October 15, 2013 |
At nearly every community garden in Los Angeles, and at every school garden too, someone is probably growing carrots. Sweet, crunchy and familiar, a freshly uprooted carrot is a fun surprise, like unwrapping a present, wrapped in earth. But even though the domesticated carrot ( Daucus carota subspecies sativus ) is so common, it can be surprisingly difficult to grow. There are three key tricks to growing carrots successfully, but before we dive into that, know that carrots don't flower until the second year.
August 26, 2013 |
This is the first in a series of Streamland blog posts on Show Tracker examining TV shows and shorts made exclusively for a streaming audience. As more and more viewers watch programming on smartphones, tablets and laptops, Streamland will work to highlight interesting and unique offerings from all corners of the digital universe. It's only 1 minute and 57 seconds long, but the Nickelodeon animated original short "Carrot and Stick" is noteworthy in part because it was co-created by longtime "SpongeBob SquarePants" writer Derek Iversen and fellow animation writer and collaborator Miles Hindman.
June 20, 2013 |
I have always considered myself food-conscious. I read books about basic agriculture, understand seasonal cooking, and know not all waffles originate from a toaster. But a monthlong 100-mile diet has shown me how much I have yet to learn and instilled in me a deeper respect for food. My approach to cooking has been heading to the store, armed with a recipe for fish with a cilantro dressing. I buy the cilantro, use only half a bunch in the dish, and chuck the leftover stalks in the refrigerator's nether regions, only to toss it, wilted, into the garbage a week later.
April 30, 2013 |
Sometimes you'll be at a food event - a good food event, like Le Fooding at MOCA this past weekend - where one Parisian chef has figured out how to trick out a shot glass of oregano and lovingly extracted tomato water to taste like carnival pizza, and another to make a bowl of beans with brown butter taste like the most delicious thing you've ever encountered. And then you realize that there are more than a hundred people lined up to get a taste of carrots at the Trois Mec concession, and you'd had those carrots just a few evenings before, at which point you may find yourself nosing your car east across the river once again, in search of the tacos that fortify the Eastside night.
April 26, 2013
Carrot cake ice cream Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling and freezing time Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. Servings: Makes 1 quart Spiced pecans 1 cup pecan halves 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
February 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Six world powers floated a modestly improved proposal to Iran on Tuesday as talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program resumed after an eight-month hiatus, with little expectation of a breakthrough. Opening a two-day session in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the so-called P5-plus-1 group offered to slightly ease economic sanctions if Tehran halts production of near-weapons-grade uranium fuel. The powers - China, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and the United States - fear Iran is seeking the ability to make bombs, an intent it denies.