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October 26, 1988 | Associated Press
A tanker truck hauling 3,000 gallons of molasses lost its brakes and overturned, spilling about half of its sticky load onto a highway, police said. Two lanes of Route 30 were closed for nearly nine hours after the Monday accident.
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September 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Fish began dying en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week, and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up. Thousands of fish have died from the sugary sludge. Crabs lay dead along the harbor bottom while more fish floated listlessly, some seeming to gasp above the surface of the water contaminated by the syrupy sweetener. The spill is one of the worst man-made disasters to hit Hawaii in recent memory, officials said, not least because no one has quite seen anything like it. "There's nothing you can do to clean up molasses," said Jeff Hull, a spokesman for Matson Inc., the company responsible for the leak.
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September 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Fish began dying en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week, and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up. Thousands of fish have died from the sugary sludge. Crabs lay dead along the harbor bottom while more fish floated listlessly, some seeming to gasp above the surface of the water contaminated by the syrupy sweetener. The spill is one of the worst man-made disasters to hit Hawaii in recent memory, officials said, not least because no one has quite seen anything like it. "There's nothing you can do to clean up molasses," said Jeff Hull, a spokesman for Matson Inc., the company responsible for the leak.
FOOD
July 21, 2012
  Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 4 Note: This spread is concentrated and spicy, and is served in smaller amounts than others. Serve it with fresh pita bread or other Middle Eastern flatbread. You can find Aleppo pepper at Middle Eastern markets. 1 red bell pepper 1 cup walnuts (about 3½ ounces), plus a few walnut halves for garnish 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs 1 red Fresno or red jalapeño (optional)
NEWS
March 3, 1985 | MABEL AND LLOYD SOUTHWORTH
In his 240-square-foot plot in the community garden at Leisure World, Lloyd Southworth raises vegetables from seed--which leaves his wife, Mabel, with the formidable task of figuring out what to do with the crop. A harvest of red cabbage turns into big batches of sweet-and-sour German-style cabbage; leeks are braised or made into a creamy soup; carrots get company treatment with brandy and butter, and a crop of creamy, white butternut squash becomes the inspiration for the delicious squash pie shown here.
FOOD
July 21, 2012
  Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 4 Note: This spread is concentrated and spicy, and is served in smaller amounts than others. Serve it with fresh pita bread or other Middle Eastern flatbread. You can find Aleppo pepper at Middle Eastern markets. 1 red bell pepper 1 cup walnuts (about 3½ ounces), plus a few walnut halves for garnish 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs 1 red Fresno or red jalapeño (optional)
FOOD
December 22, 1985 | ROSE DOSTI
Stewart's book on desserts is, like "Chez Panisse Desserts," classified according to fruit, vegetables and chocolate, but what a slick, picture-beautiful book it is. It definitely matches Stewart's other tour de force publications, which somehow plunged an unknown caterer from Westport, Conn., into center stage of the food publishing world overnight.
MAGAZINE
November 15, 1998 | BRENDA BELL, Brenda Bell last wrote an essay about dreams for the magazine
When the weather turns cool, I get a hankering for gingerbread. Like a goose heading south, I'm drawn irresistibly to the supermarket, where I purchase the only jar of Grandma's molasses that I will buy all year long. I bring it home to the inevitable chorus of "Oh, no! It's gingerbread time!" Don't ask me why my children dislike gingerbread. It's as mysterious as my seasonal longing for it, as predictable as what follows next. Soon after the procurement of molasses, I bake a pan of gingerbread.
FOOD
December 26, 1986
That wasn't really a plum Jack Horner pulled out of his pudding. In truth it was a raisin, because in Renaissance England raisins were called plums. They were an important ingredient in the holiday puddings that became popular toward the end of the 1600s. These steamed pudding recipes crossed the Atlantic with the early colonists and became an American tradition as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2010 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Destination: Cocktail Rum and coconut water It doesn't have a fancy name, nor is it a fancy drink. But the rum and coconut water served chilled in a young Thai coconut at 213's Caña Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles conjures the Caribbean with each stress-relieving sip. The drink comes with a long-handled spoon so you can scoop out the tender white coconut meat and chew on it as you drink. The result tastes a bit like alcohol-laced French toast with languid hints of slow-moving molasses and sun-soaked vanilla.
