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Display Name: Lazy Line Painter Jane
Member Since: 4/29/08

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Perfect! I bought 20lbs of strawberries a few days ago with the intention of making jam. Turns out that's more jam than I'll use in a year, so I was looking for something to do with the other 10lbs!

20 Summery Strawberry Recipes, Picking the Best Watermelon & A Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries Friday Flashback
6/7/13 01:41 PM

World Market makes the BEST drink dispensers - cute, simple and all about $20. I bought two last year for about $15 that they don't seem to sell anymore. They look a little like huge mason jars, but not embellished. Now I'm dying for this new blue one - I love the color and it would be fantastic for water.
Of course, I really should not buy a THIRD drink dispenser...bummer.

Savannah Embossed Drink Dispenser from World Market
5/31/13 10:30 PM

I own the SK cookbook, and YES, she does have wordy intros to all of her recipes. That being said, it's easier to ignore than it is on the website, where you are scrolling for miles, past photos of the recipes in order to get to the recipe itself.

The Best Cookbooks of 2012: What Were Your Favorite Finds This Year?
12/6/12 06:35 PM

I've been using my Karlstad sofa for two years now and I couldn't be happier. I had wanted a sofa that would also pull out into a bed for overnight guests, but reviews online said that the sleeper version was not as comfortable as the regular version, so we went with that one and I have no complaints comfort-wise. I was also on a tight budget when I bought the sofa, and I was really happy when I got around paying the $180 for the slipcovers by choosing a cover that was discounted by 90% to $18. I ended up with a light turquoise sofa, but it actually looks pretty good in my living room since my other furnishings are more muted colors. There are usually one or two deeply discounted covers, so if you are willing to go for a bolder look, it can save you some cash.

Reviews of IKEA Kivik, Carlstad & Poang? Good Questions
11/5/12 01:08 PM

I'd freeze it and wait until I was in the mood to make boeuf bourguignon!

What Can I Do With Leftover Braising Liquid? Good Questions
11/5/12 12:59 PM

Pizza is one of my favorite ways to use up all the different things from my weekly CSA, and I like to load up every slice with tons of veggies. For an even easier dinner, I buy my dough fresh from a local pizza place instead of making it myself or buying a less-fresh and flavorful version from the supermarket. Your local pizza place will probably sell dough to you if you just ask!

Pizza & Beyond! 15 Recipes for Pizza, Flatbread, and More Recipe Roundup
10/8/12 08:18 PM

I've been obsessed all winter and spring with this recipe for lemon-parsley-parmesan chicken from Martha Stewart. It calls for roasting a chicken, but I usually just cook some chicken breasts and drizzle the sauce on at the end. Could not be easier, and tastes just like springtime.

10 Wonderful Ways To Cook Chicken Tonight
5/23/12 12:21 PM

I always make Cheeseburger Roulade (like a hamburger version of pigs in a blanket) as an appetizer any time I have a lot of people over at my apartment, especially for the Super Bowl. It works as a meal too. It's super easy to make with frozen puff pastry, easily adaptable to whatever ingredients I have on hand (only using beef instead of a meat mixture, using whatever cheese is in the fridge, etc) and people go totally bonkers for it.

Buttery, Crispy & Effortless: Frozen Puff Pastry DoughIngredient Spotlight
4/4/12 11:02 AM

Thanks for the post! I learned a lot of good stuff. I think I've made every single mistake on the list with the exception of the ones that I've never attempted (melting chocolate, carving a turkey, poaching an egg). I'm especially guilting with any mistake involving improper heating techniques. The vintage 1960s stove top and oven in my rented apartment's kitchen may look cute, but I'd rather have a more precise oven with a light and a stovetop that wasn't shadowed by a nonworking vent hood, didn't require being lit every time I use it and had the ability to simmer.

The 40 Most Common Cooking Mistakes
Cooking Light

2/9/12 04:04 PM

that's an incredible-looking cake and would be perfect for Valentine's Day. Every time I see a recipe for a multi-layer cake I get so jealous. I only have one round cake pan, and I don't have room for more!

Blackberry Red Wine Chocolate Cake
Love & Olive Oil

2/3/12 06:23 PM

It was such a big hit last year that I'll be serving Cheeseburger Roulade again. It's an incredibly easy recipe that's very adaptable. I use only grass fed beef to make it healthier, whatever cheese I have in the fridge, and I throw the onion into the hamburger mixture instead of mixing it with the ketchup. It's about $10 worth of ingredients and people went bonkers for it last year.

Lighten Up & Cheer! 10 Lighter, Healthier Super Bowl Snacks
2/2/12 01:46 PM

The last time I tried making fake fried chicken, it was from a Martha Stewart recipe. I bought all kinds of ingredients and when I took my first bite, I realized that I had just made homemade shake-n-bake. This recipe looks much better!

Healthy Dinner Recipe: Fake-Fried Chicken
2/2/12 01:05 PM

Dolsot bibimbap is one of my favorite things to order out and also one of my favorites to cook, especially when I have a fridge full of bits of vegetables left over from other meals. I probably make it once a week, and I always keep a ziploc bag of sliced beef in bulgogi marinade in my freezer. I must admit, my recipe is a bit more low key. I used to julienne my carrots and zucchini to match what I saw in restaurants, but it's much faster just to chop into pieces, though less elegant. I typically saute zucchini, adding spinach and mushrooms to the pan after a few minutes. Then I cook bulgogi beef, followed by an egg. I add raw bell pepper and carrot right before serving. I prep bowls of rice in advance because this allows me to better control the amount of rice everyone wants. Going light on rice helps this to be an even healthier meal. I've been thinking of buying stone bowls, but a cast iron pan is an excellent idea, and probably more useful in my kitchen!

Vegetarian Recipe: Korean Dolsot Bibimbap
1/26/12 01:30 AM

Hi Maria! That table was left out all winter and it seems to be totally fine. In a bad storm, it just gets wet! Everything dries pretty fast.

Caroline's Secluded Dining Room
Small, Cool Outdoors Entry #38

8/25/11 11:33 AM

Oh I love this! Ikea has some awesome sail curtains in their kid's section that I just bought for my kitchen. They don't have them online but they are in the stores.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Spinnaker Shower Curtain
5/29/08 09:12 AM

My parents' summer home has been in our family since 1954 and in my bedroom there, paint will not stay on the walls for more than a year due to the damp sea air. It always peels down to a kelly green that was already covered up when the house was bought. We think it is from WWII when lead wasn't available to put in paint and they were sort of making it up as they went along.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Historic Findings About Wallpaper
5/9/08 07:59 AM

i am moving this week and won't have room for my night table next to my bed - i was so excited to read this post, but gee, $400? I will probably just buy three small shelves at Ikea or the container store and do the whole thing for $30.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Float Your Nightstand? Gladsax nightstand by Hildurs hus
5/5/08 09:14 AM

yeah! I want tickets! My sister and I are planning to go and get our books signed!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: 12 VIP Tickets to BKLYN Designs
5/5/08 06:58 AM

thanks everyone! I think I might go for the tin ceiling idea. I had never thought of that, and it seems like a really interesting idea.

- Caroline

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can I Temporarily Cover Up These Kitchen Tiles?
5/3/08 10:38 AM

where can i buy tile stickers? I am very new to home DIY stuff!

- Caroline

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can I Temporarily Cover Up These Kitchen Tiles?
5/2/08 09:42 AM