Archive for May, 2010

16 Weston Rd, Weston CT – Bucatini alla Matriciana

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

What’s Cooking in Real Estate: 16 Weston Rd, Weston CT

Michael Greenberg Colonial: Elegant, virtually new Colonial by Michael Greenberg, in a spectacular setting on 3.59 flat acres. Features include: wine cellar, fitness room, pool with spa and pool house, sound system and much more. Weston-Westport line close to Merritt PKY and all Weston-Westport amenities.

Bucatini alla Matriciana – The Roman way

Recipe:  Serves four

1 pound of “Bucatini” ( you can use any type of pasta )

1/3 Pound of diced “guanciale” or very lean salt pork or bacon

2 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, I use the “San Giugliano” for all my cooking

½ Teaspoon of red pepper or more if you like spicy

1 4 oz glass of white wine

½ large Onion sliced thin

½ can of “Scalfani” tomatoes puree or half pound of your favorites tomatoes

3 cups of water

200 g of grated Pecorino or Parmigiano, I use the Parmigiano

Salt to taste

Grease the frying pan with the oil and sauté the diced bacon with onion and red pepper.

Bring all ingredients to a golden color. Pour the wine and after 2 or 3 minutes add tomatoes and water mixing all well. Let all boil for 10 minutes a medium flame.

In the mean time cook the pasta al dente and drain. (Don’t forget to salt the water)

Place the pasta in the frying pan with sauce mixing very well for a minute while cooking.

Remove from flame add the cheese, mix well and serve.

If you don’t have a large frying pan, cook the pasta to taste, drain, place in a serving dish,

add the sauce and mix in the cheese well.

A salad, Italian bread, a glass of Chianti and dinner is served in 20 minutes!

Buon Appetito!

Tim Martin – Coldwell Banker Westport’s in-house Mortgage Loan Officer – Professional Biography

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Tim Martin, Senior Loan Officer, NE Moves Mortgage

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System: License #16273
Connecticut Department of Banking: License #1801

Professional Biography:

Tim has a strong educational foundation including a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance degree cum laude from Rutgers University, School of Business. On this foundation, he has built 10 years of originating and successfully closing over 2,500 residential mortgages nationwide totaling over $350,000,000. With transactions ranging from small rural housing to multimillion dollar estates and clients from all walks of life, Tim specializes in customizing financing to meet his client’s individual needs. His goal is to guide his clients through the ever changing process of obtaining a mortgage while making the experience as smooth and seamless as possible.

Areas of expertise include:

Property types: Single Family dwellings, Townhomes, Condominiums, Co-ops, Manufactured housing, Planned Unit Developments, Multi-Unit properties

Occupancy Types: Primary homes, Secondary/Vacation homes, Investment Properties

Products: Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, CT Housing Finance Authority, First time buyer, Fixed, Adjustable, Interest Only, and many more

A message from Tim:

Choosing the right Loan Officer is an essential component in any successful real estate transaction. I look forward to understanding your needs and matching them with a product that is competitively priced and fully satisfies those needs. Please contact me at 203-917-2800 or via email at to be preapproved, review our current product offerings and interest rates, or discuss any other mortgage needs.


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9 Bolton Lane, Westport CT – Pasta alla Carla

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Pasta alla Carla

In a large skillet put a table spoon of olive oil. Then add…

1 red pepper, cubed

3 cups of sliced mushrooms

Salt and pepper to taste

½ teaspoon of garlic

1-2 cups of water

Cook until tender.

Sprinkle with basil

In a large pot, boil water with 1 tablespoon of salt.

When it is boiling add 1 pound of pasta and reduce flame.

Boil for 4 minutes, scoop 2 cups of water from the pat and drain pasta.

Put the pasta in the skillet with the vegetables and continue to cook until to your taste. Add the water as needed.

I prefer to use the De Cecco or Barilla pasta, any cut is just good, good, good……..

A salad and a glass of Chianti and dinner it’s served in 20 minutes!

Carla Rea proudly presents her newest “What’s Cooking in Real Estate” video at her listing at 9 Bolton Lane in Westport, Connecticut. All great meals start with the right ingredients. Call Carla today and find out how you can put her recipe for success to work for you!