September 30, 2009 |
It's a sausage lover's world out there, right? Especially at this time of year, nothing goes better with a great cold beer. The crisp crunch of that first juicy bite, the perfect blend of fresh ground meat redolent with toasted spices and pungent herbs. Granted, you can increasingly find some pretty good packaged sausages. But for the true fan, nothing compares to the texture and flavors to be found in great homemade sausage. Sausage making is an art that spans almost every regional and ethnic cuisine, a craft carefully honed and perfected over thousands of years.
July 24, 2010 |
The military considers them just another piece of equipment; they even have service numbers tattooed inside their ears. Soldiers often treat them as pets, playing with them and feeding them the junk food common on the remote bases of Afghanistan. To their handlers, bomb-sniffing dogs are more like battle buddies. "I'd trust Urmel over most people," Army Sgt. Tait Terzo said of his 4-year-old Belgian Malinois (service number: L-424). At the same time, he said, if a bomb is lethal, better it kills a dog than a human.
December 17, 2000
Thank you for the wonderful article on tamale making ("A Christmas Tradition: Tamales," Dec. 13). We're a Japanese-American family that has been making homemade tamales every Christmas for more than 30 years. Someday soon I will be passing this tradition on to my 2-year-old daughter. JULIE KYOSAI-WATANABE From the Internet
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March 10, 2008 |
A man died after the homemade soapbox racer he was riding in spun out of control during a race and crashed into a parked car. LAPD Sgt. Jim Mascola said the incident took place about 7:45 a.m. Other racers said the victim was 21 years old and one of about 35 members of the San Fernando Valley Illegal Soapbox Federation out for an early-morning downhill race.
March 1, 2013 |
Happy National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 11 of our favorite recipes. From massive peanut butter cookies to cream pie and peanut dipping sauce. VIDEO: How to make homemade nut butters Oh, and would you like to know how to make homemade peanut butter? It's easy. Check out the video above and read the steps below for tips. Enjoy! ALSO: Food photography 101 Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Email Noelle at email@example.com.
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July 8, 2008 |
A man who was already on probation for domestic violence against his estranged wife has been charged with possessing illegal bombs and weapons after making new threats against her, authorities said Monday. Ronald Gary Turner, 44, could face more than 13 years in prison if convicted on all counts, authorities said. He was arrested last week after police received information that he possessed illegal weapons and had threatened his wife, whose name was not released. On July 2, authorities pulled Turner's car over on the 22 Freeway and recovered handcuffs, pepper spray, knives and a stolen 9-mm firearm with its serial numbers removed.