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Display Name: Sara White
Member Since: 9/29/10

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So lovely. It's interesting to see how some of the most cozy, welcoming kitchens out there aren't the perfect built-from-scratch ones where every detail is just right, but the well-worn rentals that just seem to radiate warmth and light.


Where I Cook: Stylist Anne Parker Kitchen Tour
2/25/14 02:38 PM

I bought a big wicker basket (not specifically meant for bikes, but it had the right dimensions, is very strong, and a lot lighter than a metal basket would be) and had my bike shop fasten it onto the rack over the front wheel - it's a lot sturdier than it would be if it were hanging from the handlebars the way a lot bike-specific baskets are designed to do.

I found that a rectangular basket with medium-high sides works best for hauling around groceries and packages - the sides are high enough that nothing bounces out (I live in Rome, and the cobblestone streets can be extremely bumpy), but low enough that I can easily position awkwardly-sized items inside it. (See http://tinyurl.com/ps86lqz and http://tinyurl.com/kjrdj8q)

I regularly bike home from the market with bags of flour, bottles of wine, kilograms of apples... even entire watermelons – the basket has been fantastic (although slightly harder to steer the bike with several kilograms of watermelon lurching from side to side).


What Are the Best Bike Bags for Groceries? Reader Intelligence Request
10/22/13 06:01 PM

This is awesome. It looks like an entirely new kitchen - and for under $500? Undeniably fabulous. I love the wallpaper you're using at the back of your open cabinets.


Before & After: Melissa's Under $500 Kitchen Makeover
Good Questions Revisited

5/19/11 12:47 AM

This weekend is going to be all about French baking. I'm thinking of tackling croissants and macarons - both for the first time. Too ambitious?

(Although after seeing that photo of bacon biscuits, I may consider revising this weekend's menu...)


What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of March 5-6, 2011

3/5/11 01:53 PM

Such a gorgeous, light-filled room! I'm loving the way trays are used to hold frequently-used items - it's functional, and it looks fantastic.


Kitchen Tour: Kristen and Kyle's Friendly Kitchen
3/5/11 01:48 PM

This is probably my favourite house tour to date. I'm loving that slate-blue wall colour, and I think I might have some serious kitchen envy going on!


Maureen & Lui's Pondside Lily Pad
House Tour

9/29/10 12:42 PM