Kingston, ON Real Estate News

By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Looking for a cottage property close to Kingston or Ottawa? Check out these 3 we have listed for sale:   396 Hickey Lane - offers invited at $369,000 CDN MLS #14601824 This is a Builder's Model Cottage that allows you to slip into something new!   1674C Green Bay Road - Listed at $399,000 CDN MLS #14605071 2.77 Acres of Pretty with a 2 BR Guest Annex!   281B Barr Lane - Asking $449,000 CDN MLS #14605979 Let your cares drift away while you fish, swim or just kick back! If a summer home is something you've been dreaming about, wake up and give me a call.  Bobs Lake is waiting for you! Call Susan Emo and dreams may come true
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
This is one of my husband's go-to favourites!  Nothing nicer on a hot summer evening to have this flavourful pate with either toast points or a sliced baguette.  Green salad on the side and a crisp glass of white wine . . .  YUM! It does make a good amount (3 cups) so you might want to have friends over or make a gift of some of it :) CHICKEN LIVER PATE In a large skillet, melt 2 tsp of butter over medium heat and add 3 thinly sliced green onions.  Cook until limp. Add 1 pound of chicken livers and cook until browned. Stir in 1/2 cup of red wine and add in : 1/4 tsp kosher salt1/8 tsp thyme1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper Reduce the heat to a simmer for 3 minutes Add 2 TBSP of chopped parsley and then transfer to a food processor and pulse til smooth. With processor running, drop in 1 cup of...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
First of all, if you don't love jello, you may not appreciate this either!   I love it.  I think it is fun as well as tasty.  It is also quite unexpected! You'll need 8 clear glass tea or coffee cups. In a large bowl, mix 2 envelopes of unflavoured gelatin with 1/2 cup of Kahlua.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes to soften. Then add 3 cups of HOT coffee, 1/4 cup of sugar and a pinch of salt and stir until the sugar is totally dissolved. Pour into the individual cups and chill until set. Serve with whipped creme on top (like a cappuccino!) I like to add a biscotti on the saucer just for that extra little bit of something something! Susan Emo, Amateur Chef and Professional Realtor Kingston and the 1000 Island Area
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I will admit to first trying this recipe out only because I didn't know what Ponzu Sauce was! Let me share with you:  "Ponzu (ポン酢?) is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine. It is tart, with a thin, watery consistency and a dark brown color"   or so says Wikipedia! This would be my go to sauce for sushi too.  My Basil plants are flourishing right now so what time to infuse my Ponzu ! CHILLED SHRIMP with BASIL PONZU SAUCE You'll want at least 1 pound of cooked and shelled medium shrimp, chilled and waiting. To make the Ponzu sauce combine in a small bowl: 1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped up1 clove of fresh garlic2 TBSP of finely minced fresh ginger2 TBSP soy sauce2 TSBP of freshly squeezed lime juice - love this!2 TBSP of freshly squeezed orange juice2 TBSP of brown sugar...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I love cauliflower in all of its low carb goodness!  One of my fave ways of serving it can be found on my Pinterst page :  SPICY ROASTED WHOLE CAULIFLOWER   This is a similar recipe but with florets instead of whole and using your own fresh ground spices. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and then grease a baking sheet with olive oil.  (can also be done on BBQ) Grind your spices until fine: 3 Cardamom pods2 dried red chillies or 1 fresh1 TBSP coriander seeds1 TSP cumin seeds1/2 TSP peppercorns Mix the spices with 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large bowl.  Add the florets from 1 head of cauliflower and 1 large red onion, thinly sliced.  Add additional oil if needed. Transfer the veggies to the baking sheet, spread evenly.   Roast til tender and onions are carmelized.  About 30 minutes.  Stir ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Our local fresh strawberries are available and once I stopped stuffing my face with them like popcorn, I decided I needed to make something other than a fresh strawberry daiquiri.  Why, I don't know! I love Carrot Cake and thought the addition of fresh strawberries would be a fine idea so here you are: STRAWBERRY CARROT CAKE: 2.5 cups of flour (I used white)1.25 cups of brown sugar1 cup of shredded carrot.5 cup oil, vegetable or olive (I don't find it makes a difference).5 cup of plain yogurt  (I make my own now so it is always in the frig)1/3 cup of water.5 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts1 tsp of cinnamon1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt2 eggs1 cup of chopped strawberries Strawberry Cream Cheese  Glaze - recipe to follow Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. B...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Looking for land in the greater Kingston and 1000 Islands region?  I have several choice parcels for you, in all price categories: MLS #14603244  $79,000 - Benson Lake :  Dream the days away on Benson Lake accessible to Indian, Clear and Newboro Lakes on the Rideau Lake System. Lovely lot (.44 acres) offering 110 feet of waterfront with a gentle slope to the water. Beautifully treed with hardwoods and has year round access. Great for fishing and boating. Call now and waterfront living could be yours this summer!   