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Display Name: erinryan
Member Since: 11/29/09

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Don't get me wrong, I love a good poached egg. However, enough is enough.
The poached egg has become thekitchn's crutch. Branch out! Stop putting them on everything!


Recipe: Eggy, Crispy Polenta with Tomatoes & Mushrooms
1/20/11 03:50 PM

Use flat champagne to make french onion soup a la Barbara Kafka.


What Can I Do With Leftover Champagne?
Good Questions

1/3/11 01:08 PM

Swheat wheat does acquire a little bit of an ammonia smell after a couple days. I'd recommend cleaning the entire litter box every couple of days--it works for me because I'm toilet training my cat and use a minimal amount of litter anyway.
To those who say flushing litter is something done by renters and not owners: It's flushable for a reason! The litter breaks back up into tiny pieces of cut wheat berries when it hits the water. If you're flushing clay litter (which is terrible for many reasons) let me know where you live so I never have to deal with the nightmare that will be your plumbing one day.
To those upset about destroying the oceans with Toxoplasmosis: Cats acquire parasites from the outdoors. In the case of toxoplasmosis, from contaminated meat. This means that if you have an indoor cat--and a house free of vermin--it is extremely unlikely that they harbor any kind of parasites that will kill off the world's otters. If you're extra concerned, go to the vet and get a stool analysis. If your cat goes outside, why would they need to use a litter box anyway? Calm down, folks.


Is There a Good, Eco Friendly Cat Litter?
Good Questions

8/26/10 09:54 PM

I think the strong reaction to this is interesting. My roommates and I had a joint account--well, it was only in one roommate's name. And we used the debit card to pay for bills online as well as a dumping ground for rent so that we could sent a lump sum check to our landlord. We added an additional $175 to our rent (we live in DC where the cost of living is high) to cover bills as well as groceries. This way, no one was fighting over food or who used what. It was everyone's! Granted, this definitely worked because we were all good friends with each other and had a fairly trusting relationship. Need to grab something from the grocery store? Ok, grab the house card! We never had any issues with misuse. I think that in the right situation, this works wonderfully. I don't know if I'd be so willing to trust my money in the hands of a craigslist random roommate....


Roommate Tip: Joint Banking Account to Prevent Problems
8/21/10 12:33 AM

I barely let my roommates use my precious food processor, let alone people that I don't know in my apartment building. I'd rather make the investment myself and (maybe) share my tools with likeminded friends with my same obsession with cleanliness.


Sharing Your Kitchen Gear: Start a Share Club | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/7/10 10:49 AM