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Pretty much ditto to what Kate said.

And, maybe I'm a control freak but I really, really like knowing exactly what's in my food.

I like the sustaining part of food, too. Good food nourishes both the body and the soul, and nothing creates a sense of community like preparing and sharing a meal in tandem.

Also, it never gets boring. There are always new foods and tastes to discover, new combinations, new techniques, new recipes and new variations on old ones.

Ah, so many aspects of cooking appeal to me on so many levels. The love of both food and cooking are two loves that I hope to never lose.


What Excites You About Cooking? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/27/10 08:45 PM

I'm with mdorothy on this one.

If people want to bring you something to warm your house, they will either select a gift of their own or call you and ask you for ideas. That would be the appropriate time to mention that you have everything you need and/or want for the house, but anything garden related would be lovely.

However, social conventions do vary, and if it is customary in your social sphere to host "Stock my Whatever" parties, then by all means continue with your plans.


Housewarming: Have a Stock My Garden Party | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest#comments
4/24/10 06:43 AM

@KittyAtlanta- My apologies are offered. I certainly had no intention of conjuring unpleasantness. For the future, I will remember to say "tank top" instead.


Tell Us: Have You Ever Had a Dinner Party Disaster? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/23/10 06:57 AM

One hot, summer Sunday afternoon I was hanging out at the homestead in hubby's old worn out boxers and a wife beater and the phone rang. I answered it, and the caller was my hub's best friend's wife, who said that she was very sorry that they were running late, but they would be there in about five minutes.

I told her not to worry about it- that we were looking forward to seeing them. Once I got off the phone, I gave the hubs a quick WTF, to which he responded that he had forgotten to mention that he had invited them for dinner.

Anyway, I scrambled around very quickly to pull together an appetizer platter, a salad, thaw some meat, and swap the tattered boxers and wife beater for a sundress before they arrived.

The four of us had a lovely dinner, until it came time to serve dessert, and I had to admit I had nothing to offer. There was a moment of awkward silence before I decided to simply tell them what had happened.

Dinner didn't turn out to be a disaster, though, and since then hub's best friend's wife always calls to double check that I am actually aware of any plans that the four of us might have. And I got brownie points for being such a good sport about the surprise dinner party. ;)


Tell Us: Have You Ever Had a Dinner Party Disaster? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/21/10 08:54 PM

Wowsers! Social conventions obviously vary tremendously.

For folks in my little corner of the globe, it is customary for the host to inquire about food restrictions and preferences of their guests. It is also customary for guests to offer to bring something, although it would be unusual (and perceived as rude) for the guest to suggest what that should be. It would not, however, be considered rude for the host to accept and suggest a category of item, such as dessert, a vegetarian dish, wine, bread or a specialty of the guest who is offering.

For a host to inquire about a food restriction/preference and then not honor it would be considered beyond rude and veering into the category of disrepectful.

@happiness- My old friend's new significant other and my husband's business partner's wife are two examples of people I might invite for dinner when I didn't know them well enough to know their food preferences.


Vegetarian Etiquette: The Dinner Party Dilemma | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/21/10 07:11 AM

Although, perhaps instead you could use something made from a more sustainable material like the bamboo expandable drawer organizers.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=16492612&RN=205

@jacksonlalonde- I actually went the opposite direction. I never used to organize my utensils, and once I did I felt like I saved so much time by not digging around in drawers.


Organizing With Drawer Dividers | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/20/10 06:13 AM

If Sam(rosenb) doesn't already work in sales, perhaps he should consider a new profession.

Seriously- this is adorable, anyway, but his photos pretty much guaranteed you my vote.


Small Cool 2010: Amanda's Simple & Sweet Studio Teeny Tiny Division #15 | Apartment Therapy New York
4/16/10 06:35 PM

This room/place is not at all my style.

That said, please know that I gave you thumb(s) up and serious props for having both a bar and a walk-in closet in a space that is (OMG!) less than half of the size of my bedroom.

In a space this size, it is really all about priorities, and you deserve tremendous credit for identifying your priorities and sticking to them. (The fact that they were an open bar and a walk-in closet didn't hurt.)

Well-done.


Small Cool 2010: Kittie's Useful & Beautiful Teeny Tiny Division #16 | Apartment Therapy New York
4/16/10 06:24 PM

I absolutely love the lushness of your bedding.

Has your home been featured somewhere else? Or does it just feel familiar?


Small Cool 2010: Michael's Vintage Features Small Division #14 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/16/10 08:04 AM

Love it! And I seriously heart your kitchen table. (And I'm not usually a huge fan of MCM.) I also really like how bright and colorful your place is.

@ Heather C
I really, really want a "Keep Calm and Carry One" poster, so if you're doing mockups...


Small Cool 2010: Erin's Cozy Cabinesque Home Little Division # 10 | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/14/10 06:09 AM

@SQ- Your comment should have a warning label. I spit coffee on my computer.

Lawrence- Your apartment has great bones. Hang onto this space- it's fabulous. It does look a tad bit unfinished at this point, so maybe next year...

Please ignore all of the comments asking if your apartment is a joke- that's just hateful.

And, as far as the 'get a girlfriend' comments, well- if you want a boyfriend instead, that's cool. And, if you haven't found the one, maybe you have a friend that you could bounce ideas off of?


Small Cool 2010: Lawrence's Spectacular Sun Rise Tiny Division #6 | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/9/10 07:11 AM

I love your couch, too!


Small Cool 2010: Terri & Evan's Perfect Layout International Division # 4 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/9/10 06:47 AM

I so want a refurbished Dirty South version of this poster that says "Keep Calm and Carry One".

Any ideas?


Small Cool 2010: Sean's Small Space, Big View Little Division # 1 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/7/10 06:30 AM