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Dicing an Onion and Keeping a Dry Eye

April 19, 2013 5

Dicing an onion is one of those things that can be very satisfying … if you have a sharp knife and don’t rush. A dull knife “squeezes” an onion and just leads to tears. And rushing is well, just a bad idea anytime but especially with a knife. So take your time and try this….

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3 Knives to Start With

April 17, 2013 2

You don’t need a jillion knives – in fact just one good knife could take care of most anything you need to do. But to me a basic starter set if you’re just getting going would look like this (from top to bottom): Chef’s Knife Sometimes called a ‘cook’s knife’, this is generally considered the…

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Style Guide: Getting Your Chevron On

April 17, 2013

After a brief heyday in the 1970s, this zig zag print is finally back. In fact, chevron’s been showing up in so many stylish homes that it’s been dubbed “the skinny jeans of home design” by design blog Apartment Therapy. Although chevron is  a bold pattern that isn’t for the faint of heart, there are…

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Knives – Let’s Get Right to the Point

April 16, 2013 3

I couldn’t resist the silly title, but on the list of kitchen questions people have, knives are right up there. There are many different types with various uses — short, long, stubby, serrated — the list can go on and on. But fortunately buying good knives is like collecting, you don’t have to start big…

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10 Ways to Welcome Spring

April 16, 2013

It’s time say goodbye to winter doldrums, because spring has sprung! This is a great time to welcome the season and celebrate all its bounty—from budding leaves and fragrant flowers to fresh new beginnings. These are ten of our favorite ways to ring in spring. 1. Celebrate with friends Come out of hibernation with an…

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Style Guide: 13 Ways to Decorate with Floral

April 10, 2013

Decorating with floral patterns can be tricky. The right one can infuse even the darkest room with a much needed pop of spring. The wrong floral, though, can make the most modern loft space look like a rogue Grandma did a little redecorating. Whether you like big bold patterns or subtle accents, we’ve got ideas…

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