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On the mantle, with pretty colored stones in them. on top of one of the bookcases, holding different pretty stones.

scattered throughout the house serving various practical functions until such time as I need them for flowers - holding scrapers in the kitchen until I need it, then I stick the scrapers in a wide mouthed glass and use the vase.

masquerading as a mason jar - unless it's an arrangement that doesn't work in a mason jar, 80% of all flowers that come into the house go into wide mouthed quart jars.

at goodwill where I can pay $.50 to get them out of storage if I suddenly REALLY NEED a generic vase in a shape I don't already own?

Where Do You Store Flower Vases?
1/5/12 03:36 PM

without a doubt, honeyville's blanched almond flour as used over at Elana's Pantry.

Gluten-Free Flour Substitutes: Which One Is Your Favorite?
1/19/11 01:18 PM

Better than Bouillon here, too. though they don't have a low-sodium option.

What Is the Best Brand of Storebought Broth?
1/4/11 02:18 PM

Elana's Pantry, The Glutenfree Almond Flour Cookbook and Honeyville's almond flour.

You've NEVER had glutenfree like Elana's stuff. seriously.

Gluten-Free Baking: How to Make An Easy Flour Substitute
11/17/10 03:20 PM

We use jars for everything. everything. carrying berries to work for lunch. storing pens, grains, beans, cereal. Instead of canisters for sugar, flour, etc.

Classico pasta sauce, TJ's salsa and several other grocery store items come in jars whose lists are the same size as narrow mouth mason jars, so we keep both the jar and the lid - allows us to use two-part lids with some things and also means we've got one-piece lids for things that need it.

Small Storage Solution: Using Collected Ball Jars
9/23/10 03:17 PM

The Moonblush Tomatoes sound exactly like what I was thinking.

You can also freeze them straight up. When you thaw them, run them under hot water and rough them up between your palms. The skins will slip right off, and they'll be pre-broken-down from the freezing.

What Can I Do With All These Cherry Tomatoes?
Good Questions

9/16/10 10:53 AM

We have cats, and we use towels!

usually, we use hand towel sized kitchen towels instead of bath towels, but same idea. Works like a dream, no waste.

Best Way To Keep Greens Fresh? The Bath Towel Method
9/13/10 01:37 PM

hah! I've noticed that my neglected tomatoes that get watered when it rains and rarely otherwise are the tastiest tomatoes I've ever had. Nice to know there's some science behind it; folks have been guilting me with how THEY water every day to get the most/best tomatoes.

What Are Dry-Farmed Tomatoes?
9/13/10 11:40 AM

I've been eyeing exactly those towels for exactly this purpose. Nice to see I wasn't completely out of my mind!

Tea Towels as Curtains: Bright and Simple
9/7/10 10:53 AM

Funny... I might be the clueless girlfriend with no taste, because carnations and baby's breathe are among my top five favorite flowers. Love the big drifting mound of bb. and carnations totally hold their own, with or without citrus additions... especially if you grow your own. They smell like joy.

Unsung Heroes of the Supermarket Cooler
Garden Party

8/20/10 01:51 PM

I buy it at a welding supply place. weird, right?

Use Dry Ice For Better Frozen Berries | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/23/10 02:25 PM

denture tablets. break them in half if appropriate.

Tip: Cleaning Hard-to-Clean Vases | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/21/10 09:32 AM

wary, not weary. gah. otherwise, awesome tip!

Make Sticking Sockets Slippery With Lip Balm | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/14/10 09:13 AM

There's exactly one recipe that happens with leftover buttermilk in our house. and with friends around, it gets doubled and made once per day until the buttermilk is GONE.


What Can I Do With a Carton of Buttermilk? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/4/10 10:44 AM

I use canning jars. or empty salsa jars.

Desperately Seeking: No-Leak Soup Containers for Lunches | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/15/10 03:50 PM

I have the corelle equivalent and chipped the enamel after less than a week by dropping it, corner down, on the floor. :-(

Dinner to Fridge to Lunch: Yellow Steel Bowls with Lids | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/15/10 01:41 PM

Our pantry is an assortment of Besta units and I LOVE them. adjustable, easy to put together, customizable. We did a mix of solid and opaque doors, and I just love them.

Help Me Find a Budget-Friendly Pantry Unit Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/17/10 04:26 PM

in fact, the recipe is still on the site:

Crunchy Cookies: 5 Tasty Ideas for Biscotti | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/5/10 03:45 PM

My favorite biscotti EVER were a NYTimes recipe from ~1999, which featured olive oil and red wine. They were simply divine.

Crunchy Cookies: 5 Tasty Ideas for Biscotti | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/5/10 03:41 PM

drop an egg? cover it with salt and you'll be able to scrape it up without using a million paper towels.

Tip: Five More Uses for Salt | Apartment Therapy Chicago
2/23/10 09:17 AM