Mini Tree Canapes

You will need:Cream cheese softened Juice of 1 lemon Pepper to taste 1/2 package Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed 1 egg beaten Thinly sliced deli smoked ham or smoked salmon cut into small pieces 3 tsp Salmon Roe (Optional) Thick slices semi-hard cheese (provolone or gouda work well) cut into stars Directions:Heat the oven Read More


Absorption Reports – 3rd Quarter 2019

Absorption rate, also referred to as “inventory levels” or “months of supply”, gives you an idea of the number of months it will take for the current inventory to be sold out based on the last 12 months of sales. Housing prices stabilize when supply and demand come closer together. Generally speaking, 5-6 months of Read More


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

Gianni Gamondi, an architect who designed numerous private residences for the international jet set, designed his first villa in Ticino. Harmonious ambiences encompassing two swimming pools that create a luxurious and relaxing environment set to delight family and friends. Southwest oriented position in the front lake row in Montagnola. See it! An inspired blend of Read More


Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

You Will Need 4 medium potatoes 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 clove chopped garlic 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped with extra for garnish 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest sea salt Optional Toppings – Cheese, chopped bacon, chives, and sour cream. InstructionsPreheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or Read More


November Events

NOV1 Marina Village Marketplace Fri 9 AM · Riverlights · Wilmington, NC Art in the Arboretum Show & Sale Fri 10 AM · New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office · Wilmington, NC Wilmington Chamber Oyster Roast Fri 5:30 PM · Wilmington Chamber of Commerce · Wilmington, NC Blue & White Bash! Fri 7 PM · Bluewater Waterfront Grill · Wrightsville Read More


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

Local Spotlight, Scottsdale & Porto Cervo Welcome to the private neighborhood of Corbett Place at Airlie. Tucked off Airlie Road, just past the Gardens, is a majestic setting with water views, century-old live oaks and southern living at its finest. Front porch, back decks, balconies, tons of outdoor living and entertaining space for making memories. Read More


October Events

OCT1 At Chef’s Table w/ Chef Dean Neff and Chef Keith Rhodes (Seating 2) Tue 7:30 PM · The Seasoned Gourmet + Cape Fear Food & Wine Club · Wilmington, NC OCT3 Bill Engvall Thu 8 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC US Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament Thu 4 PM · Southport Read More


Honey Roasted Pumpkin Bruchetta

You Will Need: ½ pumpkin 8 slices of country-style bread light olive oil, for drizzling 1/2 tbsp cinnamon, divided use 1/4 cup honey 1 tbsp orange juice 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar Cutaway the rind and seeds of the pumpkin. Chop the pumpkin into small chunks, drizzle with Read More


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

Upscale, resort-style four bedrooms, 3.2 bathroom luxury residence perched on a knoll top, offering exquisite views from Mauna Kea to Maui, including year-round sunsets, the entire coastline to Kona and winter whale watching!! Set up for entertaining, with open floor plan, taking advantage of the blue ocean views in all directions, with two bedrooms on Read More


Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 – 2 to 3-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed 6 cups of chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Garnish: Pecans & nutmeg and heavy cream Instructions: 1.  Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and Read More