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Doesn't NOT work in Miami, either!


8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This Year
7/24/14 08:33 AM

Also: pureed watermelon. Probably the most refreshing liquid known to man. (that isn't beer)


How I Make Tap Water More Appealing (Really!) Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/23/14 12:33 PM

I am in love with St Croix. It's a sparkling water brand and their sugar free (not with fake sugar substitute, just no sweetener at all) coconut version is amazing. I like to combine it with whatever is in my fridge--basil, lime, mint, even cilantro have been successful. OH, and there was the time I had no ice so I used frozen raspberries. Dee-light-full.


How I Make Tap Water More Appealing (Really!) Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/23/14 12:32 PM

Weck jars are amazing though for preserved homemade food and also: leftovers.


Which Pantry Items Should I Keep in Airtight Containers? Tips from The Kitchn
7/23/14 12:01 PM

I see no need to buy new containers for my pantry. Every time I buy pasta sauce, salsa, I take the used container and put it in the dishwasher. The label usually falls off and I toss it in the garbage. I got a roll of water-soluable canning labels and label what food it is and the date. The only containers I have are for flour since it comes in bigger volume.

Most importantly: A copy of Margaret Wittenburg's "NEW GOOD FOOD" is forever in my kitchen. If I have any doubts about whether an item is still good, it is in that book. I am a complete minimalist when it comes to cook books, but this book is the end all, be all.


Which Pantry Items Should I Keep in Airtight Containers? Tips from The Kitchn
7/23/14 11:59 AM

Seconded.


How Do I Store Himalayan Salt? Good Questions
6/30/14 09:29 AM

I will tend to knuckle down and cook something anyway (Miami is outrageously expensive). But those pre-made jars of "curry simmers" are heaven. Whatever meat is already thawed in my fridge goes into a skillet with whatever vegetables in my fridge are already chopped. We have half a chopped onion? It's in. Half a chopped tomato? It's in there. Some halved brussel sprouts. Done. The naan from Whole Foods actually freezes really well and put under a broiler--it's done in five minutes.


Not in the Mood Weekend Meditation
6/30/14 09:00 AM

I saw that the Shiner Redbird was on sale at my local market and picked up a couple 750ml bottles. Must say it is the worst beer I have tried in a LONG time. To each their own! But to me it tasted like ill-made ginger soda. Even pouring it as a shandy couldn't save it for me. Yikes!


Tips for Choosing the Best Beers for a Party, Plus 5 Favorite Picks Tapped In
6/27/14 10:56 AM

Two words: BREAKFAST. POTATOES.

mic drop


From the Spice Cupboard: Za'atar Seasoning Blend
6/27/14 10:07 AM

What kind of popsicle molds do you have??? They're classic.


Recipe: Chai Creamsicles Recipes from The Kitchn
6/19/14 12:17 PM

Honest-to-god raclette cheese hot off the iron in Durbuy, Belgium. They slapped a slice of cheese off the top of a half-wheel, threw it on still-warm baguette and topped it it with ham made from the wild pigs in the nearby Ardennes forest. I moaned audibly as I ate it and chased it with a dozen samples of Belgian beer. I will never forget a single detail.


If You Could Travel Anywhere to Eat Just One Thing, What (and Where) Would It Be? Food Adventures
6/8/14 01:54 PM

I think you could definitely go with a creamy color for the walls with an accent wall. Maybe a metallic print? Gold and silver chevrons? Or just creamy walls with big graphic curtains might do the trick. Love the teal. I used to have a closet that I painted almost the same color!


I'm Stuck: How To Decorate Gender-Neutral Nursery? Good Questions
5/20/14 09:40 AM

Maybe those laws should be questioned?


Bioconcrete House Turns Rain Into Drinking Water Design News
5/9/14 02:07 PM

I am almost positive it is some sort of version of an amaretti cake. I have eaten a similar dessert in Italy and experience tells me it was a short-rise recipe that involved... ta da! Marzipan! That's what's giving it that unique texture/crumb. Look up marzipan or amaretti Italian recipes. Marzipan has a lot of use in Italian desserts--but there probably isn't a set name for it or a set recipe. Some Mamma or Grandmother just makes it because it is good and sells it!


Help Me Recreate This Mystery Italian Dessert! Good Questions
5/9/14 01:47 PM

I think it's worth mentioning that daffodil yellow also looks amazing with honey oak. Sounds crazy, but especially if your room has lots of light--it almost makes the wood look like cherry bc of contrast. My old rental kitchen was my favorite place in the house. I used lots of plants and a purple/plant motif rug. I miss it!


This Is How to Deal with Honey Oak Cabinets: Paint the Walls Midnight Blue Kitchen Spotlight
3/22/14 09:31 AM

Any ideas on how to package them as holiday presents? Better yet--and ideas on how to clean the food processor after this experiment??? I hate processing dates (and figs).


Raw Recipe: Tahini-Date Salted Caramels Recipes from The Kitchn
10/10/13 01:01 PM