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We’ve added a section on High Performance Green Homes. This section is timely as it reflects what’s important to consider now as we live, build and renovate.
And Our Story includes a new partnership and the history of The Moore Family.
On the Projects page you’ll see we’re developing an on-line interface which allows our clients to monitor progress of their projects from the comfort of their home or office.
Our expansion into Newport has proved to be the right fit for us and for our clients.
As Owners Representatives we are overseeing a substantial renovation project on Bellevue Avenue. Many thanks to Kirby Perkins Construction and their expanded crew of talented building professionals.
|Food and Wine|
Elyse Moore is a private chef whose unparalleled skills in the kitchen have earned her glowing accolades from an exclusive clientele in Stowe, Vermont to our annual Thanksgiving dinners for forty adoring family members in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
Core and heat apples with half the brown sugar in a hot oven for 30 minutes, until they are dry and toasted. Put in large pan with some of the ale or cider and add the rest of the spices, sugar and lemon peel, simmer on stove top of 5 minutes. Add the rest of the alcohol at the last minute so it heats up but does not evaporate.
Roast Goose with Prune, Armagnac and Sage Dressing
Submerge goose in brine for 8-12 hours, refrigerated, until about 4 hours before cooking time. Remove goose from the brine and pat dry completely inside and out. Allow goose to lose its refrigerator chill for about 3-4 hours before roasting.
Prepare the goose for roasting.
Source for goose: http://www.gourmetwildgame.com/category/goose.html
Maple Chestnut Mousse
Shell the chestnuts. Quarter.
Make a zabaglione with the eggs yolks, maple syrup and Maple liqueur over a boiling water bath. Whip until cooled.
Make and Italian meringue with the whites, water and sugar. Sugar syrup should reach 244 degrees F. or just before firm ball stage syrup before adding to the softly whipped egg whites. After all syrup is added, whip at medium high speed for 2 minutes, then reduce to slow speed and beat until cool.
Whip the cream to soft peak with a little sugar and a teaspoon of Maple liqueur.
Fold the cooled zabaglione into the cooled Italian meringue. Fold in the whipped cream and chestnuts. Chill well.
Our favorite wine boutique!
For those of us that have a hard time making a selection, Newport Wine Cellar offers “The Holiday Survival Kit” including 8- Reds, 3-Whites and 1-Sparkling for $115. A great value!
If you’re interested in learning more about wine take a class @ Newport Wine Cellar offered every Wednesday eve from 6-7:30. The first of the New Year on January 6th, The Elegant Grape: Pinot Noir.
Check out Maria and David Glades latest venture, The Petit Gourmet right next door! Breads, cheeses, pate and all the goodies that make life worth living. The place is fabulous!
For this issue we asked Maria Glade, owner of Newport Wine Cellar, what she’d select as companions to Elyse’s Christmas Goose and Maple Chestnut Mousse.
|Favorite New England Holiday Festivals 2009|
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center
|Trends in Green|
For all you folks interested in what’s really GREEN out there we look to our trusted friends at BuildingGreen.com
This month they look at the top 10 most exciting innovations in building materials. Here are few products we think may interest you.
Product News from Environmental Building News
BuildingGreen Announces 2009 Top-10 Green Products
Invelope integrated wall insulation and rainscreen system creates a weather-tight backup wall system for metal-framed commercial buildings. Invelope provides a moisture and vapor barrier, drainage plane, and insulation—as well as a mounting system for brick veneer or terra cotta cladding—all in one panel system. Made from corrosion-resistant steel wrapped around a polyisocyanurate foam core, Invelope comes in 32"-wide interlocking panels and is available in 12' and 20' lengths and in 2" (R-14) and 3" (R-21) thicknesses. For more information, see www.buildbetterwalls.com or EBN Sept. 2009.
Thermafiber mineral wool insulation products are derived from 90% pre-consumer recycled iron-ore slag for commercial and residential thermal, sound attenuation, and fire-resistant construction applications. Thermafiber products, according to the manufacturer, are noncombustible without flame retardants, are odor-free, will not absorb moisture or support mildew or fungus, and will not rot or decay. For more information, see www.thermafiber.com or EBN Oct. 2009.
Baltix recycled- and biobased-content office furniture is made with a wide range of green materials, including waste-agricultural-fiber particleboard; FSC-certified wood veneers, MDF, and bamboo; and recycled plastics, metals, and paper. The company’s stock and custom workstations, tables, seating, and accessories (including bookshelves, files, cabinets, and partitions) are available with low-emitting, UV-cured clear coatings or surfaces made from natural linoleum or a new biobased laminate, Biosurf. Baltix uses biobased polylactic acid (PLA) edge banding instead of PVC or ABS, and frames are constructed of anodized aluminum (75% recycled content) or steel and available with a powder-coat finish free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The company also has an end-of-life recycling program. For more information, see www.baltix.com.
The Rheem HP-50 heat-pump water heater has an integral 50-gallon tank and is Energy Star-listed. Intended primarily for residential use, the HP-50 operates in three modes: Energy Saver mode uses the heat pump only (energy factor 2.0); Normal mode, for higher hot-water demand, uses the heat pump and one of two electric-resistance elements (energy factor 1.5); and Electric Heat Only mode relies solely on the electric elements, functioning like a conventional water heater for particularly high demand. Among heat-pump water heaters on the market, the HP-50 has the longest warranty and is the quietest. For more information, see www.rheem.com or EBN Oct. 2009.
For more information on the newest and best in green building technology visit and join www.buildinggreen.com.
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