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My name is Matt Allison, husband, father, urban farmer, eco advocate, closet designer, photographer, thrifter, thing maker, mid-century modern lover, designated household cook and blogger.

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Weeknight Meals: Pea, Favabean & Lemon Risotto

By: Matt allison Sep 19, 2014

Pea, Favabean & Lemon Risotto

Risotto can take a little practice to get right, but it's well worth trying your hand at this classic comfort food. The trick is in getting the rice 'al dente', cooked, but with a bit of firmness to it. The ingredients in this dish evoke memories of spring, but provide much needed comfort in this cooler… Continue Reading

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

By: Matt allison Sep 17, 2014

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It's hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old 'no more nails' is all… Continue Reading

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Love your blog.  Love your ideas.   Thanks for sharing.

It's very common among Portuguese families to use olive oil instead of vegetable or chicken broth in caldo verde.

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