New Listing: 5644 WHITE PINE LANE (R2173323)

5644 WHITE PINE LANE, North Vancouver, Grouse Woods

List Date: 2017-06-02

List Price: $1,578,000

Introducing this gorgeous, bright well kept home in natural Grouse Woods. With 3 bdrms up, 2 lvls & over 2100sf and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Upon entering this tastefully renovated home, your eyes will be drawn to the w/b fireplace & high vaulted ceilings. The dining room will be a great place to hold those special dinners & game nights. For those who love to cook, the kitchen will surely impress w/ Jenn Air gas stove, fridge and DW, granite counters, maple engineered wood flooring & open eating area while overlooking the cozy family room w/ gas f/p. Walk out to one of your multiple decks giving you a range of areas to enjoy w/ the lower deck having a bridge over a babbling brook. True Zen! Too many updates to mention. Montroyal Elem & Handsworth Sec School Catchments. 10/10!

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Sold: 2494 FOLKESTONE WAY (R2150208)

2494 FOLKESTONE WAY, West Vancouver, Panorama Village

Sold Date: 2017-04-26

Sold Price: $2,788,000

Unobstructed 180 degree views from this large duplex style townhome at the highest point in Salishan! Enter into a spacious main level with vaulted ceilings and large living areas all facing towards the absolutely stunning views of Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Mount Baker and Ocean towards Vancouver Island. A Polygon Built home with high quality finishes including maple hardwood floors, Sub Zero Fridge and granite counters in kitchen and radiant heating. Dual master suites with walk in closets and spacious ensuite bathrooms plus large rec area on lowest level with access to over 500 square feet of dry crawl space storage. This home also includes multiple patios and an attached 2 car garage plus room for visitor parking in front. Approximately 2,900 square feet on 3 levels provide

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New Listing: 3870 EMERALD DRIVE (R2155375)

3870 EMERALD DRIVE, North Vancouver, Edgemont

List Date: 2017-04-12

List Price: $1,548,000

A cozy log cabin in the woods! Located in one of North Vancouver’s most sought after areas of Edgemont Village, this rare Pan-a-bode log home with beautiful wood was built at the end of the cul-de-sac on beautiful Emerald Drive beside a calming creek surrounded by trees within a private parklike setting and ready for your personal touch. 3 bed (room down can be used as a 4th bed), part bathroom down (inside laundry room). Very livable, renovate, build or hold. A great location for everyone and within walking distance to the Village with all it’s shopping, restaurants and amenities!

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Recipe: Egg Ravioli

I find weekends to be a great time to try out new recipes, so heading into Friday, I found this egg ravioli recipe I can’t wait to make. (They’re easier than they sound!)

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 16 round gyoza skins (pot sticker wrappers)
  • 8 unbroken egg yolks
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • Grated lemon rind (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Roll each gyoza skin to 4 inches in diameter; set aside 8 wrappers.

  3. Divide ricotta mixture into 8 portions (about 1 tablespoon each). Place 1 portion in the center of each of 8 skins. Make a well about 1 1/2 inches wide (about the diameter of a large egg yolk) in the center of each portion using the back of a tablespoon. Place 1 yolk (without breaking) in each well. Brush the edge of each gyoza skin with egg white. Cover each with 1 reserved gyoza skin, pressing edges firmly between your thumb and forefinger to seal ravioli tightly.

  4. Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil; carefully drop each ravioli into water. Cook 2 1/2 minutes or until dough is cooked and yolk is cooked but still runny. Remove each ravioli with a slotted spoon to a small plate. Sprinkle with chives and additional lemon rind, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe and image courtesy of MyRecipes.com

February 2017 Housing Market Update

Take a listen to President Dan Morrison of The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver as he walks us through the February housing market for Greater Vancouver. He discusses how market cycles of supply and demand are having an effect on today’s market.

Recipe: Roasted Pears with Buttery Chocolate Sauce

 

Lately I’ve been loving baked fruit as a healthy dessert option. I cannot wait to try this recipe for a roasted pear version from Lark and Linen.

