How Do You Feel About Rugs in the Kitchen? — Apartment Therapy

The kitchen is a dangerous place for textiles — crumbs, grease, red wine spills. Yet in spite of this, a few brave souls put rugs in their kitchens. What do you think: Is a rug in the kitchen a do or a don't?

From Apartment Therapy → Rugs in the Kitchen: Yea or Nay?


A Smart Tip for Cooks Who Use an Electric Pressure Cooker — Comment of the Day

We're testing electric pressure cookers this week, taking a look at three popular models, and seeing how they perform across a variety of common cooking tasks. There have been a lot of good comments from readers, including one smart tip that surprised me — it's all about that plastic seal that comes with the pressure cooker.


8 Space-Saving Table Ideas for Small Balcony Dining — Outdoor Dining

If you're lucky enough to find yourself with outdoor space, we're going to guess dining al fresco is one of your favorite summer activities. But if you're faced with a small balcony, or even just a fire escape, how do you make the most of the space so you can have dinner in the great outdoors? Here are some space-saving solutions that prove that no matter its size, a balcony is meant to be enjoyed.


Do You Have Suggestions for Low-Carb, Non-Lettuce-Based Salads? — Good Questions

Q: I've seemed to develop an aversion to lettuce. Most of it tastes like dirt to me. It's really a problem because my standard lunch at work is to bring in some sort of salad. I've found myself eating everything but the lettuce. Do you have suggestions for low-carb, non-lettuce-based salads that I could take to work?


5 Easy Summer Entertaining Hacks — Apartment Therapy

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Samantha’s Favorite Summer Salad — Kitchen Tour

Who cooks and eats here: Samantha, Todd, and Elin Mae Wennerstrom
Where: Santa Barbara, California
Rent or Own? Own

We've toured Samantha's airy, bright kitchen, we've learned her entertaining secret, and now we're going to dive into a meal this hostess prepares frequently. Samantha's cooking style, according to the lifestyle blogger, is "relaxed, seasonal, healthy, and unplanned." This salad perfectly embodies this philosophy.


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