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You want to have the fan that is blowing air in a different room - not your bedroom. You want the cooler air to be sucked in through the bedroom window & exhausted elsewhere. Only open one window for exhaust & only the other ones where people are sleeping. Opening too many windows defeats the purpose. Only do this at night: when it's hot outside during the day close everything up (including blinds/curtains) to keep out the sun.

If all your windows are along one side (like my apartment) - use the bathroom exhaust fan to suck in the cooler outside air.

No AC? No Problem! Try This Quick Trick to Keep Your Cool
7/21/14 12:49 PM

I am looking for the same thing, but all the ones I can find always have the one sink centered in the middle. One option would be to buy the base for a double sink - that way it will have doors for the plumbing to one side but instead of buying the top to go with it - do a vessel sink that will sit on top. You would just need to purchase a piece of counter top to fit the whole base & then you can custom cut for the vessel sink over to one side.

Or...put 2 bases together in the configuration that you want, and again - a vessel sink with a solid counter top.

Does Anyone Make a Double-Size Vanity for Only One Sink? Good Questions
7/21/14 08:10 AM

I agree with zilli: just moving all those cabinets to create a straight line at the top makes a world of difference. What a great job.

Before & After: Melissa's Country-Meets-City Kitchen Makeover The Big Reveal
7/17/14 12:06 PM

Awesome! Thank you. I will definitely check it out.

Lee & Thor's Dynamic Domicile House Tour
7/17/14 08:44 AM

Yes - that's the panoramic photo - not the 3 prints side-by-side. I already looked into that one.

Lee & Thor's Dynamic Domicile House Tour
7/16/14 09:45 AM

I love the "New York City" triptych - where is it from?

Lee & Thor's Dynamic Domicile House Tour
7/15/14 02:33 PM

I think you missed her point: Megan is referring to people who sample, don't buy and then ask where they can buy it instead of buying it right then & there.

I agree with kathyc's point: why not have a printed list posted somewhere.

Megan: it's all just about common sense and manners, both of which can be sadly lacking. We have a local farmer's market every Saturday on our main street in summer and so many people bring their dogs, even though they're not supposed to: markets are not a place for animals.

5 Things Not to Say (or Do) at the Farmers Market Farmers Market Etiquette
7/9/14 08:17 AM

This is my favourite kind of meal - ever. I spent a week in Provence - boy, they know how to live & eat & drink right!

How the French Make the Best No-Cook Summer Meals The Kitchn Abroad
6/23/14 03:47 PM

I have been enjoying this series, although I have no plans to ever do this myself.

I am glad the quantities worked for you. We were invited to a Friday night appetizer-only reception once, out of town. Most people were travelling for about an hour to get to the reception & being a Friday night left directly from work with a quick pit stop to change. No one had time to eat before they got to the reception (except the wedding party who had had a full dinner.) The guests were so hungry we ended up ordering in pizza around 10:30-11:00 at night. Even then we probably could have ordered twice as many pizzas. I think they were gone within 5 minutes of being delivered.

Fortunately this reception was on a Saturday & if the guests knew ahead of time that it was not full dinner they could prepare accordingly.

A DIY Wedding Reception for 200: 3 Things I Would Do Differently Gatherings from The Kitchn
6/20/14 12:06 PM

yup - for making meatballs

What Is This Weird Kitchen Tool? Good Questions
6/19/14 09:22 AM


Pantry Before & After: A Laundry Room Becomes a Super Organized Pantry Pantry Makeover
6/12/14 09:20 AM

Grated fresh horseradish. Brush the filets with butter, put horseradish on top. That's it. Bake/ broil to crisp horseradish. I am not a fan of jarred horseradish or horseradish sauce but this way it comes out sweet & almost tastes like coconut.

What Are the Best Ways to Dress Up a Simple Salmon Fillet? Good Questions
6/5/14 12:12 PM

knife sharpener

The Most Important Kitchen Tool to Bring to Your Vacation Cabin Travel Tips from The Kitchn
6/5/14 12:09 PM

Kudos to you for letting the boys do all the work. Too often we stand over their shoulders. This sounds like a perfect learning opportunity for them and I envy your wine & cheese. Cooking is a life skill that everyone should learn; not everyone will master it, but life in general is like that.

It sounds like all the service offers you is the shopping already done: the person cooking still had to prep everything so I see no real value in having it pre-done for you unless you really, really hate shopping. If you had bought all the ingredients yourself you would have had leftovers (celery, etc.) that could have been used in another meal. Having said that, some pre-done items are a real time saver (packaged salad being one of my guilty pleasures.)

In Which the Kids Experiment with Vegetable Lasagna and I Enjoy Happy Hour Kitchen Diary: Anne in South Carolina
5/27/14 12:36 PM

Here in Canada we get a different selection of wines available to us but every time we travel state-side we try to find some wines that we can't get.

I love Oregon Pinot Gris & 2 of my favourites are A to Z Pinot Gris (we get sometimes up here) and King Estate Pinot Gris (I always buy this when we go to Florida.)

My other favourite if from Argentina! Francois Lurton Pinot Grigio. An absolutely great price point & there's always a bottle of this chilling at my house.

What's the Difference Between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio?
4/25/14 08:46 AM

I love my Global Japanese knives.

Best Chef's Knives for Big Hands? Good Questions
4/16/14 03:28 PM

Any contractor or flooring person I have ever talked to says "no laminate in the kitchen." If laminate gets wet - it warps.

Jennifer's Kitchen: Tearing Down, Building Back Up Renovation Diary
4/15/14 02:07 PM

I use a mixture of 50% white vinegar, 50% distilled water. To that I add some drops of tea tree oil and/or lemon oil.

How To Clean and Disinfect Granite Countertops Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
4/8/14 02:51 PM

Seriously? We need a 4 step plan to clean out a fridge? I need to be told to empty it, purge, wipe it and contents down and then put them back?

How To Clean the Inside of Your Fridge in 30 Minutes or Less
4/8/14 01:27 PM

Use basket coffee filters between your pans: they last longer than paper towels.

Why Chef Michelle Marek Stores Her Cast Iron Skillets on the Side of the Cupboard Kitchen Tour
4/4/14 03:29 PM