September 8, 2012
Carmelized onion, goat cheese and olive frittata Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Note: The toppings should be warmed before being added to the frittata. The caramelized onion and garlic confit are difficult to cook in small amounts, but keep well in the refrigerator. Caramelized onions 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 tablespoon butter Cook the onion and olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
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August 14, 2012 |
Gregory Ulas Powell, one of the notorious "Onion Field" murderers whose 1963 slaying of a Los Angeles police officer shattered the image of the invincible cop and changed police practices, has died. He was 79. Powell, who served 49 years of a life sentence, died Sunday at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, part of the state prison system, according to Lt. Andre Gonzales, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He had prostate cancer. On March 10, 1963, Powell and accomplice Jimmy Lee Smith kidnapped two police officers in Hollywood and drove them to an onion field outside Bakersfield, where they killed Officer Ian James Campbell.
August 13, 2012 |
Bright yellow summer squash stuffed with a mixture of sauteed onions, mushrooms, cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Simple and flavorful, the dish takes just over an hour to prepare and makes for a filling light meal or a substantial side. I'd even argue the leftovers taste better reheated the next day. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
August 13, 2012 |
Hollywood tackled the 1963 kidnap and killing of Los Angeles police officer Ian James Campbell in the 1979 film "The Onion Field. " But the film ended up playing a role in ensuring that one of the two convicted killers, Gregory Ulas Powell, stayed behind bars until his death Sunday at age 79 . In "The Onion Field," Powell was portrayed by actor James Woods. In 1982, Powell and accomplice Jimmy Lee Smith were scheduled to be paroled, but only Smith got out. Powell's parole was revoked after a public outcry spurred in part by a television broadcast of the movie.
August 13, 2012 |
Gregory U. Powell, who kidnapped two Los Angeles police officers in 1963 and killed one of them, has died, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. He was 79. He died on Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Powell's case was made famous in Joseph Wambaugh's book “The Onion Field.” It was March 9, 1963, when LAPD Officer Ian Campbell and his partner, Karl Hettinger, were driven to a Kern County onion field at gunpoint.
August 11, 2012
Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 4 Note: The word "quelite" in Mexico means any native green with tender leaves. Amaranth greens, known as quintoniles, are abundant during Mexico City's rainy season from about June to September. Amaranth greens are available at select Asian or Indian markets, as well as at some farmers markets; fresh spinach or chard can be substituted, though cooking timing will vary. Feel free to use less chicken broth if you want the greens less juicy.
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August 11, 2012 |
LAPD Officer Ian Campbell's last breaths were in the dirt of a Kern County onion field. It was March 9, 1963, and he and his partner, Karl Hettinger, had been driven to the area at gunpoint. Hettinger managed to escape but Campbell was shot and killed, and his death was chronicled by author Joseph Wambaugh in his classic "The Onion Field" and a later film. Campbell's name will now be memorialized in the neighborhood that he patrolled, said L.A. city officials who on Friday dedicated a Hollywood intersection to the slain officer.
August 2, 2012 |
Gill's Onions, based in Oxnard, Calif., has issued voluntary recalls of diced and slivered onions because of a possible risk of listeriosis, the company has reported on its website . The large recall, triggered when the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes were detected at a processing plant, has stores across the country (including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market ) pulling “tons of ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook foods” off their shelves, WebMD reported Thursday . Separately, a North Carolina grower has recalled cantaloupes , also citing worries about listeria contamination. Elderly people, pregnant women and individuals with weakened immune systems are most at risk of serious illness from listeria infection, according to this website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches and diarrhea, as well as miscarriage.
July 31, 2012 |
Heat a pan, add some beaten eggs and flavorings and slowly cook to puffed, golden-brown perfection. Frittatas are easy to make and are versatile, perfect for breakfast or brunch, even dinner. Serve slices hot, fresh out of the pan, or make the frittata ahead of time and cool to room temperature before setting slices out on the table. Flavor the frittata with whatever you've got on hand: sautéed vegetables, leftover meats, fresh herbs, whatever cheese sounds good at the moment. A frittata cooks up quickly - ready in no more than half an hour after you first heat up the pan. If you don't finish the frittata in one serving, frittatas are model leftovers, whether you grab a cold slice for breakfast first thing in the morning or serve the remainder for dinner another night.
April 28, 2012
Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 2 as a one-dish meal; 4 as part of a larger meal 2 pounds Manila clams (40 to 48 clams) 2 scant tablespoons fermented black beans Chubby 1-inch section of ginger, peeled and finely julienned 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon dried red chile flakes 1 large green onion 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided ...