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I'm really feeling the headboard. Where's it from?


Make a Canopy Bed from Curtain Hardware
IKEA Hackers

10/3/11 04:27 PM

I second the ganache recommendation. I've had great success with a whipped ganache frosting recipe that I developed. Once the ganache has set, I beat a packet of Dr. Oetker Whip it! into the mixture. After I've applied a crumb coat to the cake and added some additional layers, I allow it to "cure" in the fridge for a few hours. Unlike some buttercreams I've made, I've never had any issues with it sliding off.


What Frostings and Icings Won't Melt in the Heat?
Good Question

5/23/11 04:22 PM

Does anyone know about the make/model of the chairs in the first photo?


Joseph Dirand's Cool, Calm, & Collected Style
Inside Man

9/15/10 07:42 PM

Ketel One - it goes down nice and easy.


Best Liquors: What Is Your Favorite Vodka – and Why?
8/19/10 10:59 AM

I have one and I've used it twice. The first time was with an Alton Brown's Chocolate Ice Cream recipe, and the second time was with The Kitchn's 'The Best Chocolate Ice Cream' recipe. I had satisfactory results with Alton Brown's version, but it turned out a bit icier than I preferred. This is something that I attributed to the ingredients since I heard that egg-based ice creams can have this quality. The Kitchn's recipe was a total disaster. It basically never whipped although I had it churning for almost an hour. The ice cream maker was fully frozen for both recipes (I actually store mine in the freezer), but the only difference I could think of was that I didn't "pre-chill" The Kitchn's recipe for as long as the Alton Brown recipe. After my failure with The Kitchn, I did some research about where things could have gone wrong. I found that many ice cream recipes (including Alton's) dictate that the ice cream mixture should be placed in the fridge for at least 4 hours after it reaches room temperature. Some even advise to store the mixture in the fridge overnight. This step was not included in the Kitchn's version, instead it instructed to pour the mixture into an ice cream maker once it reaches room temperature. Next time I attempt an ice cream recipe, I'll be sure to chill the mixture for an extended period of time before I churn it in an ice cream maker.


Help! Why Doesn't My KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Work?
Good Questions

8/13/10 10:50 AM

GOAT CHEESE - it tastes musky to me. I don't know how to describe the flavor besides being "hormonal."


What Foods Have You Tried To Like, But Just Can't?! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/16/10 09:27 PM

hi Ilaria - where did you get that set of 4 dining chairs from?


Ilaria's Luscious Living Room House Call | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/25/10 12:32 PM

Don't forget the angled top plates: https://www.hardwareworld.com/Angle-Top-Plate-p7OAIYA.aspx


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Where to Find Danish Modern Style Legs Los Angeles
1/30/09 09:19 AM

I always prepare the Quorn Turk'y Roast -- I slice it into cutlets and prepare it as a Turkey Scallopini. I serve it with a Merlot-infused tomato sauce and it's delish!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu from Gourmet
11/17/08 04:57 PM

afrobes - are you referring to the butterfly chairs? Those frames can be ordered here: http://www.lloydsoutdoor.com/butter1.htm.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | 5 Tips for Decorating Your First Apartment Domino Magazine#comments
10/11/08 04:42 AM

If you're still interested in alternatives, I highly recommed the "organic free hanging wall unit" by White Furniture in NYC.

http://whiteonwhite.dphoto.com/#/album/2345/photo/934308/

It's only $250 item and it looks pretty decent compared to their reproductions. I just wish I had an excuse to buy it.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Thoughts on Thomas O'Brien Furniture?
9/11/08 06:40 PM

Can anyone ID the juice glasses in that photo? They look like Duralex Gigogne glasses, but without the line. They also look like a single-walled version of the Bodum Pavina glasses.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Eats: Oven-less Chocolate Cake
9/11/08 05:59 AM

Although I'm a little weary of the quality and I think it's priced too high, this Ty Pennington 6-drawer dresser is kinda cool:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00813022000P


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: What Dresser Will Work in My Bedroom?
8/26/08 10:48 AM

I'm a picky eater -- so it's even a suprise to me that I like cilantro. But I can see why some people are averse to it, it certainly has a way of making "its presence known" in food.

On the other hand, I deplore sheep's and goat's milk cheeses. They just taste so "gamey" and "musky" to me. I think their popularity must be a mass conspiracy.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cilantro: Why Is Its Taste So Polarizing?
8/14/08 12:15 PM

My Nakashima-esque coffee table that made its way to AT before I had a chance to submit it:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/how-to/diy-nakashimaesque-table-052682


Apartment Therapy Chicago | What's Your Proudest DIY?
8/7/08 06:14 PM

On a recent visit to Ireland, I discovered that aubergine was eggplant. I thought that word was exclusive to the color.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Favorite British Kitchen Words#comments
7/21/08 09:28 AM

Palmetto - as someone who spent her childhood in CG, I witnessed many long-term inhabitants reluctantly give up homes they could no longer afford. It's not fiction. I don't consider the decline of affordable housing to be a "good" change.

To put it bluntly, anyone who rides the gentrification wave can't relate. You resent "urban renewal" when your community is overrun by a transplanted bourgeoisie that considers itself "Marty Markowitz" after only a few weeks of residency.


Apartment Therapy New York | Romanesque Revival in Carroll Gardens The New York Times 7.17.08#comments
7/17/08 05:37 PM

It's very tragic what has happened to Carroll Gardens. Since it was colonized by yuppies and hipsters, families that have been living there for generations have been forced out. Please watch this video:

http://mediastorm.org/workshops_0002.htm


Apartment Therapy New York | Romanesque Revival in Carroll Gardens The New York Times 7.17.08
7/17/08 09:28 AM

1/8 in. sheetrock? That's always been the answer to ghastly wood-paneling. It'd be a tricky undertaking, but I think it should be considered as a short-term solution.


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Should I Cover Up This Mirror?
6/26/08 06:35 AM

I'm a big fan of the Jasper sectional from Room & Board:

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/collection.do?method=get&id=91358770&cat=58

Although it doesn't have a tufted back, it does have mid-century details that are to-die-for (especially the conical feet). And I think it's especially well-tailored for a slip-covered sofa.


Apartment Therapy New York | Best of Three: Mid-Century Style Sectional Sofas
6/23/08 08:56 AM