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Follow Your Path

BlogKitchens-1There are times in my life when I moved too much and other times when I stayed put for long periods of time. Moving brings about all sorts of newness and if you happen to have moved into a new home, either new construction or old, appliances are sure to be a part of this exciting milestone.BlogKitchens-3

It’s so much fun to play on new appliances in a new place! Each appliance offers new ways of placing things, storing, cleaning, and cooking. Using them poses challenges, learning curves, and stretches your levels of creativity. These experiences add to the newness and novelty of a new home, whether or not it’s new or just “new” to you.BlogKitchens-4

We have many people come in when they are remodeling or building a new home to find their perfect kitchens. Since we have such a wide variety of brands and choices fitting into just about any budget, it makes kitchen buying fun! Live kitchens help seal the deal for many. Being able to touch, use, and see the products makes a very big difference in decision making.BlogKitchens-2

We back up our product with professional installations and deliveries. Being an in-house authorized service company for many major brands of appliances means you don’t have to call anyone but us for your appliance needs. Nothing is subcontracted out. Our own employees handle everything from sales, delivery, install, to service. One stop. For 36 years and counting.BlogKitchens-5You may be on a new journey, or not. But as you journey, if you need appliances along the way…we do hope your path leads you here.

Hi Ya, Papaya!

Papaya2June is a happening month. The kids are released from school and many people break out swim suits and BBQ grills all over the states (in Florida that’s called “all year”). Vacation plans are transitioning from dreams to reality and our glorious sun is shining longer and hotter. June also happens to be the national month for candy, seafood, dairy, fresh fruits/vegetables, papaya, iced tea, and turkey. Yep. All of those.

While I could spend the month of June sharing thoughts on my love for candy and coming up with seafood and fresh veggie dishes….I’m going to focus on papaya, my favorite powerhouse of health and deliciousness.

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Papaya is a fruit I pull out whenever stomach troubles strike. To eat papaya is to experience a spa for your tummy. The soothing properties of papaya to the digestive system have been scientifically proven by my family. And by scientific, I mean that we eat it, love it, and it works, so we keep eating it and passing it down generation to generation. After a papaya feast, I can actually feel my insides sighing a calm “Thank you!”

Here’s the thing….quick research will prove why this fruit should be part of your regular diet. It has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts immunity. It promotes colon health and fights colon cancer. It even protects against heart disease, macular degeneration, and rheumatoid arthritis. It’s packed full of vitamins and fiber so all of its miracle properties would make sense.

Eating the fruit plain has been my preference, but why not grill it to bring out the sweetness? Dice it and add it to any salad? Stuff meats or fish with it? Create a sauce or salsa? Add it to a smoothie? Depending on the ripeness….the possibilities could be endless.

Here’s the recipe I tried yesterday…..I’m kidding….there’s no recipe. I scooped out the seeds, cut off the skin, diced it into easy to pick up chunks and passed it around Aggressive. Delicious!!!

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Catch the Wave

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This is Aggressive Appliances related only to the extent that we have in-house Surfers.

Moving back to Florida has sparked in me a new zest for life. Surfing is at the top of my short list of new stuff to try. Fortunately, along with a hearty supply of knowledgeable appliance gurus, there are quite a few experienced surfers at Aggressive Appliances. One appliance-selling surfer has graciously offered to teach me how to surf (which might also be read as willing to watch me make a complete fool of myself….maybe?). I’m secure in my silliness, so game on!

JeffI’ve always loved balance and the ocean. The idea of being alone with the water, my thoughts, connecting in a solitary, profound way with nature, appeals a great deal to me. I’ve been warned about board burn and to have patience waiting for a good wave. We’ve discussed the worst things that could happen. I could knock myself unconscious with the board…..or….I could love it so much I’ll become an addict. Just in case I knock myself out I’ll have my medical insurance card on me. And what about sharks, guys?!?

Fast forward a couple of weeks…

I was caught up in watching others surf, playing in the waves sans board, and never did find my friend in the sea of people. I also lost a bit of my bravery watching the young kids on their boards. Maybe I’m just meant to watch and swim? Maybe shark bait isn’t my idea of a chance I want to take for right now. There’s no shame in that….But. Just in case. There is plenty of sunshine left as well as beach-worthy days if I should change my mind…