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I like to throw in a little (like 1/4 cup) bran or flax cereal. If you have a good blender, it'll add just a teeny bit of crunchiness to the smoothie, which I like. That also goes good with a teaspoon of dark cocoa powder. I also like to put in half a *ripe* plantain, just because it's has a slightly more lemony taste than a banana.

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10/25/10 01:36 AM

P.S., in the U.S. a good place to go to check out Indian sweets is at Vic's in Berkeley, CA.

Sweet South Indian Soul Food: Kesari Bath
9/21/10 12:46 AM

This reminds me of how truly FABULOUS South Asian (Indian) sweets are. And I don't recall that has done any articles or features on those wonderful desserts -- until now. But there's so much, much more! So...more please!

Sweet South Indian Soul Food: Kesari Bath
9/21/10 12:45 AM

GT & Synergy (especially the former) differ from the now substituted kombucha drinks by its very low amount of sugars -- that, along w/it's slightly higher fizz, and more intense taste-- are why I bought it. The alcohol content never provided a buzz that I could perceive -- and I generally stay away from alcohol because I'm allergic to wine and grape products.

The Great Kombucha Freakout: Are You Getting Your Fix?
8/17/10 02:11 PM

As someone approaching the age of 60, I can tell you that as you get older, exposure to viruses and colds strengthens your immune system. I rarely get colds and viruses now. So, unless you've got a condition that makes it dangerous for you to get a cold; other than the useful precautions of keeping hands clean and eating healthy -- there's really no point in stressing about about it. Anxiety and stress will weaken your immune system too!

So next time you come down with a virus and recover from it, just be glad you got that one out of the way!

How Do You Keep Your Household Healthy? | Apartment Therapy Boston
1/26/10 02:41 PM

It reminds me of a couple things:

1) the privacy screen in a doctor's office.

2) an office cubicle.

Apartment Therapy New York | Translucent Room Divider System by Dan Forlenza Design Showcase 2009
8/20/09 04:32 PM

It's beautiful, but you may need more protein later. High on carbs.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's For Lunch Today? Tartine and Potato Salad
6/9/09 12:20 PM

Firenze ukulele festival! June 26-27th! Uke-players from all over the world! It's not just Hawaiian anymore!

Apartment Therapy New York | Seeking Design Tips on Florence: This Week!
6/8/09 04:05 PM

Sticking the TV in front of it doesn't work -- it just looks like you are trying to hide it.

It's not really all that bad looking of a fireplace. It's not "hideous." Part of the problem I think is the contrast between the white plaster, and the dark tile and molding at the top. That's unfortunate.

Perhaps paint the plaster on the fireplace itself a slightly darker color, so it won't look so contrasty?

OR, maybe an easier solution: remove the mirror, and the little gizmos and candle on the mantle that make it look even more like you are unhappy with the area, and instead put an attention-catching piece of art up there, that will draw attention away from the tile (although I don't think the tile looks so horrible, either). And put a nice largish vase full of flowers there, or a sculptural piece.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Work Around Our Ugly Fireplace?
3/19/09 04:22 PM

Gawd, that is so ugly-american pathetic. Puhleeze. Take the time to learn how to use chopsticks -- or just use a fork! Asians use forks too!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Eats: All Thumbs? Try a Chopsticks Aid#comments
3/19/09 02:04 PM

The link doesn't seem to work...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Soup of the Day: Chickpea & Bread Soup
2/25/09 07:12 PM

Great to see some examples from other countries. While in the Philippines, I noticed some great (and often beautiful) DIY design hacking solutions coming from local, and not so local resources. I imagine similar ideas can come from other places in S.E. Asia, S. Asia, Middle east, and other non-Western areas.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Rajiv's Bangalore Wabi Sabi Bangalore#comments
1/16/09 04:12 PM

If you are interested in the real thing, try Shen's Gallery in Santa Cruz. They have a huge collection of original architectural items from China, as well as furniture and art pieces. It's also a fun place to hang out, and they will serve you some excellent tea while you browse.

For example, look at their collection of windows, which could possibly be used for screens:

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Source for Asian Screens?
1/5/09 06:51 PM

Nice article; sometimes improvisation helps relax people, so why worry? By the way, shouldn't your title read "Laugh It Off," not Laugh is Off?

I work as an editor; give me a buzz if you need one. ;-))

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Tool For the Holidays: Laugh is Off
12/1/08 04:51 PM