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Display Name: sakarina
Member Since: 1/23/09

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Me:¡Que viva el queso fresco!
My husband: ¡Viva!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Is Queso Fresco? The Cheesemonger
7/29/09 05:52 PM

Yummy! Yummy! Yes, in Mexico I grew up eating it like candy-a sweet tamarindo paste in little plastic pouches or cups, but like bedtime-for-gonzo said, we use it in drinks and other snacks. . . well . . . this post has made me homesick and hungry. . . :o)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Ingredient Spotlight: Tamarind
7/21/09 06:22 PM

Beautiful space. But I just can't stop staring at her shoes.

Must know where they're from!! Does anybody know?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Cheri & David's Creative Loft The Selby
2/18/09 10:27 PM

I know it depends on where you live, the weather, and whether you walk around town (downtown) all day. Personally, I automatically take off my shoes when I get home not because I'm horrified of all the grime and dry particles of loogies/poop/buggers and toxic waste that were previously mentioned, but because it's comfortable and because it is my own home. I would NEVER, ever force someone else take off their shoes, I would rather clean up after them. I don't have children, but I don't think that would make much of a difference honestly. I grew up in a large city in Mexico. We had a dirt road. Dust everywhere. We had cement/tile floors. My grandma swept, mopped, and dusted the house daily. At the end of the day, once people got home for good, they would remove their shoes and go around the house on socks or slippers. But people went in and out of the house all day long . . . it would be silly to be taking off and putting on your shoes 8 times a day. It seems totally unnecessary to me. Perhaps I don't fully understand the repercussions of a non-immaculate floor. Now that I live in the states (and have carpet in 70% of my house) I still carry the idea that floors aren’t supposed to be completely flawless. I enjoy a clean, just-vacuumed, fluffy carpet, and I vacuum 2-3 times a week but I don’t lie on, put my face on, and hardly ever touch my floors. My feet interact with it, but other than that, I don’t have much contact with the floors. I have a small kitchen (and even smaller bathrooms) and I clean the floors there by hand (on my knees) because I feel that gets the job done better. I know I grew up in a region where germs aren’t the worst thing that could happen. My immune system might be stronger than some people’s due to all the “different” germs I’ve been exposed to, but I just don’t really understand what the big deal is. How many BAD germs does an average person really carry into a house just by doing the average walking? Can people really get SICK from that? If you don’t get sick from it, then what’s the big deal? My husband (who is from Michigan) and I haven’t gotten sick from my lack of interest in bare feet and germ-free floors . . . yet.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 37 Reasons to Take Your Shoes Off
1/23/09 08:58 AM