sold! 4 bedroom | 3 bath house in 16th St. Heights

1401 Longfellow St, NW Washington, DC 20010 4 bedroom | 3 baths square footage | 2,365 yearly taxes | $4,310 sold price | $725,000 Congratulations to my client! Renovated, classic colonial with original hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances & silestone counter tops, updated bathrooms, fireplace, mud room, off street parking, & a gorgeous back yard. Finished basement can be used as an in law suite or Airbnb. Finished attic can be used as a bedroom or office. New AC in 2013, new furnace & hot water heater 2016. 89 walk...
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for what are you thankful?

Happy Thanksgiving from Folly Beach, SC!  It’s 75 degrees, sunny and beautiful. I’m thankful to be spending time with my family in such a lovely setting. I’m also grateful for my DC friends who make me laugh. For what are...
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gift guide | gents

clockwise: 1. bitters set $26 2. Keihl’s travel set $26 3. J. Linderberg golf shirt $84.99 4. Dopp kits $29.98 Two more days till Black Friday! Here’s a few ideas for the gentlemen in your...
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gift guide | for the home

clockwise: 1. how to celebrate everything $17.61 2. otami coaster set $36 3. martini pitcher $50 4. laguiole cheese knife set $40 Get ready to shop! Black Friday is a three days away and the holiday frenzy will officially begin.  Here’s my gift selections for the home. Happy...
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real estate round up | the latest real estate news

links clockwise: urban turf, washington post, new york times,...
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thank you veteran’s!

Thank you to my friends and family who’ve chosen to serve/served.  Happy Veteran’s...
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things to do | visit the National Gallery of Arts renovated east building

In October, the National Gallery of Arts east building reopened after a 3 year renovation.  I’m a huge fan of modern art and I couldn’t wait to visit again. First, I had to check out the blue rooster on the new roof terrace.  As you can see, it’s enormous and funny.  Next, the famous I.M. Pei stairs. Then I visited some of my favorite modern art pieces and checked out the new purchases. NGA is now letting you take photos (no flash, please) and I loved it! Inspiration for days. Art: Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol  ...
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lamb and lentil soup

Sundays are the end of my work week and I love a bowl of something delicious when I’m finished for the day.  Last weekend, I made this lamb and lentil soup and it was a hit. Enjoy! FOR THE SOUP 1/2 cup diced onion 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large clove garlic, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 medium carrots, scrubbed well and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and picked over 1 cup canned no-salt-added crushed tomatoes, with their juice 8 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup packed chopped fresh parsley FOR THE MEATBALLS 12 ounces ground lamb 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 large egg 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or pecorino Romano cheese 1/2 cup plain dried panko, Japanese bread crumbs (I used gluten free bread crumbs) Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil FOR SERVING 1/2 cup packed finely chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese   For the soup: Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot over low heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, then add half of the rosemary and half of the thyme, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute. Add the carrots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the lentils and the tomatoes with their juices, stirring until all the ingredients in the pot are coated. Increase the heat to high, add the chicken stock and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and add the remaining rosemary and remaining thyme and the parsley. Partially cover and cook for 45 minutes. For the meatballs: Meanwhile, line a plate with paper towels. Combine the ground lamb, garlic, rosemary, thyme, egg, cheese, panko and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Use your clean hands to mix the ingredients and form them into about 30 small meatballs. Pre heat the oven to 425.  Prepare a cookie sheet and place 30 meatballs on the cookie sheet. Once the oven is ready, bake the meatballs for 8 minutes. (I line my with aluminum foil to make clean up easy.) After the soup has cooked for 45 minutes, add...
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