I had an apple/parsnip soup the other day that also had a few candied almonds in it! Delish! I think some fresh thyme might also be a nice addition to it.... :-)
Recipe: Apple and Parsnip Soup
|11/29/10 9:49 AM|
While 'all natural' sure is nice in theory, I suspect such mattresses are uber expensive no? So for the average Joe, I think there are just a few keys things you need to have a great sleeping experience. 1) Know whether you like firm or soft...whether you like 'solid' or with a little give. (I happen to love a box spring, with a firm/hard mattress on top, topped off with a featherbed. 2) I think neutral colored sheets are best as they immediately create a serene environment. All my sheets are in solid shades of beige, tan, etc. 3) Get the best quality (highest thread count) sheets you can, but at least be sure they are all cotton regardless. Also, contrary to intuition, HEAVIER cotton sheets (or the higher thread count sheets) actually seem to keep me COOLER in the Summer, as they are less apt to STICK to me. Thinner cotton sheets are more likely to cling to my skin on a warm night and are also less effective at absorbing any sweat. 4) In the Winter, go flannel. I mean, why not? :-) It's absolute heaven not having to wait for your regular cotton sheets to warm up! 5) Down comforters are great for the Winter. Way better than heavy blankets etc. They are incredibly effective at keeping you warm yet feel like a feather on top of you... 6) Also for the Winter, kitty cats (or a small dog I suppose) are a great addition to the top of your bed. I cover my bed with an extra 'cat sheet' at all times, to ensure cat hairs never get directly on my bedding.
A Year in Bed: A Modest Proposal
|10/30/10 11:22 PM|
I have a couch/futon from Innovation in the Spider style, and in a cotton-like apple green fabric. What I like about is the clean lines...it's very simple and modern. It can also fold up in multiple positions. Not only does the entire back section fold up when you want to use it as a couch, but when opened as a bed, you can fold up the 'short' end, so that it's like sitting up in bed. Your back is supported so that you can lie in bed and read, watch TV etc. I often have overnight guests sleeping on this futon, and most seem to find it comfortable enough....
Top 10: Sleeper Sofas / Sofa Beds
|9/9/10 12:55 PM|
When I buy something new it's almost ALWAYS to replace another version of something that I either don't use/like anymore, or that is broken/too worn out. So the old item gets sold or given to Goodwill or otherwise recycled.
AT on ... How Much Space Do You Really Need?
|8/20/10 5:31 PM|