Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Governor Francis Farms Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival Linda Maintanis, Warwick, RI

The 2015 GFNA - Governor Francis Farms - Pumkin Patch & Fall Festival is 
Saturday, October 10, 2014. 
This annual gathering of kids of all ages will start at 12:00pm on the block between the two rotaries. 

Be sure to stop by and say "Hello", we would love to meet you!




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cold Snap Brings Peony Coma to Governor Francis Farms? Linda Maintanis



Linda Maintanis, Governor Francis Farms, Saint George Court 

Brrrr...  An unseasonable cold snap has brought a blanket of subnormal temperatures to the neighborhood this week. 

Under normal conditions my peonies would typically bloom on or around May 20th. This year the drought-like weather from our dry spring slowed down the process. 









Linda Maintanis, Governor Francis Farms, Saint George Court

Linda Maintanis, Governor Francis Farms, Saint George CourtLinda Maintanis, Governor Francis Farms, Saint George Court 
Just starting to form mature flower heads, the plants were induced into a sleepy coma by a couple of fifty degree days. Even colder nights have refrigerated these buds, protecting until a wave of warm air opens them up later this week.

As you know peonies in my yard means that very soon there'll be a photoshoot of pinky little girls surrounded by a flutter of peony petals...  that will be a post to watch for!







 

Linda Maintanis, Governor Francis Farms, Saint George Court






Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why Go Out For a Good Cup of Coffee? Home Brew Heaven Saint George Court, Governor Francis Farms, Warwick, RI

Day after day I sit and watch many of my neighbors go out for a morning cup of joe. Why? I ask myself again, and again. When such a good cup can be home-brewed for pennies a day...

Here is what I drink every morning, at home.

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This cup, shown above, was just made in less than a minute, in my own kitchen. How?
Simple, the right equipment makes it easy enough for a sleepwalker to do.

The coffee maker is a Keurig. I bought mine at Williams-Sonoma, but now they are offering this Cuisinart,
I guess it should work fine.

The second tool is the frother, the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus. Again, from Williams-Sonoma, but they do still sell this one for $99. GRAB IT now, it is the bomb. I have had one since 2007 and could not live without it.
Secret Hint: SKIM MILK, only, makes the best froth.

My personal fave in the K-cups is Newman's Own Blend, available everywhere, but cheaper at Dave's Marketplace.
It goes without saying, mine is Decaf!

And lastly, the cinnamon. A natural boost to metabolism, ground cinnamon should be a part of every daily diet
and this is great way to take yours...

So, how to do it?  Start your froth and preheat your coffee machine. Pour the all of froth and milk into the bottom of a coffee mug, I like glass for the "show". Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and place in brew position. Select the most concentrated brew your machine offers (the fewest ounce brew) and drip directly over the mug of froth. Viola! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Decorations Illuminate Governor Francis Farms Warwick Homes - Linda Maintanis

Jack Frost has been flirting with the homes in Governor Francis Farms lately. Sprinkling them with twinkling lights and holiday displays, the farms seem to be lit up from the heavens...

Enjoy these pics of some of our more spectacular presentations,

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 10 Saint George Court


governor francis farms, warwick, holiday, christmas, saint george court
                     93 Weetamoe Drive                       


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    78 Westfield Road


governor francis farms, warwick, holiday, christmas, saint george cour
 45 Sweetfern Road


governor francis farms, warwick, holiday, christmas, saint george cour
76 Saint George Court

Monday, October 13, 2014

Governor Francis Farms Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival Linda Maintanis, Warwick, RI

The 2014 GFNA - Governor Francis Farms - Pumkin Patch & Fall Festival is 
Saturday, October 18, 2014. 
This annual gathering of kids of all ages will start at 1:00pm on the block between the two rotaries. 

Be sure to stop by and say "Hello", we would love to meet you!