MLS #13607723   $88,000 - Landon Bay: Beautiful treed 2.15 acre building lot in exclusive Landon Bay Estates. Lot includes share in tennis court, 2 acre wooded park and 65 acre Nature Preserve. Minutes from Gananoque, marinas along the St Lawrence River, fine dining, golf cour...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I must warn you that the secret is to use the freshest of spices.  If you must use a ready made curry powder, make sure it does not contain salt.   To make the greatest Curry Powder: 2/3 tsp turmeric1 1/3 tsp coriander seeds1 1/3 tsp cumin seeds2/3 tsp peppercorns2/3 tsp cardamom pods Combine all spices in a skillet and heat until fragrant - DO NOT BURN.  Transfer to spice grinder and grind til fine.  Store in air tight container   SOUP: 1 whole cauliflower, cut into pieces2 cups of chicken stock2/3 cup of Half and Half1 1/2 TBSP Olive OilSalt to taste1 1/2 TBSP of the above Curry Powder1 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger2/3 tsp garlic powder or 1 fresh clove minced2/3 tsp onion powder1 1/3 TBSP cornstarch Steam the cut cauliflower until tender.  Drain and put back to pot. Add chicken stock, ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
If you've not brined your meat and poultry before, you really don't know what you're missing - best trick I've learned in a long long time.  I've been brining my Christmas Turkey now for years and wouldn't have it any other way. Now, lets brine our pork loin chops or centre cut pork chops!! For at least one hour, submerge and soak your pork chops in a large pot or bowl or zip lock bag with: 3 quarts of water with 3/4 cup of Kosher salt and 6 TBSP sugar.  I like to make sure my salt and sugar are melted in at least 2 cups of warm water before I mix it all into the cool 3 quarts.    4 bone in chops, approx 3 pounds total, will do.  Place in fridge and remember to turn occasionally.   Meanwhile, you can make your Dry Rub: 1 TBSP fennel seeds1 TBSP ground cumin1 Tsp ground coriander1 Tsp gr...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I don't know about you but in our house, cold salad side dishes are on the menu everyday.  Something off the grill and something out of the fridge - YUM! I like to make something first thing in the morning and pop it into the fridge for lunch or dinner. 1 cup of uncooked orzo pasta1/4 cup of pitted greenn olives, sliced, chopped or left whole1 cup of diced or crumbled feta3 TBSP of chopped FRESH parsley3 TBSP of chopped FRESH dill1 chopped tomato1/4 cup olive oil, virgin preferably2 TBSP lemon juiceS & P to taste   Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. (should taste like the sea!) Cook Orzo for 8 minutes, (al dente) Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process Transfer to a pretty bowl and mix in olives, feta, parsley, dill and tomato In a mixing cup or bowl, whisk o...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I have to admit, I really enjoyed this soup but several of my family turned their nose up at it!  It might be wise to not tell them what it is until AFTER they've tasted it :)  Makes for a lovely lunch with a green side salad too.   This recipe calls for frozen strawberries but they're fresh and in season so use them if you've got them!!   2 cups strawberries3/4 cup light creme (10%)1 1/4 cups of milk, even 1% will do2 TBSP diced fresh jalapeno peppers with seeds removed1/2 cup of sugar (or Splenda will work too)1 pinch ground black pepper2 tsp Allspice1 tsp Balsamic venegarMint leaves to garnish Put everything except for mint leaves into blender.  Blend until smooth.  That's it!! Taste.  If you like it really tangy you could add more Balsamic. Pour into chilled bowls and garnish with m...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I've made these in the oven in the winter and on the grill in the summer - both are fantastic sides with meat or poultry!                                                   Preheat oven to 350 degrees Butter a baking dish just large enough to hold the onions. Cut the unpeeled yellow or red onions in half lengthwise through the root and stem ends. Cut a thin slice off the rounded side of each half so that it will sit upright in the dish. Arrange the onion halves, cut side up in the prepared dish.  Season with salt and pepper and place a teaspoon of butter on each half. Cover and back 45 - 50 minutes or until onions give slightly when the edges are squeezed together between your fingers. Uncover and sprinkle each onion half with 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.  (I like to use a fork to sp...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I love a traditional Potato Salad but sometimes a girl just has to expand upon it . . .  especially when grilled steak is on the menu!! I wanted to provide you with the menu first to let you prepare one yourself for tonight.  Make sure you come back later to see the end result pictures!!! POTATO AND BLUE CHEESE SALAD 1.5 pounds of fresh new potatoes2 TBSP fresh lemon juice3 Bacon Strips (I used thick lardons instead)1 red pepper in 1/2 inch bits (I used red onion this time)2 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal DRESSING1/3 cup Mayo1/4 cup sour creme2 TBSP fresh lemon juicehot sauce (I used Sirachi)3/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled2 green onions, finely chopped (I'm using fresh Chive)Salt and Pepper (I use Kosher Salt) Cut potatoes into bite sized chunks and simmer for 8 - 10 minutes....
