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I made these last night - delicious and easy to bring to work. As I live in Belgium (and only ran to my small corner market for ingredients), I had to make some substitutions: I used ricotta cheese (no cottage cheese) and cashew meal (for almond meal as I had a bag of cashews readily available in my apt). Mine needed a bit of extra salt, but yum!

Breakfast Recipe: Savory Muffins with Prosciutto & Chives Recipes from The Kitchn
2/18/14 05:01 AM

Much better use of space and great light. I like that they painted the sink white too. I have an all-in-one washer/dryer in Brussels and so far, so good (knocking on wood). I have not had a problem with drying, but you do have to pull things out quickly if you don't want wrinkles! After years of not having a washer, let alone a dryer, I truly appreciate not having to schlep my laundry to a laundromat.

Before & After: Laundry Room Gets Scrubbed of Its Boring Past
11/21/13 11:28 AM

I do miss a normal size - even a small size US fridge. I would love to have a SMEG. Living in Belgium, I have this - the world's most compact fridge/freezer from IKEA:

I am pretty sure that my landlord, who they renovated my apartment prior to my renting, is not a cook. But what I lack in fridge space, the apt makes up for with a Hoover washer/dryer combo that I love. Yes - it takes longer than a US washer and dryer: average time is about 3 hours to wash and dry. Somehow this is supposed to be energy efficient (we will see). And the dryer settings (multiple) work great. It's only been 3 months in this apt, but I do not miss lugging my stuff to the laundromat.

I also have an awesome compact dishwasher from IKEA:

Compact Solutions: 10 Home Appliances for Small Space Renters
10/9/13 08:15 AM

As a former NYer now living in Belgium, I have a refrigerator that is a small even for 'dorm-sized'. While food packaging in Europe tends to be more economical than in the US, most people buy fresh food here. I buy a ton of fresh produce and fruit - hard to fit in the fridge - and a few frozen items (shelf sized freezer). I now tend to 1) leave items on my counters (e.g., tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, eggs, bread), and 2) shop a few times a week at the local market or specialty stores for items that I will cook that night (meat). My European friends tend to be quite shocked at what Americans put in their fridges (i.e., everything).

Quick Tip: How To Fit More in a
Small Refrigerator

10/7/13 04:42 PM