April 27, 1989
Surprise family and friends with a lamb dinner. Lamb Carbonnade is tender and tasty. The lamb dish will take more than three hours to cook, and in the meantime straighten the house, set the table, freshen up and relax. When dinner is finally ready you'll be ready also. LAMB CARBONNADE 1 (4 1/2- to 5-pound) frozen lamb shoulder, thawed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons oil 4 medium onions, sliced 1/3 cup flour 1 (12-ounce)
May 10, 1987 |
Anyone who knows anything about the way Medflies mate has got to get a kick out of the way we humans think about mating--or, closer to the truth, the way we over think about it. Take the matter of the tough and tender male, currently in vogue in these liberated times. Medfly males have been aggressive and gentle for several million years, at least. The females won't have it any other way.
July 24, 1986 |
Big trees, strange plants and even deer tracks became props in an outdoor nursery last week when the Palisades-Malibu YMCA offered parents and their small children one of a series of Nursery Nature Walks scheduled for areas of the Santa Monica Mountains. Guides DeAnn Rushell, Judy Burns, Harriet Bennish and Andrea Pokono led a contingent of mothers and fathers, who pushed strollers or carried babies in backpacks, up a mountain trail in Temescal Canyon north of Sunset Boulevard.
October 28, 2004
I was so disappointed in Randy Lewis' pedestrian piece, "Exploring New Frontiers" [Oct. 21]. My gosh, he missed what makes "Has Been" great: humor! Folds and Shatner have created a masterpiece that creatively balances the gravity of real life and its absurdity. What about the comic "I Can't Get Behind That," in which Shatner and Henry Rollins trade heated gripes about leaf blowers and Valley girl talk to a wonderfully orchestrated Folds cacophony? Even if Shatner and Folds didn't intend this result (which I can't believe)
February 15, 1998
by Robert Graves I had long known the diverse tastes of the wood, Each leaf, each bark, rank earth from every hollow; Knew the smells of bird's breath and of bat's wing; Yet sight I lacked: until you stole upon me, Touching my eyelids with light finger-tips. The trees blazed out, their colours whirled together, Nor ever before had I been aware of sky. From "Erotic Poems," selected and edited by Peter Washington (Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf: 286 pp., $10.95)
November 29, 2012 |
Now that Thanksgiving is past, it's time to start thinking about end-of-the-year festivities and special holiday treats. You might want to check out what Valerie Confections has in store this year at the Los Angeles-based confectionary company's fourth annual fall open house. On Thursday (today), the Westlake neighborhood shop (near the corner of Virgil Avenue and Beverly Boulevard) will host tastings of tea-infused truffles . On Friday, owner Valerie Gordon will present her premium loose leaf teas in flavors such as Blushing Betty, Toasted Fig and Blood Orange & Black along with petits fours to complement them.
October 1, 2003
"Air Board Cracks Down on Lawn Mowers, Diesel Trucks" (Sept. 26) raises a question about statistical accuracy. I own a lawn mower, one of 14 million in use in California, according to the California Air Resources Board. The board goes on to state that these small-engine machines emit "152 tons of smog-forming fumes daily." I use my mower about twice a month during the summer, less in the winter. Is the board suggesting all 14 million mowers are used daily? And, just how does it weigh the fumes?