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Display Name: Gsewake
Member Since: 4/2/09

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I do love a NY pastrami sandwich. Mmmm mmm!


Po'Boy to Pit Beef: What's Your Favorite Regional Sandwich?
9/19/12 09:56 AM

My husband has been on a huge baking kick recently, and I've been reaping the benefits. My favorite so far has been an 80% brioche (80% butter that is!) It was amazing. Otherwise, he's been experimenting with other enriched breads like challah. I'm looking forward to a return to regular old crusty breads for my morning toast.


What Kind of Bread Do You Eat? Reader Survey
9/10/12 01:47 PM

I love this!


Make a Framed Rock Collection Little Birdie Secrets
8/1/12 05:10 PM

Hmm, I love me some Babycakes, but I promise you that they are famous for their VEGAN cupcakes. When I want honest to god cupcakes I go elsewhere, but I do love their spelt tops!


5 Store-Bought Cookie Brands You Didn't Know Were Vegan The Daily Meal
7/30/12 12:38 PM

Sell off some of your extra seating (those wicker chairs??) and extra table and buy some new art or wall shelving to fill up some of the empty wall space.

The office furniture is jarringly different from the rest of the stuff in the living room, so maybe you could move the office into the smaller room and put the dining table(s) in the living room?

I actually like the old rug, but I'd use it to cover up the wall-to-wall carpet in the dining area rather than covering up the lovely wood floor...


Arrangement Ideas for My Apartment? Good Questions
7/24/12 05:22 PM

My husband makes fun of me because I prefer to use small spoons and forks, so they'll be staying in my cutlery drawer for some time yet!


Are Salad Forks & Teaspoons Outmoded?
7/20/12 09:31 AM

Ditto Ecandle96! Bring on the Sriracha is all I can say to this poster.


The Top Foods To Avoid in a Heat Wave Food Republic
7/19/12 01:59 PM

You could paint the dark wood of the vanity. Otherwise, ditto HHRI. You can do a lot with artwork and linens!


How To Affordably Bring Character & Color to This Bathroom? Good Questions
7/18/12 03:42 PM

I love this one! It's got lots of personality.


Jaime's Compact California Kitchen Small Cool Kitchens 2012
7/17/12 11:52 AM

Movie theater nachos, or any fake processed cheese products! It's a disgusting habit... but so, so, so deliccciouussssss.


Guilty Food Pleasures: Professional Chefs Have Them Too!
7/13/12 02:50 PM

I'm dying to do Southeast Asia, but expensive plane tickets + minimal time off for vacation = not feasible. There are too many places I want to go in the area to relegate it to a 1 week trip... Start with Australia, then Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and India, India, India!

Also, I just came back from Big Sur, CA and I'm ready to go back any time now!


What's Your Dream Destination?
7/6/12 04:12 PM

I LOVE Jasper Hill. I got married in Greensboro last August, and all our cheese came from them... can't even describe how amazing they all were. yummmmmm


Find This Cheese Now: Jasper Hill Farm's Harbison The Cheesemonger
6/27/12 01:46 PM

Exactly my question!


Small Batch Recipe: Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles Urban Preserving with Marisa McClellan
6/26/12 05:03 PM

I love this! Especially with the grey paint tones to bring it all together


Lindsay's Mix of Fun & Fancy Dream Living Room
6/11/12 03:45 PM

If you have space in the living room, I really recommend this sofa bed from Ikea: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90198978/

it's got tons of storage and is pretty multi-functional. It looks like it might be a pretty tight fit though!

Everyone else has great suggestions (especially the under-bed storage). Have fun!


Ideas For Funky-Angled Little Apartment? Good Questions
6/5/12 11:11 AM

If you're doing the sofa-bed thing I can highly recommend this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90198978/

We have it in our living room and it is the BEST double duty product I've ever purchased. 3 years old and going strong... SO much storage space and really comfy for sofa use or sleeping use. Certainly more comfortable than Hemnes and not much more expensive.

Tips for grownup apartment: Storage is very important. If something has to be out in the open it should serve double-duty decorative and functional purpose. The tip above about lighting is a good one, and frames are great too. Grown-up curtains help a lot too.


Decorating Advice To Make Tiny First Apartment Feel Grown-Up? Good Questions
5/30/12 05:35 PM

I say the more lime the better! (salt, cilantro, red onions, and jalapeno help too)

Seriously, I make good guac and I think lime's the secret... plus it stays bright green longer, which is good for parties. No one wants to eat it once it's brown!


How to Make Better Guacamole: Tips from Two Food Writers
5/11/12 10:05 AM

This is amazing. Take that anthropologie! I absolutely love that rocker by the way...


The Etsy Challenge: Anthropologie Looks for Less
5/8/12 02:07 PM

Fage all the way! Love it.


Blind Taste Testing Greek-Style Yogurt Brands: Which One Wins? New York Magazine
5/1/12 09:16 AM

Love her, and love Vermont! She's now living in the town where I grew up :-)


Rock Star Neko Cases's Farmhouse Kitchen Country Living
4/25/12 04:56 PM