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Thanks Faith! If they haven't already, I think the Kitchn needs to do a post on broiler tips and tricks. Especially for those of us who have unsophisticated apartment kitchens, and just have "Broil" as a setting on our (not so great) ovens. I will definitely adjust the racks to keep the meat closer to the broiling element.

How To Cook a Steak in the Oven Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/11/10 01:02 PM

I just tried Alton's method the other night (500 degree oven) and am curious as to the main difference the broiling (versus baking) will have. Alton's method was extremely smoky (not a bad thing, just wasn't prepared) - should I expect the same here?

How To Cook a Steak in the Oven Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/10/10 09:12 PM


Root Vegetable Storage: Vegetable Store Box | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/12/10 03:06 PM

Definitely cup-to-cup! It's the way to go. Also, in India they pour tea out into the saucer and slurp from the saucer. Not ideal in public, but works great at home!

The Fastest Way to Cool a Hot Beverage | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/7/10 01:11 PM

LOVE scrambled eggs, hate omlettes. Hence, soft, fluffy, milky eggs are key. I can't stand that leathery bottom on omlettes. Pretty much cook mine the same way, but always use a little milk to get them perfectly fluffy.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Creamy and Fluffy: How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs
11/4/09 07:45 PM

I have been wanting a dress form for about 2 years now! Looking for the right one for scarves, necklaces, etc. Love it.

Apartment Therapy New York | Dress Forms as Decor
9/29/09 03:08 PM

Definitely grate the ginger instead of mincing - and graters come in all sizes and widths, so you can pretty close to minced ginger. Coming from an Indian family that cooks Indian food most night, grating ginger (and using a mortar and pestle for garlic) is the only way to go!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What is Your Most Dreaded Cooking Task?
5/13/09 05:31 PM

You don't have to store ghee in the fridge. My family is of Indian origin, and we make this stuff at home (by melting/clarifying butter for hours, and then waiting for it to harden) and we store it in a big jar for months in the cupboard. I don't recommend making it - it smells gross!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: How Do I Use Ghee?
4/24/09 12:35 PM

Wow is this really LA? It looks like SF! Great place/neighborhood.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Erika, Shannon, and Betsy's Budget Friendly Fresh Start
3/5/09 02:07 PM

Was feeling sheepish thinking I didn't know how those magical free-standing tubs would drain. Now I realize the plumbing is not shown.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | 5 Freestanding Baths From LivingEtc
3/3/09 02:27 PM

If it's in the lease that adding people costs $$, than yes, what they are doing is legal. If not, contact your local housing authority. Landlords always get freaked out when the housing authority comes a-knockin'.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Housemate Eviction...Get Out Now or Else?
3/3/09 02:24 PM

VENICE! Definitely Venice. Born in LA, I moved to NYC after college and fell in love with the city. I forced myself to move back to LA to give it a chance, since my parents are still out here. After living in Hell's Kitchen and Gramercy, the only neighborhood I could stomach was Venice. And it's on the beach - which is something you don't get in NYC!

If you live in Venice, live as close to Abbot Kinney as possible, and make sure you get a parking spot. Parking isn't too bad, but gets impossible in the summer months.

Venice is cute, charming, and actually has soul/personality which I think a lot of neighborhoods in LA don't have. In fact. most of the neighborhoods aren't even "neighborhoods" in the true NYC sense.

I'm moving back to NYC the first chance I get, because despite how awesome Venice is, I'm just a NYC girl at heart -but you should definitely give Venice a chance!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Moving from NYC to LA. Where to? Los Angeles
2/12/09 06:24 PM

Any thoughts on the best way to string a few of these together vertically? I just hate those Ikea light wires - they are so fat and unruly, and I'm not sure what the best way is to light multiple shades strung together vertically - multiple cord systems??

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | IKEA REGOLIT Pendant Lamp
12/11/08 03:22 PM

It's actually by artist Jay Kelly, and was the visual he designed for the 2008 AK Street Festival this year, on Sept 28, 2008. I only know because I bought a poster print and have been meaning to hang it up for months!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Sales & Events Calendar: 12.11.08 Los Angeles
12/11/08 02:26 PM

I think I prefer the look of slanted, but often that method covers up the majority of the headboard which may be worth displaying.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Survey: Bed Pillows, Stacked or Slanted?
12/1/08 02:00 PM

I live in Venice, and I fear my desire for a safe neighborhood will be at the cost of culture-numbing gentrification. I personally hope there can be a balance!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | For Better or Worse: The Gentrification of Neighborhoods
10/7/08 03:36 PM

Ikea makes a pretty similar chair in a basic beech wood that you could paint yourself. A cheaper, DIY alternative to the DWR option...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Where Can I Find this Stool?
10/1/08 11:37 AM

I actually enjoy the idea of a small tv in the bathroom to watch while enjoying a nice long bath. The coolest bathroom technology I've seen was at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA, which had a hidden TV inside the mirror. A little screen magically appears behind the mirrored glass at the touch of a button - turn it off, and it is like it was never there. Seems like a classy way to have technology in the bathroom.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Survey: Technology in the Bathroom Austin
9/24/08 03:50 PM

I loved this paint - it didn't even take a full 2 coats and no primer. Low paint "emissions", blends into itself so you don't without having to worry about splotches, and dries fast. I bought two gallons in a matte finish from a Benjamin Moore store in Manhattan, and couldn't have been happier. I do, however, wish there was some innovation in paint naps/rollers/brushes to ease the strain on my arms!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Benjamin Moore Aura Paint in the Test Lab
9/2/08 11:09 AM

I love my Hopen bed too! I had to settle for a Ramberg a few beds ago as my tiny room in NYC had no room for the Hopen. Since then, I have had a Hopen in NYC and one here in LA. There is just something about the headboard I really like (and the price as well.)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Round Up: 6 Beds from Ikea
8/15/08 08:10 AM