August 3, 2013
30 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 cups jam 2 pounds blackberries 1 1/4 pounds sugar (a scant 3 cups) 4 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon verbena leaves 1. Pulse the blackberries in a food processor or mash them up with your hands. You could even leave a few semi-mashed so the jam has a variety of textures. Add the sugar and lemon juice, and stir with a spatula to marry the ingredients. Pour into a large, heavy-bottomed pan. 2. Place the verbena leaves in a cheesecloth bag and tie the bag to the side of the pot, with the bag submerged in the fruit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2013 |
Confirmation on Friday that one of the victims of the Asiana Airlines crash died after being run over by a rescue vehicle opened a new front into the investigation over what went wrong in the air disaster. San Francisco County and San Mateo County officials acknowledged Friday that the victim, a 16-year-old Chinese girl, was alive on the tarmac when the vehicle struck her, giving her crushing injuries and internal hemorrhaging. San Francisco...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 |
A teenager killed in the San Francisco plane crash a week ago was covered in fire retardant foam when a rescue vehicle ran over her, officials said. This detail comes as a third person on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 died Friday morning. This person was not immediately identified. Officials identified the two other victims as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both part of a group of Chinese high school students on their way to West Valley Christian Church and School in the San Fernando Valley for a three-week summer camp.
HOME & GARDEN
June 29, 2013 |
Wanted to warn that I'm not a particularly skilled surfer, but I think you would just assume that. Basically, I excel at nothing in particular, though I did win the father-son fantasy football league last season and am poised to repeat. I'm also a pretty good public speaker. Imagine a snarkier Winston Churchill. Remember that for your next company event. My fee is a mere $1 million, but for that I also clean up afterward and unburden you of all your leftover Leinenkugel. I also line a pretty good batter's box, though the umpire at last week's Pony League tournament kept smothering the back line with his shoe, believing it was a little too deep.
May 11, 2013 |
Bubbles are a serious business. While they're beloved as a childhood pastime and a bathtub luxury, the physics behind the delicate, iridescent clusters remains remarkably complex. Now mathematicians have pinned down the ephemeral physical processes that mark the life, and death, of these suds. Their findings, published this week in the journal Science, could prove useful to chemical engineers seeking to better understand all kinds of foams, from shaving cream to plastic insulation.
January 10, 2013
William Haines Designs, the company that carries on the design legacy of the legendary Hollywood decorator-to-the-stars, fittingly chose Oscar season to bring back a classic: the Avalon. The 1950 Billy Haines chair and bench designs are being reissued this month with some 2013 tweaks. Whereas the original Avalon chairs were painted with oil enamel, production manager Greg Bianchini said, the reissues will be zinc-plated and powder-coated for weather resistance. Modern, fast-drying foam has replaced 1950s foam rubber that eventually hardened or disintegrated.