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Apartment Therapy

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13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

NRDC

Recipe: Apricot Breakfast Pie

Preheat oven to 425°F.<p>In a mixing bowl, combine the fruit, sugar and flour. Add optional spices and lemon zest. Transfer the mixture to a 9- or …

Baking

12 Easy Smoothies for Hot Days

When it’s too hot to cook and you want something quick and satisfying, homemade smoothies are always the answer. They're so simple and refreshing, …

Breakfast

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Bright and Airy Look

This is a kitchen makeover you won't believe. Old cabinetry and crowded appliances get swapped for a lighter palette and open shelves.<p>This kitchen started out with old cabinetry and tile counters, with appliances crowding every surface.<p>In its new life, the cabinets and surfaces have been swapped …

The Best Way to Store Any Fruit or Vegetable

Fact: CSAs can be amazing. In just one week, you can end up with a dozen tomatoes, six or seven ears of corn, crisp greens, and a pound of peaches. …

Tomatoes

The Simple, Fresh Grilled Chicken You'll Make All Summer Long

Less is more when Jonathan Waxman cooks. A pioneer of New American cuisine, he always stays true to his philosophy: make it fresh, keep it simple.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 3½- to 4-pound free-range, cornfed, or naturally raised chicken<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

A Life-Changing Recipe For Rib Eye Steak

A recipe from Sheila Lukins's cookbook, Ten: All Your Favorite Foods...And Ten Recipes for Each.<p>[image id='e4ff4208-b998-4079-bd6c-e42eeb6a8f4d' loc='C'][/image]<i>Serves 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the mushroom ragoût</i><p>8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms<p>8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms<p>4 ounces fresh porcini mushrooms<p>…

Kitchen Inspiration: 10 Tile Backsplashes That Totally Steal the Show

(Image credit: HomeLife)<p>While you are no doubt aware that subway tile backsplashes in the kitchen are currently freakishly popular, we're here to …

Interior Design

Grilled Appetizer Recipes - Appetizer Recipes for Parties

2 of 19<p>John Kernick<p>Pumpernickel with Avocado, Charred Corn, and Tomato<p>Fresh and colorful, this tantalizing vegan appetizer uses the best of late …

Cooking

Recipe: The Best Turkey Burgers Your Summer Guests Will Ever Taste

A delicious burger recipe from Sara Foster's Casual Cooking.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1½ pounds ground turkey<p>½ cup fresh bread crumbs<p>3 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives<p>1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce<p>1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Texas Pete or Tabasco<p>2 scallions, minced (white …

Cooking

Kitchen Before & After: A White Rental Kitchen Gets a Bold Color

Isabelle's rental kitchen had a lot of things going for it: ample storage space and plenty of light in the daytime, thanks to the skylight. But …

Kitchens

Here's Why You Should Start An Indoor Garden

Landscape designer Rebecca Cole shares the top reasons (and plenty of motivation) to start a delicious urban farm<p><b>• Teach the future generations:</b> Our children can learn where food comes from by growing our own.<p><b>• Keep climate change at bay:</b> Urban greening is responsible for reducing urban heat island …

The Chef-Favorite Grilling Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

Juicy recipes for steak, shrimp, and more.<p>The best recipes for grilled steak, shrimp, and chicken — and more — from some of our favorite chefs.

The 10 Things Every Dog Owners Needs At Home

You love your dog. You love your house. Here's what you need for to keep them both at their best<p><i>Colleen Safford of Walk & Train is responsible for the good behavior of the dogs residing in many of New York's best-appointed homes, from ELLE DECOR's own Karen Elizabeth Marx (and pup Willie Nelson) to</i> …

Pets

Purveyor of the Practical and the Timeless

We have a long history with Ancient Industries, one of our favorite online haunts for housewares. Owner Megan Wilson specializes in hard-to-find …

The Easiest Focaccia You'll Ever Make

Lidia Bastianich shares a recipe for an easy onion and tomato focaccia.<p><b>Onion-Tomato Focaccia (Focaccia d'Altamura</b>)<p><i>Makes a large round focaccia, serving 10 or more</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 packets active dry yeast<p>¼ cup warm water<p>5 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for handling the dough<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>2 cups …

Basic Befores and Awesome Afters: 3 Rooms, 3 Total Makeovers

(Image credit: Katja K.)<p>If you are an Apartment Therapist, you most likely love a "before and after" (who doesn't?) and nothing (nothing!) beats the …

Back Roads Living

I Love My Golden Retriever

Plant Care Today

13+ Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing -<p>http://plantcaretoday.com/13-natural-ways-make-home-smell-a…

Mother Nature Network

Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy - Must Watch Video

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This i...<p>Trace Billy …

Simple Tool Turns Empty Bottles Into Unique Drinking Glasses

The idea of making empty glass bottles into glasses is far from new. Glass cutting tools to make them have been available to the general public for …

Avant-garde

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

25 Alternative Uses For Coca-Cola

ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p><b>Resharable TV</b> puts out a good argument for why we should not be drinking Coca-cola. It is one of my great loves, but I am …

10 multimillion-dollar outdoor living spaces

After a long winter, it's time to spend some time outside. And if you want to spend it in style, one of these homes will provide.<p>The outdoor living …

Does the pain come and go? It could be arthritis

__By Ron Kaspriske<p>__<p><i>Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest.</i><p>Follow @Ron Kaspriske<p>(<i>Illustration by Lou Beach</i>)

Articles about modern wooden frame retreat france on Dwell.com - Dwell

Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of...<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s …

Architecture