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Display Name: tarah
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Cork! We have hardwoods, carpet, rubber, and cork all in different areas of our house, and by far I love the cork the most. It's toasty warm on my feet in the morning in the bathroom.
The only problem I know of is that if the sun shines directly on the cork, it fades really badly. Like it doesn't even look like the rest of the floor at all.

Suggestions for New Flooring? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/28/10 04:20 PM

I too always have trouble with martha stewart's recipes. I've stopped using them.

Help! I Can't Get My Chocolate Frosting To Look Right Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/28/10 10:39 PM

I have a buckwheat pillow that I LOVE. I am a side sleeper, it's perfect for my neck. That being said, it is a bitch to clean. It's easily an 1 hour long ordeal to try to get all the buckwheat out of the pillow out of that teeny tiny hole, then wash (or I bake the buckwheat), then wash the pillow case, then refill the whole thing. Not fun.

Healthy Pillow Search: The 6 Best Eco Options | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/21/10 11:41 PM

1. onions
2. garlic
3. carrots
4. canned roma tomatoes
5. parmiggiano reggiano
6. flour (for making pasta)
7. eggs
8. polenta
9. olive oil
10. some type of flavorful canned fish; anchovies, octopus, tuna in olive oil

We grow a bunch of herbs outside that I use almost every night as well.

10 Kitchen Staples for Quicker Weeknight Dinners | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/19/10 03:24 PM

We did a small remodel last summer and the most expensive thing was the hood. We got a HUGE professional grade hood that actually makes it difficult to close the front and back door when it's running on high because it's sucking so hard.

We have remodeled almost the entire house, and by far, the most awesome, worthwhile investment was the hood.

Do You Have a Range Hood? And Coping Without | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/26/10 06:07 PM

I just made this one last night. It's Jerry Traunfeld's (formerly of the Herbfarm) and of course it's loaded with herbs. The texture is amazing, it melts in your mouth.


What Is the Best Way To: Cook Salmon Filets? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/10/10 10:55 AM

I don't understand why you believe that drinking juice instead of eating the entire vegetable is giving your body a break.

On Drinking a Pile of Vegetables for Dinner | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/28/10 12:54 AM

That is so cozy and cute, I love that the bed's tucked into a little nook. I could not sleep with cupboards above my head, though.

A Small Swedish Bedroom | Apartment Therapy New York
1/21/10 11:00 AM

If you're feeling adventurous, norwegian lefse is one of the most delicious and comforting things I have ever eaten. Our neighbor used to make them with us and we'd eat them fresh off the griddle with butter. She would also send us home with a ziploc bag full which would sometimes get frozen, they thawed nicely.
They are normally cooked on a big electric griddle, the same type of thing you'd do fresh tortillas on, but I am positive you could improvise.

Help! My CSA Overloaded Me With Potatoes Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/3/09 02:28 PM

We buy the bulk of our food at the farmers market and then I spend a little time throughout the week figuring out what I might like to do with the stuff. The only time we really plan something out is on the weekends when we invite friends over.

I have to keep a few staples on hand to make this work; olive oil, butter, cream, chicken stock, eggs, parmesean, flour, polenta, and a stocked spice drawer.

Even though I don't "plan" meals, I spend a great deal of time during the day dreaming about food, so that's probably why this works for us.

Tell Us! How Do You Decide What To Have For Dinner? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/3/09 02:21 PM


I do appreciate at's focus on organizing and simplifying. This to me is perpetuating the opposite of simplifying and paring down. It's running out to buy new cans so that even your paint cans can be displayed without any drips. And then throwing the old ones in the garbage.

Pretty Paint Cans Out On Display | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/2/09 04:35 PM

You could use a food processor instead.

Can You Help Me Find a Really Quiet Blender? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/2/09 02:51 PM

The colatura di alici is delicious. We bravely transported some home, wrapped in about a million layers, and it survived.

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham, Mustard, and Honey Delicious links for 12.2.09 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/2/09 02:49 PM

I don't know about your question but that table is great. Nice find.

Custom Stone Table Top for Table Base? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
12/2/09 02:35 PM

Where does the organizing obsession stop. This should not be on at, it has nothing to do with design.

I used to have a roommate that organized the contents of our fridge by height and colors, it reminds me of that.

Pretty Paint Cans Out On Display | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/2/09 02:32 PM

Rarely. I had a homemade dark chocolate brownie with almond butter and chunks of almonds and walnuts this morning! But I always need a decaf americano. I load it up with some half&half so at least it's some calories.

Weekday Routines: Do You Usually Eat Breakfast? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/1/09 11:34 AM

We have expanko rubber and cork tiles. I love them, but I also sweep daily and mop about every other day. We have dropped heavy things on them and not noticed any denting. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with is we didn't install a new subfloor, just filled and thoroughly sanded the old subfloor and you can see every little imperfection through the tiles.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: What Kind of Kitchen Floors Do You Have?
8/22/09 01:46 AM

I made the recipe suggested by casfl72 and it was the best frozen yogurt ever. It tasted like a fresh peach but amplified and a little bit creamy. Yum.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt with Only Four Ingredients
8/21/09 01:14 AM

We decided to ditch our t.v. a few years ago, very ceremoniously on superbowl sunday and have never looked back. I found myself constantly turning it on when at home and 2 hours later, I'm still sitting there when I really had a bunch of things I was looking forward to doing. If there's something really big we want to watch on t.v. we go to our local brewpub and watch it.

Try it! No t.v. for one year and see if you even care about t.v. at all anymore!

We also have only one car, but I am a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride from work. It would be difficult otherwise.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | AT on ... Going Green By Default
8/7/09 11:02 AM

"Open house" to me has the same sort of feel as "luncheon". It sounds like a party but less fun. That's just me, maybe there were too many open houses in reference to afternoon church functions in my past...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Stress-Less Entertaining: Have an Open House
5/23/09 01:38 AM