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Recipe: Traditional Russian black bread

By Julie Bien

2 weeks ago

Delicious, delicious black bread. Please refrain from licking your computer screen.

Nothing tastes as good as fresh-baked bread. Kneading it is also good for anger issues.

  • 1 1/2 cups very warm water (like tap hot before it gets TOO hot)
  •  2 tablespoons cider... read on
  • 10 clever last-minute Halloween costumes for those who procrastinate! Part II

    By Julie Bien

    October 13, 2014 | 10:49 am

    I love Halloween, and I love getting dressed-up. But for whatever reason, I'm terrible about pulling a costume together ahead of time (and I know I'm not the only one.) For that reason, I bring you a list of punny, cost effective and simple costumes that you can pull together asap.... read on

  • From blowing the shofar to blow-drying hair: Davida Lampkin Tydings

    By Julie Bien

    September 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    As you know by now, I like to feature local entrepreneurs in my Made in L.A. blog.

    This week I'd like to introduce to you Davida Lampkin Tydings, owner of Davida Aprons and Kosher Kurls.

    Tydings is an L.A. native who currently lives in Encino.

    Like many a nice, Jewish girl,... read on

  • Made in L.A. with love: A local artist’s journey

    By Julie Bien

    July 17, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Rahel Tennenbaum is a Los Angeles transplant whose budding jewelry business is the very definition of the entrepreneurial zeitgeist that’s been supported by crowdfunding sites and independent retail marketplaces such as Etsy.com

    Tennenbaum grew up in Israel and pursued a degree... read on

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  • DIY: Make a succulent terrarium for your indoor garden

    By Julie Bien

    July 14, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    Hello lovely readers! I'm back with my newest DIY post. Today, we're making terrariums. Why terrariums? Well...

    As much as I love my new apartment, the biggest issue I have with it is that it lacks a balcony or patio--so there's no place for a real garden.

    Because I love... read on

  • Mini-tutorial: New hardware on an old table

    By Julie Bien

    June 16, 2014 | 10:38 am

    Dear lovely readers,

    I apologize for my absence, but I'm back!

    This time I have a mini tutorial on changing hardware on a wooden side table with drawers.

    I found some snazzy mercury glass knobs to replace some fuddy-duddy old metal handles that came with the free... read on

  • Rosemary, Brie, and Marmalade Hand-Pies

    By Julie Bien

    May 22, 2014 | 12:26 pm

    Looking for the perfect, sophisticated and easy-to-make, easy-to-eat Memorial Day treat? Look no further than these pillowy, savory, sweet and decadent rosemary, brie and marmalade hand-pies. Besides being a breeze to whip up, they're easy to transport, drip-free finger food. Your... read on

  • DIY: Reupholstering a dining room chair

    By Julie Bien

    May 15, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    I'll admit it. I reupholstered the first of four chairs before documenting the process. I wanted to make sure that 1) I could do it and 2) that there wasn't any blood. So now that I'm totally an expert in dining chair reupholstery, I will share my wisdom with you! Seriously--this... read on

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