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It would be nice to see at least one selection that isn't so modern. All of these tables seem to represent a singular style.


Top Ten: Best Coffee Tables Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide 2014
3/7/14 01:37 PM

I've used this recipe twice since it was posted. First to use up aging broccoli before it went bad, and again last night because I couldn't think of anything logical to do with the scraps of food that I had in the fridge and I had to cook dinner quickly for our family of 5 without going to the store. Both times I would say that the end result was good, but that I was not entirely pleased with the texture of the eggs. I don't think it has anything to do with this recipe--I probably just need to change my technique. In short, the eggs seem really dense and tough and not as creamy an rich-looking as I've seen in various pictures and demonstrations. I tried undercooking them a bit, but was left with a runny, half-baked frittata--not what I was going for. I will happily take any suggestions.


How To Make a Frittata
1/17/14 11:04 AM

Why buy a bigger space when you can hire a team of architects?


5 Cool Hidden Beds for Small Spaces
11/6/13 12:36 PM

Sorry for the misphrasing-autocorrect does not seem to be helping me at all! My question was whether *the goal of the *outbox is to have permanent place to put items in limbo...thanks!


Day 4: Set Up a One-Room Outbox Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/6/13 04:19 PM

Hi Janel, like some other commenters, I too have no free space other than a visible living room corner to use as my outbox. It would help if you explained whether be goal of the out of is to have a permanent place to put items in limbo, or just for the duration of this project? Have you heard of any creative solutions to the lack space?


Day 4: Set Up a One-Room Outbox Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/6/13 04:16 PM

Sincerely,

Melanie Williamson
202-904-1581

Begin forwarded message:

From: Melanie Williamson <melanie.jwilliamson@yahoo.com>
Date: June 19, 2013, 6:10:17 PM EDT
To: melanie.jwilliamson@yahoo.com

Once elementary schools start incorporating e-readers into the curriculum as an industry standard, I think books will be well on their way out-much like texting and emailing has taken the place of letters and even phone calls, for many. My 7-year old daughter has became a bibliophile this year in part to the hundreds of paperbacks that she can check out of her classroom at school. We don't know the precise future of books, but we can be certain that in ten years, they won't be what they are today--the digital age has displaced many forms of media.

As for my own book nostalgia-I've found it very difficult to get on the e-reader train, but I have to admit that at this point my own bookcase has more emotional utility than actual entertainment. I've bought a few e-books and it's much more tolerable than I thought it would be. I would even go so far as to say that it is my preferred method of reading in bed in the dark (for obvious reasons) and is great for a scatterbrain like me who has trouble keeping up with books. And I can purchase several at one time and have them all located and bookmarked in one place.

At the end of the day, e-readers just make it more convenient to purchase, read, and store books. And it doens't enhance the pleasure of reading. There are definitely pleasures inherent in physical books (paging through the books-page texture-being able to see how much you have left to read by looking at thickness). But those pleasures are really only known to those of us who've know them all of our lives. Once it's no longer the preferred method of reading, it will definitely be a generational thing and books will truly be vintage for future generations in the way that rotary phones, records, and Atari games are for us now.


Are Books Obsolete? Thoughts on the Printed Word
6/19/13 06:19 PM

Yes, the comments on this thread have been rather entertaining. Of course I enjoyed the contentious peanut allergy debate, but I especially liked @tiny banquet and @frogdogblogs' well-stated comments about the author. I have to give her kudos for the cool recipe, but also need to ask her to please stop implying that it sucks to hear kids crying from a distant location on the plane while you sit alone and unencumbered, eating your peanut noodles, reading a book, and dozing as you please. Think about the parent with that child and feel sorry for them instead of yourself. Traveling with a young child and having to constantly placate them while worrying that the entitled childless people around you are irritated by everything your child does is comparable to being suspended from the ceiling by your eyelids for three and a half hours. I do it once a year for five to six grueling hours so that my kids can see our family in California, while you can hop on a plane and go anywhere you like with your thoughtful homemade meals. So take a deep breath, relax, and try not to make anymore obnoxious and insensitive comments.


Portable Recipe: Cold Noodle Salad with Creamy Peanut Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn
6/8/13 01:32 AM

Yes, the comments on this thread have been rather entertaining. Of course I enjoyed the contentious peanut allergy debate, but I especially liked @tiny banquet and @frogdogblogs' well-stated comments about the author. I have to give her kudos for the cool recipe, but also need to ask her to please stop implying that it sucks to hear kids crying from a distant location on the plane while you sit alone and unencumbered, eating your peanut noodles, reading a book, and dozing as you please. Think about the parent with that child and feel sorry for them instead of yourself. Traveling with a young child and having to constantly placate them while worrying that the entitled childless people around you are irritated by everything your child does is comparable to being suspended from the ceiling by your eyelids for three and a half hours. I do it once a year for five to six grueling hours so that my kids can see our family in California, while you can hop on a plane and go anywhere you like with your thoughtful homemade meals. So take a deep breath, relax, and try not to make anymore obnoxious and insensitive comments.


Portable Recipe: Cold Noodle Salad with Creamy Peanut Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn
6/8/13 01:32 AM

Yes, the comments on this thread have been rather entertaining. Of course I enjoyed the contentious peanut allergy debate, but I especially liked @tiny banquet and @frogdogblogs' well-stated comments about the author. I have to give her kudos for the cool recipe, but also need to ask her to please stop implying that it sucks to hear kids crying from a distant location on the plane while you sit alone and unencumbered, eating your peanut noodles, reading a book, and dozing as you please. Think about the parent with that child and feel sorry for them instead of yourself. Traveling with a young child and having to constantly placate them while worrying that the entitled childless people around you are irritated by everything your child does is comparable to being suspended from the ceiling by your eyelids for three and a half hours. I do it once a year for five to six grueling hours so that my kids can see our family in California, while you can hop on a plane and go anywhere you like with your thoughtful homemade meals. So take a deep breath, relax, and try not to make anymore obnoxious and insensitive comments.


Portable Recipe: Cold Noodle Salad with Creamy Peanut Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn
6/8/13 01:32 AM

In recent years, I have become insanely jealous of "neat" people. I have an incredibly hard time keeping anything in its place, or sticking to a cleaning/decluttering routine. When I was younger I didn't care and was even defiant about my mess to parents and roommates, but now that I am an adult with have three children and a husband who is worse and less conscious about it than I am, and it really, really bothers me a lot. I have tried SO hard to change-including purchasing various programs and self help books, hiring professional organizers, coaches, cleaning people, the whole nine. The mess makes me feel anxious and puts me in a foul mood, but i feel accomplished and in control when things are neat. I hope that everyone here realizes at the end of the day that neatness is largely a personality trait: should both consider yourself blessed if you have it, and try not to judge those of us who don't too harshly. :). Many of us truly can't help it!


The Messy Myth: Is Being Organized Really Always Best?
6/6/13 10:08 PM

I made this last night because our oven broke down and I couldn't go with my usual baked version. I was pleasantly surprised. I did make a few changes after reading the comments above regarding blandness. I increased the ratio of cheese sauce to pasta by using only one half pound of pasta. I also reserved about a half a cup of cheese and added it to the finished product for more texture. Oh, and I used a teaspoon or so of Dijon instead of the mustard powder. Everyone loved it.


How to Make Creamy Macaroni and Cheese on the Stovetop Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
2/19/13 09:22 PM