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Display Name: Anusha73
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thank you for the tips with a fabric in the braid - makes sense, but would have not thought of it. If someone has a link where they do this, please share. Would love to make my own braids. I find all the store bought onions and garlic not very good quality and don't hold off very well.


Why You Should Braid Your Onions Like a Pioneer Woman Tips from The Kitchn
7/14/14 04:34 PM

This is the only way we buy onions and garlic in a farmers market anywhere in Southern Europe. I live in NYC now and I have been dying to do this. I bought last week fresh garlic with the long green stalks and was thinking should go and buy more to do this.


Why You Should Braid Your Onions Like a Pioneer Woman Tips from The Kitchn
7/8/14 03:51 PM

Unless.... you have a friend with the "evil eye" that every time she comes over in your house, something breaks, burns, self destroys for no apparent reason. So then you can point at all the nasties in your house.... :-)


Never (Ever!) Say This Word To Guests In Your Home
6/23/14 11:25 AM

Unless.... you have a friend with the "evil eye" that every time she comes over in your house, something breaks, burns, self destroys for no apparent reason. So then you can point at all the nasties in your house.... :-)


Never (Ever!) Say This Word To Guests In Your Home
6/23/14 11:25 AM

I purchased a few Conran pieces at JCP 1.5 years ago - I returned them. The quality was terrible by any stretch of imagination. Made in China stuff that you would otherwise buy at kmart. Just bcs it has a designer label, I shant make room in my house.... even at 90% off...


Cairns Collection by Conran
6/12/14 09:13 AM

the most I have spent on a lamp is $800 - anything above $1000 for a normal family, living on two incomes, and even then you have to be a design LOVER to justify that expense, but anything above $1000 is a luxury and only for the very wealthy and the hedge fund manager types that make money playing with money...


Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on a Lamp?
5/29/14 12:45 PM

the most I have spent on a lamp is $800 - anything above $1000 for a normal family, living on two incomes, and even then you have to be a design LOVER to justify that expense, but anything above $1000 is a luxury and only for the very wealthy and the hedge fund manager types that make money playing with money...


Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on a Lamp?
5/29/14 12:45 PM

we paid about $4000 for a 20'x10' pressure treated wood deck. It all looks good, the base was done all concrete. in NYC. It was part of the whole gut renovation on the house.


How Much Did It Cost to Build Your Outdoor Deck?
5/29/14 10:36 AM

Try XO - italian made, very good quality and good price range for what it is. Just keep in mind that ALL range hoods make noise, even the quietest in class. The only way you will get a quite hood is to install restaurant quality venting pipe that has the motor outside the house...


My Experience of Living With Marble Countertops: One Year Later Renovation Diary: One Year Later
5/6/14 12:04 PM

I could not agree more with lifeonthelane.... on all counts.


How To Eat Well When You're Low on Cash Budget Living
5/6/14 11:41 AM

the backsplash is same tile as in the shower, is waterproof, but it seems a bit like a patch, it might have been better if you had installed a large mirror that doubled as a backsplash by the sink. The space might have benefited tremendously with more lighting in the shower area and in the room itself. Its lack of lighting that is making it look so dark.


Before & After: A Dated Bath Gets a Facelift
4/29/14 10:24 AM

Oh, and I never cut up okra - the smaller they are the more delish they are. Just trim the top at an angle and they will never slime in your dish...


The Real Radiant Okra The Gardenist
4/3/14 11:25 AM

I LOVE LOVE Okra - to EAT. Had no idea it has pretty blooms, so I will plant some in my garden. But going back to eating Okra, I come from the mediterranean and grew up with lots of okra being cooked and I hated it - its slimy I complained when I was 10. When I turned 20 - I said to myself, time to grow up and eat EVERYTHING (picky eater) I thought it is a sign of maturity to not act like a 5 year old in your 20s. So anyway, I started making them the way my mother and grandmother made them in stews, and later I made them for my british hubby - who loves curry and all indian cusine. He loves all my okra dishes. My fave is a simple mix of veggies, okra, purple eggplant, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, all are fresh, I saute the onions first, then when they are soft I layers all veggies (the large ones are cut in 1/2" cubes) and lid it, 20 minutes later you have the most delicious meal, that is better the next day. Same thing can be made with meat, I cook just okra with meat the same way, deep fry them like french fries. Lately our indian market has been having these glorious fresh, fresh okras from TX, that I have been buying by the pounds. OH they are so delish.. LOVE LOVE them :-)


The Real Radiant Okra The Gardenist
4/3/14 10:04 AM

I been looking for a product to change my fireplace wall into a concrete wall.. Thank you.


Before & After: Tasha's Tragic Living Room Gets Gorgeous
2/3/14 10:09 AM

I been looking for a product to change my fireplace wall into a concrete wall.. Thank you.


Before & After: Tasha's Tragic Living Room Gets Gorgeous
2/3/14 10:09 AM

I have been following Workstead for years - I wish I could afford him. The craftsmanship is AMAZING - not to mention that he is a great designer/architect.


The Warmth of Wooden Cabinet Pulls Kitchen Inspiration
1/31/14 11:30 AM

Our 6 year old son loves to be in charge of pulling the candle out and making sure we lit it for eating dinner every night... a bit too romantic for me, but I'll go with it to make him eat everything on his plate :-)


12 Things Every Home Should Have
1/28/14 02:24 PM

are you telling me that I carried 6 of these all the way from the UK for no reason :-)


IKEA’s Frosta Stool is Back!: A Retrospective of Projects & Hacks
1/28/14 02:09 PM

I came to say the same thing as first post - nothing overboard - its CODE... :-)


Quick & Easy Improvements: 10 Plug & Play Home Electric Outlet Upgrades
8/9/13 05:12 PM

Faith, why could you not do oversize tiles in your bathroom? We are planning to do just this (look the bathroom at the very end of post) http://www.houzz.com/projects/2848/6th-Street-project, bcs 1- I can not stand grout filth after a few years in the floor, and the smaller the tile the more grout you have to clean, and 2- I really wanted the clean modern feel that larger tiles offer. If a shower is designed properly it can slope toward the wall for the trench drain. For anything showers, MUST read John Whipple on Houzz - he is the master, and also find a contractor who can execute that.


Faith & Mike's Master Bathroom: Making Final Decisions on Tile Renovation Diary
7/12/13 09:12 AM