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Corner Patch Garden Event

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 8, 2018

We recently held our first Corner Patch Garden social mixer! Things got off to a hopping start as homeowner hands were busy harvesting kale, swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, sugar snaps, and more. After they washed the veggies, our farmer/garden coach/chef, Sean Sheppard, began to prepare some culinary delights!

The yummy highlights included Stuffed Leeks right off of the skillet! The stuffing was made from leeks, mushrooms, cream cheese, and a few other ingredients. This specific preparation of leeks is mind-blowing! Next was Asian Stir Fry, in which Sean chopped all the ingredients the homeowners just picked, and added a few carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, olive oil, and soy sauce. Sauteed to perfection, the stir fry was a crunchy, healthy veggie dish that you can make in your own kitchen!

 

Another crowd favorite was Carrot Top Pesto. That’s right, pesto made from the tops of carrots with just a little bit of basil thrown in. We dipped fresh broccoli and cauliflower into the mix. So economical and tasted wonderful. 

More cooking continued while the sun went down and we made Mojitos with fresh mint. Pro tip: don’t put too much salt in the shaker! 🙂 Everyone mingled and enjoyed watching and sampling Sean’s creations, while learning tips about growing our own food and healthy eating. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, the smell of wonderful cooking, and camaraderie.

 

It was a great evening in the Corner Patch Garden. Everyone went home with bags of fresh produce, new recipes, and information on the next event at the garden. What could be better than having fresh veggies delivered to the clubhouse for your personal use, and gathering in the gardens with your neighbors for healthy, delicious eating, and fellowship? Take advantage of this unique amenity! Grow — Gather — Repeat!
To become a Corner Patch Gardener, and a Cornerstone Homes homeowner, please visit our communities, or fill out our contact form!

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Tons of Fun at the Villas at Magnolia Lakes!

Categories: Blog, Events, Uncategorized | Posted: August 7, 2017

At the Villas at Magnolia Lakes, we are just as dedicated to building a sense of community as we are in building the community itself. Our residents are amazing – fun, funny, and generous people who love to get together for events of all kinds!

 

Here are a couple of the community clubs that our residents participate in. Stop by and check out what they’ve got going on!

 

The DIY Club

If hands-on creativity is your thing, the DIY Club is the place. The club initially met in September to make autumn centerpieces. They turned out so well, that in November, they worked on a project using silk flowers and acrylic water. For another project, they completed beautiful sand terrariums using succulents and colored sand. In March, they made spring wreaths for doors or mantels. Even if you think you aren’t “creative”, the DIY-ers will help you create a one-of-a-kind project!

 

 

Kitchen Club

Anyone who is interested in cooking, baking or preserving food is welcomed to The Kitchen Club. People with all levels of experience are encouraged to come and join in on the fun – especially newcomers! Club members make all kinds of food – from soups to cookies to piecrusts. The Kitchen Club meets every other month. Check out the VML Calendar for the next meeting.

 

 

Cookouts

When residents aren’t whipping up delicious dishes at the Kitchen Club, they’re having cookouts by the community pool. With feet in the water and hot dog in hand, residents know how to stay cool while having a good time. Just remember to wait 30 minutes after eating to go for a swim!

 

 

There’s no better way to end a fun-filled week than at our community Happy Hour. Every Friday at 5pm, neighbors love to gather at the Clubhouse for drinks and good company. We’ll drink to that!

 

Today’s on-the-go active adults love Cornerstone’s maintenance-free communities and settings, featuring tree-lined streets, green spaces, walking paths and friendly neighbors. When residents move into our neighborhoods, they quickly discover that they didn’t just buy a home. They’ve chosen a whole new lifestyle, where life is balanced intellectually, socially and physically.