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Display Name: Joan A.
Member Since: 3/14/07

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I usually drink it plain, but a few drops of bitters and a squeeze of lime really transforms it.


What Else Can I Make With a Sodastream Soda Maker? Good Questions
7/28/14 03:14 PM

Someone with a SodaStream told me that if you carbonate things other than water, the whole thing starts to stink.


What Else Can I Make With a Sodastream Soda Maker? Good Questions
7/28/14 03:13 PM

I keep chickens and have done web research to figure out what's safe (because I sell some of them, or give them to friends). As far as I can tell, the commenters above are correct—if you wash your local eggs, you should refrigerate them. Also, I've read that once they've been refrigerated (washed or not), they should stay in the refrigerator. So clean eggs just stay in my entryway, unrefrigerated, until they're used (sometimes for a week or more). The disgusting ones have to be washed and chilled, or else I wash them just before I use them.


Culinary School Makes Me Wonder Why I Refrigerate My Eggs Culinary School Diaries
7/24/14 03:25 PM

It's probably a lot lighter now that two thirds of it have been removed.


Before & After: From TV Armoire to Built-in Banquette Bench
7/21/14 01:21 PM

I agree—please, more like this, IF you can find them.


Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/21/14 01:06 PM

Probably a combination of the fabric and the angle of the photo.


Before & After: A Pair of Tulip Chairs Get a Better Bloom
7/17/14 01:16 PM

Also, poop is everywhere.


Life In The Country: The Stories The Pictures Don't Tell
7/17/14 11:57 AM

We keep chickens, and they are scenic when they're out every day in the summer, and the eggs are fresh, but those are the most expensive eggs we've ever eaten, and chickens find many ways to die, despite all efforts.


Life In The Country: The Stories The Pictures Don't Tell
7/17/14 11:57 AM

Though it says that the Warhol is signed, and the Audubon has the original hand-coloring.


Can You Spot the Most Valuable American Antique?
7/4/14 03:14 PM

We have guinea fowl; we'd probably never hear any chimes, so I can probably go for any of these.


10 Wind Chimes to Buy or DIY
6/27/14 11:48 AM

I almost skipped this because I'm not Organic Modern, but then I remember that it would likely be funny, and I was not disappointed.


10 Tell-Tale Signs that Your Home Style Is: Organic Modern
6/23/14 01:18 PM

Very good!


How To Make 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/9/14 05:30 PM

Haha.


How To Make 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/9/14 05:30 PM

I'm sure these are delicious, but Nutella doesn't really qualify as an ingredient. That's like saying Oreos are an ingredient. Or, if you want to describe it that way, at least don't act like it's a big surprise that you can make these brownies with ONLY TWO ingredients!


How To Make 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/9/14 03:37 PM

4. Match your cat to your pillow.


Emily's Settled on Her Own Style Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 11:52 AM

I gave away my mandoline after using it once. What a pain.


Too Scared To Use a Mandoline: What Kitchen Tools, Gadgets, or Appliances Intimidate You? Reader Intelligence Request
6/4/14 04:30 PM

I like them all, but the dustpan and brush one may get implemented in my (not tiny) kitchen.


Pimp My Small Kitchen: 10 Cheap, Renter-Friendly Improvements
5/30/14 12:15 PM

I've seen instructions to cut it up first, then dunk it and spin it. That would eliminate most of the tough crevices.


What's the Best Way to Clean Kale? Good Questions
5/19/14 04:13 PM

Also, what hitch said.


Spice Storage Before & After: A Spice Rack Backsplash Reader Kitchen Project
5/16/14 10:28 AM

I thought of this question last week, too, but didn't bother to ask: Aren't the spices in the middle of the arrangement difficult to grab with your fingers? Or is there more space than it seems between the jars?


Spice Storage Before & After: A Spice Rack Backsplash Reader Kitchen Project
5/16/14 10:27 AM