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Display Name: Beth in Boston
Member Since: 8/11/09

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I keep hearing such great things about Feedly but unfortunately it doesn't work with IE and that's the only browser my office allows. :( Such a bummer.

Help! I Read Food Blogs in Google Reader. What's a Good Alternative? Good Questions
3/22/13 09:45 AM

This soup really benefited from a sprinkle of nutmeg. Highly recommend.

Wholesome Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Soup with Herb Dumplings Recipes from The Kitchn
12/29/12 08:21 AM

Avocado jumped out to me as a good addition.

Help Me Feed My Boyfriend High-Calorie Yet Healthy Food
Good Questions

12/15/11 10:25 AM

I should probably recognize that mobile, but I don't. Where is it from and can it mount on the crib? We're having issues as renters - can't put up the ceiling mobile I bought so we have to look for a crib-mounted option.

Dot, Dot, Dash
Smaller Cooler 2011 Entry #28

5/16/11 08:32 PM

Looks like the link to the "first time" this product was mentioned is broken.

More Inexpensive Forward-Facing Bookshelves
Table Tonic

3/11/11 04:59 PM

I'm sure you've said this before, but when you all list "yeast" as an ingredient, should we assume active dry? That might be the norm across the board but I just wanted to double check.

Recipe: Rustic Flatbread with Olive Oil and Sea Salt
2/15/11 01:25 PM

Very helpful breakdown! I also didn't realize the nutritional values are the same.
Ever since this post ( I've been making a weekly batch of night-before-steel-cut-oatmeal. Can't believe how much I look forward to it in the morning! My only modification is to stir in a tiny bit of vanilla and 1/8 c. brown sugar after I've turned the heat off the night before.

What's the Difference? Steel-Cut, Rolled, and Quick Oats
2/3/11 09:55 AM

I second Sandie Anne's comment about the count being off. Earlier in the post, it says 1,000 are good to start and that larger commercial bins would take 2,000. But a little farther down in the Containers section, it says 10,000 and 20,000. This is a great post otherwise and re-posting it might be the kick I need to finally order my worms (have had a bin ready to go-minus damp bedding-for MONTHS).
But could you edit the numbers so people who are checking this out since the re-post order a reasonable amount?

How To Start a Home Worm Composting System
Guest Post from Maria Finn

2/2/11 09:59 AM

Do most DIY mobiles get hung from a ceiling hook? Or are there a fair number that are hung from the crib-mounted supports that many commercial mobiles come with? We'd run into a lighting vs mobile conflict if we hung a DIY mobile from the ceiling.

Make a Plexiglass Top for a DIY Mobile
How To

2/1/11 12:12 PM

I've never tried them but they sound yummy.
You mentioned the spelling variations between z and s. But in your description, you often added an extra h (bizchochito vs bizcochito). Is that first version yet another spelling variation?

Bizcochitos: Have You Tried One?
9/16/10 09:23 AM

@shellei. Haha, agreed. The mental picture is amusing. I had been wondering the same thing.
The directions are great though.

Sweet Techniques: How to Temper Chocolate
8/30/10 02:08 PM

@ilovebutter - I thought black beans were a decent source of protein. Do you just mean they don't provide enough protein to work for a main dish?

5 Quick and Delicious Lunches Under 400 Calories
8/26/10 10:00 PM

I have to repeat a previously posted tip by several others - make coffee ice cubes with leftover brewed coffee. I have a bag going in our freezer that's always ready when the iced-coffee-at-home mood strikes me.

Iced Coffee: Recipes, Tips, and Tricks
8/20/10 01:29 PM

Am I the only one who can't read the text on his blog? It's black on a dark background - only legible when I highlight a block of text. I tried three different browsers as well. Hoping it's just a temporary glitch.

Meet Kenny Friedman of Smonk YouBig Blog Family | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/19/10 09:35 AM

The link out to her flickr photo brings you to a description of what she used - Sun Oxygen Cleaner - but it looks like she doesn't really recommend it.

Kitchen Cure Snapshot: Tile Grout Before After! The Spring 2010 Kitchen Cure | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/17/10 09:46 AM

Argh, my previous post was supposed to display a link to the book, Hungry Planet.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Foods Are Always In Your Fridge? The Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure
10/20/09 02:00 PM

Your intro line about how it's "a fascinating anthropological thing to peek in someone's else's fridge" reminded me of the book which captivated me for the same reason.

Always in mine: tahini, parmesan, cheese for snacking (cheddar usually), carrots, rice vinegar, dijon mustard (many more condiments but fewer than I used to keep on hand), yeast, LF yogurt, white wine, arugula...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Foods Are Always In Your Fridge? The Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure
10/20/09 12:51 PM

I'm also not clear on the loose knot - to - tight knot for continuous plastic thread directions. So you have these 1-inch wide loops of plastic. Which 'ends' do you pull at to make loose knots? Does it involve interlocking 2 loops?
Apologies if purlgreyhound and I are missing something obvious.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To: Create Yarn From Plastic Bags
9/17/09 06:26 PM

Like the picture above, I use a flattened glass bottle as a spoon rest. It was a gift and wasn't really intended to be a spoon rest, but that's what it's become. I find it much easier to periodically give the spoon rest a wash than to wash the stovetop that often.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Hot or Not? Spoon Rests
8/11/09 04:21 PM