June 8, 2010 |
Israel is referred to repeatedly in the Bible — 17 times, in fact — as the "land of milk and honey," but until three years ago, archaeologists had discovered little firm evidence that beekeeping was ever practiced there. Many scholars, in fact, assumed "honey" referred to a nectar from dates or other fruits. Then, three years ago, researchers found a 3,000-year-old apiary in the Iron Age city of Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley, the oldest known commercial beekeeping facility in the world, suggesting that the word "honey" likely referred to the real thing.
July 1, 1989
In his zeal to oversynonymize, Michael Wilmington gave the ant species a couple of extra legs to stand on by describing Anty, his perceived hero in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (June 23), as a "brave arachnid." Wilmington's apology for this gaffe could properly be, "Honey, I blew the review." PAUL M. THIELE Los Angeles
November 5, 2008 |
Tiggers might not like honey but collectors apparently do. A sketch by Winnie the Pooh illustrator E.H. Shepard titled "Tiggers Don't Like Honey" fetched $49,770 at auction Tuesday, well above the pre-sale estimate of $24,000 to $32,000. Bonhams auction house said the drawing, of Pooh dipping his paw into a honey pot while Tigger and Piglet look on, was bought by a private collector in Germany for his wife, who had loved the characters as a child. The large oval pencil drawing is an enlarged version of an illustration that appeared in A.A. Milne's children's classic "The House at Pooh Corner."
April 15, 2011 |
Villains Tavern in downtown L.A. has introduced its new spring cocktail menu featuring fresh options for sunny days. A standout tipple is the lovely Loki created by mixologist Dave Whitton. Cold vodka infused with earthy green tea is tempered with silky-sweet honey peach syrup, tart lemon and a hint of fragrant sage to create a light and refreshing drink that is best consumed after a day spent in the open air. Lucky for you, Villains has one of the most comfortable outdoor patios in L.A., so stopping for a drink doesn't mean going indoors.
July 2, 2008
Total time: 35 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 2 quarts Note: Adapted from Nikki Cohen, bar manager at the Hungry Cat. Honey-lavender simple syrup 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup lavender Bring the sugar, honey, lavender and 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the syrup, discarding the lavender and allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Makes about 3 cups. Reserve the extra for other aguas frescas or cocktails.
July 27, 1996
Shaq arrived on Thursday and Magic hurried back. Vlade's deep in Charlotte smoking Cubans by the pack. Goodbye Lynch and Peeler, your play's as sweet as honey. We'd love to keep you both, but we just don't have the money. SEAN GREGSON Rancho Palos Verdes
July 21, 1991
After reading James Flanigan articles from Israel, I wonder. The Arabs have the money, Israel has the technology, if they would forget their hate, the region could be a land of milk and honey. CHARLES BALSHAM Studio City
December 17, 2010 |
Awash in cool whites and low lights, the Hungry Cat is the perfect place to toss back a leisurely after-work cocktail or two. Especially on weekdays, when many of the restaurant's alcohol-laced libations are half price from 3 to 6 p.m., leaving you with more money to slurp down a few succulent oysters from the fantastic raw bar. And although you might feel compelled to drink a crisp, white wine with your bivalve bonanza, there is a seasonal cocktail...