| May 6, 2010
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity.
"Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
| May 10, 2010
When I open the freezer, out spill industrial-sized bags of spinach, blueberries and chopped bananas from Costco.
Inside the pantry, protein powder and barley and large sacks of organic SuperGreens ("made from the purest probiotic greens grown on high-...
| Mar 24, 2011
Former Chicago indie rock drummer Laura Ann Masura has made — and gotten into — an awful lot of jams since moving to Echo Park nearly seven years ago. But those first watery blueberry-Meyer lemon experiments and fussy crystallized...
| Aug 12, 2010
Spiced cherry and blueberry upside-down cake
Total time: About 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: If baking in a springform pan, place a baking sheet on a rack near the bottom of the oven to catch any syrup that might drip.
3 tablespoons butter, plus...
| Aug 19, 2010
Blueberry and lavender pops
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: Makes 6 to 8 popsicles, depending on the mold
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen,...
| Aug 29, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO THE MAINE COAST
From LAX, nonstop service to Boston is available on American, JetBlue, Virgin America and United; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Delta and Southwest; and connecting service (change of planes) is...
| Aug 29, 2010
The Olson House is hard to find, but once you arrive, there is no mistaking it. We made a few wrong turns at first, my brother and his wife, my wife, Margie, and I. The four of us had had taken this day trip to the village of Cushing just three years ago,...
| Jul 8, 2011
Last Wednesday at the Santa Monica market, rivulets of sweat coursed down the brow of Ron Cornelsen, a stone fruit grower from Reedley, and it was only 9 a.m. The previous day it had been 107 degrees in his orchard, and the monsoonal humidity made...
| Mar 11, 2012
Jean Giraud, an enduring figure in European comics whose fantasy and sci-fi work — which he signed with his alias, Moebius — deeply influenced alien-world imagery throughout pop culture, has died. He was 73.
Giraud died Friday night or...
| Jun 30, 2011
"To me, this is one of the best burgers ever because it showcases the essence of American food and culture. The gorgeous red ripeness of a grapefruit-sized hot house tomato. White onions born from our fields. Under it, a sheet of artisan Point Reyes...
| Feb 23, 2012
When cooks travel, they inevitably bring back recipes as souvenirs. A trip to central Italy might mean a wonderfully simple braise of fennel in olive oil. Go to southwest France and come back with pork confit. Visit Tokyo and you find a twist on the...