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This weekend I made a garbanzo bean, kale, and salami salad, and am making a quinoa, artichoke and hearts of palm salad for dinner.

What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of June 25-26, 2011

6/26/11 05:52 PM

My proudest culinary moment was cheese cake from a toaster over when I lived overseas and was without an oven. I couldn't believe it actually worked.

Wait, You Made That?! Name Your Proudest Culinary DIY
3/28/11 06:41 PM

I bought myself a dozen roses this morning at the grocery store. I'm not without valentines, I just wanted to give a special one to myself.

Happy Valentine's Day to ME
2/14/11 06:35 PM

I'm doing thanksgiving for three: me, the man, and the baby. Due to hectic work schedules (I work thanksgiving) and caring for a new baby we're roasting a turkey, making a pie and getting the rest prepared from Whole Foods.

If it isn't too late, order sides from your favorite supermarket, and only make your favorite part of the meat from scratch.

Supermarket sides can be gussied up or customized at home with the addition of more butter, roasted onions or garlic, toasted nuts, blue cheese or goat cheese crumbles and or a splash of vinegar. This way you get the meal and the leftovers without too much heavy lifting.

Help Me Rock Thanksgiving for Two!
Good Questions

11/23/10 08:13 PM

I could have used this last night! I had serious rice noodle malfunction and had to redo a batch for soup. I always make the mistake of boiling them.

Cooking Basics: How to Cook Rice Noodles
10/11/10 01:52 PM

This weekend I'll be canning tomato sauce. I love the recipe for simple tomato sauce from the Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.

What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of October 9-10, 2010

10/8/10 09:12 PM

I like to make a double cream and then drizzle it over the top. I heat a sauce pan with 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, bring it to a simmer, and reduce by at least half. Then I'll add a tsp or more of dijon mustart and kosher salt.

I'm also fond of cocoa nibs on pureed cauliflower or parsnip soup, or hot chili oil polka dotted across the surface.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Easy Garnishes for Simple Soups
10/8/08 11:05 AM


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Tray For Magnets Over Stove
10/2/08 08:43 AM

I'm a sucker for toasted hazelnut, blue cheese, spinach, pear salad with champagne vinaigrette.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Classic Combination: Pear and Walnut Salad
9/29/08 10:41 AM

yum. That looks great. Old kimchee is good for kimchi bokumbap (kimchi fried rice) and kimche jjigae.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cooking Korean: Soondubu jjigae
9/15/08 03:20 PM

I loved eating this when I lived in Asia, don't know why I never thought to try it at home!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Japanese Cooking: Okonomiyaki
4/1/08 02:05 PM

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around the color rule. I think in some of the pictures up on flickr you can see that we have colored walls, gray in the bedroom, green in the entry, yellow in the kitchen and toffee in the living room, with white molding then a good 20 inches of white wall up to the ceiling. I feel that the cool white steadies the warm wall colors (the gray has a touch of yellow to it), making the overall feel of the room very balanced. But when it comes to taking out one item from the room, or establishing the color group of the room I'm stuck. Also a bit afraid to define the room for fear of being "stuck" with those choices.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Spring Cure: Week Four
4/1/08 02:01 PM

The kitchen went quite well, likely because we only moved in a few months ago. It was nice to get everything labeled and within arms reach, rather than digging through shelves stacked semi-disorganized. We're still looking for a table that can seat 6-8 and have been scouring craigslist for a white expandable pedestal that should look great next to our recycled red ikea chairs...anybody sees one, let us know!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Spring Cure: Week Three
3/28/08 07:38 PM

I love this cookbook, but haven't made anything out if it yet. My favorite cookbook to be nominated this year is Fuchsia Dunlop's "Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province". Absolutely amazing, wonderful curated photos, and delicious recipes. My husband and I cooked out of it for a month straight and loved near everything it produced.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Thursday Giveaway: Win a Copy of Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking
3/27/08 09:06 AM

I am having a hard time pinning down what my style is. Every room has a different feel. Our bedroom is Modern Organic, the living room, mid-century modern, the bathroom, Parisian bistro, and the kitchen a touch 50's. What do you call I have no idea, ecclectic modern?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What's Your Style?
3/19/08 11:53 AM

You forgot to add me to the washington group! We just made our list of repairs last night. Fighting the urge to just shove it under the bed and forget it!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Spring Cure: Week One - The Beginning
3/11/08 03:31 PM

I have a question about the home bar. We used to have it in the living room, and have since moved it into the kitchen for obvious reasons. Access to water, ice, and cold mixers. But without a defined space I am having a hard time setting up my bar, as to the organization of the booze, tools, etc. Any advice?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Open Thread #142
3/8/08 04:37 PM