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
  Did you ever think you needed more vacation? Put your toes in the water, some fun into your life and let your cares drift away with the water on Bobs Lake, less than an hour from Kingston.   Peace and privacy galore on this 1 acre, beautifully treed parcel. (an adjacent 1 acre is also available) Custom cottage with dramatic wall of floor to sky high ceiling windows guaranteed to improve your outlook. Beautiful big fireplace will keep the love light burning. 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 bunkie for those tweens who giggle and gossip til dawn. You can taste the sunshine from the wide wood deck and the screened sunroom is perfect for counting the fire flies in the evening. Patio area with firepit and sticks awaiting your Weenies and Smores.  Find a vacant hammock and learn to...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
  CUSTOM KINGSTON WATERFRONT HOME ON 5 ACRES Outstanding custom home with 3400 sq ft of living space on a private 5 acre waterfront point only 25 minutes from Kingston. Situated on Dog Lake which is part of the UNESCO's World Heritage Rideau System. This home offers the best of sophisticated country living whilst being in commutable distance to the City, Queens University and the hospitals. (See Description in video for more details) If your device does not support the video below click here   CUSTOM KINGSTON WATERFRONT HOME ON 5 ACRES OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $825,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomLot: 5.00 acre(s) Location 4351 Westview LaneSouth Frontenac, ON K0H 1H0Canada Our recent listings CUSTOM KINGSTON WATERFRONT HOME ON 5 ACRESWAT...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
VISUALLY EXCITING ST LAWRENCE RIVER WATERFRONT HOME ONLY  10 MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN KINGSTON YET NESTLED IN AN EXCLUSIVE, HEAVILY TREED, CASUAL YET EXECUTIVE ENCLAVE.   THIS UNIQUE AND MODERN HOME HAS A FANTASTIC FLOOR PLAN SHOWCASING THE MAGNIFICENT RIVER VIEWS FROM THE MANY LARGE WINDOWS AND SKYLIGHTS WHICH FLOOD THIS NEW HOME WITH LIGHT AND LOVE INCLUDING THE DRAMATIC TWO STOREY PERFORMING ART KITCHEN WHERE SUNLIGHT TAKES CENTER STAGE. A MASTER BEDROOM WITH WALK-THRU CLOSET IS A SANCTUARY OF SPACE WITH PRIVATE BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE VIEW OF WHICH DREAMS ARE MADE. UPPER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM/BEDROOM HAS PRIVATE BACK STAIR WITH ANOTHER BALCONY - WOULD MAKE A GREAT HOME OFFICE TOO. ENERGY EFFICIENT GEO THERMAL HEATING SYSTEM, MODERN PEAT MOSS SEPTIC, RADIANT FLOOR HEATING. THE DECKS WILL MAK...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
BUY ON BOBS LAKE, KINGSTON   Here's the Haven You've Been Waiting For Just The Way Nature Intended. Clean Clear Water. Sun Dappled Acreage. Tree Shrouded With No Neighbours Near.    One Of The Prettiest Parcels On The Popular Spring Fed Green's Bay, Bob Lake, Where Silence Is Golden And So Are The Sunsets And Yet, Less Than An Hour From Kingston With Year Round Access.   Spacious Main Cottage With A Large Master Bedroom, Open Kitchen, Dining And Living Room Opening To Screened Sunroom And A Large Private Deck Perfect For Secluded Sunbathing And Moonlight Stargazing.   The 2 Bedroom Guest Lodge With A New Bathroom Keeps Friends And Family Close But Not Underfoot.    Water Is Approx 10' Deep Off The New Dock (12' x 24') Deepening To 50'.  Great For Fishing And Water Adventures.   This Is ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
More than a new home. It`s a whole new outlook on life. Builder`s Model Home now available on Bobs Lake   Lake front living lends an air of nonchalance to the small stuff so capture the spirit of living on 180` of Bobs Lake and enjoy the tranquil murmur of water meeting land in this bright and light custom stone and cedar home.   Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, a gorgeous McCully kitchen and large cedar and wrought iron deck on which to enjoy Coffee or Cocktails.   Unspoiled basement with walk-out is well laid out for future development.   Quality can be affordable when you`re less than 45 minutes from Kingston and 90 minutes from Ottawa.   Hesitation is your enemy. (click here if your device does not support the vtour below)   SLIP INTO SOMETHING NEW... OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptio...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
The Greater Kingston and Area currently has 44 properties listed for sale on MLS in excess of $1 Million.  This only includes Single Family Residential, detached homes and not condos or commercial property. They range in price from $1,100,000 up to $5,950,000. Of these 44 properties, I am happy to say that 10 of them are brokered with me and Sotheby`s International Realty Canada and I have one more coming on the system next week! Please visit my Sotheby`s site to check out these properties and a few of our other properties for sale too! Susan Emo at Sotheby`s   All that is missing is YOU!          
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Allow this awesome Lake Ontario waterfront home help you to celebrate past achievements whilst inspiring future ones too!   Accessible year round, Wolfe Island is an island at the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River in Lake Ontario near Kingston, Ontario and it is the largest of the Thousand Islands   Sunsets are miles wide and you don`t need a seashell to hear the waves when you have the magnificent ships from the furthest points of the globe gliding past your front deck.   This island retreat is perfect for multiple families or simply a home with room to roam.  Privacy galore and yet perfect for casual entertaining with both upper and lower kitchens.   The spectacular views from the screened in deck and patio, the sheltered dock and the manicured lawns and gardens are exactly what Fr...
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