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In my opinion, the sole champion of notetaking on OS X is Tinderbox, by Mark Berstein's Eastgate. Tinderbox is focused solely on notetaking. Notes can dynamically have fields added for ease in searching and organizing. Notes can be linked to each other and to URL's and cocoa style OS X system links. Notes are searchable using regular expressions. Notes can be automatically scanned constantly for matches to regular expressions in order to display them where and how they need to be. Notes can be easily used in Scrivener, arguably the best writing (long) tool for computers anywhere.

10 Tested OS X Applications for Note Taking
11/6/12 07:34 AM

I always split the squash in half and roast in two halves in the oven. I take it out when it's done, scoop it out of the flesh, season and serve.

Quick Tip: An Easy Way to Roast Winter Squashes
11/1/11 05:38 PM

The same sort of people that won't eat lard (not vegetarians, obviously) buy the leanest meat they can find.

Fat has flavor -- but some people are more interested in trends than in taste.

Lard: What's the Big Deal?
8/25/11 01:25 PM

Babette's feast and big night are two of my faves. Though it's the remake, I also love Spanglish.

Bourdain is interesting, but pretty annoying, sometimes.

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6/10/11 12:47 PM

I agree with the first commenter: if you want the freshest lemons and limes, choose one with the smoothest skin. As limes and lemons age they develop an "acne" that lets you know the citrus is old and not very juicy. But I'm going to try small and heavy!

To Pick Out the Best Lemons and Limes? Squeeze the Citrus
4/27/11 02:17 PM

I love to pan-roast mushrooms and finish them with garlic and butter. Then I put them on crostini with boursin on them and give them a short broil.

What Are Some Interesting Recipes With Boursin Cheese?
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3/8/11 03:37 PM

Will try this on my girl

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2/26/11 11:52 AM

There is nothing quite like a stellar Amarone. The good stuff is generally pricey, however -- the 40 dollar bottles don't even deserve to sit in the same rack as the 50 and up versions.

I agree with jaysea above -- A Ripasso is a good alternative, and much cheaper.

Amarone: One of Italy’s Greatest Symbolic Wines
10/7/10 03:25 PM

I also have my doubts about this one. Squash cooks up so quickly, I still want it "al dente" when I grill it. That thin ribbon is going to cook up to fast.

I put the meat / hard veggies on one skewer and the soft stuff like squash, tomatoes, and so forth, on another.


Pretty Clever! Weave Zucchini Ribbons into Kebabs | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/8/10 12:25 PM

I bought this about a month ago in time for Mojito season and I love it!

Product Review: FreshForce Citrus Juicer from Chef'n | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/21/10 03:45 PM

Love it! I'm going to get several of these. I'll bet this would solve my Cilantro problem.

Good Idea! Transportable Herb Garden | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/8/10 11:11 AM

the pink tone in the image of the chinese food box make me wonder about the trueness of the rest of the color in the image.

Julie and Iker's Surprise Pink Kitchen in Marina City Kitchen Spotlight | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/7/10 03:13 PM

I enjoy new potatoes boiled with their skins on and roughly stirred with butter and italian flatleaf parsley, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

I like to pan roast split fingerlings and add a bit of beer for a little sauce.

What's the Difference? New vs. Fingerling Potatoes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/28/10 12:24 PM

I grill them all through grilling season. Had them last night. I just toss them in olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper and put them on the grill in a veggie basket. I take them off as soon as they are perfect, which isn't long.

The Pleasures of Grilled Asparagus | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/27/10 03:09 PM

1) Gin Martini, 5 oz Tanqueray, 1 tsp Noilly Pratt Vermouth, stirred in ice, strained and served up with an olive plopped in.
2) Negroni -- 2 oz each of gin, Sweet Vermouth and campari, sirred in ice and strained. I tend to serve it up with an orange wedge or grapefruit.
3) The Last Word, 1 part each of gin, lime juice, chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur. Shake over ice and strain in cocktail glass.
4) Gin and Tonic. I use more gin than most in mine.
5) Rye Manhattan

Favorite Cocktails: What Are Your Top 5 Picks? Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/7/10 03:31 PM

I use a flat cast iron skillet with only the slightest rise on the edges. I confess to adding a bit of manteca because I like the taste of them that way.

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5/6/10 05:35 PM

I snap!

Prepping Asparagus: To Snap Or Not To Snap | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/4/10 11:50 AM

I tried this recipe last night. Turned out really nice. Reminded me of lemon curd.

Possets: The Simplest Custard Ever? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/28/10 03:20 PM

Yes, all good.

Why has this site's text become so small?

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4/28/10 02:19 PM

I use things like thyme garnishes in potatoes as visual company to the crushed tiny thyme leaves and flowers that are accenting the dish. In a pasta sauce featuring fresh italian flat leaf parsley I sometimes leave a whole sprig.

What's the Deal with Garnish? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/22/10 10:37 AM