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I agree, crispy crust, chewy and not too dense- big bubbles are a plus! Needs a variety of textures otherwise it's just a lump of chewy dough.

Mary Ting Hyatt On What Makes The Perfect Bagel Maker Tour
5/10/14 11:16 AM

between this and painting the kitchen, you've completely transformed your kitchen. It's beautiful! btw where is your kitchen ceiling fixture from, I love it!

Before & After: Kitchen Breakfast Nook Makeover
Kitchen Project

11/5/10 05:22 PM

Just a little squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar- yum!

Both Sweet and Savory: Favorite Fillings for Crêpes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/23/10 01:11 PM

Wow, I think most of the items people have listed are my favorites! Other than meat which I don't eat (never said I didn't like it though) the only thing I can think of that I can't seem to like is stuffed grape leaves. Every time they are on an appetizer platter I take one because they look good, but they are just so oily and tangy and slimy-yuck. Things I have successfully taught myself to like are: beer, olives, and raw tomatoes. Can't imagine not eating/drinking them now.

What Foods Have You Tried To Like, But Just Can't?! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/15/10 06:12 PM

How can you hate raisins? I love them anywhere, savory or sweet, dry or plump!

Dark, Chewy Raisins: Love Them or Hate Them? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/22/10 03:48 PM

Ommegang brewery makes a bunch of bottle conditioned ales. One of them they actually age in caves nearby!

What's the Deal with Bottle-Conditioned Beers? Beer Sessions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/16/10 03:56 PM

I think the idea is that the sides of the triangle are no more than a certain length (10 feet maybe?) so that you don't have to walk far from one point to the other. Also, you probably don't want an island to be in the way between one point and another because you will always be bumping into it.

The Kitchen Work Triangle: As Seen In Real Kitchens! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/16/10 12:58 PM

I don't think this would work on wood in the same way but if someone has a similar solution for wood, I'd love to know. The previous owner of our house got white paint all over the edges of our (nice, not 80s) oak trim.

A Non-Toxic Way to Remove Paint from Glass Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/19/10 02:23 PM

I have a similar situation in my closet, but mine slopes all the way down to the floor. I don't know how much depth you have in yours. I haven't done it yet, but I'm planning to move the rod down and back to have half height hanging for most of the closet (which most of my wardrobe is anyway). That way the closet becomes walk in. I'm going to have a short full length hanging rod at the side for dresses and a small dresser with shelves above at the other side.

Storage Suggestions in an Slanted Ceiling Space? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/16/10 07:50 PM

Here's one that was in Domino a while back and pictured here on decor8. It's a little more feminine than some of the more modernist ones.

Is it Possible to Have a Stylish Loft Bed? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/2/10 05:32 PM

Mine is triangular too. It's so inefficient for storage. Maybe we should learn to fold towels and sheets like they are flags to make them fit better!

Linen Closet Love | Apartment Therapy New York
1/29/10 04:46 PM

We used Revere Pewter in our kitchen and we love it! It's nice and warm without veering into beige. Apparently this is the only photo I have of it:

The Best Grey Paint Colors | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/20/10 03:41 PM

I believe Trader Joe's sells a sulfur free dried apricot. They are brown instead of orange, but they still taste good.

Tangy Sweet: Addicted to Dried Apricots | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/19/10 11:16 AM

This post makes me feel so much better. Our place usually has a few pairs of shoes between the couch and the coffee table (where I take them off to get comfortable), a pile of "not really dirty" clothes on a chair and the floor surrounding it in the bedroom, some miscellaneous papers on the kitchen counter that never seem to find their way home, and of course the tumbleweeds of cat hair that seem to congregate on the stairs.

When No One's Looking: Fess Up Your Odd Home Habits | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/14/10 03:02 PM

I have to say that I am a "more is more" kind of person when it comes to Christmas trees. I feel that they should be dripping with lights and sparkly glass ornaments. I also can't stand color coordinated trees. They look too impersonal and department store-ish to me. The tree should be a collection of ornaments from over the years, not something that was bought new to match your sofa.

7 Christmas Tree Decor TipsFrom 4Homes | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
12/15/09 12:36 PM

We have no dryer now but at least we have a washer- our old place had neither. We have to hang everything. For some things, it's fine, but hanging lots of socks and underwear gets old quick. Plus everything is covered in lint which is really annoying on dark clothes. When we get a dryer I'll probably still hang my clothes since it's better for them, but underwear, sock, towels and sheets will definitely get dried!

Have You Lived Without a Dryer? Survey | Apartment Therapy Boston
12/9/09 09:20 PM

Though your kitchen looks more 1950s than 1920s, it's still very cute. I'd keep neutral with the countertops and perhaps do a beadboard backspash. It would up the cottage-y charm. A schoolhouse style ceiling fixture would help, but you will probably want to supplement with some under cabinet lighting. A cute rug and curtains, some reproduction hardware from Rejuvenation, and your good to go!

Modernize 1922 Kitchen While Keeping Vintage Charm? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/8/09 01:39 PM

I think the white is nice, I'm more concerned with the apparent lack of lighting other than the awful recessed lighting and the "bowling alley" furniture placement. I think if you really want some color, keep it to the end walls to minimize the long and narrow effect of having one big long room. Something dark and neutral. I second the gunmetal gray. Add more color with pillows on the couch and a rug on the floor to break up the brown-ness. Maybe move couch so it backs up against the dining area and faces the front door to help create a "room" within the larger space. Also a few table lamps or floor lamps and something hanging over the dining table will work wonders.

What to Paint My First Condo? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
12/3/09 10:53 AM

Most stoneyards also do fabrication, so you should be able to pick a slab and give them your specs and they can fabricate it just like a countertop. I know of a few out here on Long Island, but none in the city, sorry.

Custom Stone Table Top for Table Base? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
12/2/09 10:10 AM

I still really want an upholstered headboard, though I'm on the fence about tufting. I just want something tall enough so that I can sit up to read in bed and not have my head hit the wall behind my pillows. By the time I get around to getting/making one, they will probably be totally out of style.

High, Low, DIY: Tufted Headboards | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/26/09 08:54 AM