December 21, 2012 |
You're handed a glass of a familiar holiday drink, and a deliciously unfamiliar aroma greets you: toasted coconut with hints of Tahitian vanilla, cinnamon and Jamaican allspice. You raise the glass to your lips and are surprised by the satiny texture -- nearly thick enough for a spoon but souffle-like. The flavor is rich and harmonious -- warm, caramel notes of dark Jamaican rum playfully flirting with the slight sweetness of coconut milk. It's the perfect tropical eggnog for a brisk holiday evening.
October 3, 2010 |
A cold breeze blew back the petals of a wild-haired daisy, causing her to shriek with terror. "My beautiful hair!" she screamed as she watched her orange petal hair fly away. The grass shook with laughter, and the flowers giggled, but the air tasted of cold wind, and the soil was bitter. Sophie longed for a time when the ground was soft and warm under her roots and the sunlight was butterscotch sweet. She trotted down the sidewalk, trying to ignore the blades of grass that tittered as she passed.
May 10, 1987 |
Los Angeles' future-famous designers create styles that mirror this city. The trends they reflect are imitated throughout the world. Here, some young men and women--offspring of already-famous Hollywood families--show the designs that show the way. TIM KELLY Son of Gene Kelly "No, I don't dance. I'm on the other side of the camera. I was a photographer, but I've just finished a screenplay and will direct two music videos next month. I love New York and Europe, but I know I'll end up here. L.A.
April 10, 2002 |
Uncle Zeke's of Lake City, Calif., sells old-fashioned homemade butterscotch candy that slowly melts in the mouth (it's not for chewing). Some people might find it has too much molasses flavor, but not when it appears in Uncle Zeke's other product, luscious 2-ounce chocolate chip cookies with butterscotch chunks. Both products are made with fresh butter. Uncle Zeke's butterscotch cookies or cracked butterscotch candy, 1 pound of either, $15 plus $3.
August 5, 1998 |
DEAR SOS: I recently had the most delicious butterscotch bread pudding at the Boulevard in San Francisco. It was, without a doubt, the lightest pudding and most interesting presentation I've seen. Could you try to obtain the recipe? DEANNE VANDERNOOT Pacific Palisades DEAR DEANNE: Chef Nancy Oakes of Boulevard sent this recipe for the pudding with its crumb topping and caramelized walnuts. Yummy.
February 27, 2002 |
I used to be a staunch ABC man. "Anything But Chardonnay" (and Cabernet) was my motto. I was simply bored with the sameness of the oak-flavored grape syrups so many California vintners were producing from the state's two predominant varieties. But as a confirmed evolutionist, I've taken delight in observing the California wine industry's rapid progress toward lofty goals. Well, relatively rapid, given that changes in vineyards and wineries take years to show up in wines.