June 11, 2013 |
ARDMORE, Pa. - There were no priests in black robes, no curtained booth to slip into, no screened window to talk through. But Sergio Garcia, star golfer currently suffering the aftereffects of foot-in-the-mouth disease, had it different than those who preceded him Tuesday to pre-U.S. Open news conferences. Sergio's was a confessional. Bless me, everybody, for I have sinned. He didn't have to come in. A U.S. Golf Assn. official confirmed that. But he knew, as did the USGA, that it was the right thing to do. And to his credit, Garcia did not try to brush through it, did not duck questions, nor do the common athlete non-apology apology.
June 6, 2013 |
Most birds lost their penises somewhere along the trail of evolution. Scientists want to know where they went. A biological program that triggers cell death is to blame, and it may offer clues about both evolution and the molecular biology behind birth defects, say researchers from the University of Florida, who published their work in Current Biology this week. “One of the most puzzling events in evolution is the reduction and loss of the phallus in birds,” said Martin Cohn, A University of Florida biologist who studies the evolution of appendages.
June 1, 2013 |
After a dinner of pasta from Italy sauced with artichokes that had been grown here, then shipped to the East Coast for canning before being shipped back, and a salad with fennel from Mexico and lettuce from goodness-knows-where, my family and I sat down at our kitchen table to argue over a shopping list. We have agreed to purchase only local foods for the month of June, but were having second thoughts after I discovered the cost of a locally raised, pastured chicken - a steep $35. I guess we won't be eating much meat.
May 22, 2013 |
The feud between golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia took a turn for the worse Tuesday when Garcia, asked at a European Tour awards banquet whether he would invite Woods to dinner during next month's U.S. Open, said: "We will have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken. " Later that night, Garcia attempted to make amends for the remark, saying, "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner.
May 21, 2013 |
Recently, I was invited to a friend's house in Patzcuaro (Michoacan), Mexico , and we spent the week madly cooking. The market there was so fantastic -- fat yellow chickens, fresh chayote, baby jicama, a rainbow of fresh and dried chiles, heaps of garlic and herbs. Indian women sat with produce from their gardens on blankets in front of them. They always had the freshest ingredients, including hand-patted corn tortillas, and when things were slow, they'd trim the thorns from nopales (cactus paddles)
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May 10, 2013 |
Michael Jackson's makeup artist testified Friday that although the singer once asked her if she had painkillers, she never broached the subject of his addiction with him. Karen Faye said that during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial in Santa Maria she would spend a lot of time with the performer, arriving at 3 a.m. to help him get ready, and felt it was not appropriate to confront him about his misuse of prescription drugs. “I was a place of safety for him, and peace,” Faye said.
May 9, 2013
Total time: 55 minutes Servings: 4 1 pound new potatoes 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs (6 to 7 ounces each) Salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/4 cup salt-packed capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons chives, cut into 1-inch pieces 1. Clean and quarter ...
May 9, 2013
Total time: 35 minutes, plus 2 to 4 hours marinating Servings: 6 Note: If you use wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water first. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2cup plain whole-milk yogurt 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 teaspoon salt 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes 1. In a large glass or ceramic bowl , combine the lemon juice, yogurt, cilantro, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon of the canola oil and the salt.
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April 25, 2013 |
Authorities on Thursday continued to investigate a fire that killed an estimated 100,000 baby chickens at a processing facility in Riverside County. The 4-day old chicks were trapped inside the 200-foot-long structure as more than two dozen firefighters in eight engine companies responded to the incident in the 1900 block of Warren Road in San Jacinto, the Riverside County Fire Department said. Fire crews quickly began battling the intense flames after the blaze was reported about 5:30 a.m Wednesday.
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April 24, 2013 |
About 100,000 baby chickens died after a fire quickly engulfed a large coop at a processing facility in Riverside County, officials said Wednesday. The 4-day old chicks were trapped inside the 200-foot-long structure as more than two dozen firefighters in eight engine companies responded to the incident in the 1900 block of Warren Road in San Jacinto, the Riverside County Fire Department said. Fire crews quickly began battling the intense flames after the blaze was reported about 5:30 a.m Wedesday.