Word of the Week: Margherita Pizza

Margherita pizza is a noun and defined as a typical Neapolitan pizza, made with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, salt, and extra-virgin olive oil. The pizza was first made in the late-1800’s by Italian chef Raffaele Esposito. The pizza was made to welcome the arrival of King Umberto I & Queen of Italy, Margherita ofContinue reading “Word of the Week: Margherita Pizza”

Word of the Week: Vermicelli

Vermicelli is a noun and defined as a pasta made in long solid strings smaller in diameter than spaghetti. The word was first used in Campania, Italy in 1669 by Martino da Como, the word vermicelli derives from the Italian word verme, which means worm in English. The Italian word verme comes from the LatinContinue reading “Word of the Week: Vermicelli”

Interview the Industry: Real Estate

What is one thing you wish you had done to better prepare you for a career in real estate? I wish I got a jump start at understanding the market dynamics of neighborhoods near me prior to becoming an agent. It takes time to monitor what’s happening to see the trends and being able toContinue reading “Interview the Industry: Real Estate”

Word of the Week: Granny Smith

Granny Smith is a noun and defined as a tart green apple of Australian origin. The apple was cultivated in the orchard of Maria Ann Smith in the late-1800’s. The name “Granny Smith” derives from Maria Ann Smith’s last name and her nickname “Granny,” which was given to her by her 8 children as sheContinue reading “Word of the Week: Granny Smith”

Word of the Week: Vindaloo

Vindaloo is a noun and is defined as a curried dish of Indian origin made with meat or shellfish, garlic, and wine or vinegar. Introduced by Portuguese explorers in the early-1400’s, vindaloo became a popular dish in the India region of Goa. This dish was based on the popular Portuguese dish carne de vinho eContinue reading “Word of the Week: Vindaloo”

Letter of Recommendation: Quick Tip #5

Quick Tip #5 The Thank you and the Follow-up  The most important email you can send during letter of recommendation (LOR) season is the thank you email. Your LOR writer wrote an incredible letter to help you achieve your career and personal goals; therefore, it’s recommended that within a week of submission you deliver aContinue reading “Letter of Recommendation: Quick Tip #5”

Word of the Week: Shirley Temple

Shirley temple is a noun and is a nonalcoholic mixed drink of ginger ale and grenadine garnished with a cherry. Rumor has it, the drink was first invented in 1946 for the child actress Shirley Temple when she was visiting a restaurant in West Hollywood, California. However, in an interview in 1986, Shirley Temple admittedContinue reading “Word of the Week: Shirley Temple”

Word of the Week: Carpaccio

Carpaccio is a noun and defined as thinly sliced raw meat or fish served with a sauce such as beef or tuna carpaccio. First used in 1974, this dish was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice. The dish’s original recipe was served with beef but now includes any raw meatContinue reading “Word of the Week: Carpaccio”

Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #4

Quick Tip # 4 They decline or do not reply to your request Unfortunately, sometimes a letter of recommendation (LOR) writer isn’t able to or won’t submit a letter on your behalf. If this occurs, accept their answer and thank them for considering your request. Although you may be disappointed, don’t pressure them to explainContinue reading “Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #4”

Word of the Week: Peach Melba

Pêche Melba or Peach Melba is a noun and defined as half a peach filled with cream set on a bed of vanilla ice cream and covered with raspberry sauce. This dessert was invented in the late 1800’s by French chef Auguste Escoffier, in honor of the famous opera singer Nellie Melba. Born in 1861,Continue reading “Word of the Week: Peach Melba”