2016 Winter | Home Security, Tech and More

2016 Winter | Home Security, Tech and More

Smart Home or Not?

 
Homeowners are split on wanting smart tech in the house, but it’s not an all or nothing question. Which smart technologies are the most popular? And which do you want?

 Pathways, Walkways & Patios

Security Is the #1 Tech Spend

You can control lighting and music or see what’s happening anywhere inside or outside the house, whether you’re at the office or settled in your favorite chair. No worries.

Steam Oven: The Latest Trend In Healthy Cooking

It defrosts without sacrificing nutrients, cooks quickly with no added fat, and the steam restores lost moisture to reheated meals so they taste as good as when they were first cooked. Healthier, tastier food in less time – that’s the kind of tech we want to see more of.

 Screened Porch: 3-Season Living at Its Finest

7 Spring Decorating Trends

Health, Luxury and Virtue: All Brought to Your Bathroom

 
Warmed towels, reduced water consumption, fabulous baths and steam showers – what’s not to love?
  

Hillary’s Favorite Holiday Salad

 
Here’s a way to add a healthy alternative to those festive meals, and it’s a gorgeous addition to your holiday buffet table!
For the Salad:
• Watercress and arugula (or any mix of your favorite lettuce)
• 3-4 heads of endive sliced
• Ripe avocados, cut into chunks
• Oranges, peeled and sectioned
• Thinly sliced red onion
• Pomegranate seeds
• You can also add if you like… slivered almonds, goat cheese chunks

Mix the watercress and arugula and place in the center of an oval serving platter. Surround the outside ring with the cut up endive pieces, decorate with all the other items using the pomegranates last, do not toss. Just before serving drizzle with citrus dressing.

For the Citrus Vinaigrette:
• 1 small shallot, finely chopped
• 3/4 cup olive oil
• 1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinegar
• 3 TBS fresh Lemon Juice
• 2 TBS fresh Orange Juice
• 1/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest
• Salt and pepper
Combine first 6 ingredients, shake and season with salt and pepper

Great Hikes for Spring