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Display Name: hilarybue
Member Since: 6/11/09

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This is a great idea, but yeah, I think the height is an issue. That is back pain just waiting to happen.


4 DIY Changing Table Solutions
10/20/11 05:20 AM

I remember that the parents in the East Village house got absoutely flamed here when this house first appeared, because their kid was basically sleeping under a desk.

Possibly fun for now, not so much at 15.


Inspiration for Livin' Large In Small Family Homes
5/5/11 03:19 PM

Sigh... I moved into a place sight unseen three days ago. It's not an experience I recommend! The boarding school my partner now teaches at provides accommodation for all its teachers and all we had to go on was number of bedrooms, vague floor plan and a picture of the outside from Google Street View. The state of the place is dire and the fixtures badly need updating but I'm starting to feel slightly more positive about it after a good clean. I suppose paint will transform almost any space.


Finding a New Home: Moving-in Sight Unseen
8/21/10 09:56 AM

I'm with JudiAU on this one. I wouldn't do favours for a 1 year old's party. The kids won't know or care and a lot of parents don't want extra stuff to bring home and clutter the house. But if you do want to do favours, I'd make them something that the whole family can enjoy - I'm of the 'a 1 year old's party is for the adults, not the kids' school of thought!


Party Favors for One Year Olds Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/24/10 11:50 AM

...I had it in my mind that pregnant women shouldn't eat fish. Definitely no mercury-heavy stuff like swordfish and tuna (I think). Is the rest okay to eat then?

@nikki moore, most fish is perfectly fine to eat in pregnancy. You're just supposed to limit the amount of oily fish you eat - tuna, salmon, mackerel etc. because it's higher in certain pollutants. But it's actually recommended that you eat it once or twice a week. (Swordfish, marlin and shark are the no no's because of the mercury levels, as far as I know.)


What Are Good Recipes To Make With Canned Salmon? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/18/10 09:18 AM

I second salmon patties/burgers. I usually toss mine in a cornmeal crust and bake them. They are fantastic either in a bun or eaten on their own. To bind them together throw in an egg, some mashed potato or fresh breadcrumbs, and season with some lemon zest, fresh dill and Worcestershire sauce.


What Are Good Recipes To Make With Canned Salmon? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/17/10 11:37 AM

"4 month old Roman will soon join his older brother in the closet"... !!!

One child in a closet, OK I can see it as a clever use of space providing they don't shut him in - but two?? I know I don't know anything about the family or their circumstances, but I wonder if this is perhaps the time to suck it up and move to a 2 bedroom place.


A Closet NurseryOh Happy Day | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/12/10 11:34 AM

I actually made my own version of this last night. It's one of our 'go-to' dinners in this house. I roast the eggplant while simmering the tomato sauce then throw it in and let it cook a bit longer in the sauce. I think it's much easier that way and I love the roasted flavour.


Simply Satisfying: Rainy Day Rigatoni with Eggplant Recipe Reviews | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/3/10 08:21 AM

Orange peel also works.


Pantry Problem Solving: 5 Ways To Keep Brown Sugar Soft | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/2/10 02:13 PM

Just YES to this, love love love it. What a difference a coat of paint makes - I'd never have realized it was a redo!


Brittany's New Bright White Portland Kitchen Small Cool Kitchens 2010 - Own Division | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/24/10 11:35 AM

Our family favourite is a hot turkey sandwich - thick, toasted brown bread with a filling of well-seasoned turkey meat, and hot leftover gravy poured over the whole thing. Artery-clogging bliss.


In Praise Of The Humble Turkey Sandwich Fresh Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/30/09 02:06 PM

Seventh row down, far right. Five pies for 12 people? Holy pie lovers! (They're beauties, though.)


A Feast of Photos: Your Holiday Tables and Food Reader Submissions - Thanksgiving 2009 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/30/09 02:04 PM

Can we get a post on the stages of whipping egg whites? Cream I'm fine with, but whites are a different story!


Basic Technique: How to Make Whipped Cream | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/24/09 04:55 PM

This is my all time favourite yogurt (especially the mocha - it's difficult to not eat the whole container in one sitting). I'm Canadian and I never knew Liberte was too!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Loving Right Now: Liberté Yogurt
10/7/09 11:00 AM

Three cheers for Nigel! I freakin' adore the man, as does my entire family. His prose is so easy to read and I find myself endlessly inspired by his recipes, especially his weekly column in the Observer (non-UK residents can read it on the Guardian's websit.)

I saw the first episode of the new show last week and it was good. Lots of pottering around in his amazing garden.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Meditation: On Not Resisting Nigel Slater
9/14/09 01:46 PM

I like it. Pine and oak get a terrible rap these days, but used in the right way they can look good. Not everything has to be white, or high lacquer, or whatever the trend of the moment is...


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kitchen Makeover: White Walls and Pine Cupboards Country Living
8/30/09 11:12 AM

Yikes, we got into serious trouble at my university if we tried to take food out of the hall! Fruit was about the only thing that was allowed, along with the aforementioned ice cream cones. It's all about being very, VERY discreet...


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | College Eating: 5 Ways To Spice Up Cafeteria Food
8/24/09 02:11 PM

I actually made this tonight - I saw Mark Bittman's recipe earlier in the week and thought it looked like a good alternative for me, since I don't really like fiddling with pastry. I wouldn't call the finished product a pie (MB actually calls it a 'fruit bake', which is more accurate) but it was good. And a bit less work than a pie, too.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Top-Only Pie Crust of Overlapping Shapes
7/30/09 03:26 PM

@EmmaC, I've never heard of your way round before - I actually thought you had made a typo! So much for these 'definitive' lists of summer desserts, huh? :)


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's the Difference? Crumbles, Grunts, Cobblers, and Buckles
7/25/09 03:53 PM

I think you've got crisp and crumble mixed up. A crisp almost always has oats in the the topping, while a crumble doesn't (the oats make a much 'crispier' topping). For example, in Canada where I'm from we eat apple crisp - it's always got oats. In the UK where I live now, we eat apple crumble - no oats.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's the Difference? Crumbles, Grunts, Cobblers, and Buckles
7/24/09 02:38 PM