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Display Name: lesleyrocket
Member Since: 10/5/09

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Using those mini muffin tins, but of the silicone, would probably be about the right size. Spray first and they come out easily!

What Are Some Egg Dishes That Freeze Well? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/10/10 05:15 PM

I have the exact same teddy bear. Weird.

Creative Ways to Display Art From SF House ToursHouse Tour Roundup | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/31/10 09:55 PM

I'm still not exactly sure why one would blanch veggies for something like salads, etc...does it improve the flavor, or do they last longer?

How To Blanch Vegetables Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/12/10 01:32 PM

making jam/preserves!

Cozy Indoors: 5 Cooking Projects for Snow Days | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/9/10 04:02 PM

I agree that bread pudding is a great way to save botched batches.

What Should I Do With My Cooking Flops? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/4/10 03:15 PM

Another good tip for celery is cutting it and putting it in water to keep it fresh...in my experience it works with other veggies too; when I have broccoli that's gone a little soft, I just put the stalk in a cup of water for an hour and it is almost as good as new!

I agree that composting is good, chickens would be better but I don't think my landlord would go for it.. :b

Being mindful about freezing items nice and early on is important, too; if you think you may not finish it in time, just freeze it! You can always defrost later. Leftover pizza, cooked veggies, some leftover sauces (i.e. pesto) etc....you can freeze more than you think.

Tips and Tricks: How to Avoid Wasting Food | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/1/10 06:18 PM

AAAAH that dog's face! Love it.

Jeffrey and Joseph's Garage Sale Chic House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/15/10 12:14 PM

ALWAYS locked! I've had my apartment broken into even WITH the door lock, too, so now whenever I'm on the ground floor I have bars on the top of the windows to stop people from breaking in by popping the locks...

Your Front Door: Locked or Unlocked? Survey | Apartment Therapy DC
1/14/10 06:00 PM

I love her apartment, and the couch especially...looks so comfortable! I wonder where it is from?

Leslie's Cozy San Francisco AbodePoppytalk | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/17/09 07:47 PM

No drawers in the kitchen? Clean marinara sauce jars and use them as holders on the counter.

Kitchen Organization: Where Do You Keep Your Silverware? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/10/09 12:00 PM

What a great idea. This reminds me of Paragraph Cove, which makes beautiful upcycled stationary with thread, woven paper and more.

And I agree that it would make a great wall decoration in a cute little found frame.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Embellish Invites: With Thread
11/6/09 06:17 PM

If you are renting, another good, more practical tip is to photo-document anything that is wrong with the apartment (scuffs, dents, holes, etc.) and have both you and your landlord sign off on these pictures, as it will protect you in case this person tries to stick you with the repair bill by taking some of your security deposit, once you move out. Unfortunately there are a lot of landlords out there who will do this, so the more you can protect yourself, the better (I speak from experience)!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 7 Things To Do Before You Move In
10/13/09 02:37 PM