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Abbie's Animal Clinic

Abbie's Animal ClinicCommon Procedure Prices

Prices for common procedures including physical exams, declaw, spay, neuter and rabies vaccination.

Companion Laser Therapy

Laser therapy reduces surgical pain by 90 % without invading the body and increases healing.

Checkups

Annual Physicals are very important to detect early medical issues with your pet. Puppy and Kitten packages include a complete physical, dewormer and vaccinations $65.00

Address

6000 7th Street SW
(1 block off 60th Ave SW & 6th St SW)
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Get Directions (located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
 
Phone

319-365-1441

☼ Emergency calls are taken after hours, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, through an answering service.

Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

 

via www.abbiesanimalclinic.com


Global Heating & A/C

CarrierGlobal Heating & A/C offers heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to the Cedar Rapids area. We also have quality equipment at affordable prices.

About Global Heating & A/C:

  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Service most makes
  • Service and installation
  • Quality equipment at affordable prices
  • Commercial, residential, mobile homes

Licensed and insured

Global Heating & A/C

PH: 319-538-7536

via globalheatingandaircr.com


Cville Electric

Cville electricCville Clean Power LLC was  established in Coralville, IA in 2010 to specialize in renewable energy electrical power-Solar PV.  Cville Electric is the division of the company that not only installs solar PV systems, but also is a full service electrical contractor. We are fully licensed, registered and insured to work in the state of Iowa.

About

Cville Electric owner, Brad Moore got his start in 1983 working for a small electrical contractor in the Iowa City area.  After training and working on remodel and new building projects he took a maintenance electrician job at the University of Iowa Power Plant in 1990.  At the power plant he gained experience with elecrtic motor controls, water and high pressure steam handling systems, boiler and turbine generator controls, and the electrical and electronic controls that run these systems.  During his time at the Power Plant he was promoted to an Electronic Technician supervisor.

In 1996 Brad decided to open his own business- Moore Electrical Service. This business wired many new houses and apartment buildings in the Coralville and Iowa City areas. Rewiring historic homes and working on remodel projects was also a large part of this business.

Since starting Cville Clean Power LLC in 2010, Brad and crew have installed wiring for more than 25 solar PV systems.

We at Cville Electric believe that all this experience makes us well qualified to handle all of your electrical needs. 

Services

  • Solar
  • Remodels
  • New Construction
  • Service Upgrades

Cville Electric
A division of Cville Clean Power LLC
Coralville, IA 52241
Tel: 319-855-4340
Email: cvilleelectriciowa@gmail.com 
​Emergency Service: 319-855-2612

Serving Eastern Iowa Including:
Coralville
Iowa City
West Branch
North Liberty
Tiffin
Wayland
Washington
Danville
Cedar Rapids
Swisher
Shueyv


Carue Marketing

Building Creative Brands that Matter

Carue MarketingCarue is a full service integrated marketing, digital communications and social media agency.  We specialize in strategic planning and thinking, brand development and management, creation of buzz and awareness using word-of-mouth marketing and non-traditional methods, cutting edge design and the use of all forms of new media - including social media and mobile marketing to help our clients be wildly successful.

The Carue difference (and the reason why 80% of our business is from referrals) comes from how we care for our clients.  We help you make smart decisions with your marketing budget, ensuring the biggest bang for your marketing buck.

Marketing services include:

  • Consulting
  • Brand Development
  • Creative Concept
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization
  • SMS Messaging
  • Cause Marketing
  • Logos
  • Print Materials
  • Electronic Communication
  • Website Design
  • Mobile Websites
  • Promotional Items
  • Digital Advertising
  • Print Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Makeover
  • Photography

Carue Marketing
www.caruemarketing.com
info@caruemarketing.com
P.O. Box 621
North Liberty, IA. 52317

 

 


Carb Check Diet: Carb-Check Recipes - Sauces

By Mike Thayer

One of the best compliments to any meat/fish dish is a great pan sauce.  Sauces add another texture and some moisture to your dish (and just in case you overcooked that pork chop or chicken breast, you'll need that sauce!), more importantly, it's another layer of FLAVOR! 

