January 26, 2012 |
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.
November 19, 2010 |
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.
February 4, 2010 |
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.
December 16, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus cooling and chilling times Servings: Makes about 3 dozen cookies 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup molasses 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 3/4 cups (11.7 ounces) flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 cup chopped candied orange or lemon peel 1/2 cup chopped almonds plus blanched half almonds (whole almonds halved lengthwise)
November 6, 2009 |
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).
July 8, 2009 |
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.