FOOD
January 26, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: Milk has the best molasses cookies I've ever had. My entire family adores them, and I would love to be able to make them for my dad on his 66th birthday. Please help? These cookies are out of this world. I need the recipe, before I spend my last dime on them! Thank you! Selby Blum Los Angeles Dear Selby: Milk was happy to share its recipe for molasses cookies with us. These are thin and rich, so have a big glass of milk at the ready - it's all but impossible to eat just one. Milk's molasses cookies Total time: 1 hour Servings: 2 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from Milk on Beverly Boulevard.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2010 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Destination: Cocktail Rum and coconut water It doesn't have a fancy name, nor is it a fancy drink. But the rum and coconut water served chilled in a young Thai coconut at 213's Caña Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles conjures the Caribbean with each stress-relieving sip. The drink comes with a long-handled spoon so you can scoop out the tender white coconut meat and chew on it as you drink. The result tastes a bit like alcohol-laced French toast with languid hints of slow-moving molasses and sun-soaked vanilla.
SCIENCE
February 4, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Newly computer-processed images of Pluto taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show that it is not simply a ball of ice and rock, but a dynamic world that undergoes dramatic atmospheric changes produced by its seasons, NASA said Thursday. The images show an icy and dark molasses-colored world that is highly mottled and whose northern hemisphere is now getting brighter. The images show that the body -- once considered the ninth and most distant planet but now reduced to the status of dwarf planet -- also turned noticeably redder in the two years after the turn of the millennium for reasons that are not clear, and that its equator features a large bright spot whose origin remains a mystery.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
Have you ever actually tried watching paint dry? A sloth walk? Grass grow? You can have all the "thrills" with none of the chills courtesy of "The Box," the painfully sluggish new sci-fi morality play from "Donnie Darko" creator Richard Kelly. It's as if its stars, Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as the financially strapped yuppie couple Norma and Arthur, were on a continuous, prime time-mandated 10-second delay. Think I'm exaggerating? Here's an example (with footnotes).
FOOD
July 8, 2009 | Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: There is a wonderful little bakery in St. Helena, Calif., called the Model Bakery. They make a fabulous molasses ginger cookie. Although all their baked goods are terrific, it is that cookie recipe I covet. Here's hoping you can get it for publication. Sarabeth Rothfeld Woodland Hills Dear Sarabeth: The Model Bakery right in the middle of St. Helena's old downtown area is one of Napa Valley's treasures.
FOOD
July 1, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus chilling and assembly time Servings: Makes about 18 large ice cream sandwiches (or 36 cookies) Note: Adapted from "Sunday Suppers at Lucques" by Suzanne Goin. This cookie dough is very soft when made and may need to be chilled at intervals as the cookies are rolled and assembled. Sandwiches are best assembled one day ahead to allow the cookies to soften slightly. 2/3 cup shortening 1/4 cup molasses (not blackstrap) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces)
FOOD
October 15, 1987
"As a little girl, I can still remember the smell of these cookies coming from the kitchen," Mrs. Jerry Suszczynski writes. "I could hardly wait to grab a glass of milk and have a few. You may want to double the recipe, they go quick." MOLASSES COOKIES 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 egg 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Melt shortening. Stir in sugar and molasses. Add egg, beating very well.
FOOD
March 13, 2002
DEAR SOS: I yearn for a recipe you once ran that I have misplaced. It was Ralphs' Bran Muffins. I would like to thank you if you can help me out. CASS A. AVONA Las Vegas DEAR CASS: You're welcome. Ralphs' Molasses Bran Muffins Active Work Time: 10 minutes Total Preparation Time: 35 minutes1/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup molasses 1 egg 1 cup bran 3/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely cut dates Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
FOOD
November 28, 2001 | Charles Perry
Molasses isn't just caramelized sugar and browned proteins. "There are a lot of minerals, mostly calcium and iron," says food scientist and author Harold McGee. "They don't participate in any aromatic compounds themselves, but they influence the direction of reactions and give a distinctive spectrum of flavors. And besides sucrose, there are larger sugars, 3-and 4-unit sugars, which don't have much sweetness but react with each other and the smaller sugars, giving flavorful compounds."
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