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Display Name: KrisTor
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I bet if you sewed together two thick kitchen towels and used that it wouldn't drip as much!

Can You Really Use a Pillowcase to Dry Lettuce? Putting Tips to The Test in The Kitchn
7/18/14 10:12 AM

That's tough since your walls are textured. I'd suggest going around and sanding it by hand. Also, make sure you get a good coat of primer on there.

If it ends up being noticeable, you could always put up trim and then you could put photos are artwork on it.

How To Minimize Appearance of Paint Line Buildup? Good Questions
7/7/14 04:08 PM

Interesting dilemma. Here are my thoughts:

1. Have you tried scraping it with a razor scraper? That's how I got rid of my popcorn ceilings.

2. It looks like the wall is bare now. If you hang pictures you might not really notice it.

3. You could hang a curtain that covers almost the entire wall. You can even hang pictures on top of the curtain for a neat floating artwork effect. Here's an example

How Can I Hide Horrible Texture on Focal Wall? Good Questions
6/2/14 01:42 PM

I'll never buy a glass cooktop again. What a pain to clean! Like others have said, even boiled over water makes a mess. Only way to get it clean is to scrub the bejeezus out of it; I use Bar Keeper's Friend for that.

My old coil cooktop was a quick wipe and it was clean! Can't wait to go back.

Gas on Glass Cooktops from Electrolux, KitchenAid, Franke, & SmegEuroCucina 2012
5/29/14 11:02 AM

That's odd. Mine lasts at least a week in the fridge.

Is There Any Way to Increase the Shelf Life of Homemade Almond Milk? Good Questions
5/12/14 03:44 PM

Is the parmesan necessary for the base recipe here? I'm just thinking of all different flavours and ingredients these could be made with!

Breakfast Recipe: Savory Muffins with Prosciutto & Chives Recipes from The Kitchn
1/21/14 10:25 AM

A friend did this with pecans once--delicious!

How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
1/15/14 11:28 AM

It would be really great to see the 'after' photos in the slideshow. I'm not going to click through to 20 different posts to fine some Afters that I like to read more about them.

20 Dramatic Kitchen Before & After Transformations Kitchen Before & After
1/6/14 10:57 AM

Is this open to Canadians?

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12/16/13 12:14 PM

I think this is the best 'One Design, Two Budgets' I've seen yet! The items are wonderfully similar.

One Design, Two Budgets: Traditional Patterned Bedroom
7/9/13 01:20 PM

I think I'll try this with frozen kale. I bought the frozen kale to put in smoothies, but my blender has a better heart than motor and can't handle the fibrous leaves.

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups
7/4/13 10:16 AM

Butcher's paper is great for storing meat since it can usually go in the green bin.

Bee's Wrap: An Alternative to Plastic Wrap Product Review
4/24/13 12:26 PM

Yep, I guess they can't legally call it "cream", though I fail to see how calling it "creme" is any more misleading. Maybe they figure they're safe by leaving the accent off of the 'e'. And yet, creme still means cream...

On another note, I'm happy to see that the grocery store by my apartment in Toronto started carrying Crème fraîche not too long ago and now has a selection of brands for it.

What the Heck is Philadelphia \"Cooking Creme\"?
12/13/12 09:50 AM

I absolutely love duck! I've found that you can usually buy a whole frozen duck for roughly the same price as a couple of duck breasts. It's great to buy the whole duck because then you can break it down, cook the breasts and the legs, and then you have the legs for seconds or for leftovers. Then you can use the carcass to make a lovely rich stock which makes for the most delicious soups.

I recently roasted a duck with a raspberry and red wine vinegar glaze and it was to die for! A nice sweet glaze pairs so well with the crispy skin and succulent meat.

Perfect for a Feast: Duck Breasts Ingredient Spotlight
11/28/12 10:06 AM

What is that mixer/chopper thing in the fourth photo?

How To Cook Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
11/11/12 01:54 PM

I use plain whey protein from the Bulk Barn. It's 93% protein as opposed to the 60-70% you find in branded powders from the health stores or grocery stores.

What Is the Best Protein Powder for Smoothies?
Good Questions

9/26/12 09:18 PM

A spoon might be pretty difficult, but you could probably start with a flat wooden spatula...

DIY in the Kitchen: Carve Your Own Wooden Spoons
8/23/12 04:17 PM

Thank you Mary, I'll contact them too!

The 4th Burner Pot: A Stovetop Multitasker
8/14/12 10:36 AM

Has anyone seen this at any shops in Toronto?

The 4th Burner Pot: A Stovetop Multitasker
7/29/12 07:04 PM

If I were rich I'd buy the Staub. But alas I am not, so I've got this steel non-stick version that does the job perfectly well.

The base is quite wide so you can fit a lot of veggies in there to roast. I found this at HomeSense for about $13, and it's only $20 on Amazon. When purchasing, I did debate buying a bundt pan instead for the multi-purpose aspect, but then I asked myself "when have I ever, or when will I ever, find myself needing or wanting to use a bundt pan?" So happy with this roaster.

The Naughty Way to Roast a Chicken
4/26/12 08:42 PM