Recipes for the Home

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October 27, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel



Buying a House? Search MLS Now

"Hello, I’m Steve Israel, the President and Broker of Buyer’s Edge, Inc. in Washington, DC, MD, VA. We’re a very unique type of Real Estate Company that only represents people buying homes. We’re one of the only companies in the Washington, DC area and around the country that does this. It’s a very consumer oriented process where we never have any listings to sell. As a result, we are never representing the sellers of properties or the buyers of properties in the same transaction.  If you are looking for a house for sale or a condo/coop for sale in the Washington, DC Metro area, please give us a call. We’ll help you save money and protect your best interests

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By Wendy Carpenter-Israel


It's not too late to enjoy hummingbirds in your DC, MD, VA backyards or balconies this summer. Don't be afraid that if you feed them late into the season, they will delay their migration south. This just won't happen. In fact, you can feed hummingbirds as long as they keep coming by to eat. These little birds have such a strong biological clock that nothing will allow them to delay their long flight home when the time has come to do so. With your help, they will be "fat and happy" and better prepared to make their arduous journey over the Gulf of Mexico.

Here's the Easy Recipe:

Hummingbird Food

4 Parts Water

1 Part Sugar

Stir and Dissolve Sugar into Boiling Water

Cool Mixture and Pour into

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Updated:  February 29, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel



It's almost hummingbird time! The most remarkable birds in the world (at least in our view) may be feeling the impact of climate change, and, happily, we can help. Around this time of year, these little beauties fly several hundred miles over the Gulf of Mexico, without food water or rest, in their “commute” north from their southern wintering grounds. They naturally strive to time their arrival to coincide the nectar-rich blooms they need to survive. But with climate patterns shifting it’s likely harder for the little guys to time it just right, according to the Audubon Society.

So what can homeowners in DC, MD, VA do to help them out?

Any or all of these three things:


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Buyer’s Edge Buyers Agent - I Can’t Believe it’s Turkey Chili Recipe

Savory, Spicy and Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

For the best flavor, make chili the day before and then reheat. This also allows you to relax and watch the Super Bowl!


1 ½ teaspoon olive oil

1 pound ground turkey

1 onion chopped

1 cup shredded carrots

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes (all)

1 16oz can of canned kidney beans

1Tablespoon of tomato paste

1 8oz can of tomato sauce

6 to 12 ounces of Mexican beer

1 cup chicken or beef broth

2 Tablespoons dried basil

1 bay leaf

2 Tablespoons sugar

5 cloves of minced garlic

4 Tablespoons chili powder

½ teaspoon paprika

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