May 15, 1994
I would like to bring to your attention an inaccuracy that occurred in the April 24 Real Estate section, "That Crusty Bathroom Scum Is Actually a Buildup of Lime." In it, it is stated that the scale or lime building up in bathrooms and kitchens is calcium oxide. This is incorrect. Calcium oxide is very reactive and very caustic. It reacts vigorously with water, and will dissolve without too much effort. The scale or lime that builds up in bathrooms is calcium carbonate, which is not soluble, but is also not at all dangerous.
October 6, 2011
Giovanni Martinez's daiquiri recipe Total time: 8 minutes Servings: 1 Note: "It sounds terribly boring, but there's nothing like a good daiquiri," says Martinez, the head bartender at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. His only change from the classic formula is to use slightly sweeter Key lime juice. 2 ounces light rum 3/4 ounces Key lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, Key lime juice and sugar. Add ice and shake vigorously, so that it's aerated.
December 23, 2010
Persimmon margarita Total time: 12 minutes Servings: 1 Note: Adapted from Tim Staehling, the Hungry Cat. To make simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and cool before using. 2 to 3 ripe Fuyu persimmons 1/2 ounce simple syrup (or to taste) Ground cinnamon, for rimming the glass Fine salt, for rimming the glass Lime wedge, for rimming the glass 1 3/4 ounce tequila reposado 1 ounce lime juice, fresh-squeezed Lime wheel, for garnish 1. Make the persimmon purée: In a blender, purée the persimmons (with skins)
December 11, 1986
Here's an easy recipe for halibut steaks on a bed of tender, crisp-cooked vegetables that is made with the use of the microwave oven. It's ideal for calorie-counters who want to eat lighter foods during the holiday season. This festive holiday dish is perfect for a family dinner or a yule dinner party.