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Display Name: brittanykate
Member Since: 4/13/07

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efs88--mint limeade sounds fantastic.

I'm doing a fish-on-vegetables-in-skillet-on-grill thing from martha stewart tonight. Ginger ice cream with salted vanilla bean caramel sauce for dessert.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of June 28-29, 2014
6/28/14 04:20 PM

Your place is lovely (and so cute from the outside too). I love the fact that one of your significant purchases was artwork.


Christine's First Real Grownup Home House Call
6/25/14 04:47 PM

Perfect. I just want to see some art or decoration on the far end wall.


Brian's Off the Grid Home Small Cool Contest
5/28/14 01:43 PM

I love your review. The sage eggs do sound wonderful. I'll have to check out the book.


Andrea Slonecker's Eggs on Top Made Me Fall In Love With Eggs All Over Again Cookbook Review
5/12/14 04:30 PM

I'm working on a couple recipes from the Jerusalem cookbook tonight, along with bacon-wrapped dates, then homemade buttermint ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. I'll be bringing individual orange butter cakes to a derby party tomorrow.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 3 & 4, 2014
5/2/14 07:55 PM

One item to add to the "bad for dogs" list: macadamia nuts.

We found this out the hard way. Only about half of dogs have bad reactions, but there's no way to know whether your dog is one of the unlucky group.


11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or Cat
3/26/14 01:59 PM

I wanted to note--you've done a couple of cookbook reviews recently for books that you've actually cooked out of first, and they've been such good reviews. They aren't books that I necessarily am interested in checking out, but the reviews were so much more interesting and thoughtful, and I appreciate that.


It's Raw. It's Awesome. But Can The Rawsome Vegan Baking Book Really Satisfy My Sweet Tooth? Cookbook Review
3/24/14 04:41 PM

I almost want it just for the cover.


Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller New Cookbook
3/11/14 07:57 PM

For Valentine's, I made Nealey's Theater Steak (we love love loved it) with roasted brussels sprouts, then chocolate caramel shortbread bars for dessert.

For casual company tonight, arugula/parmigiano/prosciutto roll ups as a starter, then shakshuka for the main.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of February 15-17, 2014
2/15/14 02:57 PM

I'm putting this on my "to make" list for the week, but I think I'll use chorizo.


Recipe: Polenta Bowl with Garlicky Spinach, Chicken Sausage & Poached Egg Recipes from The Kitchn
1/29/14 02:03 PM

I love what you did with a tiny place. The built-ins are wonderful, and I love the whole thing.


Whitney and Adam's Live/Work Canal Cottage House Tour
10/22/13 03:40 PM

Ooh--the grey hex


Win: Luxury Mosaic Tile from
Mission Stone and Tile Giveaway

10/21/13 03:57 PM

I never thought I'd care about any of this until a guy climbed through my window in the night. He terrified me, kicked my dog, and only stole our sense of security. Now:

--alarm system
--we don't leave ground floor windows open
--blunt piece of wood next to the bed
--machete hidden near the front door
--cell phone by bed
--protective dog

I would say the most important things on the list are the dog and the phone.


Bedside Hammer: What's Your Home Security System?
9/3/13 04:20 PM

My lunch "hour" is only a half hour, and I use it to walk home as fast as I can, let my dog outside, play with her, give her a snack, and hustle back to work. Yes, I'm totally lucky to work 9 blocks from home, and getting a little outdoor exercise in the middle of the day is helpful for me. I end up eating about half my lunch before my break and half after, which I kind of enjoy.


The Case Against Eating Lunch Outside
8/25/13 12:07 AM

p.s. We received this National Geographic book as a gift, and it is awesome as an overview. It has helped us plan trips and decide where to go.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/national-parks-books/national-geographic-guide-to-national-parks-of-the-u.s.%2C-7th-edition


America's Best Idea: Celebrating The National Parks
8/1/13 04:15 PM

In an effort to see some of our country's best spots, my husband and I made a goal to visit a national park every year. We're headed to the redwoods this year.

Also, I made a National Parks Quilt:

http://www.brittanypowell.com/project/2011-projects/national-parks-quilt/


America's Best Idea: Celebrating The National Parks
8/1/13 04:13 PM

The kitchen colors are incredible. The yellow tile (which I assume was there in the rental) even looks intentional.


Alysia's Stunning Vintage Sanctuary House Tour
7/26/13 05:06 PM

Tours have their purposes. I find them most useful when we want to see quite a few things in one area that we'd have trouble navigating alone. If we don't want to rent a car, want a guide, want to get a lot done in a short amount of time, and don't speak the language, it sure is helpful. When in Turkey last year, we took a 3-day tour to Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Pergamum. We saw more and accomplished it at a better price than we would've been able to do alone.


Smart Travel: Pros & Cons of Guided Tours
7/26/13 04:55 PM

Yes yes yes, and I'll add Kadiköy Market: http://foodistanbul.blogspot.com/2011/06/kadikoy-market.html

And a favorite restaurant, Hacibasar
http://hacibasar.com/

And oh man try this place:
http://www.adapazariislamakofte.com/

And this incredible restaurant is by all the fun tourist stuff:
http://www.sultanahmetkoftesi.com/

Sorry I went all crazy about the food.


A Design Lover's Guide to Istanbul Apartment Therapy's Design Destination Guide
7/25/13 10:51 PM

My family visited Avocado Land in Australia about 15 years ago, but it looks like it's changed to Tropical Fruit World since then. Still, I love the idea of an amusement park based on relatively healthy food. The avocado ice cream and ginger ice cream were fantastic.

http://www.tropicalfruitworld.com.au/


Alternative Amusement: The Quirkiest Theme Parks In The U.S.
7/22/13 04:21 PM