Great News! A perk of living at The Gardens at Twin Hickory… The pool will stay open until September 15th! Please enjoy these extra days!
- Please do not hang clothes and other items on your balcony. We take pride in how our community looks and want to keep our community looking fresh!
- Please pick up after your pup! Pick up the little brown present your pet leaves all over the grounds…because brown presents aren’t really presents and they don’t smell very good either. Simply take out a plastic bag, stoop and scoop, then turn the bag inside out and tie. Place in the nearest receptacle.
- Please keep your neighbors in mind when coming home during the late evening hours. School is back in session and we do not want to wake our little ones! We ask that you do your best to keep your voices low to avoid disturbing your neighbors. Quiet hours are from 10PM to 7AM.
- Keep in mind that school starts Tuesday, September 3rd. Let's all watch our speed!
It may seem that eating healthy, particularly fresh produce is easier in the summertime. Fresh fruits abound and make a refreshing treat on hot summer days. But, there’s a reason fall is known as the “harvest season.”
Plenty of fruits and vegetables are ready to eat at this time of the year, including grapes, apples, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and many varieties of squash, greens, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant.
Take advantage of this fresh crop to experiment with recipes, or just chop up some veggies to snack on… just like you might have a fresh peach in the summertime.
Nature provides fresh, healthy food for more of the year than you may realize, and the ease of transporting produce across state lines today extends the season for many of your summer favorites, as well!
Do You Love Apple Picking
Carter’s Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, VA is a great place to take a day trip and pick some apples!
You'll find a dozen varieties including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Winesap, Fuji, and Pink Lady, among many.
They also offer pumpkins galore, fresh Apple Cider, Aunt Sarah's Bakery with home-made apple cider donuts (these are delicious!!), fresh-baked apple pies, apple caramel cookies, hand-dipped ice cream, and delicious lunch foods in the Mountain Grill.
Take some time and go enjoy the good food and outdoors!!
Gluten-Free Vanilla Almond Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free)
- 1 cup almonds, chopped
- ½ cup flax seeds
- ½ cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes
- ¼ coconut crystals (palm sugar)
- ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 165 degrees F
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, flax seeds, dried coconut, coconut crystals, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, combine honey, oil, salt, and vanilla.
- Line 2 sheet pans with sil-pats or parchment paper. Combine both mixtures, then pour out evenly onto the pan in a thin layer.
- Bake at 250 for an hour, turning it occasionally for even browning. The granola will be somewhat soft when you pull it out, but will continue to crisp while cooling.
- Alternatively, you can dry in your dehydrator at 160 degrees for 20 hours.
- Stir in the raisins, then let the granola cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Please do not put large amounts of food down the garbage disposal because it will become clogged.
Do not put rice, pop corn kernels or small items like these in your garbage disposal.
An Italian Cooking Class
When: September 11
Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Where: In the clubhouse
Space is limited so reserve
your spot now!!!!
RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 2ND
The Gardens does not allow RV’s, boats or any other recreational vehicle to park anywhere on our community. If you need a place to park them, please contact us for a garage.