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Does Your Old House Need A New Kitchen? Probably Not

July 2, 2019

Is a lavish new kitchen like this the best thing for your old house? if you are selling the house, it may help it sell faster, but it won’t pay for itself. GETTY It is a truth universally acknowledged that the owner of a freshly purchased home must be in want of a new kitchen. […]

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Get a jump on your July gardening

July 1, 2019

How refreshing to enter July with such mild, wet weather behind us. Still, we know from experience that July and August will likely heat up and dry out. For people that may be new to the area and were excited about the long growing season promised, you have been deceived. Harsh summer temperatures send most […]

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Gardening tips: plant the hardy fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’

June 29, 2019

 Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ looks delicate but is one of the more hardy of the fuchsia clan. Photograph: Chris Burrows/Getty Images Plant this Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’, may look delicate, but happily this is one of the more hardy of the fuchsia clan. It’s compact (1m tall) and will cope with most soils, given full sun or dappled shade. It […]

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Modular Kitchen Design: 5 things to know

June 26, 2019

Modular kitchen design refers to the approach that involves the organisation of sub-assemblies or distinct parts that can be integrated and configured into a single, holistic system. Fulfilling various customer needs, modular designs initiate the decomposition of complex systems into simple units, simulating efficiency and flexibility at the site of installation. Here are a few […]

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Picking fresh produce to basic knife skills, easy kitchen hacks Anthony Bourdain showed us

June 25, 2019

Count on these kitchen hacks from Anthony Bourdain. (Source: File Photo) Globe-trotting television personality and chef Anthony Bourdain made a name for himself with his enriching no-holds-barred approach to experimenting with food and talking about it. Given the wealth of experience he had, it’s no surprise that Bourdain had a lot of rules when it […]

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Ruth Reichl Wants You to Love Your Small Kitchen as Much As She Loves Hers

June 22, 2019

AT THE MOMENT, I’m standing in the gorgeous kitchen of the Airbnb I’ve rented for a few weeks in Los Angeles. It has every bell and whistle: dark marble counters, computer-equipped stove, European dishwasher, a cool sculptural vent. There’s a huge refrigerator that is so tastefully camouflaged by smooth wooden panels you’d never know it was there. Every […]

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