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Ha ha. I just love the top sheet debate. No top sheet user is going to read this and say...hmm I will just ditch this top sheet.


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/12/14 05:05 AM

On the whole I love my greens. But at times when I haven't don't a very good job with cooking them, I just quickly eat them and know they are doing me good. But...for greens to taste delicious they have to be cooked well. IMO roast broccoli is amazing, in a salad with basically anything.


How Do I Incorporate Dark, Leafy Greens Into My Diet? Good Questions
5/31/14 05:16 AM

Good grief, no. Make it properly or not at all. Sorry, I am sure this is ok for some.


Tea Concentrate Is the Best Way to Make Tea for a Crowd Tea Essentials
5/20/14 07:52 AM

Great post


Decorating With Fresh Cut Greens
5/1/14 08:18 AM

Regarding the chopping boards, I have heard that because bamboo is so hard it's not good for knives. They become dull very quickly. That said anything is better than a glass chopping board!


15 Smart & Inexpensive Kitchen Goods to Buy at IKEA Shopping Guides from The Kitchn
4/26/14 06:24 PM

Couldn't agree more. I am sorry it is so tough for you, it can be heartbreaking.


You're Doing It Right: Feeding Your Kids You're Doing It Right
4/26/14 05:52 PM

They'll be ok. Show them right from wrong, cook veges well. Mine was a dreadfully limited eater at 2. The other day he requested a barley, tofu and apple salad for his kindergarten lunch!


You're Doing It Right: Feeding Your Kids You're Doing It Right
4/26/14 07:14 AM

Glad you said it. sent from my home office (iPad on table).


Decoration Inspiration Fitting a Home Office into a Small Space Small Space Solutions
4/7/14 11:56 PM

If like me you crave something sweet , most of the time but especially with a new baby, think about some baked goods. Lots of cookies freeze well, cakes and muffins. This also came in handy when people dropped by. I know they are meant to bring something, but if yiu give them a nice piece of cake they might do the washing up for you!
I also make jumbo batches of a basic tomato sauce for pasta. When you thaw you can add in your other items of choice. Olives, anchovies, etc etc.
I second freezer bags. They take up way less space.


My Spring Project: Stock Up on Freezer Meals Spring Projects from The Kitchn
4/2/14 11:23 PM

"Eat or wash up?" In Australia "wash up " is do the dishes...so I'd definitely choose eat :)


How To Be a Great Host: 13 Tips
4/1/14 05:38 AM

I buy fruit/veg/meat that is marked down because it's close to the sell by date. Depends on what it is obviously, but I also feel virtuous because I am saving the world of more food waste:)
Also, I think a lot of it comes down to having what I call a "good cooking brain "I am not going to win prizes for my cooking but I can sum up what's in the fridge/pantry/freezer and make a meal plan for two adults and a child for the week. It's rare for there to be anything left and there are rarely any fails.


10 Strategies For Saving Money at the Grocery Store Apartment Therapy Home Remedies
3/18/14 07:41 AM

I second borrowing before you buy. My personal favourite is "the cooks companion" Stephanie Alexander, but, it's a weighty tome.


What's the Best General, Comprehensive Cookbook to Buy? Good Questions
3/10/14 05:06 PM

Just had my third delivery of groceries yesterday. Officially love it, never going back. While I still go to shops for perishables , it's fabulous having someone plonk all the heavy items right in your kitchen.


What Conveniences are You Willing to Splurge On?
2/18/14 11:07 PM

Star anise is also my secret ingredient for lots of meat stews to give them richness, along with roast carrot purée ( thanks to guillaume brahimi for that one) Again the carrot adds richness and sweetness to meat based dishes with tomato.


On Why I Think You Should Tell Us Your Kitchen Secrets Weekend Meditation
2/17/14 01:19 AM

Purpose of a flat sheet? To keep you warm when it's too hot for duvet or blanket.


What’s the Purpose of a Flat Sheet, Anyway?
1/30/14 09:56 PM

I love the idea! And I love the pear, oat and raspberry loaf. But it is pretty gooey, not sure it is a good cake for gifting, and delicious though it may be, it's a bit ugly :)


5 Loaf Cakes & Quick Breads That Make Perfect Gifts
12/5/13 04:39 PM

Firstly...I love how off topic this has gone!
But wouldn't the mattress kinda not "work " properly unless it was on a proper base? Slats or springs?


Small Space Bedroom Hack: Queen Bed Gains Extra Storage
12/3/13 06:35 AM

Why do people keep their recipes a secret??? Honestly....


Make-Ahead Recipe: Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde) Recipes from The Kitchn
10/18/13 12:18 AM

Fish cakes. My super fast staple for my son goes like this. Microwave, if you have one , one whole large potato ,skin on , until it's cooked. If no microwave, boil in the skin until done. Scrape out potato and mash, mash in one tin (100g) of salmon or tuna. Season with salt and pepper add in any herbs, or a bit of finely chopped cooked onion. Form into smallish patties, about 5cm in diameter. If you have time refrigerate until they are firm. Coat in Panko or polenta and fry until golden. Have with salad, or steamed veges. Once you get the basic recipe you can modify.


So Tired of Pasta! What Recipes Can I Cook With Just Two Burners? Good Questions
9/28/13 01:05 AM

Apple, or other fruit, crumble. That's it. Everything else needs at least a prompt from a recipe.


10 Desserts to Know by Heart Recipes from The Kitchn
9/24/13 06:57 AM