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Snow Shovels for the Community

March 4, 2015 7:10 pm

We have shovels to help residents clear snow and ice from and around their vehicles. The shovels are completely free of charge and residents are welcomed to use them. Stop by the leasing office and be sure to have an ID with you.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

7100 Ducketts Lane
Elkridge, MD. 21075

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Only Specially Purified Water Goes Into the Dough at Bagels N’ Grinds

March 4, 2015 12:04 pm

Adam Greenberg, owner of Bagels N' Grinds in Hanover, says he's a picky eater, so if he won't eat it, he won't serve it. Don't let that fool you, though, because this bagel shop, which opened in 2012, has a pretty extensive menu and a complex food and drink-making operation. To make the bagels, the chefs use a secret 10-step process that involves using purified water, which gives the dough that special texture for which New York-style bagels are known. A glass-encased water treatment center is located inside the restaurant, and the purified water also goes into every cup of coffee and tea.

When it comes to the menu, you can follow the crowd and go for the Eggstremely Meaty bagel sandwich with eggs and ham. But regulars say you can't go wrong with any bagel you decide upon. And if you don't crave a bagel, you can opt for a salad — choose from one on the menu, or go for the create-it-yourself option and ask for whatever ingredients you want. Settle in with your laptop and do some work in full view of the fireplace, which is lit during colder weather.

Bagels N' Grinds also has a small conference room that you can reserve if you need a place to meet with colleagues over breakfast and coffee.

Bagels N' Grinds
7791 Arundel Mills Boulevard
Hanover, MD 21076
(410) 799-8333

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Learn About the 5 Food Groups With USDA Site

February 26, 2015 1:03 pm

You learn about the five food groups when you’re a child, but you probably haven’t thought about them much since then. While adults are concerned with counting calories and calculating fat, the USDA website wants to help you remember the importance of these distinct groups:

1. Vegetables. Vegetables and 100% vegetable juices all count as members of the vegetable group. While the amount you should consume each day varies from person to person, generally half of your plate should be covered by veggies.

2. Fruits. Whether you eat whole fruits or you enjoy them pureed, dried, or blended, fruits are another necessary food group. Women and men over the age of 19 should consume between 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit per day, depending on an individual's age and weight.

3. Grains. Examples of healthy grains include whole-wheat flour, cracked wheat, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, and brown rice. At least half of your grains should be whole grains, and the recommended daily amount for a person over 19 is between 5 and 8 ounces.

4. Proteins. Proteins are meats like chicken or beef, but they also include meatless foods like beans, peas, eggs, and processed soy products like tofu, nuts, and seeds. The amount of protein you need depends on your age, physical activity, and other factors.

5. Dairy. Dairy includes calcium-rich foods like milk and cheese, and only low-fat or fat-free varieties are usually recommended.

Food Groups [ChooseMyPlate.gov]

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