May 22, 2013 |
If you were among the group of people who said a GIF, the popular animated images file, is pronounced like the word "Jif," then give yourself a pat on the back -- you were right. The creator of the image file format, Steve Wilhite, settled the long-running debate Tuesday, telling the New York Times he gets frustrated by those who pronounce the name of the file like the word "gift. " “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told the New York Times.
April 3, 2013 |
You know it's spring when asparagus starts showing up at the market. Actually a member of the lily family, asparagus is one of those eagerly awaited-for spring vegetables, traditionally available from February through June. Stalks harvested toward the start of the season are often the most prized, as they are the first stalks to shoot from the plant and tend to be the most tender; asparagus harvested late in the season or out of season (often shipped in from elsewhere) can be woody and flavorless.
April 2, 2013 |
When you're 12, few things beat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - If you don't count video games, spending your allowance on candy from the Sweet Factory or slurpees of course. But after a hard morning's work at school, there's nothing better than opening up your lunch pale to find a PB&J in a Ziploc bag. The combination of smooth peanut butter and sweet, sticky strawberry jam is comforting and filling. Tuesday happens to be National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Yes, there is an entire day devoted to the popular childhood sandwich.
March 1, 2013 |
Happy National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 11 of our favorite recipes. From massive peanut butter cookies to cream pie and peanut dipping sauce. VIDEO: How to make homemade nut butters Oh, and would you like to know how to make homemade peanut butter? It's easy. Check out the video above and read the steps below for tips. Enjoy! ALSO: Food photography 101 Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Email Noelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 24, 2013
Hey, readers: You have great travel tips Re "Before You Go," the article of readers' tips (Feb. 17): You were right. I've taken a bottle of aspirin so far, and my head still hurts from whacking it. Keep those tips coming. Nick Tuzzolino Arcadia (Editor's note: We received so many great reader tips that we're starting a new weekly feature, called Your Tips, and will run it weekly as space permits. ) :: One of the reader tips suggested taking a familiar food to calm children on a plane, perhaps a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
February 21, 2013 |
Several officials at the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America knew their products may have harbored salmonella bacteria, but they covered up the evidence and sold the food anyway, alleged a 76-count federal indictment unsealed this week. Peanut butter, roasted peanuts and other items prepared at PCA's Blakely, Ga. plant were linked to a 2009 salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 700 people across 46 states and may have contributed to nine deaths. One of the largest food-based recalls in history resulted, affecting thousands of products made since 2007, including cookies, cereal and even pet treats, according to the Food and Drug Administration.