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You can make a flan! It's a great way to use up milk and all you need is a couple eggs, some sugar and vanilla.

What Can I Make With an Extra Half Gallon of Milk?
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12/7/10 04:00 PM

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I've bought several olive green color sheets from The Company Store. Their prices are reasonable and the quality of their sheets are exceptional.

Source for Good Quality Olive Green Sheets?
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12/7/10 10:02 AM

The color of that sinigang is definitely not the color you want. It would probably have my mom shaking her head saying "what kind of sinigang that?!" - so I'll make sure she doesn't see it! First things first, sinigang does vary place to place. In the region of the Philippines my mom is from, the sour flavor for the sinigang is from a tiny citrus fruit called Calamansi. Whereas, my dad's region uses a tamarind based flavor for sinigang. I grew up having it with a tamarind based, but on occasion if I have fish sinigang, I'll have it with a lemon base for a more subtle flavor.

Your sinigang broth should look somewhat light and clear in color and definitely not that vibrant color.

In a traditional sinigang there is NO potato or carrot. You definitely want to stay within the family of:
-daikon radish
-baby bokchoy or potato leaves
-string beans

Also, the dried shrimp doesn't belong in a pork sinigang. Whatever source of protein you're using (pork ribs, beef, shrimp or fish), you want that flavor to the be star and base of the broth. The souring agent is meant to brighten that flavor, without completely overpowering it. 1 jar of tamarind concentrate is crazy! Go easy on the sour flavor! If your mouth is puckering and your eyes are squinting from the sourness, you put too much tamarind/calamansi.

You can also skip the whole first step of sauteing your onions and garlic and browning your ribs. There's also no need to chop up the tomato because it's going to break down into the broth after hours of simmering your pork. Your ribs, onion, garlic and tomato can go into a pot of water and straight to a long simmer. You also want the fish sauce on the side as a condiment.

If you have any questions, ask away!

Filipino Recipe: Pork Sinigang Soup
9/24/10 05:24 PM

I'd beg to differ with the post about the white/yellow sweet potato not being sweeter than a yam. They're extremely sweet and they have a smooth creamy texture (not dry as stated) if cooked the right way. I usually put them in soups or steam them. There is a purple sweet potato (as previously stated) and it's usually used in desserts for its color and because it's sweet. It's all in the way it's prepared.

PS. How did you store them? That might be the root of why they spoiled so quickly. They can be kept for up to a month if you store them correctly.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Why Is This Sweet Potato Not Orange?
11/21/08 09:00 AM

If you're unable to cook all the corn you buy, but want to cook it a week or so later, it usually helps to stick it in a tightly closed bag in the fridge. Putting it in the fridge slows down the chance of sweet corn losing its sweetness and gaining that chalkiness.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Food Science: When Sweet Corn Isn't Sweet
8/20/08 04:45 AM

That definitely is his OLD apartment. Nate gave Oprah's cameras a wall to wall tour of his apartment in Chicago around 2005. A while after, he moved into a place in the West Village in NYC and he had a whole apt renovation show following it.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Nate Berkus's Chicago Apartment Elle Decor 09.08
8/12/08 05:18 PM

hem pant legs, curtains and attempting to make my nieces clothes! maybe even quilting....

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Unplggd Thursday Giveaway: Singer Curvy 8763 Sewing Machine
8/11/08 03:46 AM

Colameco and Gourmet's "Diary of a Foodie" are my favorites. Gourmet posted the entire first season and some clips from season 2's episodes. Great stuff.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Food Podcasts or Radio Shows Do You Listen To?
7/18/08 04:30 PM

I've got mangos on the brain and I usually like mangos straight up, but I've been wanting to try making Mango on Sticky Rice. It looks fairly simple and to top it off - fresh mangos!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: Mangos!#comments
6/27/08 07:48 AM