5 Corner Sink Ideas…



In our showroom, from time to time, we get asked about corner sink options. The corner sink is actually fairly popular and creates a nice design element and layout to the kitchen. For many kitchens, having a corner sink is a do-able option, as long as the cabinet is big enough to accommodate a standard size sink. In this blog, I wanted to take a look at some  granite countertops that we fabricated and installed with corner sinks.

Let’s take a look…

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Perigrine Granite

 

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Stormy Night Granite

 

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Caribe Classic Granite

 

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Sienna Cream Granite

 

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Tropical Green Granite

If you are interested in adding corner sink to your countertops, make sure you stop by our showroom. We would be glad to discuss your layout and options.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Sinks on March 31st, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Summer Wheat



In this blog, I wanted to spotlight the color, Summer Wheat, which is quarried in India.

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Summer Wheat Granite

Summer Wheat is pretty color warm tones of beige, brown, gold and cream. It has a gentle, flowing movement that can be seen throughout the slabs. It’s soft, warm tones make it a popular choice for those consumers looking for something neutral that will go with a variety of decorating options. Summer Wheat would look great in a kitchen as a center island, or perimeter tops. It would also look nice in a bathroom as a vanity top, or tub surround, or make a nice fireplace surround in a family room, etc.

Let’s take a look at our current stock…

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Summer Wheat Granite

If you are looking for a color to warm up your home, or something neutral for your countertop, you might want to take a look at Summer Wheat. Stop by our showroom to take a closer look.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

 

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Posted in Spotlight Colors on March 26th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Add A Beautiful Flowing Pattern To Your Countertop With Some Sedna Granite…



In this blog, I wanted to share a few photos of a Sedna granite kitchen that we recently fabricated and installed. Sedna is a beautiful color with rich shades of gold offset with black. It is one of the stones that can vary a lot and can sometimes look totally different from lot to lot. Sedna typically has a great deal of movement and can sometimes contain large swirling patterns. It also often has large deposits of the mineral, quartz, which gives the stone some depth.

Let’s take a look at the project…

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Sedna Granite

This picture shows a nice view of the kitchen.

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Sedna Granite

Notice how the flow of the stone moves from the countertop, up the backsplash to create a continuous pattern.

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Sedna Granite 

In this photo, you can get an idea of how much the stone can vary. I really like the variation and flowing pattern of this stone.

If you are doing some remodeling and looking at adding some new countertops with a lot of variety, you might want to take a look at the color, Sedna. Stop by our showroom today to see this color and others.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Uncategorized on March 24th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Wild Rice Stuffing



In this blog, I wanted to share a wild rice stuffing recipe I tried last weekend. I purchased a whole chicken and decided to stuff it. I normally use a bread stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving, etc., but decided to try something a little different. This recipe is easy to make and very tasty. Give it a try if you like.

Wild Rice Stuffing

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  • 1- 1/4 cup wild rice, uncooked (I used Lundberg Wild Blend Rice, which is a mixture of wild rice, brown rice, etc.)
  •  4 slices Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (I used un-cured bacon)
  •  1 cup onion, chopped
  •  2 cups chicken broth (I used Whole Foods 365 Organic Chicken Broth)
  •  1/2 cup water
  •  2 tablespoons dry red wine, (optional)
  •  1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  •  2 cups celery, chopped
  •  3/4 cup dried cranberries (I used Craisins, as a substitute, which were probably a little sweeter, but this is what I had on hand.)
  •  1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Rinse wild rice in cold water. Drain well; set aside. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in saucepan. Drain bacon; set aside. Add onion to saucepan; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Add wild rice; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, water, wine and thyme and any other seasoning you would like to add. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add the bacon. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in celery and dried cranberries, or Craisins. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350 degrees F.

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In prepared chicken, stuff the bird with the rice mixture.

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Bake in oven for about 2 hours, or follow the directions on the package for baking time. (It will vary , depending on the weight of the bird.) I used a baking bag to cook the chicken, but you can also just bake it in a roasting pan. (Make sure you baste it, if doing it this way.)

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Transfer the remaining rice mixture to a 2-quart casserole. Cover and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring once. Stir in pecans.

Enjoy!

Barb

P.S. If you like recipe’s, make sure you check out and purchase our cookbook, Indulge 101 Recipe Favorites for others. Keep in mind that profits from the cookbook will be donated to www.healinghaiti.org. Visit our Indulge 101 Favorite Recipe Facebook page for more information.

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on March 20th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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In honor  of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought we would take a look at a few green color options for your granite countertops. While green has been a popular choice for many consumers over the years, I thought it would be nice to highlight few of them.

Let’s take a look…

Abyss

 

Abyss/Kenoran Sage Granite

This one offers a lighter shade of green and a more consistent pattern. It has a similar look to Crystal Gold, but a hue of green, instead of the gold.

Garuda

 

Garuda Granite

This a pretty green with rich green and gold tones. It typically contains some areas of quartz, which give this stone depth and some mica that give it some reflective properties.

Green Dragon

 

Green Dragon Granite

I really like this green. It has a unique look with a kind of spidering pattern. It also looks like it has a texture to it, although both a polished and honed finish are smooth to the touch.

Labradorite Multicolor

 

Labradorite Multi-Color Granite

This stone contains lots of mica giving it pretty, reflective properties. It looks nice under halogen lighting.

Peacock Green

Peacock Green Granite

This color has been a popular choice over the years and is included in our Group A category. It is affordable and a nice looking stone.

If you are interested in looking at green colors for your countertops, as well as others, make sure you stop by our showroom today.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite on March 17th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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