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Thanksgiving Recipe Contest

November 23, 2014 2:55 pm

Greetings Valued Residents,

Turkey Day is fast approaching and in the holiday spirit, we will be hosting a fantastic, wonderful, spectacular….gift card giveaway! Submit your favorite holiday recipe any time until this Thursday, November 27, and be entered into our drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice of Nordstrom's, Target, or Visa. One randomly-selected winner will be announced when we return to the office on Saturday. Submissions may be sent to thekensingtonmkt@windsorcommunities.com.

Due to the holiday, our office hours are amended as seen below:

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5pm

Regular business hours will resume the following week. In the event of a maintenance emergency, please call our office phone at 925.846.8882 and follow the prompts to contact our on-call maintenance technician.

Enjoy the holidays!

Warm Regards from The Kensington Staff,

Marie, Jeff, and Catherine

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Lokanta: Mediterranean Cuisine in Pleasanton

November 19, 2014 5:03 pm

Pleasanton diners love Lokanta, the area’s premier Mediterranean restaurant. Offering a menu of classic Greek and Turkish dishes, this beloved spot is perfect for a low key dinner. The menu is seasonal — olives and feta are a satisfying treat, while crispy phyllo rolls are a hit among regulars. There are also a tasty selection of kebabs, featuring your choice of meat and accompanied by Lokanta’s amazing sauce.

Brunch features a nice selection of egg dishes, in addition to many savory concoctions, such as the braised beet salad, a watermelon and feta plate, as well as flaming Turkish cheese with roasted pear and tomato. Dinner might include a lamb burger with a savory olive spread, or veal. Happy hour runs daily and features great deals.

Visit Lokanta's website to learn more about this Pleasanton restaurant!

443 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 223-8074

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Try These Tasty Alternatives to Cow’s Milk

November 12, 2014 6:38 pm

There are a number of reasons to give up regular dairy milk, from food allergies to personal diet choices. If you’ve decided to take the plunge into dairy-free milk substitutes, these simple and tasty alternatives to cow’s milk will make the transition easy.

  1. Soy milk. This is one of the most popular milk alternatives, and it’s been around for quite some time. Soy milk is made with filtered water, whole soy beans, and thickeners that give it the same thick, creamy consistency as regular milk, and they also make it easy to bake with. Most brands of soy milk even contain the same amount of protein, Vitamin D, and calcium as cow’s milk.
  2. Almond milk. If you want to cut out milk in order to reduce your calorie intake, almond milk is a great alternative choice. This nutty mix of filtered water and ground almonds has only around 60 calories per cup, but it offers the same thickness and consistency as dairy milk.
  3. Rice milk. Rice milk has a more neutral flavor than many other milk substitutes, and it’s a bit thinner. However, it contains the same amount of calcium and Vitamin D as cow’s milk, and it offers a light, sweet flavor that’s mild and pleasant.

Meet the Milk Substitutes [Cooking Light]
Non-Dairy Alternatives to Cow’s Milk [SparkPeople]
5 Delicious Milk Substitutes [FitSugar]

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