Knowing how to make a quick pan sauce can turn that plain pork chop into a mouth-watering entree or a boring chicken breast into a, "DAMN this is good!"  

One of my go-to preparations when I pan fry a meat or fish is rubbing that protein down with equal parts Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and seasoned salt.  I use that as a substitute for breading.  After you've cooked that Parmesan/garlic powder/seasoned salt rubbed protein in some olive oil to perfection, remove from the pan, but don't turn off the heat.

It's time to make a sauce.  You'll probably notice a bunch of "brown bits" in that pan.....  That's FLAVOR!  It's all that seasoning rub and olive oil goodness that didn't stick to the chop, chicken, steak or piece of fish.  In culinary terms those brown bits are called 'Fond' and that fond is the base for a great sauce.

All you need to do after you remove the protein from the pan is add liquid.  Just about anything will do, chicken stock, beef stock (I like to use low sodium varieties, because you've already added salt to the rub and you don't want to over-salt), wine (take the pan off the heat before adding any kind of alcohol), cream, heck even water will do the trick, about a 1/2 cup will do.  After adding that liquid, stir things up with a wooden spoon or a whisk to break up the fond and incorporate it into the liquid, creating the sauce.  This is a loose sauce, not a gravy, cook to desired thickness and pour over the meat.  Parmesan, seasoned salt, garlic and yes, even when combined with plain ol' water, is DELICIOUS!  It's another does of YUM!

Bonus, cleaning the pan just got a lot easier! 

Enjoy.

via www.carbcheckdiet.com


Renee's Ceramic Cafe

ReneesCeramicCafeWe carry two types of pottery for two types of fun!

Type 1 - Pottery you can paint and take home today! These adorable pieces are decorative magnets, plaques, banks and figurines. After these items are painted our staff will add glaze and sparkling glitter if you choose. These pieces usually dry in under 5 minutes.

Type 2 - Pottery you paint and leave at our studio for a week to be fired. Once the items are fired they are food safe and outdoor safe for yard display pieces.

!!!NEW!!!

Canvas Corner

Select an easel
Select a canvas size
Select a design
Ask one of our Creative Consultants to assist with your paint and embellishment choices.
"Release Your Inner Artist!"
Prices begin at 7.99

No Appointment Necessary
Winter Hours 
Beginning Oct. 1, 2016
Saturday - 11 - 6 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Monday & Wednesday - 
1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday & Friday -
1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday Closed
Have a group of 6 or more and would like to visit us early or stay a little later? Just let us know! We try to be very flexible.

We will be closed on:
Thanksgiving Day
December 17  , 2016

Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day

ReneesJust Announced!

There are never any studio fees at our studio. The price on the piece includes everything except sales tax. So you can choose a price limit that works best for you.

Contact Info:
319.351.9644
rcc1616@gmail.com
4172 Alyssa Ct SW Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240

via Renee's Ceramic Cafe

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Grillinggoodeats.com: Lamb Recipes

Grilling Good Eats

by Mike Thayer

If you've never had lamb before, it's a MUST try!  Lamb is the go-to meat in much of the Mediterranean. It's used there like beef is here in the states to make sandwiches, casseroles, entrees and sides.  It's enjoyed as roasts, chops and you've probably heard of a 'Rack of Lamb' which is delicious!    The meat presents a whole different flavor profile and it's outstanding!  So if you're looking for something a little different to try, lamb is the ticket, no mint jelly required!

Meat Temp for Lamb:  To get a medium rare, grill lamb until the meat thermometer hits the 135 degree mark.   Remember to let the meat rest after pulling it from the grill!

