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Display Name: LovelyVelocity
Member Since: 9/28/09

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I just made these and changed a few things. I used 1 and 1/4 cup of mashed potato per egg, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese per 1 1/14 cup potato-egg in the mixture. I used LOTS of Pam spray or they will stick, as others have noticed. I've gotten the best results using a mini muffin pan.


Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Mashed Potato Puffs
11/26/11 05:19 PM

Until you settle this, invest in sleep masks for the both of you. They've transformed my sleep. Good luck resolving the curtain matter.


Proper Installation for Light-Blocking Curtains?
Good Questions

10/17/11 06:29 PM

It looks wonderful!

On this side of the pond, there's Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks in the West Village in NYC!

http://bonnieslotnickcookbooks.com/


A Tour of London's Bookshop Café Books for Cooks
8/8/11 11:40 AM

Great blog/resource, www.MyMarrakesh.com! No connection, just a huge fan!


Design Inspiration: Morocco
7/26/11 05:01 PM

Check out this post with more on San Rocco!
http://www.touritalynow.com/blog/italy-travel-the-dogs-of-venice-past-and-present


The Dogs that Run Venice
7/26/11 01:20 PM

The Ouija board!


Google Decorator: Most Beautiful Furniture in the World!
6/9/11 06:48 PM

Those barstools are too dark. I agree, there are too many. As for breathtaking. Ah! It's lovely and practical but it's also quite pedestrian and obvious!


Before & After: Beth's Breathtaking Kitchen Reno
Beach Cottage in the Desert

5/23/11 09:47 PM

Rugs and a white noise machine.
Good luck.


Ways to Soundproof Against Downstairs Landlord's Noise?
Good Questions

11/29/10 01:10 PM

Not clear: Are you doing this yourself or having a professional framer do it? I use two framers in Washington, D.C., who make suggestions. I bring in the art, describe the decor and color scheme, and we're off. Without them, I'd be clueless! In multiple frame jobs, only one didn't work for me. She offered to reframe it at no charge, but I lived with it.


Guidelines & Advice for Successful Framing?
Good Questions

11/25/10 01:31 PM

I'm with cream or buttery yellow, work off the sink. Gray is a tricky one.


Color Choices for Painting Kitchen Cabinets?
Good Questions

11/2/10 08:40 PM

I think it's gorgeous. I wish someone would return, unannounced and equipped with a camera, to see what the place looks like after they've moved in. Where is their STUFF?


Enough Is Enough
The Diversion Project

10/4/10 10:27 AM

I posted above, of course the landlord has to be involved with any and all. As for living in the culture of fear, I tried that once. I lived in a safe neighborhood in DC, DuPont Circle. One morning at 3 AM I woke up to see a male teen trying to break in several inches from my bed. My windows had bars, he was trying to remove them. I screamed, he fled. The police took 45 minutes to respond to my call.


Tips to Help With New Studio Safety Concerns?
Good Questions

10/1/10 12:50 PM

Get bars for the windows and a metal door with a lock for the door and a deadbolt for the door. Put up security signs.

Stuff happens in every neighborhood. I would not let favorable crime stats lull you into a false sense of security.


Tips to Help With New Studio Safety Concerns?
Good Questions

10/1/10 08:55 AM

For cooking, I do a modified mise en scene. I get everything out so I don't forget an ingredient. Then I prep in waves, depending on stages.

For baking, a do a fill mise en scene.


Mise en Place: Does It Really Save Time?
9/21/10 08:14 PM

Yes travislessness, there's the seller value and the market or paid value. I wonder if 1st Dibs is trying to cut off any cybersleuthing as to its last price, they flipped the photo and they do not give the maker's full name.


Quiz Answer: Can You Spot the Most Valuable Antique?
9/20/10 05:12 PM

Yes, rhodajr, that's my sense, too. I realize it might not fetch anything near the current asking price. I put it out there as an FYI in market forces!


Quiz Answer: Can You Spot the Most Valuable Antique?
9/20/10 03:33 PM

Wow this one brought much less in March 2009. Same maker.

A J. Howard weathervane in the form of an ox was made with a cast zinc head and front body, while the rest was molded copper. It came from a local collector and went to the trade for $56,288. Speaking of it after the sale, Executive Vice President Stephen Fletcher was admiring, "It had perfect color, surface and form."
The ox weathervane by J. Howard had a cast zinc head and front body, while the rest was molded copper. It brought $56,288.

http://www.westcoastweathervanes.com/Weathervane-Miscellaneous-Pages/NewsUpdates.htm


Quiz Answer: Can You Spot the Most Valuable Antique?
9/20/10 02:10 PM

I wonder when the answer is coming! Hurry, hurry!


Can You Spot the Most Valuable Antique?
Weekend Quiz

9/20/10 11:48 AM

I'm mystified as to which one of these is going for over $150,000. (Read the comments folks, you will learn that one of these can't fit the description!)
FYI:
The most expensive quilt ever sold at auction is a Civil War-era quilt known as the Reconciliation Quilt, which the Jameses bought for $264,000 at Sotheby's in 1991, and which is now at the IQSC. [IQSC = International Quilt Study Center, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.]
SOURCE:
http://www.nysun.com/arts/uncovering-the-quilt/67867/


Can You Spot the Most Valuable Antique?
Weekend Quiz

9/19/10 12:34 PM

I just found one of these online so I know which one it's not.


Can You Spot the Most Valuable Antique?
Weekend Quiz

9/18/10 02:14 PM