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December 3, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Nut butters -- peanut, almond, cashew, etc. -- are terribly simple to make. Grind nuts until they release their oils and are reduced to a smooth paste. And voila! You've got nut butter. All you need are nuts and a little flavoring or seasoning. You can add some sugar if you want to sweeten, or perhaps a touch of honey or maple syrup, but that's it. Don't worry about adding oil -- nuts naturally have a high oil content, and will release enough oil for the butter themselves with enough time and patience.
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March 26, 2014 | By Michael D. Sorkin
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached deregulation, and his syndicated newspaper columns caught the eye of Ronald Reagan, who in 1980 was running for president. Reagan took Weidenbaum to the White House as his top economic advisor. At first, the administration used tax cuts to fight high unemployment and inflation.
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December 7, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Because of their high oil content, nuts can go bad quickly and easily. There's nothing worse than biting into a nut gone bad -- rancid nuts tend to have a sharp, bitter flavor and can ruin a recipe. When buying nuts, shop at a store that has a rapid turnover -- odds are, the nuts are fresher than at a store where they have been sitting around for a while. Fresh nuts should feel heavy for their size and should be plump and firm and uniform in size; they should not be shriveled, wrinkled, or discolored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
It came as no surprise to anyone who had been paying attention that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at last weekend's annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. The CPAC crowd is dominated by younger male conservatives, the constituency who flocked to the doomed presidential campaign of Paul's father, now-retired Texas Rep. Ron Paul. But the speech that Paul gave on the afternoon of second day should really be heard by all Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike.
FOOD
July 20, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: During my family reunion in Portland, Ore., this past summer, we stumbled upon what we all decided were the tastiest beer nuts. We had them at Deschutes Brewery at 210 NW 11th Ave. I also discovered, upon returning to California, that some of my friends didn't know what beer nuts were! I would very much like to make some and share with them. Beverly Matsuda Irvine Dear Beverly: Deschutes Brewery was happy to share its recipe for this classic sweet-and-salty bar snack.
SPORTS
December 7, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
As we continue to lose our financial minds in sports, there are occasional blips of common sense. Not many, mind you. Not in a world where the salary of a basketball player can be measured in six figures a game, or a baseball player in six figures an inning. Interestingly, the pro football player who risks life and limb and likely future serious physical impairment, trails in the category of obscene cash flow. Maybe in his next contract talks, he can cut a deal to be paid by the concussion.
MAGAZINE
July 29, 2007
Finally, somebody has the nerve to speak of the interminable menace that is the squirrel ("Damn Cute Menace," by David Page, June 3). Every time I grumble about finding a way to permanently eliminate our cute, furry friends you would think I had proposed taking a bazooka to Rocky the Flying Squirrel. Rick Leddy South Pasadena -- Six years ago my mother received an avocado tree as a gift. We planted, fed and nurtured it. After four years it finally produced baby avocados.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
It's not so common these days to work in the same place for 50 years, but Doris Perez recently celebrated her 50th year at the Original Farmers Market. She works five days a week at Magee's House of Nuts - weekend mornings and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Stop by sometime to say hello. Perez, 78, started out at the Desert Date Shop on Oct. 23, 1963 - a few short years after arriving from Dublin to be a nanny to two small children. She worked pies at Du-par's for 38 years until it changed hands and closed for a long renovation.
FOOD
October 30, 1986 | JOAN DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
Question: Help. How do you treat macadamia nuts before you can crack them open? We have this beautiful tree and lots of nuts. Answer: Tom Cooper of Rancho Nuez Nursery was kind enough to furnish the following information compiled by the California Macadamia Society: Macadamia nuts should be allowed to drop from the tree naturally. Gather the nuts at least once a week and remove the husks with the aid of a large pair of pliers.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
DeAngelo Hall cost the Washington Redskins 30 yards and was ejected after throwing a tantrum late in his team's 27-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The game had long since been decided before Hall went nuts on an official, taking off his helmet and eventually having to be restrained by teammates and other officials. But the tirade may end up being even more costly for Hall and/or the Redskins, as an NFL spokesman said the league will review the incident to determine if further disciplinary action is appropriate.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
I first learned the pleasure of Shakespearean insults in ninth grade, when I was assigned to read “Henry IV, Part I.” My teacher was a gifted man named Greg Lombardo who instilled in our class a sense of literature as provocative, pointed, even dangerous - something that lived and breathed and mattered and bled. For “Henry IV, Part I,” he focused on the humor, and encouraged us to stage an Elizabethan festival in class. We played music, had a feast and called each other the names we'd learned from Falstaff: “'Sblood, you starveling, you elfskin, you dried neat's tongue, you bull's pizzle, you stockfish!
BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By David Pierson
CLOVIS, CALIF. - Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures. Land that should have been lush with native grasses this time of year has been reduced to powdery dirt, splotched with a few withered strands of filaree and foxtail. And where there's no vegetation, there are no sheep. A fourth-generation rancher, Indart has already sent 10% of his 4,000 ewes - which he normally would want to keep - to the slaughterhouse because he can't afford the hay to feed them.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Annlee Ellingson
Winter is coming to Oakton, the fictional city circa 1959 at the center of the new 3-D animated film "The Nut Job. " Unfortunately, the critters who occupy Liberty Park haven't been able to store enough food to survive the season. That's of no concern to the aptly named Surly (Will Arnett), a purplish squirrel who looks out for only himself. When Surly discovers a stash of snacks in a closed nut shop, he makes a deal with peacekeeper Andie (Katherine Heigl) to share the loot with the rest of the park.
HEALTH
January 10, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
In 2014, I am going to read "War and Peace" again, cut out added sugar and recommit to meditating at least 20 minutes every day. In truth, by June, I am likely to have only started Tolstoy's tome, consumed less sugar - and paid attention when I do - and meditated … some. I hope to be nice to myself about that meager progress, for such is the way with resolutions. Still, there are plenty of reasons to assess the past and think toward the future, and doing better is better than not. Tom Rath, a writer and expert in making change, says it's important to find "simpler wins" with an immediate payoff rather than aiming for overwhelming goals, such as avoiding heart disease.
NEWS
December 23, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Pregnant peanut lovers can celebrate, perhaps with a PB&J snack: A study out Monday shows an association between pregnant women who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts and children with a decreased risk of allergy. Women had been advised to avoid peanuts and tree nuts, as well as other highly allergic foods, during pregnancy and until the child turned 3, as a way to try to reduce the chances of an allergy. But those recommendations were rescinded after researchers found that the effort didn't work.
FOOD
December 14, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Gifts are a lot like greeting cards. Store-bought is nice, but nothing compares with homemade and the sentiment it conveys. Not only can you tailor a handmade gift to each recipient, but you can also choose ideas that will fit your budget, whether large or small. And when it comes to food, there is nothing like the taste of something lovingly made from scratch. Here are 19 food-related homemade ideas perfect for giving. From intricate projects to simple nibbles you can fix in an afternoon, there is something for every level of craftiness.
FOOD
August 16, 2013 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Silky stuffed eggplant is a wonderfully satisfying dish for casual late summer and early fall entertaining. It can be made in advance and reheated just before serving. 3 (about 1 pound each) round dark purple eggplants 2 medium onions 1/4cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 ( 1/2-pound) lamb shoulder chops, or 3/4 pound lamb stew meat 3 1/3cups crushed tomatoes 1/4cup toasted pine nuts 1/2cup chopped parsley 1 ounce Pecorino Romano cheese, grated 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1989 | From staff and wire reports
A handful of nuts a day may keep heart attack away, according to a group of researchers at Loma Linda University. A six-year study of diet and fatal coronary heart disease among 34,000 California members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church found that nuts were the only food item listed with a statistically significant protection against heart-attack death. "Compared to a person who never ate nuts, a person who ate them at least once a day had only 47% of the risk" of fatal heart attack, said Dr. Gary E. Fraser, co-author of a study presented last week at the Second International Conference of Preventive Cardiology in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
It's not so common these days to work in the same place for 50 years, but Doris Perez recently celebrated her 50th year at the Original Farmers Market. She works five days a week at Magee's House of Nuts - weekend mornings and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Stop by sometime to say hello. Perez, 78, started out at the Desert Date Shop on Oct. 23, 1963 - a few short years after arriving from Dublin to be a nanny to two small children. She worked pies at Du-par's for 38 years until it changed hands and closed for a long renovation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
So much in Los Angeles changes fast. Treasure the good things that don't. "Hello, Doris!" goes the chorus of regulars at the Original Farmers Market, when they stop by to see Doris Perez, who has been there as long as they know. Her first job was at the Desert Date Shop, with its saltwater taffy, plump medjools and deglet noors - though, truth be told, not many who visit remember her from way back then. They do from Du-par's, where she worked pies for 38 years, selling thousands each Thanksgiving Day from the parking lot when the rest of the market was closed.
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