What’s Cooking — Ginger Infused Cocktails

What's Cooking — Ginger Infused Cocktails

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Ginger is a staple in my kitchen. You’ll find ginger spice and crystalized ginger in the pantry, fresh ginger in the freezer (it freezes surprisingly well!) and both Morris Kitchen ginger syrup and Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur in the fridge. This root is unfussy in appearance but it packs a serious punch of flavor to whatever you add it to—be it food or drink. Read on for refreshing cocktails featuring the robust spiciness of ginger

Strategize Your Garden — How To Prep for Spring

Varna Leeks seedlings starting to sprout. Photo: Cubitsorganics.com

Varna leeks seedlings starting to sprout. Photo: Cubitsorganics.com

If you’ve got a green thumb, chances are you’ve spent the long and hard winter daydreaming about the potential of your garden. During gusty winds and blizzardy nights, you’ve wishfully thought about picking heirloom tomatos off the vine, tearing basil leaves directly into your salad and canning bright berries into jam. Perhaps you’re hoping for at least one stubborn tomato and a few handfuls of chives if your track record isn’t as great. We still have a few more weeks of winter to go, but it’s not too early to start strategizing and preparing. We’ve wrangled in a few expert gardeners to help you make the most of your spring season

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’re checking out a bunch of art including; a human anatomy wall hanging, a teddy bear painting and a golden giraffe. Let’s go

How To Recycle and Get Crafty With Secondhand Bike Parts

Photo: Shanghaiist.com

Photo: Shanghaiist.com

Let’s talk about a dark place that we all know exists, but don’t necessarily bring up in day to day conversations. Bike graveyards. There, I said it. Where neglected, unridden bicycles go to retire. By being the savvy and environmentally friendly people that we are these days, these bikes and bike parts get second chances. There’s a variety of different ways that bicycles can come back to life- from getting refurbished to being turned into art projects or education movements. Find out what you can do with your old bike and others that have been left.

Katie Fisher Day is Coming Up Quick

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Every year on March 12th we take some time out of our busy schedules to celebrate Katie Fisher Day. Now what is Katie Fisher Day all about, you might ask? The answer: cookies! Well alright, that might be the underlying theme of the day but the real celebration is for the ones you love. It’s all about showing someone you care by sending them a batch of their favorite cookies! Sounds like a delicious holiday, huh?

Collector’s Corner — Ramsey Ess and His Presidential Figurines

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Here at Krrb Classifieds we love a good collection, especially one that’s unique. From where the collection began to the most significant item, we want to know the story behind it all. So we’re reaching out to collectors everywhere to find out what they collect and why!

Today, Ramsey Ess joins us to discuss his collection of Presidential Figurines, his most valued piece and his love of cartoons.

Couch Surfing Across the Country

Photo: Roadtrippers.com

Photo: Roadtrippers.com

Road trips! They’re great to take at literally any time of the year. Want to escape the winter tundra that New York City has become (can you believe it snowed again!?!)? Road trip. Want to go visit a bunch of friends scattered across the country in an extended trip? That’s literally the definition of a road trip!

Worn Stories — The Chronicling of Clothes

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For me, it was the delicate silk blouse from J Crew that cost me $200. It’s more than just a shirt, it was what I bought with my first real paycheck as a reporter after moving to New York. It was how I knew I had made it. And while it’s seen better days, I still wear it occasionally and it still hangs in my closet, 9 years after I moved to the city.

What’s Cooking — Spiralize your Veggies!

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With up to 13 servings of vegetables recommended daily, eating the same vegetables, the same way every time can get awfully tiresome. I should know…as a primarily raw foodie, I go through my share of fruits and veggies. But recently, I’ve been wanting to update my go-to meal, the salad. That is where the spiralizer comes into play. A unique little kitchen gadget that shreds vegetables into curls. With a crank of your hand, in goes boring chunks of raw veggies and out comes beautiful spirals of perfectly proportionate vegetable. Most spiralizers even have optional settings to alternate cut styles from corkscrew to angel hair pasta. So from potatoes (curly fries) to zucchini (spaghetti squash), the spiralizer can handle it all.

Local Everywhere – Our 5 favorite CSA’s and How to Find Yours

The Temple-Wilton Community Farm in Wilton, NH

The Temple-Wilton Community Farm in Wilton, New Hampshire.

You can’t get much more local and handmade than a CSA (What is Community Supported Agriculture Anyway?), which is why we are big fans of them in general here at Krrb. Just thinking of another season filled with overflowing baskets full of freshly harvested produce, brought to us weekly by farmers who we have come to know, makes us salivate with excitement

The Highs and the Lows of Online Shopping

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Who wants to navigate countless big-box and retail sites, sift through hundreds of products that look the same and then pay extortionate prices for stuff you can easily source through Krrb Classifieds? It’s just not practical. I’ve sifted through all of the amazing finds on Krrb and brought you similar versions of expensive products that won’t break the bank.

You can find literally anything, from solid furniture and fun rugs to one-of-a-kind home décor, all for a fraction of what you’d pay retail. Happy hunting…

Air Plant Holders Roundup

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When I first found out I was moving to New York, I did two things: explored the terrifying “roommate wanted” online community, and ordered a glass air plant holder. Less space means less stuff, so I knew there were no giant potted plants in my future. I’ve since found a trustworthy place to call home, and that little plant is loving life next to my bed.

The beauty of air plants and succulents is that they require very little care, and add a nice touch of green to your interiors. Air plants attach their roots to things like shrubs and rocks, and thrive in bright, indirect light (even the indoor kind), so they work in a variety of environments.

Critical Decor — Living in a House of Cards

Photo: Netflix.com

Photo: Netflix.com

This weekend Netflix dumped its third season of House of Cards into our lap, perfect timing as most of the United States saw several inches of snow and ice. If you haven’t caught up with the political drama television series, now is the time to do it. Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) have climbed the political food chain to the top, taking the spot of the President and the First Lady. You can go back and see how far Frank has come from a Democrat in South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip to Vice President to now leader of the free world.

I Want This — Mid-Century Mustard Yellow Sofa by Flexsteel

You know when it’s love? When you can not stop dreaming of lounging on a sofa. I’m absolutely smitten by the golden hue of this Mid-Century beauty. Built in the late 1960’s, the dark walnut base really grounds this piece in any home.

I’m still trying to convince my boyfriend that we should visit Chicago and pick up this sofa. If you’re also in awe of the vibrant upholstery and the overall amazing original condition, find it on Dial M for Modern’s Krrb corner, available for $1,700.

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using Lately

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using Lately

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It’s never been easier to connect with others locally and around the world! From Krrb to AirBnB and Lyft, peer to peer communities are popping up everywhere and for everything. This time around we’re looking at Impossible, Closet Collective and Wunwun as ways to share kindness, fashion and even errands. Read on to find out more

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