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Canadians: If you like the look of the nest egg, but you still need to afford to fill it with change, Chapters and Indigo locations that have that section of baby toys and children's decor have a similar one for much less!

Modern Piggy Banks
12/10/11 04:58 PM

My roommate is allergic to soy, and when I'm cooking foods that she might eat, I substitute fish sauce in meals that soy sauce is an ingredient, but not the focus of the recipe.

Help Me Find a Good Soy-Free Substitute for Soy Sauce
Good Questions

12/4/11 09:05 AM

The ones you can find in Chinatown are probably for moon cakes, but I imagine they'd be pretty good for molding butter, too.

Loving: Old-Fashioned Butter Molds | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/2/10 11:34 PM

My mom uses them for homemade pho, which is not as cheap or easy or as fast as just ordering it at a restaurant, but when I'm home for the summer without a chinatown, them's the breaks.
Jaden has a good recipe that's pretty similar to the one my mom has settled on.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Oxtail: What It Is, And What To Do With It
12/2/08 03:50 PM

Most of my books are dessert/baking or Asian. I'm a student living pretty far away from home and when I put my things in storage every year and fly back, these are the four books for which I sacrifice luggage space.

Nigella Express
Baking From My Home To Yours
The Perfect Scoop
Martin Yan Quick & Easy

I also pack the file on my desktop marked 'recipes' (via usb) & my notebook, which is actually a small photo album stuffed with index cards.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | The Art of Eating, No. 79: Ed Behr's Most Essential Cookbooks
12/2/08 03:44 PM

I keep a collection of word files - typed recipes that were favourites when I lived at home, and recipes from cookbooks that I've taken out of the library. The recipes that I refer to most frequently, I write on index cards and keep them in small photo album with my cookbooks.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Do You Keep A Recipe Notebook?
10/6/08 08:26 PM

My roommate and I have our own bedrooms (which are actually decent-size!) but we share a kitchenette - a full size fridge, a small sink, a microwave, some counter space and a tiny little table. To this set-up, we've been permitted to add an electric kettle, a rice cooker and a toaster oven. And some other essentials. Which in our case, include a handheld blender and, uh, a kitchenaid. I've seen things like George Foremans and those coffee maker-toaster-egg cooker combination things in other students rooms. As long as it has an automatic shutoff and a contained heat source (ie. no hotplates)
There are roughly 250 students per floor and each floor has two kitchens - a stove/oven, a double sink, some counter space, and an ice maker. You see the same ten or so people in your kitchen all the time, because first year students have a mandatory meal plan and we have a small cafeteria in our building (Plus multiple big ones across the parking lot at the school itself.) so some students will go their entire year without using the kitchens at all.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Reader Survey: What's the Kitchen Setup in Your Dorm?
9/13/08 09:11 AM

I am more than a little embarrassed to admit that sometimes when there's nothing else on tv, I occasionally see the magic bullet infomercial in the tv guide listings and intentionally switch to that channel to watch it.
I know, I know.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Product Review: The Magic Bullet Blender
7/10/08 07:09 AM

The smell tomato plants make when you brush against them.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What Are Your Favorite Smells of Summer?
6/18/08 02:12 PM

I love an open-face leek & scrambled egg sandwich, discovered at Orangette, but I also admit that every once in a while I need a sausage and egg McMuffin, complete with plastic cheese.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Cooking: What's Your Favorite Breakfast Sandwich?
6/14/08 08:29 AM

My roommate gave me the Tovolo rocketship ones as a gift, and in response to Tizinu, they do look a little...yeah. But we live on campus in a residence, so to be honest we could be sucking on sailboats and they'd still make people giggle.

I love them anyway, though. We buy cartons of those thick fruit juices and freeze them into rocketships, or we make ice cream and just leave them in longer to freeze solid. So far our biggest success has been coconut rocketships.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Summer Treat: Best Popsicle Molds
6/13/08 03:55 PM

I have a panel like that in my bedroom. My solution was to put a low bookshelf in front of it to cover half the panel (maintenance needs to access the panel every six months, but I know when they're scheduled to come so I just move the bookshelf out of the way) and use the exposed portion as a magnet bulletin board, like lalitaponce.

It kind of depends on what kind of furniture you were going to put over by that wall, I guess.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Creative Idea For This Wall?
3/31/08 07:13 AM