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If it's the texture of the brown rice you don't like, I would suggest that you pre-soak it overnight before cooking. It still turns out a little chewier than white rice, but much more softer than if you hadn't pre-soaked it. A costlier alternative is to get a pressure rice cooker that has a special setting for brown rice.

If it's just the flavor of the brown rice you don't like, then try mixing it with a small bit of soy sauce and sesame oil - it's an old Korean trick that moms used to get their kids to eat rice, or when there were no decent side dishes available.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Help Me Enjoy Brown Rice
2/24/09 02:10 PM

I just saw this cheeseburger cake via Serious Eats. There isn't an actual recipe but if you check out the original blog post, there are some details provided about how it was constructed.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Great Fakeout Food Ideas?
2/4/09 05:57 PM

Check out schooloutfitters.com. They have some great schoolhouse chairs at reasonable prices.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Similar Schoolhouse Style Chair?
1/28/09 12:41 PM

This one has a different shade, but is somewhat similar to the RL lamp:


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Something Similar to these Lamps?
1/22/09 02:28 PM

Adding on additional hardware to what looks like a small bathroom will only make the room more visually cluttered. Maybe you can adjust your morning routine by blow-drying and flat-ironing your hair first. While you are brushing your teeth and/or applying your makeup, the dryer and flat iron will cool. You can then put all of your beauty tools away in one go.

By the way, my own storage solution was to place a little stainless steel wire stacking shelf inside my lower cabinet, and store all of my hair tools (dryer, flat & curling iron) on top of it.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: How to Hang a Hot Hairdryer?
11/7/08 10:49 AM

@ Reason #3: Canned pumpkin pie filling is indeed gross, but it is not the same as canned 100% pumpkin puree, which is what I use for my pumpkin pies.

@ Reason #5: In my experience, transporting a cake is just as much a PITA as a pie, if not more, if the cake has already been nicely frosted. I just cover the pie loosely with foil and lay it down on the passenger-side floor. Never had a problem.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | The Reluctant Baker: 5 Reasons Why I Don't Bake Pies
11/5/08 09:11 AM

@Orchid64 - I'm not sure I agree with your characterization of comfort food. Comfort food implies, by its very name, food that brings you comfort and is most likely "comfortable" or easy to make. Not everyone is comforted by sweet or starchy foods - one person's edamame is another's mac & cheese is another's tomato soup, and so on.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Best Healthy Comfort Foods? Ideas Wanted!
10/27/08 01:26 PM

Spiced Persimmon Crisps/Chips?

They look delicious!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Persimmon Magic: Help Name This Recipe!
10/27/08 01:14 PM

KrapArtist - they're not actually real bugs. You can better see the tiles in this picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/svpc_em/2919328790/

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look! Lucite Blocks With Flowers and Insects
10/17/08 05:01 PM

I have the R&B Axis table too (I actually have the exact same pairing as the R&B pic; so much for originality!) but my chairs do go all the way under the table. It is probably a newer design change.

I do love the table. It doesn't wobble, and the butcher block top that I opted for is very durable and withstands all kinds of abuse.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Best of Three: Round Dining Tables
7/14/08 12:54 PM

I am also not a fan of the green, especially with your new (lovely) sofa. If you want your sofa to pop, I'd suggest a warm, off-white or cream color that would also complement your curtains nicely. Could you still keep a green accent wall in your dining room?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Should I Repaint My Living/Dining Room?
4/8/08 12:48 PM

I'd also agree with previous posts - hardwood floors are pretty resilient to drips and spills in the kitchen. I do stash a small rag under the sink and after the nightly clean-up, I do a quick swipe of the floors. However, I also do have a rug because 1) it adds a dash of color, and 2) it's easier on my feet since I am standing for a good period of time while cooking/doing dishes.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: How Can I Protect Hardwood Floors from Water Damage?
4/3/08 12:18 PM

This is a beautiful apartment, but it really does feel like a DWR showroom. I would have liked to see the bathroom and kitchen as well, to get a better idea of the owner's personality.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #2: Tanya's Industrial Chic
4/2/08 12:58 PM

Just beautiful. The staircase storage is brilliant, and I love that the kids have their own space in such a small apartment.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #5: Family of Four’s “Two Bedroom” Studio
4/2/08 09:08 AM

West Elm has a somewhat similar, albeit more polished, version.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Amy Butler's Bedside Lamps?
3/26/08 09:07 AM

I use a plain old T-Fal nonstick pan for things like eggs or crepes, and a stainless steel All-Clad pan for sauteeing or searing meats and veggies. Since the T-Fal is pretty cheap, I plan to replace it when it starts to look ragged, but given that I'm using it only for pretty low intensity cooking, I think it should last me a while.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Good Question: What Kind of Nonstick Pan Should I Buy?
3/20/08 10:22 AM

I love this market! It's held on Sundays as well.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | San Francisco Market Report: Civic Center Farmer's Market
3/20/08 10:16 AM

I don't think the picture posted is that of the OP's home.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Wall Color to Complement "Cobblestone" Sofa?
3/6/08 10:30 AM

I think that I have a similarly colored sofa, and my walls are painted Linen White, which is a warm, yellow-toned white. I am adding color through some art, pillows, and a rug, but I wanted my walls to be light and neutral, especially since the sofa is placed in a smaller, more enclosed space.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Wall Color to Complement "Cobblestone" Sofa?
3/6/08 08:11 AM

mcquaidLA, actually it would not be legal for a homeowner to open up a cocktail lounge on her property - zoning provisions and all that.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Eichler homeowner drama in OC over an addition
3/5/08 12:07 PM