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Display Name: birdsonawire
Member Since: 12/20/09

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@JoseA: This reminds me of the salesguy at John Varvatos. My boyfriend was planning on buying a pair of Chukka boots, but was concerned about the thinness of the sole (apparently, they were made of tire treads) and how they would stand up to everyday wear. The salesguy rolled his eyes and said that you should never wear the same shoes everyday (and yes, I understand that leather shoes need a rest period so that they don't misshapen) and that he personally never wore the same shoes twice in a row.

Clothes are meant to be worn! They're jeans, not a couture gown. Seriously, people. Keep your denim out of your freezer.

How To Clean Your Jeans Without Water (In the Freezer!)Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/5/10 10:45 PM

I usually let my bread dough rise in a glass bowl, cover it with a glass pot lid and stick it in the (off) microwave overnight.

Can You Guess What's Under These Plastic Bags? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/5/10 08:46 PM

What bubble said! I always change into a "house" t-shirt and pants before starting dinner so my "outside" clothes stay relatively foodsmell-free.

Freshen Up! How to Get Food Smells Out of Clothes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/4/10 04:52 PM

I personally just use an inverted plate as a cover.

Plastic Wrap Alternative: Microwave Cooking Covers | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/4/10 04:49 PM

@AMLitt: Haha!

My fiance and I always eat dinner together (he's a grad student and I work from home, so coordinating our schedules probably isn't as difficult for us as it is for other posters here), but Friday nights are especially special because it's Shabbat.

Same Time Next Week? Dining Rituals and Traditions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/28/10 01:58 PM

I second smashing it with a rolling pin!

What Is the Best Way To: Soften Butter? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/11/10 10:54 PM

Make tamarind chutney!

Making a Date! What to Do with an Abundance of Dates | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/24/10 06:21 PM

I love umeboshi! They're also really good as a base for salad dressings. Mash one or two in a bowl, add rice vinegar, sesame oil, and scallions and drizzle over seaweed and cucumbers.

Ingredient Spotlight: Umeboshi | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/20/09 01:33 PM