Mike's Lamb Chops

A lamb chop from the grill is OH SO TASTY!  If you've never grilled lamb before this is the cut to grill that first time.  They are easy to do and do well and by serving lamb to dinner guests you'll look like a real grill pro.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 lamb chops
  • ½ cup white wine (use something you like to drink)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cookies Flavor Enhancer or your favorite rub
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried Rosemary

Directions
Whisk together the wine, olive oil, rub, garlic powder, minced onion and Rosemary. After placing the chops in a ziplock bag, pour the wine mixture over the chops and let those flavors marry, refrigerating for at least four hours. Grill over direct heat, lid off, to get that good sear and great looking grill marks, 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the chops. After you’ve got that great presentation side look, flip the chops over to the low heat side of the grill and cover. Grill for about another 15 minutes or until the meat thermometer hit’s the 135 degree mark (medium rare). In the grill set-up, cherry wood pellets add another layer of flavor. TIP: Trim some of the fat off the chops before marinating or rubbing and save it to create pan drippings. When you’re grilling, put those fat trimmings in a cast iron skillet over low heat and let them render to create the base for a sauce or gravy.

A quick pan sauce for chops…. Combine lamb fat drippings with a little flour, some black berries or blueberries - whatever kind of berry you might have on hand for that matter - and some balsamic vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste and you’ve made an excellent compliment to the chops!

For more great grilling recipes, beef, chicken, fish and more, go to www.grillinggoodeats.com


Galassi Pasta Sauce

Galassi Foods"Making The Taste Of Homemade A Reality For Busy Families"

Galassi Foods is a family owned and operated business based in the heartland state of Iowa. We manufacture and wholesale fresh, high quality, all natural gourmet Italian foods. These products are all based on our family recipes with amazing, unique, homemade flavors.

We offer our families recipes and products for your families, our motto is "Making The Taste Of Homemade A Reality For Busy Families". Galassi Foods does not put out a product that we would not be proud to serve for our family dinners. We want to help bring you amazing meals without the cost of going out. 

About Us

Galassi Pasta SauceAfter years of having what we call "Soul Food Sunday" where we spend days planning and hours cooking for family, friends and neighbors, Galassi Foods was started in 2009 by our family.
 
People that would enjoy our cooking continued to comment on how we needed to bottle the recipes and sell them for everybody to enjoy. And that is how it all started, from our kitchen to yours! From our family to yours! 
 
We took the favorite recipes and started to sell them. We started at local farmers markets and after a great response we started selling in grocery stores. Galassi Foods still does countless farmers markets and demos in grocery stores with all of our products. We take pride in listening to all of our customers and have grown with the needs and requests. 
 
We now offer a full line of pasta sauces which includes four varieties. It is so much fun, listening to our customers, friends and family and creating new products for everyone to enjoy. And nothing beats the response that we hear from everyone when they taste our great products. It makes all the work worth while! 
 
Look for us in your local grocery store and if we are not there, then print the request form and ask for these amazing products.
 
 
Galassi Foods
2042 Glen Oaks Drive
Coralville, IA 52241
319-339-7409

via www.galassifoods.com


Iowa Utilities Board approves water rate increase

The Iowa Utilities Board on Monday granted Iowa American Water the authority to implement a 10.37 percent rate increase that will boost annual revenue by $3.9 million.

The decision comes almost 10 months after the company applied for a 13.7 percent rate increase that would have grown annual revenue by $5.15 million.  

However, customer rates will not be set until Iowa American develops and files a new rate design, which the state board must review and approve.

The final order amount includes the utility's previous temporary rate increase on May 9, 2016, that added $2.33 to the average monthly bill and expands its annual revenue by about $2.1 million.

via qctimes.com


Nebraska ranks No. 13, Iowa No. 6 on best states list

LINCOLN — Nebraska and Iowa rank high among states — but not at the top — for the job they do serving their residents.

At least, that’s according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking of the 50 states to be released today.

Nebraska came out at No. 13 overall in the list. Iowa is No. 6.

U.S. News, which has a long history of ranking colleges and hospitals, developed the new Best States ranking based on what residents value most in their states.

via www.omaha.com