Garden Bruschetta

I love this Bruschetta recipe!  It’s from my Southern Living Homestyle Cookbook.  This is one of my favorite cookbooks…I can’t remember how I ended up with it but every time I make a recipe from this book it’s a winner!  (How often does that happen!!)  The recipe is simple, delicious and sure to impress!

Garden Bruschetta Recipe

Garden Bruschetta

3 tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)

1/3 finely chopped basil

1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic

2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1 French baguette, sliced diagonally into 24 (1/2-inch thick) slices

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1.  Stir together the first  6 ingredients in a bowl.  Cover and chill 1 hour.

2.  Preheat broiler.

3.  Brush bread slices with oil; place on baking sheet. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.

4 Spoon tomato mixture on bread slices before serving.

 (I like to top my bruschetta’s with fresh, sliced mozzarella before serving!!)

A “Model” Kitchen…

I made a visit to The Village at South River development in Humarock, MA yesterday (what a great day to be down by the beach!!) to review the cabinetry installation in the new townhouse unit we were working on and was able to snap a few photos of the Model Unit next door while I was there.  We recently completed the kitchen and two bathrooms in the model which was staged by “Setting the Stage” out of Plymouth, MA.  The unit looked great!

The white cabinetry on the perimeter with the grey island in a painted Storm finish compliments the ocean views and seaside environment.  The beadboard accents contribute to the laid-back beachy feel of the home.  I love the industrial lighting…the nautical look is perfect with the marina close at hand to these luxurious homes.  I also love the beautiful distressed dining table with chrome legs that the stagers chose to place in front of the banquette…it is rustic yet elegant which captures the nature of the space.

Village at South Rivr grey island

nautical lighting

white vanity marble counters

white bath vanity

LEEDing the Way

We are happy to be participating in a LEED certified residence in Lexington, MA.  The Contemporary residence, which is currently being built, was designedDemar Road in Lexington, David L. King Architects by David L. King.  The kitchen cabinetry is Natural Alder with Black Galaxy granite counters.  We also helped design several bath vanities in the home.  It is great to be part of a LEED project.  LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, provides third party verification of a green building.  This certification process is a fore-runner of promoting environmentally conscious buildings that are sustainable and more economical.  LEED certification ensures that the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods save energy, use fewer resources,  and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.  We are glad David included us on this project and look forward to seeing the design as soon as it is completed!!  Here is a link to David and his work!

http://www.davidlkingarchitects.com/in-progress/demar-residence

David L. King Architects Demar Road LexingtonNatural Ader cabinetry and Black Galaxy granite

Almost Finished…

Kitchen in Hull MA granite Tiger WoodWeKitchen in Hull MA are wrapping up another fabulous kitchen design in Hull.  We went to the site to check the progress and are thrilled with how it is turning out.  The cabinets, the granite and wood tops are beautiful!!

The client chose Tiger Wood for the island counter which harmonizes beautifully with the green hue chosen for the walls, the  Labradorite granite, and the Heart of Pine reclaimed flooring.  The Labradorite is absolutely stunning in person and is the perfect choice for this kitchen as it resembles the ocean floor; perfect for the home since it is situated right on the ocean.  The mica in the countertop glimmers catching all the natural light that floods in from the surrounding windows.  It is our first time recommending this particular granite and it is a huge success!  The leathered finish adds to the casual elegance giving the counter texture and a pleasant hand.

We can’t wait until the kitchen is finished so we can have the space professionally photographed to add to our gallery.  We also did a butler’s pantry, wet bar and bathrooms for the client – equally stunning.

labradorite multicolor granite

 

Behind the Scenes

 

Daniela Goncalves Photography

Daniela Goncalves photography

We just completed another photo shoot of some great kitchens we recently finished.  It’s so great working with Daniela.  Daniela recently graduated from New England School of Photography and has photographed several of the kitchens on our website.  She has a great eye which showcases our work and highlights the details of our designs.

Once Daniela has finalized the photos we will showcase them here on our website and also on Houzz, so look for the new additions to our site in the next few weeks.  It’s amazing all the work that goes into a professional photograph.  Daniela takes several photographs of the same shot at different apertures to create one single photograph of the space with the perfect lighting conditions.  I thought it would be fun to take some shots of her while she was working her magic!  More of Daniela’s work can be found on her website at http://goncalvesphotography.com/architecture.

The first time I saw her work I was drawn to the interesting perspective and viewpoint that she has in her work…it is unique and thought provoking.  I am looking forward to our next day of photography and can’t wait to share all the images here on our new website!

Daniela Goncalves Photography