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pears
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado or brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup raw hazelnuts
  • Pinch of smoked sea salt
INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE ROASTED PEARS

1. Preheat the oven to 375º F. Cut the pears in half and scoop out the seeds. Place them cut side up on a baking sheet. (Line the sheet with foil or parchment for easy clean up.)

2. Brush the cut side of the pears with the melted butter, and sprinkle the sugar evenly over the buttered side of the pears (about ½ a teaspoon of sugar per pear half).
3. Roast for about 30 minutes, or until the pears are slightly browned.
4. While the pears are roasting, make the chocolate sauce (see recipe below), and toast the hazelnuts. To toast the hazelnuts, add them to a small pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Stir or shake frequently for about 5-7 minutes, until the nuts are fragrant and slightly browned. Remove from heat and let the nuts cool enough to handle. If you like, you can rub the skins off the hazelnuts with a dish towel. Roughly chop the nuts and set aside until the pears are ready.
5. When the pears have finished roasting, transfer them to individual plates and drizzle with the chocolate sauce. Top with the chopped, toasted hazelnuts and a pinch of smoked sea salt. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!

FOR THE BUTTERY CHOCOLATE SAUCE

  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
1. Add the chocolate, cream, butter, and salt to a small saucepan.
2. Heat very gently over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate and butter are melted and the ingredients are fully mixed.
3. Remove from heat and set aside until you’re ready to use.

Image and Recipe courtesy Lark and Linen blog

New Listing: 3404 AYR AVENUE (R2145157)

3404 AYR AVENUE, North Vancouver, Edgemont

List Date: 2017-03-09

List Price: $2,899,000

Effectively 1 year old fully renovated custom home was taken right down to the studs. This Private Oasis has a sunny south exposure with a large outdoor area. It is one of the nicest pieces of property in Edgemont Village. Complete renovation taken to the studs in 2016. This spacious custom built 3070 sqft. executive home has ample windows that provide generous light & views of the lush perennial gardens. Beautifully designed, the main floor is open and spacious with 5u201D oak floors, gourmet kitchen & family room. Nanny suite has its own separate entrance. Stunning master suite with views of Mount Baker 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Walk to Highlands Elementary, Cleveland French Immersion and Handsworth! Walking distance to New state of the art recreation center. Open Sunday March 12, 2-4 pm.

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New Listing: 3404 AYR AVENUE (R2134304)

3404 AYR AVENUE, North Vancouver, Edgemont

List Date: 2017-01-25

List Price: $3,099,000

This Private Oasis has a sunny south exposure with a large outdoor area. It is one of the nicest pieces of property in Edgemont Village. Complete renovation taken to the studs in 2016. This spacious custom built 3070 sqft. executive home has ample windows that provide generous light & views of the lush perennial gardens. Beautifully designed, the main floor is open and spacious with 5u201D oak floors, gourmet kitchen & family room. Nanny suite has its own separate entrance. Stunning master suite with views of Mount Baker 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Walk to Highlands Elementary, Cleveland French Immersion and Handsworth! Walking distance to New state of the art recreation center. Open Sunday Feb 4 12, 2-4 pm.

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New Listing: 26 PASSAGE ISLAND (R2125959)

26 PASSAGE ISLAND, West Vancouver, Howe Sound

List Date: 2016-11-29

List Price: $798,000

Beautiful SW ocean views from this architecturally designed custom built waterfront home. This is your dream getaway home, or live here year round! Just move in as this one has everything you need. 10 min from West Van Yacht Club by private boat. This eco-friendly, off grid waterfront home has an updated septic, 5 year metal roof, skylights, solar panels, generator, rain water catchment system, waterfront crane, cable lift/gondola, 3m skiff w/ 15 hp merc & an ATV Inc! Suspended L/V F/P, 1/3 acre and the list goes on. Privacy, tranquility, serenity, peace all found on Passage Island.

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