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Display Name: nenasadije
Member Since: 1/15/09

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They won't find out their child's "gender" after it's born, either. Sex, yes. Gender, no.

Gender-Neutral and -Specific Color Combos
4/1/11 02:04 PM

My husband would tell people, "look at this awesome app I put in my iPhone" and would show them a pregnancy app he was using to track the baby's development. It would take a minute to get a reaction but the faces were always priceless.

Telling Your Family That You're Expecting
Hither and Tither

3/11/11 04:25 PM

@midnightscientist - explain this wash thrice thing?

What's my favorite stain remover? SUNSHINE! I use Charlie's on my diapers, first giving them a cold soak with baking soda and then using vinegar in a downy ball during the final rinse. Even with all that soaking, washing and ringing, the only way to get the my-baby-is-on-a-blueberry-diet stains out is a good dry in the sun.
I use oxy or bac-out on other clothing and upholstery.

What Are Your Favorite Baby Cleaning Products?
3/10/11 09:04 AM

Coconut water, nori rice cakes, yogurt, clear soups and broths. Then, when I'm feeling up to it, a veggie and cheese Publix sub.

What Do You Eat To Recover From Food Poisoning?
3/8/11 11:59 AM

my Go-To dressing is so simple and delicious:

1 part dijon mustard
1 part flax oil (olive oil works fine, too)
1/4 part water
salt & pepper

put all of the above into a container with a lid. put the lid on and shake until smooth.

i sometimes add 1/2 to 1 part honey for a sweeter, honey-mustard-y dressing.

Can You Suggest Some Great Homemade Salad Dressings? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/10/10 03:12 PM

my husband had grand plans of making a changing pad cover to match a bench seat he was making for the baby's room (due any day now!) but my grandmother, who was giving the sewing tutorial, talked him out of it. her idea was to stitch a rectangular piece of fabric that will lay over the pad for aesthetics but can be easily pulled back while actually changing the baby. this way you still get the look you want but avoid the laundry. i thought her idea was a brilliant compromise.

Are Changing Pad Covers Necessary? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/8/10 01:10 PM

my first post-pregnancy cocktail will be a French 75 (with Gin). they are so delicious and perfectly strong. two more weeks to go and i can taste it!

Breakfast Bubbly: 5 Alternatives to the Classic Mimosa | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/6/10 03:48 PM

has anyone ever tried to keep polenta in a crock pot/slow cooker for a few hours? i like the idea of having a Polenta Bar (in the "Related" link) but i wonder about keeping the polenta warm, smooth and creamy during a more free form party (as opposed to a sit down dinner with everyone eating at once).

One Pot of Polenta: Two Weeknight Meals | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/16/10 12:38 PM

i'm sending that article to my husband STAT. we are constantly arguing about the best way to put soap in the dishwasher. i'm a "less is more" kind of person - filling the dispenser half way and leaving it open to insure there are no problems with the latch during the cycle. i HATE it when i open a clean load only to find the soap dispenser never popped open. he, on the other hand, will overfill the dispenser and slam it closed. soap gets all over the door and gunks up the latch of the dispenser.
thank you New York Times. VINDICATION!!
i was able to get him to give up dryer sheets a while ago in favor of tiny amounts of phosphate free fabric softener in a downy ball.
small steps.

Are You Using Too Much Dish Soap? Probably! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/16/10 10:25 AM

looks like an amethyst onion but longer and less tender at the green end.

Seasonal Spotlight: Green Garlic | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/2/10 03:02 PM

i make cauliflower mash using the same method i use for mashed potatoes with a few variations. i chop up the cauliflower, add it to a pot and cover it with veg. or chicken broth (well salted water works in a pinch if you're low on or out of broth). bring it to a boil, then simmer until the cauliflower is soft draining off any extra liquid. mash up the cauliflower adding what you normally would to mashed potatoes - cream cheese, sour cream, milk, butter, s&p, etc., tasing as you go until you stumble upon perfection. lately i've been throwing in a tablespoon of butter and two wedges of the laughing cow spreadable cheese to a nice sized head of cauliflower.

Recipe: Cauliflower Purée | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/25/10 04:24 PM

a local coffee and wine bar (that's sadly gone out of business) served the 2006 Indaba Chenin Blanc and it was delicious.

Lots of Cheap Wines: At Less Than $10 Per Bottle! Budget Wines | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/25/10 02:15 PM

our dishwasher is a tiny apartment sized front loader so it's always loaded the same way - glasses, cups and small bowls up top from left to right, dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls and utensils on the bottom from left to right. we can maybe get a lone serving dish on the bottom rack if we've not used any soup bowls. after two days worth of breakfast and dinner dishes it's full.

Filling the Dishwasher: Do You Have a Strategy? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/11/10 01:42 PM

oh, man. my husband and i are horrible water hogs. it really is shameful how much water we waste hand washing dishes. we do have an apartment sized, front loading dishwasher and praise its function regularly, but we also use a TON of plastic containers that i refuse to wash in the dishwasher. these, along with cutting knives, pots and pans, the french press and anything larger than a dinner plate get hand washed. my general method goes a little something like this - wet the sponge and squirt it with soap, soap up dishes with the sponge using a little water as possible, then, with the hot water continually running (don't hit me!), rinse and stack the dishes to air dry.

What Is the Best Way To: Wash Dishes? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/9/10 12:43 PM

thanks for all the great suggestions, ya'll!
-ryan aka nenasadije

What Are Light and Savory Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/4/10 07:57 PM

i'm having a baby in april so my task for this month is to test a few different casseroles to feed myself and my birth team (midwives, husband, etc.) before, during and after my labor.

i'm looking for light, healthful recipes that can be made ahead, frozen and reheated without much effort.

so far this white lasagna from whipped is at the top of my list -

What Recipes Do You Want to Try This Month? February 2010 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/1/10 09:46 AM

unless my dog is on fire, i'm not answering any questions from the other room while measuring multiple units for a recipe. that's my trick. ;)

Losing Count: How Do You Keep Track? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/28/10 12:04 PM

oh, mincemeat. i never liked it, and you can find recipes that don't call for suet, but i remember my grandmother pulling out her big metal grinder every year to make it.

What Is Beef Suet? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/22/10 03:30 PM

my husband makes a thick, meaty arrabbiata sauce with hot italian turkey sausage and piles it into spaghetti squash halves. as you dig down through the sauce you scrape the stringy squash up with it. it's so delicious with the spicy of the sauce and the sweet of the squash playing off each other...

Try This! Spaghetti Squash Instead of Pasta | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/22/10 01:28 PM

date bars! my grandmother makes an amazing date bar and though i don't have the recipe it is similar to this -
i think hers uses less sugar because the dates are SO sweet it can be overwhelming.
i love these bars because they last 5-8 days on the counter, covered, or they can be frozen and thawed at room temp.

Making a Date! What to Do with an Abundance of Dates | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/22/10 10:01 AM