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Donald Harington is a local author (northern Arkansas) who wrote a fabulous novel (With) that included a character called an "in-habit". The in-habit is essentially a little piece of your soul that never is able to leave a loved place when the rest of you has had to move away.

I loved that concept. My last home, a 95+ year old Foursquare that we renovated, probably has a little in-habit of mine in it. Perhaps this kitchen will retain a little piece of you.

A Goodbye Letter to My Childhood Kitchen Life in the Kitchen
5/16/14 03:19 AM

Buy the right thing once, and you don't have to buy it again.

I will pay for the perfect kitchen equipment. It is worth it, both in satisfaction and in eventual savings as I don't have to keep replacing the cheap stuff.

I Finally Found the Perfect Potholder. And It's Blue Suede, of All Things! Product Review
5/14/14 01:05 AM

My vintage skillet (with that lovely supersmooth surface you can only get from old cast iron pans) stays on my stove at all times. We use it at nearly every meal.

(Is it just me, or does all the hanging-over-the-stovetop business in these photos look like a perfect storm of greasecatching over time? We're not frying people but our stovetop hood gets DISGUSTING if not wiped down regularly. I'd hate to be the one to keep all that clean.)

10 Kitchens With Cast Iron Pans on Display Kitchen Inspiration
3/4/14 01:58 AM

I save baking powder containers and relabel and reuse them for salt, baking soda, sugar, and flour. When I only need a bit I don't have to get out the big containers, they have a built-in level for measuring, and laid end to end in a drawer only take up a little space.

What's Your Genius Kitchen Organizing Tip? Tell Us What Makes You Proud! Reader Intelligence Request
2/18/14 11:35 PM

We have a Schoolhouse fixture in our kitchen. The milky glass shades are fantastic... they just glow.

Walsh Pendant Light from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
9/27/12 11:43 PM

We live in an old house (one outlet per bedroom!) and I desperately need to know how to convert those Home Depot fixtures to battery/LED! Just brilliant.

A Trio of Hanging Beds For A Room Shared By Three
Kids Room Tour

1/20/11 11:24 AM

I have a tiny kitchen with limited storage, but I make room for a Garlic Twist. Love that thing.

What Kind of Tool Should I Buy for Mincing Garlic?
Good Questions

1/1/11 10:25 PM

I wonder why they did the "loaf"? My family's (southern) dressing recipe would work well as the layers... I might do this just to gross my sister out. She's one of those people who doesn't like the different types of food on her plate to touch each other.

Have You Seen the Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Yet?
11/12/10 09:17 AM

My husband burned ours out kneading heavy dough... we drove it 3 hours to the nearest authorized repair center. Blown fuse. THREE BUCKS. Yes!

What Do To If Your KitchenAid Stand Mixer Breaks
9/1/10 12:32 AM

My first thought: Americans' kitchens are apparently just as oversized as our houses, waistlines, and carbon footprints. So many of these would be thought of as prohibitively tiny here in American homes.

Kitchens From Around the Globe | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/15/10 05:26 PM

Oh, amen, Faith. My vines are dying and I'm mourning them and already wondering when I should plant them for the fall harvest. They are my favorite garden snack-- and Gracie's, too. We hardly have any that make it inside the house.

The Pea Feast: English Peas, Straight from the Garden | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/11/10 04:54 PM

Not that you need any more advice, but Caphalon's hard-adonized 12-inch Everyday Pan is 39.99 on Amazon. That'd be very useful to any college student.

Help Me Find a Cheap Yet High Quality Cookware Set? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/21/10 11:50 PM

Shoot. 2 Kitchn windows open at once. Sorry, ya'll.

Winter Recipe: Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/21/10 11:49 PM

Not that you need any more advice, but Caphalon's hard-adonized 12-inch Everyday Pan is 39.99 on Amazon. That'd be very useful to any college student.

Winter Recipe: Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/21/10 11:48 PM

Ozark black walnuts are a delicacy, and during walnut season buyers set up in town to weigh and pay you for the harvest you pick up off the ground. It's a win-win situation-- you get the ankle-spraining things off the lawn, and they get the walnuts.

Last year, we gave the honor of harvesting our yard to an unemployed couple who was hauling load after load of wanuts to the dealers to make some money.

This year, I may try cashing in myself-- but next spring, I'll be trying this in hopes of some wonderful Christmas gifts. Thanks for the tip, Faith!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Nocino and Vin de Noix: Making Green Walnut Liqueur
8/24/09 10:04 AM

I've always thought that Ichiban eggplants were beautiful enough to plant within any flowerbed. I love the purple veins running through the leaves, and matching purple flowers and then eggplants.

Florida grew me oceans of eggplants, too many to eat. Here in Arkansas, they got attacked by beetles nonstop. This year, eggplant FAIL. I'll try again next year.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Best Garden Surprise: Fairy Tale Eggplants
8/11/09 03:02 AM

My upcoming appliance purchase is vintage: a late 1940's Chambers stove (BZ model) with chrome, side lights, and the magnificient thermowell. We've had it reporcelained in black. I am breathless with anticipation.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Little Snowie: Our Latest Appliance Lust
8/10/09 04:43 PM

Umm, Faith, that volunteer squash or melon doesn't look like a squash or melon to me. My guess is a wild violet.

Love the mint pot! The Kentucky Colonel is a gentleman... he doesn't spread that much in the ground, according to a local herb farm (of course, that's here, not where you live...).

Congrats on the "real" garden at last!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | My Great Outdoors: A Raised-Bed Garden in Early Summer
6/10/09 06:55 PM

our Garlic Twist. I encountered one at a friend's and just had to have one. It works like magic.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Is Your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?
5/16/09 01:05 AM

We SO missed out! (sigh)

Congratulations, Faith! I'm coming back tomorrow to check out your cake. I'm certain it was a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.

Aaron's been working on your gift for days now. I'm hoping he'll have it ready for mailing soon.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Home Cooking: The Family Dessert Buffet
9/30/08 07:29 PM