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What's the ashy one at 2 o'clock in the last pic? I could guess at the other cheeses, but not this one. A very "done" chèvre?

The Best Things I Learned About Cheese in Europe: 5 European Cheese Lessons The Cheesemonger
8/15/12 03:38 PM

Peel a peach, cube it into a tumbler, fill the tumbler with wine, add a teaspoon of sugar. Eat as dessert. Works with red, rosé and white. And bubbly.

What's the Best Way to Use Up a Half Bottle of Leftover Wine? Good Questions
8/14/12 04:46 PM

Since I broke my ankle (on very normal stairs), I have an extremely negative view of any stairs that you can only climb if perfectly valid.

Inspirational Small Spaces: Alternating Tread Stairs

10/18/10 07:45 AM

I just hope it is extremely efficient at removing staples. Just sayin'.

Japanese Machine Turns Office Paper Into Toilet Paper | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/2/10 06:20 AM

I recently made a Thai-flavoured hummus. With lime, peanut butter and oil, garlic, ginger and Thai basil.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Ingredient Spotlight: What Can You Do With Peanut Butter?
8/28/09 12:25 PM

I never married, but for a while, my grandma's wedding china (ca 1930) was my everyday crockery. I left it to my brother when he took over the flat, recovered it when he left. By that time, I'd treated myself to dishwasher and microwave compatible plates, but they still make an appearance when's there's a crowd for dinner here.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Survey: Do You Use Your Wedding China?
8/24/09 09:52 AM

Classic French "gâteau de semoule" is closer to rice pudding, as it's basically the same thing without the cheese. Most people use "semoule fine" (semolina), but I prefer the grittier couscous.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Flickr Find: Couscous Cheesecake
8/6/09 01:31 PM

In a cream sauce for a sautéed white meat, such as chicken or a veal cutlet: deglaze the pan with a sip of vermouth, add cream, simmer, add chopped tarragon.

I also use it for herbed butter. Blend tarragon and butter, roll into a log, slice, freeze in an airtight container. You can then use the rounds on a grilled steak, a steamed fish, in pasta and sauces as the fancy strikes.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | From the Herb Garden: Tarragon
8/6/09 10:12 AM

Use as a base for an olive oil vinaigrette.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How to Use Up a Little Pesto
6/2/09 01:35 PM

My furnace went on the fritz, so: 1 tiny space heater 1 3-gallon pot of pot-au-feu (renewed daily with whatever meat and veggies I have at hand) on the lowest setting of the back burner. The house is actually warmer than usual, and the broth from the soup is fantastic for taste and warmth.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | AT on ... Dealing with the Cold
12/3/08 09:14 AM

My classic bouquet garni includes thyme, rosemary, parsley stalks, a leaf of celery and a bay leaf. Wrapped in surgical gauze in case the rosemary is dry and loses its leaves.

I use surgical gauze pads rather than cheesecloth, as they're clean, precut at a practical size. And I put them in the compost heap when the cooking's done.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Infusing More Flavor with a Bouquet Garni
4/29/08 02:47 AM

Some details (coffee table, tape deck, the strange hemispheric thing on the left) scream early 70's to me. Let's say sometime between 1969 and 1973.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess the Decade: White Living Room
4/22/08 10:56 PM

Actually, Paris has virtually no on-campus housing. There are a bunch of dorms - most of them for foreign students - in the Cité Universitaire Internationale, but they're away from the colleges themselves. There are also a number of "foyers", privately-run dorm buildings. But most of the students either still live at home or rent some tiny place.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Europe: Paris - Franz's Stylish Off-Campus Student Housing
3/22/08 04:57 AM

The main arguments to forbid GM corn/maize were that it couldn't be stopped from spreading and that it seemed harmful to lots of insects and assorted critters other than the one it was designed against (corn borer).

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | France Says "Non!" to Genetically Modified Food
3/21/08 02:33 AM

I'd get rid of the buckles, but otherwise, I like them. And my cat would be in kitty heaven :-)

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Strapbands Chair by Yahïa Ouled-Moussa
2/5/08 11:32 PM

For the mass-produced poster, why buy aluminum? Get 4 narrow wood slats 2 inches wider than the print. Paint or dye them (with appropriately green products, of course) in the colour of your choice, Glue (same caveat as above) 2 slats at the top of the print, 2 at the bottom, facing each other. You chose the hanging method, which can be as simple as a nail and a piece of string.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Good Question: Green Framing?
1/28/08 11:39 PM

I decorate them with Pebeo Vitrea relief outliner, fill them with homemade hypocras or guignolet, then give them as prezzies :-)

Apartment Therapy New York | Reusing Wine Bottles
1/25/08 01:21 AM

Dylan, I must be weird. I've moved 4 times with my Billy shelves. A couple of them are over 20 years old. Can't seem to be able to get rid of the things :-)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | LILLBERG Sofa at IKEA
12/6/07 11:54 PM

Horse hair (mane and tail) was traditional batting in upholstery. There's also kapok, though it might be deemed too flammable these days. And carded wool was used in mattresses, so it should work in upholstery too.

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Green Upholstery Foam
11/21/07 11:33 PM