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Less is more, for both consistency and flavor. Use only 1-2 tablespoons of culture per quart of milk, and you will find the result thicker and less acidic than you would if using a heavier hand. (It's the overproduction of acid in the early stages that produces a watery yogurt.) It will take a little longer to culture, but it will have the texture and flavor you want.

And you don't need to heat the culture after scalding the milk. Just place your pot inside a tight cooler or beneath thick layer of blankets, and the residual heat and the heat of fermentation will keep it at the ideal temperature.

/aj


How Can I Make Thicker Homemade Yogurt? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/9/10 04:30 PM

Keltrue beat me to it: suribachi all the way. It uses more of a grinding rather than a pounding technique, but it works a charm, and most of them are elegant enough to double as a serving bowl. Korin sells nice ones at decent prices (and beautiful huge ones for major $$).


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Kind of Mortar and Pestle Should I Buy? Good Questions
10/19/09 12:09 PM

We get waaaay more zucchini & summer squash from our CSA than we'd like, and I've come up with two solutions: Squasha-Ganoush and Chow chow, the latter of which is also a great catch all for an overage of peppers, green tomatoes, tomatillos, etc.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Is Your Favorite Way to Use Up (A Lot Of) Zucchini?
10/5/09 10:27 AM

The brackets are called "Stolmen Mounting Fixture with 2 Holders"


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Go Vertical! Vertical Pot Rack Built with IKEA Parts
9/21/09 05:42 PM

That's my pole, so quit slagging on it, haters! ;-) Actually, it would be cluttered & noisy, if it wasn't hidden behind the end of a kitchen cabinet. I came up with it looking for a way to hang all those pots without it being busy, as a ceiling rack would have been.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Go Vertical! Vertical Pot Rack Built with IKEA Parts
9/11/09 07:57 AM

Anyone know who makes those pendants? Nice . . .


Apartment Therapy New York | West Village Townhouse Kitchen by Made
3/18/09 10:05 AM

Amy -

I hope that you can update this post to give readers some help in sourcing these items (both the globe bulbs and the different cord kits) in the US. We have been hoping to DIY both of these types of lights but have held off since we haven't found parts as nice as these. Thanks!


Apartment Therapy New York | Inspiration: DIY Dutch Lighting
2/13/09 08:39 AM

J -

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. We let our subscription to Dwell run out when we got most of the way thru our renovation, and as the money started to run low, not wanting to find something we should have done or bought instead of what we already committed to.

a


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour Boston: Jeanine's Sun-Filled House
4/14/08 03:14 AM

J -

Looks like even the 3/4" is back ordered now, in whatever color. Oh well.

So with the mitered edge, does it just hang down in front? Did your installer have to put blocks underneath it, to raise it up above the cabinets, to clear doors and drawers?

Thanks for all the lighting links, I'll pass them along to the boss, who's in charge of all that stuff.

a


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour Boston: Jeanine's Sun-Filled House
4/10/08 03:39 AM

J -

Thanks for the info. It's funny but not surprising that nice looking "utility" lamps are so expensive. Sheesh.

Might have to consider the light gray instead of the darker one, but I think we are going to keep ours sealed as per the instructions. I'm a chemist, and don't mind the idea of a messy working lab bench, but my wife will not be pleased if they go all splotchy in no time.

Did you have a template made, or just do the measurements yourself? Our cabs are in, but I don't want to screw up the order. (BTW, there is currently a 6-week queue for Fireslate, versus the 2 weeks we were quoted when we made our initial order.)

a


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour Boston: Jeanine's Sun-Filled House
4/7/08 08:18 AM

Jeanine -

Nice crib, love the kitchen especially.

Two quick questions: what color fireslate is that? We're having our Cambridge kitchen done up in it too. Is that the standard slate color, or another gray?

Also, where'd you get the white utility lamp over the kitchen island? Been looking for something like that ourselves for a little while. They have a few at Ikea that are okay, but not that nice.

thanks!
Andrew


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour Boston: Jeanine's Sun-Filled House
4/6/08 06:18 PM