April 6, 2013 |
"But they're weeds. " My much better half is not, shall we say, "adventurous" when it comes to greens: A "real" salad is built around a wedge of iceberg or chopped romaine. Stewed collards are fine for New Year's Eve, and sauteed spinach can make an occasional appearance at the dinner table. But that's where the love ends. Forget arugula and radicchio, and don't even think about frisee. So when I pitched dandelion greens for dinner the other night, well, you can probably understand the breathless shock.
April 6, 2013
20 minutes. Serves 2 to 4. 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cut crosswise into ½-inch strips 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1 (1-pound) bunch dandelion greens, trimmed and torn into 3- to 4-inch strips Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 teaspoons sherry vinegar 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp and the fat is rendered.
April 2, 2013 |
When you're 12, few things beat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - If you don't count video games, spending your allowance on candy from the Sweet Factory or slurpees of course. But after a hard morning's work at school, there's nothing better than opening up your lunch pale to find a PB&J in a Ziploc bag. The combination of smooth peanut butter and sweet, sticky strawberry jam is comforting and filling. Tuesday happens to be National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Yes, there is an entire day devoted to the popular childhood sandwich.
March 28, 2013 |
How does the old saying go? If you love something so much, you should marry it. How about just bringing it straight into the bedroom? If you're a true bacon lover who longs to bring bacon between the sheets, without the grease, now you can. J&D, the guys who brought you bacon shaving cream , have released bacon condoms. Each has an image of bacon on it all the way to the end. And if that's not enough bacon love for you, the condoms are filled with J&D's "baconlube," a water-based meat-flavored personal lubricant.
March 9, 2013 |
For a dinner at home last night, just the two of us, we made steamed mussels - not our usual recipe that involves lots of freshly cracked black pepper, but “mussels with bacon, apple and shallot” from the new book and iPad app “ Lark: Cooking Against the Grain .” I liked Lark chef John Sundstrom's idea of including a splash of apple cider, apple cider vinegar and a diced Granny Smith apple in the broth, along with thin rings of...
March 2, 2013
Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 1 pound new potatoes 2 strips thick bacon, cut into ½-inch crosswise strips 1 tablespoon minced shallots 4 medium artichokes, trimmed to hearts and stems, quartered lengthwise and stored in acidulated water 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup cream Salt 2 tablespoons minced chives 1. Steam the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes, and set aside. When cool enough to handle, cut into quarters or bite-sized pieces.
February 19, 2013 |
A new series of occasional posts explores all things meaty and fatty. Bacon fans probably already know Los Angeles baconista Rashida Purifoy, owner of Cast Iron Gourmet -- purveyor of small-batch bacon (including pork, duck and lamb bacon), bacon fat pimento cheese, bourbon bacon chutney, bacon jam, pork nuts (corn nuts fried in bacon fat) and Purifoy's Couch Mix (caramelized bacon, dried fruit, chocolate and nuts). On March 5, Purifoy will be teaching a bacon-curing class at the Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion Vintage Kitchen, part of a series organized by the Institute of Domestic Technology.
February 17, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Jack Gray. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Keri Russell. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael At Walt Disney World Resort: Jon Cryer; Kat Graham performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Jenny McCarthy; Drew Carey. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors (N)
February 12, 2013 |
Who said French toast was just for breakfast? This savory take on the comfort food -- stuffed with bacon, Gruyère cheese and dandelion greens and pan-fried to ooey-gooey perfection -- works well served any time of the day. And dinner is served in less than an hour. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a number of dishes in an hour or less. ALSO: Mac 'n' cheese recipes galore!
January 22, 2013 |
Kevin Bacon has given Fox some of its best ratings news in months. Bacon's gory new serial-killer drama "The Following" slashed its way to 10.4 million total viewers in its Monday premiere, according to Nielsen. That placed "The Following" solidly among TV's highest-rated new dramas this season. NBC's post-apocalyptic "Revolution" (11.6 million for the premiere) and CBS' Sherlock Holmes update "Elementary" (13.4 million) drew somewhat larger total audiences, but Bacon's show actually tied "Elementary" among young adults.