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Do you want to sing? Capture your 4 seconds of fame!

Do you want to sing?   Capture your 4 seconds of fame!

 Come to Renys in Topsham this Saturday, February 25th, at 9am Feb 25th

Or to Renys in Saco at 1pm…the same Saturday, February 25th...

 This might be the break you’ve waited for… on statewide TV!

Fresh eggs make great home made pasta!

Fresh eggs make great home made pasta!

When you have laying hens you quite often end up with extra eggs.  We like to make home made pasta using a roller machine and we've found that fresh eggs make the best pasta dough!  The dough is much more supple and cuts better with fresh eggs!  We made raviolis with this dough and they were fantastic!

We've got a broody hen!

We've got a broody hen!

We are so excited to report that we've got a hen that has gone broody!  What this means is that her mothering instincts have kicked in and she is nesting even though she doesn't  really have any eggs to sit on.  A broody hen will sit and sit all day long in one place only moving occaisionally drink and eat and then it's right back to the nest.  During this time she will not lay any eggs.  This is not necessarily desirable if egg production is your goal and so most hatcheries attempt to breed "broodiness" out of their chics.  Every now and then however the instinct seems to slip through!  Actually I think it is kind of exciting!  If I had fertile eggs we could hatch out chics!  One needs a rooster for fertile eggs but my neighor has a rooster and therefore fertile eggs.  The interesting thing is that a broody hen will accept eggs that do not come from her.  She will faithfully raise the chics as if they were her own.  In fac

Easy Valentines Day dishes for your sweetheart

All right folks, Valentines Day doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Yes, the pressure is on for us to perform well, but you can do that on a reasonable budget. Here is my suggestion, make your partner a great meal at home. I know what you’re thinking, and it’s not as hard as it sounds. Here are a few of my favorite dishes that are quick, easy, and delicious (easy on the budget too). 

Now these might not be the most romantic dishes (and to be honest I’m not sure what makes the actual food romantic), but cooking for your partner is romantic. It’s especially romantic if you’re not the one who usually does all the cooking (and if you don't let them watch you do the preparing). These recipes are as easy as it gets, and cooking is all about the presentation. So while these recipes may look like the easy way out, make the final plate look nice. 

No-fry stir-fry (feeds two)

What to buy:

Easy Valentines Day dishes for your sweetheart

All right folks, Valentines Day doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Yes, the pressure is on for us to perform well, but you can do that on a reasonable budget. Here is my suggestion, make your partner a great meal at home. I know what you’re thinking, and it’s not as hard as it sounds. Here are a few of my favorite dishes that are quick, easy, and delicious (easy on the budget too). 

Now these might not be the most romantic dishes (and to be honest I’m not sure what makes the actual food romantic), but cooking for your partner is romantic. It’s especially romantic if you’re not the one who usually does all the cooking (and if you don't let them watch you do the preparing). These recipes are as easy as it gets, and cooking is all about the presentation. So while these recipes may look like the easy way out, make the final plate look nice. 

No-fry stir-fry (feeds two)

What to buy:

Real Estate Thursday: Maine To Receive 21 Million Dollars From The National Mortgage Settlement

Real Estate Thursday: Maine To Receive 21 Million Dollars From The National Mortgage Settlement

 

This blog is taken from the www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com website that goes into great detail regarding the settlement.  My goal was to get the information out to those that may currently be underwater on their mortgage as there are streamlined solutions in place to assist homeowners through the settlement.  This blog is not a full explanation of the settlement.

Real Estate Thursday - Great Offer for 2012 Buyers and Sellers

Real Estate Thursday - Great Offer for 2012 Buyers and Sellers

 

In today’s difficult economy, Home Owners and Potential Buyers are more confused than ever.  At Century 21 Samia Realty we strongly believe in Home Ownership – it is good for our local and national economy.