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CO NNECT W ITH U S
Last spring we asked you to vote fo r your
favorite recipe in our “Project Chicken
story
(April 2008,
page 176),
which featured dishes
fro m seven well-known chefs and cooks. The
winner: Chicken with Asparagus and Peas,
left.
For this and all the other recipes, go to
B H G .com /projectchicken.
I ENJOYED YOUR ARTICLE “I t P ay s
to G o G re e n ” ( J u n e 2 0 0 8 ,p a g e
1 5 6
).
L iv in g in th e F lo r id a K eys,
w e a r e a lw a y s th in k in g o f w a y s to
le s s e n o u r im p a c t o n th e e n v ir o n -
m e n t. T h e a r tic le h a d m a n y g r e a t
tip s a n d p ro d u c ts . I lo v e d th e
b e a u tifu l g r e e n c o lo r o f th e
e x te r io r p a in t u s e d .
Valerie Fecher, via e-mail
YOUR STORY “O ff th e B e a te n T ra c k ”
(J u ly 2 0 0 8 ,
page
1 0 9
)
is a r e m in d e r
th a t s im p le little trip s a re m u c h
m o re re la x in g th a n h e c tic , lo n g e r
o n e s . A b o u t o n c e a m o n th m a n y
y e a rs ago, m y h u s b a n d a n d I w o u ld
lo o k a t e a c h o th e r o v e r S a tu rd a y
b re a k fa s t a n d ask , “N o rth , S o u th ,
E a s t, o r W est? ” W e d ro v e b a c k
ro a d s , e n jo y in g s c e n e ry a n d
s to p p in g in s m a ll to w n s to a sk if
th e r e w e re a n tiq u e s h o p s n e arb y .
A fte r fin d in g a m o te l a t d u sk , w e
e n jo y e d d in n e r a t a s m a ll-to w n
r e s ta u r a n t. T h e n e x t d a y w e h a d a
le is u re ly b re a k fa s t a n d to o k th e
fre e w a y h o m e . I re m e m b e r fe e lin g
lik e I h a d ju s t r e tu r n e d fro m a
w e e k lo n g v a c a ti o n .
Patricia Figliolo,
Jacksonville, AR
I VIEWED YOUR LIVING GREEN
h o u s e lo c a te d in S o u th C a ro lin a .
I t h a d so m a n y d e c o ra tin g id eas.
(I lik e th e s u m m e r d e c o r a tin g id e a s
in y o u r m a g a z in e , also . I t w o u ld b e
n ic e to s e e m o re b e a c h d e c o r fo r
th e su m m e r.)
Jane Thompson, via e-mail
The
B e tte r H o m e s a n d G a rd e n s
L iv in g Green T o u r appears a t
15
hom e-and-garden show s across the
co u n try through O ct.
3 0
. F o r an online
to u r a n d a list o f e xh ib it venues g o to
B H G .c o m /g re e n to u r.
Also, television
stations a roun d the co u n try w ill a ir
the to u r on the “L iv in g G reen” episode
o f
T o d a y ’s H o m e o w n e r w ith D a n n y
L ip fo rd *
Sept.
1
-
7
,
2 0 0 8
. F o r details,
v is it
d a n n y lip fo rd .c o m .
W E ASKED: Do you
know a
“B etter H om es
and G ardens”
person
someone who’s always
thinking o f creative ways
to better her home?
I IMMEDIATELY THINK OF m y sister-
in-law , L iz a S he h a s a k n a c k fo r
fin d in g th in g s a t th rift sto re s a n d
y ard sales a n d tu rn in g th e m in to
lovely d e c o ra tio n s fo r h e r h o m e.
D o o rs b e c o m e h e a d b o a rd s, b o x e s
b e c o m e p ic tu re fram es, o ld
w in d o w s a re tra n s fo rm e d in to
a rtw o rk , a n d p ic tu re s o f h e r fam ily
a re d isp la y e d in c re ativ e w ay s.
Adrienne Burdette, via e-mail
I AM YOUR BHG GIRL! I liv e in th e
N o r th w e s t a n d h a v e p a in te d m y
fa m ily ro o m g re e n to b r in g th e
g o rg e o u s w o o d s b e h in d m y h o m e
in to th e ro o m . I s lip c o v e re d ,
w ith o u t a p a tte r n , a c h a ir t h a t I
b o u g h t in 1973. I n f r o n t o f th e
c o u c h a re tw o s q u a r e b e n c h e s
th a t I b o u g h t a t a n a n tiq u e s to re ;
I r e p a in te d th e leg s, re p la c e d th e
c u s h io n s , a n d s lip c o v e re d th e m .
T h e y s e rv e as a c o ffe e ta b le w h e n
p u s h e d to g e th e r a n d a llo w m o re
s e a tin g w h e n th e y ’re s e p a ra te d .
I t ’s in m y n a tu r e to m a k e ro o m s
b e a u tifu l a n d c o m fo rta b le . M y
p e r s o n a l to u c h m a k e s it a m e a n in g -
ful h o m e fo r m e a n d m y fam ily.
Mary Fitz, via e-mail
PD LIKE TOTELL YOU a b o u t
s o m e o n e s p e c ia l I w o rk w ith .
H e r n a m e is K a th y B ro o m e ; s h e ’s
th e m a n a g e r o f o u r d e n tis t office.
S h e o fte n in v ite s u s to h e r h o m e
a n d a lw a y s h a s a n o p e n in v ita tio n
to ju s t “d ro p in.” K a th y loves to
d e c o ra te . H e r h o m e is c o n s ta n tly
c h a n g in g a s s h e fin d s “d e a ls.” S h e
h a s a g o o d s e n s e o f b u y in g ju s t th e
rig h t ite m to b r in g o u t s o m e th in g
in e a c h o f h e r ro o m s.
Nancy Keziah, via e-mail
S U B S C R IP T IO N S E R V IC E B H G .c o rry se rv ic e E -M A IL U S B H G E d ito [email protected] m e re d ith .c o m W R IT E U S
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