When I moved into a more affordable apartment a couple of months ago, one of the luxuries I gave up was a disposal. Although my kitchen is modern with a dishwasher, I can't put anything down the sink's drain. It's a total hassle, but one that I am slowly becoming accustomed to. How about you?
- Fall is the time for apples. Here are several recipes — including one for Apple Caramel Cheesecake — to help you turn apples into delicious dishes. - iVillage
- Unsightly kitchen sink? Here are some simple tips to make your sink shine. - CasaSugar
- Football Foodies, Bravo's new website just in time for football season, will feature recipes and blogs by former Top Chef contestants. - Bravo
- If you're interested in oysters, be sure to check out this excerpt from The Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's Guide To Oyster Eating in North America. - Culinate
- Would you use a bacteria reducing food machine? - FitSugar
- Ever wondered how to make filled cupcakes? - Baking Bites
- Are you ready for National Meatloaf Appreciation Day? - Serious Eats
- It's just a concept, but wouldn't it be great if you could actually leave notes on toast? - Slashfood
- If there are no cherries in your clafouti, then it is just a flognarde. - Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen
- Martha Stewart launches her very first line of wines. - Yummr
- Just how healthy are these so-called superfoods? - Chow
We use our kitchen sink for so many things — washing dishes, defrosting dinner, maybe even bathing pets — so it's no surprise that the once-gleaming fixtures are tough to keep clean after a while. In my opinion, a dingy, scuffed kitchen sink can really make a kitchen look dirty, so I can't wait to try these tips from the fun housekeeping site FlyLady on how to clean your sink until it gleams.
I've excerpted the most crucial steps in FlyLady's process, which she says you should use in full just once, the first time you shine your sink. She also has some good pointers on how to keep it clean over time. I find that the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works wonders in getting the dark scuffs from silverware off of my white sink; what are your secrets?
To see FlyLady's Shiny Sink 101 tutorial, read more
Though it sounds like a type of diving-board trick, a backsplash is the surface behind your kitchen sink or stove designed to protect the wall from any water and oil that sprays upward. Not every kitchen has a backsplash, but for those that do, there are a seemingly infinite number of styles.
The once purely functional adornments are now highly decorative, with a variety of materials to suit different looks. An easy way to add some personality to your kitchen, backsplashes can be made from metal, glass, plastic, terra cotta, basic tile, decorative mosaics, and much more.
Today's Su Casa comes from a gallery that Arielrb38 posted showing off her fourth-floor walk-up in Washington, DC. (Want to share your photos? Here's how to post in the Su Casa group.) She makes great use of a small space with the spice rack and hanging fruit baskets, and the plants and the colorful poster really add life to the nook.