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July 13, 2018

Cornerstone Homes Corner Patch Gardens: Why Settle For Canned Amenities?

In our Cornerstone Homes communities, every day is a chance to explore the beauty of your free time. In our age-restricted, maintenance-free communities, our top priority is life on your terms, so we’re always finding fresh and fun ideas to ensure that your next chapter is the best it can be.   We’re happy to introduce our newest amenity exclusive to Cornerstone Homes: the Corner Patch Gardens! You can find these vibrant patches in The Cove, The Villas at Magnolia Lakes, and coming soon to The Villas at Ashlake and Barley Woods. There are many ways to enjoy these gorgeous gardens where tasty treats grow year-round, and we think you’ll agree!   Earth, Water, and Wow With a little dirt and a little water, a little magic grows right before your eyes. Here’s a peak at what blooms in the Corner Patch Gardens from April to September:   Tomatoes An absolute classic, there’s nothing like the rich taste of a juicy, ripe tomato. Pair freshly-cut tomatoes with avocados and creamy burrata on garlic toast for a tasty and crunchy appetizer!       Peppers Bright and beautiful, peppers add an incredible flair to many dishes. Have a homemade pizza night and top dough with red onions, goat cheese, arugula, and of course, deliciously-charred peppers.       Cucumbers Crunchy, light, and refreshing, cucumbers are the perfect snack or complement to a meal. Have you ever put cucumbers in your pasta? Add thinly-sliced cukes to penne with minimal ingredients like garlic salt, pepper, and parsley flakes, and feel your taste buds fly!     Squash Loaded with nutrients, squash is a superfood that we can’t get enough of. Try crunchy and delicious butternut squash fritters! All you’ll need is shredded squash, flour, eggs, sage, and vegetable oil.     Eggplant   Absolutely delicious when grilled on the BBQ, eggplant is the perfect appetizer or meal side at your next summer dinner party. Add a little butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper to make it magical!   Watermelon Nothing brings us back to childhood quite like watermelon. This juicy and refreshing fruit tastes just like sweet, sweet summertime. Tomato, watermelon, and feta skewers with mint and lime is the perfect primer to any summer meal.           Basil Adding unbeatable flavor to just about any dish, we always love to have basil on hand! You can never go wrong with the simple summer staple of mozzarella, tomato, and basil salad.   Oregano Tasty to sprinkle on a variety of foods, from meat, to vegetables, to pizza, oregano is one of our favorites. Create a dressing with lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper to pour over grilled chicken for a rich and flavorful dinner that everyone will love!     Stay tuned for next season’s plantings! Another tasty lineup awaits...   There’s truly something special about cooking freshly-picked, locally-grown food into your favorite dishes. Because the gardens are professionally-managed, you can choose between enjoying fresh, delicious produce without any of the work, or you can dig in and volunteer! It’s completely up to you. Nature and Neighbors Take a stroll to Corner Patch Gardens to relax and watch everything grow, or share a cold beverage and catch up with a neighbor on the picnic tables under the shade of the pergola. Don’t forget to attend our monthly Garden Social Mixers, where our professional farmer picks produce from the garden, cooks sample dishes that (almost) turn anyone into a vegetarian, and learn about fantastic, healthy, seasonal recipes! It’s “sow” much fun!   There’s so much to talk about when it comes to gardening, eating healthy, incorporating herbs and wellness into your daily routine, and flower arrangements, just to name a few. The list goes on and on! Neighbors gather to form groups, clubs, recipe exchanges, and much more! The fun never stops.   Corner Patch Gardens is truly a one-of-a-kind amenity enjoyed by all. Stop by and see what all the buzz is about! From,
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