Pelosi Team - Your source for local community events and real estate expertise. 
In this issue...

  • Spring Weather
  • Celebrating the Season
  • Did You Know?
  • Learning to Garden
  • Recipe of the Month
  • Real Estate News
  • Bierhaus
Spring Weather
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Dear Spring Weather,

Where are you? You were here over the weekend and then you left again. We really miss you and we need some sunshine on our faces :)

Signed,

Everyone in the Bay Area :)

P.S. Please make cold and flu season go away. It has been terrible :(
Celebrating the Season
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This month is a time for celebration. Easter is Sunday April 21st and Passover begins on Friday April 19th. Our family will spend some time coloring eggs and doing an egg hunt. I am sure there will be plenty of chocolate involved. We talk about the reason for the season, but I'm pretty sure my kids still believe Easter is the celebration of eggs and bunnies ;) Whatever holiday you are celebrating we hope you have a nice, relaxing day with friends and family.
 Did you know?
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April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. In the Roman calendar, the fourth month April is spelled Aprilis, meaning "to open." Festivals which were planned for April included Parrilla, a day celebrating the founding of Rome.
The name Aprilis, then, fits April, because in so many places in the northern hemisphere April is the month when trees and flowers begin to bloom and go on to flower.

Learning to Garden
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The beautiful sunny weather this weekend gave us the opportunity to work in the garden. The newest addition this year is the Luffa trellis. If you didn't know Luffa sponges came from a plant.. stay tuned! I can't wait for the peppers. They are my favorite!

Seeing the boys work in the garden is so much fun! I love that these boys have a green thumb.

Recipe of the Month
I needed a new kid-friendly Easter brunch recipe. Right when I saw this one from Better Homes&Gardens, I knew I was going to try it this year. I hope it's as good as it sounds!
Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes at 375 degrees
Cool: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Yield: 12 egg cups

Ingredients
  • 12 frozen mini waffles, toasted
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (8oz.)
  • 1 nine ounce frozen cooked breakfast sausage links, thawed and chopped
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Maple Syrup

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. Place mini waffles in prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Top with sausage and remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese.

In a medium bowl combine next five ingredients (through salt). Spoon over filling in muffin cups.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until set and golden.
Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Drizzle with maple syrup before serving.


Make-Ahead Tip
Prepare as directed, except remove egg cups and cool completely. Place in a single layer in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days or freeze up to 3 months. To serve, microwave one egg cup at a time until heated through, allowing 15 to 20 seconds if chilled or 30 seconds if frozen.

Real Estate News
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Spring Market
The Spring real estate market is well on it's way. Listings are on the rise. We have had some great open houses and the market seems to be on the rise. If you are considering listing, now would be a great time! Give me a call!
Bierhaus
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In the Summer of 2019, Bierhaus will be moving into the old Lark Creek location in downtown Walnut Creek. There will be schnitzel, würst and lots of German beers on tap! I will definitely check it out when it opens!

If you have topics about our local East Bay scene that you would like to see covered in Beyond the Fence, please send me an email at janel@pelositeam.com and I'll do my best to include your suggestions. 
Janel Pelosi |  Pelosi Team | 925.408.8990 | janel@pelositeam.com