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Display Name: Ana K.
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Taza chocolates are SO good! The owner of this company is so nice! When he was trying to sell his chocolate in Chicago, he biked all around town and showcased his amazing chocolate with his helmet on

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Behind the Scenes With Taza: How Chocolate is Made
5/1/09 04:27 PM

My mother stuffs meatballs with hard boiled eggs.
She mixes ground beef, salt, pepper, rice and cumin. As she's forming the meat balls, she stuffs a a quarter of a hard boiled egg in there. She then makes a tomato based broth and sprinkles rice in there too. She pops the meatballs in the broth and they cook in there. As it's all cooking, the rice cooks within the meatballs and in the broth.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How to Use Up Hard Boiled Eggs
4/13/09 04:57 PM

Strawberry Lemonade!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: What To Do With This Bag of Lemons?
3/24/09 01:05 AM

For those in Chicago:

New Trader Joes opening in Chicago where Pier One and Barnes and Noble by Clark/Diversey used to be.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Open Thread 199
3/20/09 01:52 PM

The time to stock up on flour in near the winter time. I'm got my KA flour at Whole Foods this winter, when they ran a 2 for $5 or 3 for $6 deal(cant remember exactly). They also had $2 bags of chocolate chips.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Trader Joe's Discontinues King Arthur Flour Delicious links for 03.03.09
3/4/09 12:41 PM

We only buy recycled toilet paper, recycled tissues and recycled napkins/paper towels.

We both don't think recycled paper is a big deal.
I actual hate the fluffy stuff because it always sticks to me.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Survey: Recycled Toilet Paper?
2/27/09 10:56 PM

Stefan is actually a really nice guy. If you look at the Bravo exit interviews, you can listen to all he has to say.

Also, who do you think helped Carla shuck her oysters? That's right, Stefan.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Top Chef New York New Orleans: And the Winner Is...
2/27/09 12:24 AM

Eww, cumin?
My Mexican family only has one recipe for which they use cumin.

I love cumin, just not in Mexican food.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Quick Tip: Season Your Molcajete With Rice
2/25/09 07:37 PM


My boyfriend works at AS GG, so I've known about this for a while.

I think the Sears Tower definitely needs some revamping and the re cladding will be better for the environment and a nice face lift. I can't wait until it's all finished. It'll make me even prouder to be a Chicagoan.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | A Sears Tower Makeover?
2/25/09 07:31 PM

It is so awesome it's DIY month. I moved in my first apartment(I'm 19) just a couple of days ago and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Open Thread 149 Chicago
2/12/09 10:26 AM

I love Ina.
Her barn is beautiful.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Ina Garten's New Kitchen, from House Beautiful
1/26/09 09:00 PM

Amazing. We will definitely start doing this.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: What To Do With Frozen Eggs?
1/21/09 04:56 PM

By the way, Chicagoans, if you can try to get Mu-Tofu. It's made in Edgewater, right by Rogers Park. It is amazing tofu. Their herb tofu is perfect.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Try This! Baked Tofu
1/21/09 04:54 PM

I LOVE baked tofu.
I usually just mix a little soy sauce with melted earth balance, pour on top and bake. Delicious!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Try This! Baked Tofu
1/21/09 04:53 PM

I LOVE roasted cauliflower.
Sometimes I eat it in tacos with a smother of beans.
Otherwise, I love it as a side with beans and cilantro rice.
My favorite is when I roast the cauliflower and add it to my ginger peanut soup.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe Roundup: Roasted Cauliflower
1/20/09 06:41 PM

Love Brown Elephant for furniture. I found a $10 drafting table last year.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | 5 Reasons to go Thrifting in January
1/20/09 02:44 PM

Very jealous Bx, as in Chicago we just went through one of the coldest days in Chicago history.

I agree with Squirrely, your means sound delicious.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of January 17-18
1/18/09 12:51 PM

Thanks, driftandfloat.
It did say arstella, but I figured I would use my name instead.

I decided to make rice pudding, Barefoot Contessa style. Although, I made it without the rums and raisins(way too cold in Chicago to go get any). It's got an egg in it, which makes it nice and silky.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Open Thread 190
1/16/09 11:20 PM

Great post

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Learning to Live Small Dealing with Downsizing
1/16/09 11:16 PM

I love having tofu. Sometimes I buy Trader Joes' soyrizo and their chicken nuggets(they taste like onion rings to me).

Other than that, I keep away from meat substitutes.
Oh, I also enjoy Sunburgers.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Meat Substitutes: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em?
1/16/09 03:48 PM