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Display Name: J&H from Beyond The Stoop
Member Since: 11/10/10

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We've moved to drinking soda water almost exclusively in our house! I love carbonated drinks, but always hated the calories and chemicals that came with the pre-packaged ones. As Becca said, too, it MASSIVELY reduces your waste. Now I have no more waste than drinking tap water because I return my carbonators when I pick up new ones. Sometimes I add fruit syrups to the soda water to make home made flavored sodas. I basically make super concentrated jam without the pectin and with the solids removed and add a tablespoon or so to the soda water!

What Else Can I Make With a Sodastream Soda Maker? Good Questions
7/28/14 03:36 PM

in our (tiny) home, while we have a collection of knives, it's not a "set". we started with a chef's knife and a pairing knife. the rest evolved out of necessity or being fed up with saying "I wish I had ____ kind of knife". I think this method is best, because you can get the best or most desired of each. I love my Shun Santoku knife and my fiancé loves his Shun Nakiri knife. Do we NEED Shun filet knives, paring knives, and steak knives? Absolutely not.

Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 04:59 PM

go for the gold with (what i THINK is) the recipe in the photo:

tried it. loved it. will be making it again (from a gluten-tolerant, meat-eating girl, so it's good for entertaining friends with no food restrictions too!)

Ideas for Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Meals for New Parents? Good Questions
7/8/14 09:30 AM

LOVE the blue sofa!! ...from another indigo/cobalt blue tufted sofa ;)

mine is a velvet chesterfield and from The Comfortable Couch Company!

Abby's Fabled South End Townhouse House Tour
7/7/14 04:20 PM

I totally agree! Our usual routine is a big meal with friends on Sunday with enough leftovers to last a few lunches, maybe a quick dinner Monday or Tuesday to last a dinner or two, and just wing it the rest of the week. Our social life usually revolves around food (whether its dinner parties or going out with friends) so planning for any meals Thursday through Saturday are just a waste at our house. Besides, as long as we have our fridge stocked with good cheese, those huge boxes of baby kale mix from BJ's, and bread from the farmer's market, we've got ourselves a meal for any time of the day!

How I Cook: A Private Chef's Pro Tips On Prepping and Organizing Weekly Meals By Portions Kitchen Tour
7/2/14 01:45 PM

panzanella made its debut in our house last Friday and it was SO so good! and although it uses the stove for the bacon and the oven for the bread, anything that can be whipped together without using the stove or oven is a winner in our built-in-1860 non-central-AC house!

The Perks of a Simple Summer Meal Ktichen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/1/14 03:16 PM

Gotham Cabinet Craft too! i originally thought i needed a captain's bed for my new small bedroom, and i was eyeing this place. captain's beds aren't exactly the most stylish, so i thought getting an unfinished one would release more style potential for colors, drawer pulls, etc.


Making Made Easy: Best Sources for Unfinished Wood Furniture
6/30/14 04:40 PM

dropping a fresh egg into your steaming hot ramen... so good ;)

From Steamed Eggs to Egg Custard: 15 New Ways to Eat an Egg Recipes from The Kitchn
6/27/14 09:24 AM

letting the rice pot sit for 10 minutes after you turn the burner off and before you open and stir. no more rice stuck on the bottom of the pan! ...like ever. (that was a tip from this wonderful website :P)

the importance of using a meat thermometer. perfectly baked meat every time.

What Was Your Game-Changer of a Cooking Discovery? Reader Intelligence Request
6/24/14 10:10 AM

where's the rug from!?! i love it!

Rachana's Welcoming Warmth Small Cool Contest
6/10/14 10:23 PM

how adorable is that!?!?

Dream a Little Dream: Our Tenth Anniversary Film
6/2/14 07:53 PM

you can find more photos of the apartment on my blog, Beyond The Stoop (www.beyondthestoop.com). we just moved into the place a few months ago, and are definitely due for a better update! perhaps a video tour shall make its way to the blog soon ;)

thanks for all the kind words! we, too, are loving the blue velvet sofa.


Jennifer's Sunny Skylights Small Cool Contest
5/27/14 03:19 PM

Jess, the sofa is from The Comfortable Couch Company! We just purchased it. This is their website:

Jennifer's Sunny Skylights Small Cool Contest
5/27/14 10:45 AM

I have a love-hate relationship with the middle-of-the-night trash man. not even the trash man, it's really just the recycle man. he's the one with the clanking of glass and metal for a good 5 minutes every Thursday night in my neighborhood. no sound-blocking windows can hide that sound....

Can’t Sleep? 5 Reasons Why Your Bedroom is Keeping You Awake
5/12/14 04:07 PM

who's the artist for the painting shown in the photo? besides the fact that I just want to know, the artist should get some credit considering the article is about pieces of artwork!!

Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on Artwork?
5/8/14 11:51 AM

Another one chiming in from Jersey City! I've always wanted to see INSIDE a space in that building! I drive past it nearly every day. Carefully curated well enough to be in a design magazine, but cozy enough to feel at home. I agree, a lived-in patina on old items give the home character. I have a weird table with a removable marble top that was my grandfathers. The marble top has seen better days, but it's perfect to me!

Jenn (from downtown)

Jeff's Texture and Tone Abode House Tour
5/8/14 10:49 AM

rice krispie treats!!!!!! our friend has gotten "quite" the reputation for showing up with brown butter/sage/truffle oil rice krispie treats and they are SO SO SO so so good.

What Are Some Great Ways to Use Up Leftover Sage? Good Questions
5/6/14 03:46 PM

Meg, do you remember the eBay seller!?!? that rug is amazing! I'm looking for something similar for when my custom blue velvet chesterfield arrives soon :)

Meg's Classic Glamor Apartment House Tour
5/1/14 02:29 PM

lately I've been doing mascarpone with fig preserves... what started out as an "easy way to use up leftover mascarpone" might have turned into a "now I always need mascarpone on hand in the fridge for fig a mascarpone toast"....

also... roasted tomatoes on top of your lemony mashed avocados might be my #2.

jenn @ beyond the stoop

Is There Anything Better Than Toast? Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
4/29/14 02:14 PM

I love the plants too, but I struggle to bring green in my apartment without taking up too much precious floor space. I have philodendrons scattered about the apartment (babies from my original plant from college), but their small size doesn't bring enough green.... my goal is to find a way to incorporate large pops of green perhaps hanging from the ceiling or from a wall-mounted planter, or maybe sitting on top of a non-essential table top like the tv stand. ideas, anyone?

Why This Room Works: 7 Ideas to Implement in Your Own Home Today
4/28/14 08:59 AM