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June 30, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

A roundup of new products and services

Dinner Delivery

Say goodbye to worrying about what to fix for dinner and hello to Easy Living Personal Chef Service. This Catonsville-based company will prepare up to 10 dinner entrees and side dishes for two or more people using customized menus. The two women who run the business do all of the menu planning, shopping and cooking. The menu choices are many, with entrees such as salmon with roasted garlic puree, chicken with mustard and leeks en papillote, beef Madagascar, minted lamb ragout and brisket with cranberry glaze, and side dishes such as stuffed acorn squash, polenta with roasted herbs and chunky apple relish. For two-person service, prices range from $260 to $300 for nine to 10 entrees and side dishes. Service is biweekly. Call (410) 788-9183 for a full description of the service.

Music Memories

Baltimore-based Act One has several products to help you remember the music of your favorite Broadway shows and Hollywood films. It has put more than 60 sheet-music covers on greetings cards and refrigerator magnets. Titles include "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca"; "The Ladies Who Lunch" from "Company," "76 Trombones" from "The Music Man" and "Broadway Baby" from "Follies." In addition, Act One also offers sheet-music covers of novelty tunes. The 5-by-7-inch greeting cards are $14.95 per dozen, plus tax, and can be mixed and matched. The magnets are $3.95 each, plus tax. In Baltimore, the cards are available at Partners Framing on West Chase Street and Images Cards and Gifts on St. Paul Street. For a complete brochure or to order by mail, call (410) 366-4408.

Dial-an-Image

With Vivitar's new Motion Picture Phone, grandparents can see a new grandchild on an opposite coast, and parents can see a child who is away at college. The phone works in tandem with a personal computer and its modem to translate sight and sound in real time. A camera mounts on top of the PC monitor and draws power from the keyboard. By using the processing and communications capability of a 486-based PC, the modem sends voice and image over standard telephone lines. The image is shown on the computer screen and the voice comes out of the computer speaker. Both black and white and color systems are available -- complete with all the necessary software and hardware. For two-way picture phone capability, both caller and recipient must have the unit in place. The black and white model retails for $219.95, the color model for $269.95. Call (805) 498-7008 for the retailer nearest you.

Pub Date: 6/30/96

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