Even if you don’t live near the shoreline, creating the mood of the salty New England coast in your own backyard is easier than you might think. The New England Clam Bake is a traditional method of cooking fresh local seafood and vegetables on the beach, in a fire pit dug in the sand and covered with seaweed. I’ve provided two preparation methods here: one for those on the shoreline, and one for those of us who don’t have access to the beach.
For more than 125 years, people have traveled from all over the world to witness the incomparable grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Back in 1885, when Banff became Canada’s first National Park, the only way to visit was aboard the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today, while Banff and nearby Lake Louise—now both UNESCO World Heritage sites
When architect Lewin Wertheimer began building the East Coast–inspired, shingle-style property in Malibu that he’d spent a couple of years designing for a client, he never anticipated what would happen next. “We went through the entire design phase and actually started construction on the property,” says Wertheimer, “and then the couple decided to stop construction and put the property and partially finished house up for sale.”
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential unit sales in the province rose 2.4 per cent to 7,904 units in June compared to the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price climbed 14.4 per cent to $571,837 last month compared to June 2010.
It all began with a quest for more land. As Carolyn Duryea Smith, founder and partner of Hourglass Wine Company, in St. Helena, California, explains, “The wine we created from the original four-acre Hourglass Vineyard, which my husband’s family purchased in 1976, became very successful, but it limited us in how much wine we could make.” So, she and her husband, Jeff, searched for another vineyard where they could develop a second estate wine.
Home sellers outpaced buyers on Greater Vancouver’s Multiple Listings Service® (MLS®) in June, drawing the market back toward balance this summer. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 3,262 in June, a 9.8 per cent increase compared to the 2,972 sales in June 2010 and a 3.4 per cent decline compared to the 3,377 sales in May 2011.
Build an ecosystem pond for a low-maintenance piece of garden paradise...“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water,” American philosopher and natural science writer Loren Eiseley once observed. Certainly anyone who’s sat on a bench by a garden pond has experienced that magic firsthand. The moments we spend quietly watching the wind blowing tree limbs or waves rippling on a pond are precious few—and they provide us with a reflective time to relax and enjoy all a natural landscape has to offer.
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