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Found and Cherished: A Cottage in Australia Homelife
4/9/13 03:42 PM

I agree with the other Cubans who have commented on this post. It's nice to see an authentic recipe. Bread and butter pickles work too.

Recipe: Cuban Sandwich
4/18/11 08:35 PM

One of my favorite things to eat when I'm traveling in Georgia is a BLFGT sandwich--Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato (of course, with a bit of mayo). So terrible for the waistline, so good for the soul.

Recipe Recommendation: Fried Green Tomatoes
11/2/10 04:44 PM

--Fire starter so you don't have to struggle with untreated logs--it will get them going without too much work.
--A chunk of good chocolate (I like bittersweet) to shave into pieces and make hot chocolate (so much better than any mix).
--Yes to wine. Lots of it.
--Your coziest blanket (the cabins blankets might be dusty).
--Bubble bath or salts and lots of moisturizer.
--I personally love backgammon. It's a great two person game.

I'm in a winter cabin now, myself. I never want to leave!

Supplies for a Cozy Night In? | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/23/10 03:04 PM

I would love to know where you found the stainless steal bar. Thanks for sharing your home. It's really lovely.

Kelly Ashlea's Converted Barn House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/18/09 05:47 PM

My favorite place featured on this site. Incredible.

Michael Anna's Rustic Modern Loft House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/7/09 12:48 PM

My Boston family makes a version of this called hard sauce and they pair it with plum pudding. Not my thing--too buttery, if there can be such a thing--but I can attest to the fact that most people love it.

Food Gift We'd Love to Receive: Whipped Brandy Butter | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/3/09 01:07 AM

I have a correction to my previous post: Alfieri's is technically a brittle.

Looking For: The Very Best Toffee in the Country! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/2/09 11:02 AM

My absolute favorite toffee is from Alfieri farms--they take part in San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmer's market, and they had out small pieces of toffee to lure customers to their stand. Incredible. I always hand out packets as stocking stuffers.


Looking For: The Very Best Toffee in the Country! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/2/09 11:00 AM

There is a specific term in Spanish for lingering at the table. It's called "sobre mesa"--over the table. The fact that we have a word for it is an indication of how important sobre mesa is to the practice of sharing meals. Enjoying long relaxing lunches is one of my favorite things to do when I travel to visit family and friends in the Caribbean and Spain. It reminds me that sharing food is about much more than just eating it!

Weekend Meditation: Lingering | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/22/09 01:50 PM