April 19, 2013 |
WEST, Texas - Joann Williams is often teased about her fondness for ice cream. On Wednesday, it may have saved her life. Williams, 70, had just stepped away from the couch and walked into the kitchen. She was in the middle of unwrapping her second serving of banana chocolate fudge ice cream from her freezer when the West Fertilizer Co. exploded. At least 11 first responders have been confirmed dead. More than 160 people were injured. Shattered glass rained down on the sofa Williams had been sitting on. If she'd still been there, she probably would have been severely injured or killed, she said.
April 8, 2013 |
What does Margaret Thatcher have to do with Mr. Whippy ice cream cones? Among the accomplishments of the former British prime minister, who died today at age 87, might have been her contribution to the development of soft-serve ice cream. It's a popular dig among some circles of the British left: Thatcher helped invent soft-serve ice cream -- adding air, lowering quality and raising profits -- Thatcherite politics in a cone. Though how directly she was involved in the making of soft-serve hasn't been detailed, Thatcher had an Oxford chemistry degree and was a research scientist at London food company J. Lyons & Co. in the '40s before deciding to pursue a legal career.
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April 1, 2013
A 72-year-old Glendale ice cream vendor who was charged with child annoyance and sexual battery was arrested last week after allegedly violating a court order that he stay away from elementary, middle and high schools in Burbank, officials told the Glendale News-Press . The man, Grigor Khachatryan, was arrested after a local parent reported seeing him around Luther Burbank Middle and Bret Harte Elementary schools in his ice cream truck, said...
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March 22, 2013 |
During a three-day operation dubbed Operation Spring Cleaning, Long Beach Police swept up 71 people involved in organized shoplifting gangs, one of whom had pies and gallons of ice cream hidden in her clothes. Over three days last week, patrol officers from throughout the city along with burglary detectives and 100 loss-prevention specialists at local retailers arrested suspects at 43 stores around town, said Sgt. Robert Woods. Woods said the operation led to 24 felony filings, 42 misdemeanor filings, six juvenile petitions, and 71 civil demand notices issued by each business.
March 21, 2013 |
Anyone over-order Girl Scout cookies? No worries, we've got you covered. If you're looking for some creative ways to use those extra cookies, check out the photo gallery above. Add them to milkshakes, use them in pie crusts, beat them into ice cream.... We've got 13 ideas to help you out, including a very tasty cocktail. Cheers! Do you have other ideas for using Girl Scout cookies? Share them with us and other readers by commenting below. ALSO: Apples 101 ... and 52 recipes 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 . Drunken Girl Scout cocktail Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 cocktail Note: Adapted from Julian Cox of Short Order.
March 21, 2013 |
With strawberries showing up in the market now, how do you know what to look for? Here are some tips on choosing, storing and using berries, courtesy of Food Editor Russ Parsons: Choose the best berries by aroma, not color or size. The flavor of strawberries is complex; only by sniffing around will you be able to get the best. Once you've found the ones that smell the sweetest, check the underside of the box to make sure there's no spoilage. Store strawberries at room temperature for as long as possible.
March 20, 2013 |
What's more boring than watching one of the better teams in the NBA blowing out one of the worst? Having to cover it on TV. That's just the situation the viewers and analysts on NBA-TV were in Tuesday night as the Indiana Pacers held a 42-29 halftime lead over the Orlando Magic. But just when the situation seemed about as bleak as it could get, a new hero emerged to save the day: Ice Cream Guy! So-called highlights from the first half of the game were broken up with clips of a bearded male fan, likely in his 20s, trying to enjoy a giant mint chocolate chip ice cream cone while watching the game.
March 20, 2013 |
A man was caught on camera during a Magic vs. Pacer game refusing to share his ice cream cone with his girlfriend. He's watching the game, enjoying his ice cream, when all of the sudden, his girlfriend tries to stick her spoon in it. He nonchalantly pulls away causing her to give him her best "oh-no-you-didn't face. " If you're his girlfriend, or any one of her friends, you're probably thinking this guy is a jerk. She just wanted a little ice cream. What's the big deal?
March 14, 2013 |
If you're donning the green on St. Patrick's Day and stepping out for a drink or two, then know that there's more to celebrating the holiday than downing green beer or straight Irish whiskey. Try honoring St. Patrick with a swank cocktail -- other than an Irish Car Bomb. Not that there's anything wrong with a shot of Jameson or a little Bailey's in one's Guinness (or is there?). But with all the shamrock-hued cocktails out there, you might as well try a jalapeño-tinged margarita, some rum muddled with fresh herbs, whiskey mixed with vermouths and bitters and mint syrup, or maybe green chartreuse with tropical juices.
March 6, 2013 |
Ice-Cream Lab, which serves made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream, is opening its first location in Beverly Hills on March 15. "Lab techs" will make your ice cream creations using organic, local ingredients and good ol' liquid nitrogen. Guests can choose from four flavors and seasonal specialties that will be made with a custard or yogurt base. Once a flavor is chosen, the "techs" will use an ice cream machine that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the concoction on the spot. The store is the brainchild of childhood best friends Joseph Lifschutz and Tommy Ngan.