Lemon Primavera Bowties

INGREDIENTS   kosher salt 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 2 c. peas extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. chopped onions 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips 1 small yellow zucchini, sliced into thin rounds Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. heavy cream 3 lemons 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 c. Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more for serving 1/2 c. chopped parsley   DIRECTIONS Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Meanwhile, set up bowl of cold water with ice cubes. Drain pasta, then cook peas in pasta…

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Walnut in Wareham

The Homeowners Middle aged couple on the verge of becoming empty nesters, decided to downsize and purchase their final home.  They were looking for something that they could make their own. This particular home was very dated and therefore was a perfect choice to remodel.  The Remodel After analyzing the condition of the home, it was discovered that it was a bit more than anticipated.  Upon tearing out many walls in the very large kitchen, it was discovered that the electrical and plumbing needed to be replaced. After the shock of all of this, it was time to pick out…

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Prep time: Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Marinating time: 2 hours Yield: Serves 8 to 10 INGREDIENTS Marinade 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup white wine 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme 2 Tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary or 1 Tbsp of dried rosemary 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper Blend marinade ingredients in a blender, just a few pulses until well mixed. Lamb Roast One 6-pound leg of lamb, bone-in or boneless. (If boneless, the leg should be tied up with kitchen string by butcher.) Marinade Salt and freshly ground black pepper Special…

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Virtual Design Services

We hope that this letter finds you healthy and happy in your homes. While the nation and the world are grappling with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we find ourselves adapting to a new kind of lifestyle. As a construction based business, Wood Palace is still fully operational, with some minor changes to lead times and practices. Those of us who are working in the office are abiding by the social distance guidelines and some of us are working from home. We are grateful to continue working safely, as so many others are not. We offer our sympathy to those who are…

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Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Ingredients: 1 lb flank steak 1 bunch green onions 1 inch chunk fresh ginger 2 naval oranges 1T reduced sodium soy sauce 2T rice wine vinegar 2T brown sugar 2T vegetable oil 1T minced garlic 1-12 oz. pkg snow peas Directions: Cut the steak into thin slices for stir-frying. Thinly slice the green onions. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Cut one orange into half moon slices. Squeeze juice of second orange into a medium bowl. To juice, add the soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ginger. Whisk to combine. In a 12-inch skillet or wok, heat the oil on…

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An Update for Modern Living

    The Homeowners: Young professionals with big dreams for renovating their first home. Originally built in the 1940s, this home needed updating to accommodate a modern lifestyle. Separate living, dining and cooking areas divided the space and did not accommodate entertaining. The original kitchen was dated and dysfunctional, with a cramped layout for appliances and limited prepping space. Our clients envisioned a open space with clean lines and a neutral color palette. The Remodel: Working with a General Contractor to open up the floorplan was of paramount importance to our clients. The wall between the kitchen and living room…

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Beef Barley Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds beef stew meat 1 onion finely chopped 3 large carrots cut into 3/4 inch pieces 3 stalks celery sliced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 8 cups beef broth 1 dried bay leaf 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 cup pearl barley 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season the beef stew meat with salt and pepper to taste. Place half of the meat in the pot in a single layer….

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A New Look in New Bedford

Who lives here: A realtor who was downsizing but not downgrading. Unwilling to compromise style or functionality, she purchased a home that needed TLC and immediately began renovations on the entire property, inside and out. The Remodel: Working with a General Contractor, she removed an awkward half wall to open the space, installed a new window and slider, added fresh lighting and new stainless appliances. Moving the refrigerator allowed space for an ample pantry on the opposite wall. Here at Wood Palace, we can provide cabinets and countertops only- We recommend using a GC for all the other elements of…

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Dreaming First in Middleboro

  The Homeowners: A Middleboro couple with an (almost) empty nest. After years of raising a busy family, and concentrating on renovations throughout the home, they were were finally able to realize their dream kitchen. With a generic layout and outdated oak cabinets, they had been tolerating the existing kitchen for long enough. Now that the kids are grown, they could finally devote the time and energy into the full remodel they had always wanted. The Remodel: Acting as their own General Contractors, our homeowners were proud to stay local with all aspects of their remodel, employing tradespeople almost all…

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Juicing

It’s a new year, and many people are looking at ways to get healthy after holidays full of sugar and over-eating.  Juicing has been shown to be an excellent way to detox, get the sugar and high fat out of your system and move away from sugar cravings.  Juices give your body the nourishment that it’s missing from the typical American diet. Whether you try juicing once or twice a day instead of meals, or go on a complete juice fast, here are two basic recipes that taste great. Green Juice 1 apple Handful of baby spinach 1/4 of a…

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