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Want a Beagle With Your Billy Bookcase? IKEA Showcases Homeless Pets on the Showroom Floor
7/22/14 02:30 PM

Love the peaceful colours and furniture; dislike the fussy decorations and unreachable (for a baby/kid) bookshelf.

Harper's Houston Charmer My Room
7/18/14 09:15 AM

Don't you dare; I love okra, and I love the slime. Love!

Cooking Okra Without the Slime Tips from The Kitchn
7/9/14 12:25 PM

You could make a giant, stuffed zucchini (we love this recipe):

We also love this zucchini custard:

What Are Some Recipes for Really Huge Zucchinis? Good Questions
7/9/14 12:24 PM


Recipe: Baked Summer Squash Recipes from The Kitchn
7/3/14 08:11 PM

Cook (boil, steam, grill) your corn *in the husk*, and it will be both fully cooked and easy to shuck. Easy peasy!

Can You Really Use Your Microwave to Shuck Corn? Putting Tips to the Test in The Kitchn
7/1/14 07:03 PM

You can also steam in a large pot, 1-2 inches water, cobs aligned vertically. Takes very little time for the water to boil and the corn to cook.

How To Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/30/14 04:14 PM

You can do a large batch at once with a rolling pin, if you're careful:

No Cherry Pitter? Use a Pastry Tip Tips from The Kitchn
6/18/14 12:04 PM

Oh, no thank you.

Try This! Add Turmeric to Your Next Smoothie!
6/13/14 11:06 PM

The food mill! Because it's a great multitasker.

Which Potato Masher Is Best? Good Questions
6/9/14 03:39 PM

Also a bad idea to pre-wash... it's wasteful and ineffective.

“Pre-rinsing dishes is a big mistake,” said John Dries, a mechanical engineer and the owner of Dries Engineering, an appliance design consulting company in Louisville, Ky. “People assume that the dishwasher will perform better if you put in cleaner dishes, and that’s not true. Just scrape. Pre-rinsing with hot water is double bad, because you’re pumping water and electricity down the drain.”

It’s actually triple bad, according to Mike Edwards, a senior dishwasher design engineer at BSH Home Appliances in New Bern, N.C. “Dishwasher detergent aggressively goes after food,” Mr. Edwards said, “and if you don’t have food soil in the unit, it attacks the glasses, and they get cloudy,” a process known as etching that can cause permanent damage.

One Small Step to Make it Easier to Unload Utensils from the Dishwasher Tiny Tips from The Kitchn
6/8/14 09:38 PM

Nooo! The first thing you learn in the restaurant business is NOT to do this... they nestle and don't get clean.

It's not *that* hard to sort silverware.

One Small Step to Make it Easier to Unload Utensils from the Dishwasher Tiny Tips from The Kitchn
6/8/14 09:35 PM


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

What on earth is up with the comment moderation here today? Third time's the charm, perhaps?

I think the window wall looks institutional, and I don't love the open shelving because it's bound to get grimy.

I like the grey finishes.

Kitchen Before & After: A Divided Kitchen Becomes the Ultimate Entertaining Space Reader Kitchen Remodel
5/1/14 08:27 PM

Oh man, I'm sorry you had to experience that. Ugh.

You're Doing It Right: Feeding Your Kids You're Doing It Right
5/1/14 07:34 PM

Oooh, I really like #2, 9, and 10!

Floral Wallpaper In the Kitchen Kitchen Inspiration
5/1/14 03:59 PM

Well, technically no, because tomatoes are fruit... but yes, tomato sauce counts as a healthy fruit/veg serving! Why wouldn't it?!

Anyway, I love the theme of this post. More, please!

You're Doing It Right: Feeding Your Kids You're Doing It Right
4/27/14 03:56 PM

I love #5 and #8!

#1 reminds me of a horror film set, somehow...

Small Space Living: 12 Creative Ways to Use an Attic Space
4/25/14 02:48 PM

I would love to know the answer to this, too...

Recipe: Goat Cheese, Honey & Pistachio Mini Cheesecakes with Meyer Lemon Cream Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn
4/21/14 10:19 PM

Seconded, heartily.

I do love the green tile colour, though!

Kitchen Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets a Rich, Warm Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/17/14 08:45 PM