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My 30-year-old husband has recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure, so we are struggling, too, with ways to cut down on the salt. In addition to the suggestions made above, a drop or two of Worcestershire sauce, which is much lower in sodium than the equivalent amount of table salt, really adds a depth of flavor and umami to sauteed veggies. It's not totally salt-free, however.

We recently discovered that fresh mozzerella has very little sodium--looking forward to a summer of that with tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar.

Good luck!

How Can We Make Flavorful Meals Without Salt? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/23/10 10:09 AM

Make a great sammich with it---cream cheese, jam, ham. Or maybe a melted manchego and jam panini!

What Are Some Creative Ways to Eat Sweet Chili Jam? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn#comments#comments#comments
6/14/10 10:06 AM

Ditto on what Saval said. You might need to look up the law; some states requires fences of a certain height around pools. I'd put in a tall iron fence and grow some climbing vines on it--I don't know what grows up north, but in Mississippi, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine--all would be perfect.

Designing a Poolscape: Where To Start? | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/6/10 03:24 PM

Cold roast chicken! Makes me think of Hemingway.

What Should I Serve for Dinner at My House Cooling Party? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn#comments
4/30/10 03:49 PM


I just made an awesome dip the other day with sumac. I took greek yogurt and strained it (let it sit on cheesecloth over a bowl) overnight. Then I mixed it with fresh chopped basil, mint, and dill--maybe a tablespoon of each, maybe more (I didn't measure!). I squeezed the juice of a lemon in there. I added 1 clove of roasted garlic and 1 clove of raw garlic, both minced fine. I added a cucumber, skinned, seeded, and chopped fine. Then a few tablespoons of good olive oil. Last, I sprinkled sumac over the whole thing--maybe 1/4 of a teaspoon? Maybe less. Served it with pita bread. It was a big hit.

What Can I Cook with Sumac Spice? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn#comments
4/22/10 10:25 AM

Somewhere, maybe in Julia Child's book, but I've heard of doing a roast chicken with big fat slices of truffle stuffed under the skin. That wouldn't use them all up, but it'd probably use a good bit.

What Is the Best Way to Use Fresh Black Truffles? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/14/10 04:54 PM


From the Herb Garden: Dill | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn#comments
3/30/10 10:00 AM

My husband makes homemade cocktail sauce with this plus ketchup plus horseradish.

Good Product: Chili Garlic Sauce | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/24/10 11:12 AM

A fork and chicken stock!

What Is the Best Tool for Making Mashed Potatoes? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/22/10 04:17 PM

These are lovely. By the way, Beth, you might want to fix the spelling of "patterned" in the post title.

Venishka's Patterened Jewelry Frames | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/18/10 11:42 AM

Aw, heck, this ain't nothin' but minner cheese (pimento cheese) without the pimentos! I'm sure that means it's delicious...though, being a good Southern girl, I would add the pimentos.

Simple Pleasures: Cheese and Onion Sandwich Recipe | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/12/10 04:58 PM

I'm gaga for that wallpaper. FAB.

Delia & Jeff's Flood-Prone Loft House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
3/12/10 02:37 PM

I loooove pink so much. Sigh. The husband has a very strong aesthetic point of view, and sadly for me, he does not share my love of pink. He DID let me paint the inside of the hall closet the color pink of that glorious house in the Royal Tenenbaums. That's all I get.

Contemporary Pink Bathroom Fixtures, Furniture & Tile | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/11/10 11:22 AM

I bet they'd work fine for bread pudding! I've been meaning to try savory bread pudding as a side dish....mmmm.

What Can I Do With Leftover Bread Crusts? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn#comments#comments#comments
3/10/10 10:03 AM

Don't forget the coriander!

How Can I Make "Mexican Seasoning" From Scratch? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/2/10 06:19 PM

Try putting cinnamon on savory dishes--lots of Middle Eastern recipes use it this way, like kibbee. I like to sprinkle cinnamon and allspice on chicken breasts before I grill them. That, with a little hummus and pita bread and a salad with feta...easy and yum.

What Are Some Good Spices to Experiment With? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/1/10 05:12 PM

Here's a quick little dessert for a crowd: get those phyllo-dough frozen tart shells. Fill them with sweetened marscapone. Macerate the berries in some limoncello and then put on top. Heat according to phyllo-package instructions. Viola!

Cupboard Challenge: Mascarpone, Pudding, and Berries? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/22/10 01:07 PM

Thanks Emma!

Kitchen Mysteries: What Makes Puff Pastry Puff? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/9/10 11:20 AM

What's the difference between puff pastry and pate a choux? I know how to make the latter but not the former...

Kitchen Mysteries: What Makes Puff Pastry Puff? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/9/10 10:49 AM

What about Moroccan floor pillows? You could stash them away or keep them in a pretty stack when not using them, and then you could sit cross-legged and bare-foot on them around your coffee table for your dinner wouldn't be slouching! Not ideal for a formal party, but for informal gatherings, I think it'd be fun.

Love the painting, by the way!

Best Seating Arrangement for Hosting Dinner Guests? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
1/28/10 09:54 AM