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March 25, 2013 |
Just as the memory of "Meatball," Glendale's favorite bear, may be fading, it appears a new bruin has taken to the city. And this black bear - described as 3 to 4 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds - has a fondness for hummingbird sugar water and a taste for honey. This dietary insight is based on its snacking habits during multiple visits over the course of at least six months to the Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood. In some cases, the bear has knocked down hummingbird feeders hanging as high as 8 feet off the ground.
February 8, 2013 |
I've got the flu. Nothing dramatic about that -- judging from my Facebook feed, half of America does, too. But it got me thinking: When you're feeling rotten -- runny nose, watery eyes, constant hacking -- what food makes you feel better? I've got a couple of favorites of my own, depending on the meal and just how rotten I'm feeling. When I'm at my worst, and this may be hard to believe, I really don't care what I'm eating. Seriously. I'll make a cup of tea with Meyer lemon slices, honey and hot water (and if I'm REALLY rocky, I'll pull my grandpa's trick and add a slug of bourbon)
January 21, 2013 |
Boozy ice cream for when you have the flu? Ohio-based small-batch ice cream maker Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is making the news this flu season with one of its most popular winter flavors -- Influenza Sorbet, made with honey, ginger, orange and lemon juices, Maker's Mark bourbon and cayenne pepper. Influenza Sorbet is no flu cure, but owner Jeni Britton Bauer told ABC News that the ice cream flavor inspired by a drink her grandmother made...
December 22, 2012 |
Panforte 's name translates to "strong bread," but it is more confection than cake or bread, barely bound with flour and heavy with preserved fruit and honey that dissolve together as they cook. It's studded with toasted nuts and spiced with black pepper, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa. Maybe it's because panforte is so often compared with fruitcake and confused with panettone - the raisin- and candied fruit-studded, brioche-like Italian bread - that we don't see enough of the traditional Tuscan cake during the holidays.
December 11, 2012 |
The Fail Blog -- the popular website that bills itself as featuring "the well-intentioned failing at something they are supposed to do, or displaying blatant stupidity or incompetence" -- has come out with its lists of the best of 2012. At the very top? Honey Boo Boo. Ben Huh, founder of Cheezburger, the company that publishes Fail Blog , said of the Honey Boo Boo clan, stars of their own TLC reality show: "Their social dysfunction is off the charts. " "Personally, I'd skip the Go-Go Juice," Huh said in a news release, "but after all, who couldn't use an extra thumb for cheeseballs?"
December 3, 2012 |
Guardian of taste and artist treatment Adam Levine is piping up again, officially becoming the last of the panelists from "The Voice" to jump the shark. After iconic Los Angeles music venue the Roxy drew Levine's invective for not giving the singer a dressing room many moons ago (the nerve), Levine has set his sights on America's reigning reality-TV obsession, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. " "Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the DECAY of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good," Levine lectured GQ magazine about the TLC clan that orbits a precocious pageant tot. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times "So many people witness atrocities and can't take their eyes away from them, but that doesn't mean they're good.
November 30, 2012 |
Pancakes are a natural for breakfast, but what about dinner? Go ahead, indulge yourself. Light and fluffy, these pancakes have that perfect buttermilk tang. But what sets them apart is a touch of olive oil -- rich and fruity, a good olive oil adds wonderful fragrant notes. And chopped dark chocolate adds pure magic to every bite (doesn't chopped dark chocolate add a little magic to just about anything?). Douse the pancakes with a little honey and fresh mint -- or garnish however you'd like -- and dig in. The whole dish comes together in half an hour.
October 17, 2012 |
I had the misfortune last night of just missing Honey Boo Boo hit the Sprinkles cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills. Honey Boo Boo , the toddler beauty queen turned child reality TV star from McIntyre, Ga., apparently got to stick her head in the cupcake dispenser . All I got was a behind-the-scenes tour of how the cupcake ATM works. A cadre of paparazzi took pictures of her at the cupcake ATM. I got to take a photo of the back of the machine. At least we both got to eat cupcakes.
October 16, 2012 |
Mitt Romney, you better redneck-ognize! Days after troubled starlet Linsday Lohan came out in favor of the Republican nominee , President Obama can now boast of his own dubious political endorsement. During a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night, Alana Thompson, the pint-sized star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” expressed her support for the incumbent president - or, as she called him, “Marack Obama.” To be fair, Alana didn't exactly volunteer her opinion; it took considerable prompting from Kimmel to get the aspiring beauty queen, who was joined by her mother, June Shannon, to weigh in on the election.
October 14, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Author J. K. Rowling. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Trisha Yearwood; chef Ming Tsai; Jack McBrayer; Daughtry performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Live With Kelly and Michael Cynthia Nixon; Max Greenfield. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Chris O'Donnell; Trisha Yearwood. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Wendy Williams Show Joy Behar. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV The Talk Kristine Johnson; Mamie Gummer and Justin Hartley.