Maryland Blogger: Italian/Asian Fusion Lunch

Italian/Asian Fusion Lunch

Italian/Asian Fusion Lunch


We had a supply of fresh vegetables and Chef Dolores prepared a wonderful Italian version of Ratatouille which she served over fresh Ramen noodles. The beverage selection was the new 2018 Summerfest Crisp Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 5% Alc. by Vol. This is a good selection when you want a lighter beer during warm weather.




Tulips, Brookside Gardens, Montgomery County, MD

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • May 18 2018 05:21PM


Happy Friday Roy. Occasionally, I do like the taste of a cold beer on hot days. This sounds like a great lunch - and winning combination with the meal and the Summerfest. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 months ago
Farmers Markets Now Openfarmers
The City's two Farmers Markets are now in full swing. You'll find them on Main Street in the Kentlands on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the corner of Rt. 355 and Fulks Corner Avenue in Olde Towne on Thursdays from 12:30 to 6 p.m. They both feature an assortment of locally sourced eggs, meats and a variety of produce that changes weekly as crops reach maturity. The Main Street market also features prepared foods, potted plants, cut flowers, and items handmade by local artisans and crafters. Explore the markets here. Sign up for a weekly e-newsletter with featured produce and recipes.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

Thank you for the information about book festival. Have a good afternoon 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 8 months ago

Hi Roy Kelley - It sounds like a nice combination for lunch!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

Roy, sure sounds good.   I have been so busy, had to stop and pick up a Asiago dog from Einsteins.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

The meal sounds yummy, Roy... and for me most yummy with no beer involved.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 8 months ago

Hi Roy,
I'm not a big beer fan but the food sounds yummy! 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 8 months ago


 Chef Delores knows how to cook sounds like a wonderful lunch, I would need a nap if I drank at lunch even only one beer unless I went for a brisk walk afterwards.

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 8 months ago

It sounds delicious and you are lucky to have a wife that likes to create tasty dishes.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy.  I'm very pleased to read that Chef Dolores is taking good care of you.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Sounds delicious and very healthy! I always enjoy your photos!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 8 months ago

That sounds like a delicious meal and I think I would like the lager that you suggested.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 8 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit
Enjoy the butterfly exhbit in Brookside Gardens' South Conservatory where you'll be surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. You'll learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens. 

Please note our new exhibit hours from 9am - 5pm daily untilJune 30. From July 1 - August 31 weekday hours are from 9am - 1pm and weekends from 9am - 5pm. For important visitor information, group information, opportunities to learn more about butterflies, and ways to become involved in the Exhibit,
please visit here.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago
Gaithersburg Water Parkwater
Now Open
A visit to the Water Park makes for a perfect Gaithersburg staycation. It opened at noon on Saturday, May 26 and features a zero-depth entry, two amazing water slides, a concession stand and picnic areas, plus lots of play features. And right next door is a Miniature Golf Course and Skate Park. Best of all, the Water Park has special hours and events just for City of Gaithersburg residents and aquatics members. It's all yours from 11 a.m. to noon on weekends and holidays, and it's yours all day for SummerFest on June 30 and on the 4th of July. We're also planning special family nights just for City residents and aquatics members. Click here for details.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago