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Display Name: farmer cara
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What's Your Favorite Layout for House We're Building? Good Questions
3/26/14 09:11 AM

I live in a town with more cows than people. In fact, we don't even have a post office. We are almost as close to our grocery store as a Lowes, Target, CVS or other big chain stores. I think that the perks of living in a small town, or even a very rural area, (the people, the stars, the outdoors) have *nothing to do with shopping*. People here spend more money in chain stores than the people I knew when we lived in the city. The towns near where I live (Washington County, NY) are thriving and could support people who only shopped in small local stores. That could not be said of my small hometown in rural Pennsylvania.

And although I shop online for lots of things that I would have a very hard time finding locally, even in a box store, shopping online is more detrimental to your local economy than shopping at Target.

10 Reasons I Love Living in a Small Town
7/4/12 11:04 AM

soaked in vodka with sugar for six weeks as a schnapps. Then with soda water. It's really good and spring-y.

Rhubarb! 9 Tangy-Sweet Recipes for Spring | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/6/10 06:20 PM

This doesn't sound very classy (and it isn't, but hey, this is a rental) but we have to ceiling closet in our kitchen that is very narrow. I use labeled milk crates to store most of the food/kitchen supplies that live there. I'm pretty short and pull out shelves wouldn't work very well for the upper shelves because I would have a hard time looking for the items kept there. I have to be able to take things off the upper shelves and out of the closet in order to access the stuff toward the top, anyway. The milk crates make it easy. They're labeled, too (booze, liquids, immersion blender) so that we can all find what we're looking for. But I think that banana boxes would work well, too.

How Can I Organize a Deep Pantry Better? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/6/10 06:18 PM

Does anyone know if you can put this up over existing wallpaper? I'd love to cover the wallpaper in my kitchen nook, but I don't believe the landlord will allow me to alter it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Inspiration....Tempaper
4/21/09 06:55 PM

I found some great lockers like this on the street years ago. Sadly, mine are blue and I'd love them to be a sort of brushed metal color. Can metal like this be stripped easily? What would you seal it with later?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Paper Pony's Before and After Lockers
9/30/08 01:53 PM

I recommend Ricki's book for more cheesemaking ideas. I've made her mozz recipes a few times (without the kit) and I've made ricotta from the leftover whey. The ricotta was amazing.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Project: Make Your Own Mozzarella!
9/12/08 01:06 PM

I think fans blowing OUT of the apt (esp blowing out of the kitchen window) instead of just into the apt is really key. I find it so frustrating to be at a friend's place when they set up the fans so that they all blow in from the outside. We lived in Brooklyn for years without an AC. Our apartment was like a windtunnel.

Also I really like cucumber water. It's really refreshing.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning
7/8/08 05:37 PM

My guess would also be parsley, but could it be lovage? Those leaves are usually much larger than parsley leaves.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Garden Question: Can I Eat This Plant?
6/4/08 01:46 PM

I've been dreaming of these... in this color even!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 5-Piece Set
12/11/07 06:22 PM

this would be the perfect gift for my mom's (quiet) kitchen!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: George iPod Dock and Radio
12/11/07 06:21 PM

very pretty

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Gift Bag 2007: Large Paperstone Cutting Board from Recycline
12/11/07 06:20 PM

I've wanted one of these graters!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win 1080 Recipes and a Zyliss Grater
12/11/07 06:19 PM

finally, we might paint the spare room!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Gift Bag 2007: $30 Gift Certificate to ecohaus
12/11/07 06:18 PM

wow... I really want these.

Apartment Therapy New York | Gift Bag 2007: Martha Stewart's Perfect Winter Bed
12/11/07 06:16 PM

I second most everyone else. Also: "Don't take a pan out of the oven before you know where you're going to put it down". Good advice for those of us with small kitchens.

Apartment Therapy - Kitchen Keeping: Most Memorable Advice?
9/25/07 03:01 PM

Also this Wednesday the 18th is a wonderful event that benefits Just Food and the Sylvia Center. It is a 100 Mile Menu event catered by Great Performances Kitchen and will have tons of tasty food from within 100 miles of NYC. There will also be hands on demonstrations. You can see more details at:

NYC Kitchen Events Calendar: Housing Works Event, Silver Palate Picnic
7/13/07 11:04 AM

I agree that this is really ugly, but I think that the windows would be terrible without the mirrors, too.

I think that nice shear curtians would hide the mirrors and let in light. Under shear curtains the mirrors may even improve the amount of light that comes in. Living in someone else's apartment is a drag.

Good Questions: How Can We Fix this Mirror Situation?
6/12/07 04:15 AM

Mmmm. the idea of lavendar and rhubarb sounds wonderful!!

Heidi- grilled leg of lamb, quinoa salad with goat cheese, lambs quarters and asparagus, and probably something red... my friend suggested beet, carrot and apple slaw... any suggestions? What goes with lamb.

I love the idea of rhubarb and lavender over plain vanilla ice cream... and I could get someone to bring the ice cream!

I bet you could make a great rhubarb simple sugar for ice tea.

Greenmarket Report: Ft. Greene Rhubarb Compote
5/25/07 12:07 PM

Yum! I think this is the perfect dessert for my dinner tonight. And it sounds easy.

It's so nice to make stuff like this and keep it in the fridge for toast, snacks, light desserts through the week. (I just finished some lemon curd this morning!)

Greenmarket Report: Ft. Greene Rhubarb Compote
5/25/07 08:45 AM