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Stylish Storage Solutions for Arts and Crafts Supplies

August 26, 2015 10:12 am

Whether you’re an avid crafter or your children are often doing art projects at home, you know how difficult it can be to find storage space for all of those paints, markers, fabrics, crayons, and other supplies. Here are just a few stylish ways that you can keep your arts and crafts supplies neatly organized until your next DIY project.

Mason Jar Storage System [redtri.com]
Turn your storage solution into an art project in itself. This colorful DIY idea involves covering old mason jars in fun, pattered washi tape, then using those jars to store everything from markers to paint brushes and even loose buttons.

Kids’ Craft Apron [www.bhg.com]
If your child has trouble keeping his or her craft supplies together while doing a project, you can make this simple apron as your next family art project. Simply take an old gardening apron, use the belt to tie it to the side of your child’s crafting table, and fill the spacious pockets with all of the essentials.

Hanging Storage Bins [apartmenttherapy.com]
Screw a metal rod from any home goods store into your wall, then attach S-shaped hooks and hang bins in all sizes from each hook. You can use these to keep your art supplies within reach but off of your tabletop.

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Rockwell: More than Just Good Food

August 19, 2015 9:58 am

Get it all at Rockwell, a venue featuring an amazing menu of eats along with entertaining stage shows. Shows are centered around recognizable Hollywood names and feature an evening of sing-along magic you won’t soon forget. The meal itself can’t be ignored either, with a menu of classic American dishes that spring to life under the hand of Chef Wayne. Happy hour runs seven days a week, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and features reduced prices on Rockwell’s selections of beverages and fare. Starters include the brie- and cranberry-topped Turkey Sliders, the Skillet Mac ‘n cheese complete with boursin and parmesan, and the Lobster Infused Deviled Eggs. Brunch enthusiasts will love Rockwell's chorizo and eggs dish and the BLT Kaiser with gruyere cheese and applewood smoked bacon.

Rockwell
1714 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-1550
www.rockwell-la.com
www.yelp.com/biz/rockwell-table-and-stage-los-angeles-3

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How to Store Fresh Herbs

August 12, 2015 8:38 am

Adding fresh herbs to a dish is one of the best ways to add a bit of gourmet flair and delicious flavor, but storing those herbs is a bit trickier. If it seems like your colorful herbs wilt and brown within a day or two after bringing them home, use these smart tips to keep them fresh longer.

  • First things first: make sure to wash your herbs gently right after picking or purchasing them. Use a salad spinner or simply swirl them around by hand in a shallow bowl of cool, fresh water to remove dirt and debris, then allow them to dry thoroughly on an absorbent towel.
  • For resilient, hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage, store them in the refrigerator. Simply lay them lengthwise across a paper towel, roll them up and place them inside of a plastic baggie. Put the whole thing in the refrigerator and it should last for weeks to come.
  • For tender herbs like parsley, cilantro, and dill, you want to keep them well hydrated. Begin by picking off any wilted leaves, then trim off the bottoms of their stems. Place the herbs in a mason jar with about an inch of water in the bottom, then place the lid on tightly and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Store basil in a jar of water just like you would flowers in vase. Keep this out of the refrigerator in a well-lit spot.

The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs [Serious Eats]
4 Easy Ways to Preserve Herbs [Rodale’s Organic Life]
Keeping the fresh in herbs [Sunset]

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