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Display Name: parmadillo
Member Since: 11/5/13

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In my youth, when it was more important to spend the money on wine than on a corkscrew, I used to screw a drywall screw into the cork and pull it out using a hammer.

Can You Really Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe? Putting Tips to the Test in The Kitchn
5/9/14 09:24 AM

How about mac-tac or some kind of vinyl over top? We recently covered a wall with chalkboard vinyl and it works well, the only thing is to really keep it in place (the adhesive is so mild you can peel it off of anything very easily) we used thumb tacks in the corners to secure it.

Renters Solutions: 7 More Temporary Ways to Make a Rental Your Own
4/26/14 01:33 PM

Gasp! What a great transformation, and still so loyal to the original feel of the chairs.

Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/9/14 03:34 PM

Preach HollyP

Best Way to Disguise Ugly Kitchen Electric Panel? Good Questions
4/8/14 09:48 AM

"Located in New York City's East Village, Anthony D’Argenzio’s serene one-bedroom—which he shares with his fiancée and their long-haired dachshund, Sabra—is a master class in makeover magic. You’d never guess the apartment's former tenant was an elderly woman with an affinity for rose-hued window swags, cut-crystal dinnerware, and one very plastic-covered sofa. But here's proof!"

Before & After: A Dramatic Small Space Makeover... and What Makes it Work Lonny
4/3/14 11:25 AM

Dude, you nailed it.

Dan's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/2/14 03:56 PM

I am lazy. I turn the plastic container upside down and the berries keep for a couple of weeks.

Smart Tip: Keep Berries Fresh Longer With This Washing Method
3/31/14 04:34 AM

Excellent work! It's got everything in it - it's luxurious but manages to be spare at the same time. You worked magic! I love love love the space. Stove and sink at opposite ends was a brave and awesomely successful gamble.

Christine & Pierre's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
3/13/14 03:46 PM

I want to, I really do! I live in a small one bedroom apartment with my bf and the bedroom is really the only other space besides the main room. If one of us feels like chilling out on their own they have to basically go to bed.

Tech Disconnect: I'm Banishing My Phone from My Bedside
2/21/14 05:06 PM

Whoa @ karacooks! Nuts are a source of protein and even used to be classed as a protein on the American Dietetic Association food pyramid. They are now typically classed as a fat, but 28 grams of almonds provides 6 grams of protein (an average woman needs around 46g per day) which would be a significant portion of the trail mix Daniel mentions.

I have a deadly nut allergy developed in adulthood and I would have to agree that there aren't many cookbooks devoted to nut-free cooking. When you are used to consuming and cooking with nuts they are difficult to substitute. When used as thickeners, or coatings or as bulk in a recipe it can take some serious science to replace nuts and their physical and chemical properties.

Resources for Cooks With Serious Nut Allergies? Good Questions
2/7/14 12:55 PM

If someone left an image of a man whose children accuse him of sexual abuse and who began an affair with his underage daughter before leaving his marriage on my bed (see image #2) I would be very uncomfortable. No matter the temperature.

The One Thing Your Holiday Houseguests Won't Tell You
11/11/13 01:57 PM