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June 2017 Newsletter

I remember, as a child growing up in rural New Brunswick, that the arrival of May and June each year meant extra long hours for my family, as crops were planted, along with the regular business of tending the horses and cattle. It was anticipated and planned for. No two years were alike so you had to adjust accordingly.

Never did I anticipate that those memories would help me in the real estate business. But they do. Early mornings…late nights…. so much packed into one day. The only thing missing is my mother’s strawberry shortcake that was served to the hired help!

Thank you so much for your continued support and for sharing our name with your friends and colleagues! We greatly appreciate it.

Now….back to work!!

Sincerely,

barbs-handwritten2crop

Listing Spotlight: 4 Kimini Drive

We have a bungalow listed right now in a lovely spot in Stittsville. Situated on a 2.31 acre lot, this space offers so much privacy while still being close to great amenities! The bungalow is spacious, with large principal rooms and lots of potential to make it work best for your family. For more details visit our website HERE. 

Located just outside of Stittsville proper this home gives you easy access to the amenities of Stittsville, Kanata, Richmond and even Barrhaven just down Fallowfield Road. That means access to great schools, grocery stores, pharmacies, parks, clinics, fitness centres and more. In the neighbourhood of 4 Kimini Drive, Red Pine Estates, there is a large pond that you can boat on, fish from and even skate on in the winter! However, what all of the nearby areas have in common now are fantastic Farmer’s Markets. There is a brand new market in Stittsville’s Village Square that you can ride your bike to and it’s open on Fridays from 12 to 6 making it accessible to pick up items for dinner on your way home!

Kanata, Richmond and Barrhaven all have great farmer’s markets as well including Abbeyhill Farms on Fallowfield Road just a 7 minute drive down Fallowfield Road. For a list of the all farmer’s markets in the city visit our website HERE.

For more information on our listing at 4 Kimini Drive click HERE or call Carole or Barbara at 613-592-6400.

La Cucina Ristorante Moves to Stittsville

A favourite of Evans Team Ottawa, La Cucina, will be moving to 5547 Hazeldean Road in Stittsville near Lowe’s. Though they won’t be moving far, we know that this will bring a whole new clientele to the restaurant that will just love it! We think La Cucina offers the best bruschetta in the city and the soups are to die for. We are regulars because we love not only the food, but the service is impeccable too! We know many more will be regularly frequenting this delicious spot. Visit their website here. The move will take place in June.

Recipe of the Month: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

It’s that time of year when farmer’s markets are opening, produce is glowing and fresh….and we have to make the most of it! Right now asparagus is at its prime and we have a great recipe to share that can act as an appetizer, a side, or the base for a lovely salad.

Ingredients

  • 30 medium-thin asparagus stalks (or however many you need for your group, I count on 3 per person)
  • 4 ounces peppered Boursin cheese, softened
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard

Method

  1. Trim the asparagus stalks so that the spears are 5 inches long. In a deep skillet bring 1 1/2 inches salted water to a boil and cook the asparagus until they are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. In a colander drain the asparagus and rinse under cold water. Drain the asparagus well on paper towels.
  2. In a bowl mash the Boursin with a fork until it is smooth. Cut 1 slice of prosciutto lengthwise into 1-inch strips and spread each strip with about 1/2 teaspoon Boursin. Spread about 1/4 teaspoon mustard over the Boursin and wrap each strip in a spiral around an asparagus spear, trimming any excess. Make more hors d’oeuvres with the remaining prosciutto, Boursin, mustard, and asparagus spears in the same manner.

Festival Season is Upon Us!

Our city is known for its amazing festivals and the season has begun, getting kicked off by Tulip Festival which saw over 1 million visitors this year. We thought we would provide you with a handy list to refer to so you don’t miss out on any of the great festivals we are so lucky to have nearby. Stay tuned to the blog to get our TOP 5 EVENTS each week! Click the links below to find out more about the festivals. More will be added to the blog as dates are released.

Ottawa Race Weekend – May 26 to May 28

Ottawa Fringe Festival – June 8 to June 18

Italian Week Festival – June 8 to June 18

Ottawa Dog Festival – June 9 & 10

The Brewery Market – June 11

Franco-Ontarien Banque Nationale – June 15 to June 17

Canada Scene Festival – June 15 to July 23

Ottawa Beerfest – June 16 to 18

Bank Street Glow Fair – June 17 & 18

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival – June 20 to June 25

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – June 22 to July 2

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival – June 22 to June 25

RBC Bluesfest – July 6 to July 16

Ottawa Lebanese Festival – July 19 to July 23

Capital Ukrainian Festival – July 21 to July 23

Ottawa International Chamber Festival – July 22 to August 3

Ottawa Greek Festival – August 10 to August 20

Lumiere Festival – August 19

Ottawa Capital Pride – August 21 to August 27

Indonesian Festival – August 25 to August 27

Ottawa Asian fest – July 28 to July 30

Ottawa Busker Festival – August 3 to August 7

Our Current Listings

4 Kimini Drive, Stittsville

Rural meets urban! 2.3 acres with Natural Gas & High Speed Internet

501 MacCallum’s Lane, VanKleek Hill

An airstrip, century home, horse stable & 111 acres near the quaint village of Vankleek Hill!

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