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Member Since: 6/25/07

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Meindert: did you use 2 heads of garlic, as per the recipe?

I love, love roasted garlic, but 2 heads (instead of cloves) does sound a bit much to me.


Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/1/10 04:22 PM

Has anyone tried the 3-in-1 products (rice cooker, pressure cooker, and slow cooker in one)? I think Fagor makes one, and I've been thinking of getting one.


Should I Keep Both a Pressure Cooker and a Crock-Pot? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/11/10 08:51 PM

The bones of the apartment (the floor, cabinets, ceilings) are great!

The furniture and accessories, not so much! (OK - they're really bad.)

Carlos Debbie's Ultra Contemporary House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
1/26/10 11:56 AM

OK, I'm going to try to give some [unsolicited] constructive comments. These are what I would do in the living room:
- living room needs a unifying element (could be as simple as same color for the blinds, pillows and one big vase on the coffee table)
- get rid of chair near the window: it looks shabby, (but not chic), not the right proportion
- find another coffee table: it's too bulky and not goodlooking (perhaps round and with a glass top to have a more open/lighter feel)
- change the lamp shades (they are too small)
- the prints/frames look puny; replace with one big artwork or perhaps a mirror

In the kitchen:
- paint the cabinets a bright color
- replace the knobs/hardware with something more modern-looking to match the appliances
- get a better rug with more color/pattern

Wayne Daniel's First HomeHouse Call | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/10/10 07:53 PM

I just saw this exact thing in Chelsea (Ninth Avenue and 19th St.) today! Sorry, I can't remember the store's name, but perhaps another reader can. (It's not La Cafetiere, but the other store, about a block south of it. )

Apartment Therapy Boston | Source a Similar Glass Cluster Lamp? Good Questions
8/4/09 06:20 PM

The current paint color is fine.

I suggest you spend your time, money, and effort on accessories instead. Like new sheets, bed spread, curtains, lamp, etc.

I think these new accessories will have much more impact in making the room look/feel "warmer".

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Warming Up a Blah Bedroom?
7/8/09 04:06 PM

Love your fence!!!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | My Great Outdoors: Josh Heather's Fenced-In Backyard
6/29/09 02:46 PM

Two thumbs up, way up! Love how clean and minimalist your place is, but still cozy and not boring.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: Antony's Controlled Scale Teeny-tiny Division #17
4/16/09 12:15 PM

I echo the "ugh"! She must be so in-love with herself to think we all want to be her! So she's going to throw us crumbs by giving us advice on "a little bit of everything that makes up my life."

Please don't compare her to Martha or Oprah. At least those two had the credibility to be lifestyle gurus.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow's New Lifestyle Site
9/24/08 09:33 AM

Careen: me too! I only do it when I cannot get to sleep. Have been doing it for more than 25 years now, and it really works for me (much better than taking sleeping pills!)

Rearrange Your Furniture: Save Money and the Earth
7/24/07 10:17 AM

I find these detectors so ugly too. I've actually resorted to "hiding" the carbon monoxide detector by laying it flat inside a small box (with no cover) placed on top of my night table.

I'm assuming it's safe and will still work fine that way (the green light still works). Does anyone know/think otherwise?


Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector
6/25/07 11:35 AM