Click on the links to l...
12/30/2021
YouTube Thursday on ActiveRain, this week's channel installment dives into creating worthwhile video content. Off camera, real estate professionals in their jobs provide worthwhile content all day long. Into the evening hours, it's our job to help out, to guide and save time for real estate buye...
12/30/2021
Fireworks are Illegal in Montgomery County, Maryland The Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents and visitors that ALL FIREWORKS are ILLEGAL in Montgomery County. Here’s what you should know about fireworks: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/mcfrs-info/tips/laws/firewor...
12/29/2021
City of Gaithersburg Snow Removal PolicyThe Kentlands Citizens Assembly posted this reminder of the Gaithersburg, Maryland snow removal policy. If you are unable to handle your snow removal, now is the time to make arrangements for someone to assist you.  Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square,...
12/29/2021