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  • Master gardener in training

     
    Hundreds of people apply to the UC Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener program every year, and enrollment is limited to about 50. I was accepted. I've never been a good student and rarely an adequate gardener. Though I've written extensively about...
  • 'Top Chef': American as apple pie

     
    Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, "Top Chef" threw some pie in our eyes for the quick-fire challenge. Naturally, the contestants flipped out upon hearing that desserts were involved and were even more intimidated when Johnny Iuzzini,......
  • 'Top Chef': Critics sour when the cooking turns sweet

     
    Some house cleaners don't do windows. It appears even more chefs don't do desserts. Any number of "Top Chef's" most catastrophic dishes -- perhaps the nadir coming with Ilan Hall's chocolate ganache-coated liver from the second season -- have been......
  • Animal encounters in the green glades of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose

    Animal encounters in the green glades of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose
    Since the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose completed a $72-million renovation in March, it's attracted a new set of visitors besides all those tykes and toddlers in high-tops and jeans. Because of the renovation, the zoo was awarded the Leadership...
  • On the healthful highway

    On the healthful highway
    For the junk food junkie, a road trip can be a dream journey. Between the fast food outlets and the glop at gas station minimarts, travelers may find themselves on a never-ending sugar/trans-fat wallow. But on a monthlong road trip from Los Angeles to...
  • Scents of spring

    Scents of spring
    Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright...
  • Diet drug Qnexa: Don't get too carried away by new study

    The diet drug Qnexa helps obese people with weight-related medical conditions to lose more weight than those who take a dummy pill and could allow some to scale back on medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, according to a new study...
  • Beauty: A feel-better face when you're sick

    Beauty: A feel-better face when you're sick
    "I just got my first haircut in two years, which is great, but it's coming in so thin," says Jeri Brown, a 51-year-old Los Angeles resident who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer that has metastasized into her spine. She catches her self-...
  • They're celebrating what? Unusual festivals in Europe

    They're celebrating what? Unusual festivals in Europe
    You may have heard of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, or the gathering of sun worshipers to celebrate the summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge, but Europe has plenty of other less famous but equally unusual festivals. Some date back many...
  • Recipe: Rosemary pain perdu (bread pudding) with sauteed apples, Chantilly cream and Armagnac caramel sauce

    Recipe: Rosemary pain perdu (bread pudding) with sauteed apples, Chantilly cream and Armagnac caramel sauce
      Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 4 Note: From Amy Scattergood. Published Dec. 6, 2006. Reserve extra caramel sauce and Chantilly cream for another use. -------------------- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen...
  • A new cocktail order in L.A.

    Bartender-about-town Vincenzo Marianella is coming up with cocktails faster than he can name them. Like "the apple one," on his first-run drinks menu at the Doheny, the downtown members-only cocktail lounge just days away from opening. Marianella...