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Member Since: 3/20/08

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We've set my mom up with a variety of tech-y gifts (digital camera, wireless router, Chromebook, Chromecast) and for each we had a series of first, demonstration and then practice sessions. She also has a set of index cards with simple steps for using each if she gets stuck.

Give a Little Tech Support Along with Your Gift
12/11/13 06:16 PM

Yes! to Plenty for the 10s -- the first dish that came to my mind was the mango eggplant soba noodle dish. Oh, yum. A cookbook so good we got 2 copies at our wedding.

Cookbook Colossi: Which Cookbooks Defined the Past Decades of Cooking?
6/19/13 05:50 PM

wow, I love this!

Win: American Barn Wood Island by NapaStyle Holiday Giveaway
11/28/12 12:13 PM

I have a wire wine stand up there, but I have to leave room for the cats to use as an in-between spot between the counter and cabinet tops!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kitchen Organization: What's On Top of Your Fridge?
1/20/09 09:08 PM

my cats knock flower arrangements over if they can get to them... but recently I made the mistake of leaving their potted catnip plant on an accessible kitchen counter overnight. (I'd watered it too much and didn't want it to leak on my book case.) morning came, and catnip roots & leaves, plus dirt, was scattered throughout the kitchen. guess it's back to the dry stuff til I find another plant outside somewhere.

Apartment Therapy New York | PlantTherapy: Saturday Morning Flowers
9/27/08 01:24 PM

Haha, if only it was a question of letting my cats sleep with me. They insist, are good for cuddling through most of the night and at least let me sleep until 5 or so uninterrupted.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Do You Let Your Pets Sleep In Your Bed?
9/3/08 03:26 PM

cheese! obviously it can't get too out of hand because cheese gets moldy. I just moved into a new place and in my fridge, I have just milk, some produce, peanut butter, and mustard, but already 5 kinds of cheese.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Show and Tell: Do You Have a Secret Collection?
8/26/08 01:50 PM

Oh, I just moved from Vermont to Virginia. How I'll miss the Bayley Hazen blue and Lazy Lady goat cheeses.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | The Cheesemonger: The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Update
8/26/08 08:09 AM

When my roommate and I were painting our apartment a few years ago, we were still living and working an hour south of our new home. Almost every night for a week, our dinner was a pint of ice cream shared between us on the ride back to furnishings and bed. It took us a while to realise the negative impacts paint fumes and sugar highs were having on our sanity!
I'm moving again next week and have been trying to figure out how to eat well on the odds and ends I have left in my apartment and plan for a good meal once I arrive at my new new place. What do you all do with your half jars of mustard and miso?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Eating While Painting: Or, How to Make a Spoon Out Of a Paint Stirrer
8/13/08 04:26 PM

Wow! Great floor plan. Great place. Wanna host a movie night for us? I'll make a Jack Jack-Snack-Attack?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #17: Matthew's Cartoonist Corner
4/18/08 03:53 AM

I was really surprised! I kinda liked Ryan. Here's what my sister and I think was the judge's thought process: none of those bottom three have a chance of being Top Chef, but Ryan rarely screws up so bad. So why not take the opportunity to get rid of him on this one failure, and take care of Nikki next time she tries to use Velveeta for mac n cheese and Mark next time he does something sloppy. Can't wait for Nikki to go, though, and when I saw Mark in the opening credits I thought Man, how much longer is this guy gonna manage to hang on?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Top Chef Chicago: Were You Surprised?
4/17/08 04:30 PM

super cool. I'm dying to come over and look around! You know who else would love it? Calvin and Hobbes -- it's so fort-y.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #23: The S.S. Waverly
4/17/08 03:51 AM

love your photos -- especially of the kitchen. nice spice rack and cake dome!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #13: Kelly's Ghost Lounge
4/16/08 09:38 AM

This is my favorite so far -- I can tell because I want to move in!

Apartment Therapy New York | East #19: Tony and Hilary's 3 in 1 Studio
4/15/08 09:06 AM

I had leftovers of the pasta with broccoli sauce I made after seeing the recipe here yesterday! We ate it for dinner last night with a few alterations. It was so good, I kind of had to talk my boyfriend into saving some for today so we could grab containers from the fridge this morning and go.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | What's For Lunch? Blueberry Yogurt and Homemade Graham Crackers
4/9/08 10:18 AM

Love it! The way the books are arranged... are they grouped by color on purpose? I think there's a great eye for color overall, here.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #11: Eddie's West Village Studio
4/8/08 09:47 AM

I don't think my smoke detector ever goes off while I'm cooking -- I wonder if it would go off during a fire... Better check on that!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Survey: Do You Disable Your Smoke Alarm When You Cook?
4/8/08 08:07 AM

my boyfriend and I would love to read this!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Thursday Giveaway: Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design
4/4/08 08:23 AM

I always wondered why Grade A was the fancy grade, when I tend to fancy B myself. Last spring I finally asked at a sugaring shed, and they claimed that Grade A was developed as the fancy grade way back in the day when New Englanders had few choices for sweetening. Apparently, the more refined flavor of Grade A was preferable for general baking and sweetening, because people actually got tired of the maple taste (imagine!).

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Maple Syrup Grades: Sometimes B stands for Better
3/25/08 11:27 AM

bramasoleiowa, Vermont cares. According to my local solid waste district, where they have special collection centers for all light bulbs, since you can't just toss any ol' glass bulb in the recycling, CFLs are the way to go.

a few q&as from the VT Department of Health and Environmental Conservation: (http://www.mercvt.org/PDF/cflampfactsheet.pdf)

Q. How will using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) affect mercury pollution?
A. A trace amount of mercury is contained in each CFL, less than 5 mg. The amount of mercury in a CFL is 1/5 the amount in a watch battery...
The largest source of mercury pollution in the environment is from burning fossil fuels such as coal, the most common fuel used to produce electricity in the U.S. A coal burning power plant releases 10 mg of mercury into the environment in order to produce the electricity to run an incandescent bulb in comparison to only 2.4 mg of mercury to run a CFL for the same length of time.

Q. Should I use incandescent bulbs that don’t contain mercury instead of CFLs in order to be safe?
A. No mercury is released when CFLs are in use... Using CFLs reduces the amount of mercury in the environment by reducing the amount of electricity that power companies need to produce.

sorry for the long, quoted text, but I hope this is informative and/or reassuring.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Survey: Do You Use Fluorescent Light Bulbs?
3/25/08 06:18 AM