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That is awesome! We are lucky to have a big island in our kitchen, but if we didn't, I'd definitely consider something like this. LOVE that it is on wheels and can be moved and re-purposed (like to serve a buffet or something) - makes it a very functional piece.

Garage Storage Or Killer Kitchen Island? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/14/10 02:11 PM

I used these this weekend! Incredibly easy to use, since they come packaged flat. Made a fig & gorgonzola tart with bacon:

Trader Joe's Pantry: Trader Joe's Frozen Pie Crusts | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/6/10 01:14 PM

I once searched every supermarket within a 15 mile radius of my home for lady fingers to make Tiramisu. No luck. So, I made a white cake on a sheet pan, and cut it as needed to fit my dessert dish. It may not have been "authentic," but it sure was delicious!

The Real Deal: What Makes a Recipe Authentic? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/21/10 06:36 PM

Here's another vote for the Hemnes! We have the 3 drawer in yellow, and the changing pad fits on top perfectly with about 8-10" of space left over to the side of it. I was very surprised at the quality for a piece of Ikea furniture as well.

Personally, I've had some poor experiences with Restoration Hardware furniture as far as customer service and quality of product, and after doing some research have found that I'm not the only one. IMHO, I'd save yourself the potential headache, and skip RH furniture.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Info on Dresser Quality Durability?
3/28/09 02:56 PM

I also have the cheap, ceramic one from Ikea that I bought years ago. The inside of the mortar and the end of the pestle are un-glazed (to make it abrasive, I assume) but it has polished up after some use. It works really well in a pinch though for crushing up small quantities of whole spices. I've also used it to crush up garlic with coarse salt.

I don't use it too often, but it's small enough to leave out on the counter next to the stove so I don't forget that I have it!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Do You Own a Mortar and Pestle?
3/26/09 03:46 PM

What a fantastic idea! I haven't made a baby book (yet!), but I've used for custom photo books in the past, and the quality of their books is awesome. They also send coupons via email with great deals (sometimes buy one, get one free) for multiples of the same book.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | DIY Baby Book
3/19/09 04:09 PM

I can see the argument about these being hard to clean (although I'm sure a quick soak in the sink would do a fine job) but seriously, what is the bubble made of that you keep your kid in??

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | CB2 Pressed Vinyl Dot Placemats
3/17/09 02:46 PM

Totally! I had to scroll past it to keep me from gagging! LOL! Yuck!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Parenting Roundup: 3.13.09
3/13/09 01:02 PM

I would also be concerned with the strength of the legs that are already on the chair. The swivel rocker base seems like a fantastic solution to this though. You could remove the current legs, and then build on a box (maybe upholstered in a solid blue or other contrasting color for aesthetics??) to get it back to its original height before adding the swivel rocker attachment.

Or maybe you could take it to an upholstery/furniture repair shop for some recommendations on modifying the chair.

And, cliodog, while I understand your concerns about gases, phthalates, etc, not all of us can afford to replace every piece of furniture and plastic in our homes when we have a child.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Turning a Chair Into a Rocker?
3/4/09 05:26 PM

Those are beautiful! I am obsessed with cake stands (although I hardly ever use mine, and they are probably the hardest thing to store ever!!)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | That's SOOOOO LA: Bauerware
3/4/09 01:26 PM

Thanks for giving a pregnant lady one more thing to crave! lol My mom used to make this for us when we were kids with a pat of butter (or margarine, more likely), some brown sugar and a splash of milk. She called it "mortar" as in "bricks and mortar." I'm not sure exactly where she picked that up though!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Warm Breakfast: Who Still Eats Cream of Wheat?
3/3/09 05:56 PM

Am I the only one that saw that awkward kiss between Hosea and Leah at the end?? (Or am I just the only one that's immature enough to mention it? lol!) When it comes down to it, these shows are all about the drama, and I am not ashamed to admit that I cannot wait for the reunion show next week.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Top Chef New York New Orleans: And the Winner Is...
2/26/09 05:03 PM

Check out these bulkhead lights from Home Depot:

They are technically exterior lights, but I don't see why you couldn't re-purpose them and use them indoors. Anyone know?

(You can find more if you do a Google search for bulkhead lights, or bulk head lights.)

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Shatter-Proof Ceiling Light Fixtures?
2/25/09 04:42 PM

Forgot to mention... Giada's recipe uses a boxed mix as a base, but they are still delicious!!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Pancake Roundup: Recipes, Tips, and Products
2/24/09 06:59 PM

I love Giada's Ricotta Pancakes with blueberries. There is also a recipe for a honey syrup that goes with them (I add a little lemon zest to the syrup when I make it, and it is awesome with the blueberries)

Jeni_Rae and Lexo - Alton Brown has a recipe for making a pancake pre-mix:

I think he also has one for hot cocoa.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Pancake Roundup: Recipes, Tips, and Products
2/24/09 06:56 PM

Check out This one looks like it could be stained:

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Montessori Weaning Table in Espresso?
2/24/09 01:37 PM

My first thought was also, "Can I just buy the towel by itself so I have more than one?"

Definitely a great DIY. What about metal snaps instead of velcro? That way, no sticky velcro to catch stuff, and no zippers to match up if you want multiple towels!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Zip Dry Apron
2/18/09 01:42 PM

saltyc: Don't get me wrong, this collage isn't really my style either, but why not memorialize the mundane stuff - commemorate the everyday things that actually happen in your life? Would you honestly rather have a "special moment of family love & closeness" that was likely posed/staged by a photographer?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Family Artwork
2/18/09 01:17 PM

I've seen quite a few accidents with hot liquids in blenders in the restaurant kitchen where I used to work, so I'd go for an immersion blender on that alone! I have the KitchenAid immersion blender, and I love it. My favorite things about it are the variable speed control, and I can remove the blending shaft from the motor for easy cleaning (you can even toss it in the dishwasher - although a quick rinse at the sink usually does the trick).

I haven't used it for soups, but I have used it on several occasions for making fresh fruit sauces right on the stove top, drinks or smoothies, and I plan to use it to make baby food.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: How Do You Puree Soups?
2/17/09 06:25 PM

For a US source, visit, and click on "where to buy" on the left hand side. This is a wholesale company that sells only to sign-making professionals, but you should be able to find an authorized vendor in your area. They offer a line of dimensional plastic letters in stock fonts and sizes. You can also inquire at your local sign shops to see if they have any dimensional letters from old signs that they would be willing to part with.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: 3-D Letters Like Meg's?
2/13/09 01:50 PM