November 11, 2012 |
Here is a selection of some new offerings at the prestige end of the market, many predicated on exclusive ingredients and newfangled technology: Super Cream from 3LAB, exclusively at Barneys, joins that brand's high-priced roster but remains its most expensive launch to date. Co-founder Erica Chung attributes the $875 price to the cream's Intelligent Targeting Device technology, which is supposed to drive collagen and elastin to the cells that need it the most. The Bee Venom Mask from Heaven Skin Care became an overnight sensation when word came out that Kate Middleton, wife of England's Prince William, used it. Soon to be available in the U.S., the $560 Limited Edition Golden Bee Venom Mask contains a high concentration of bee venom, which is supposed to have something of a Botox effect on the skin.
August 18, 2012 |
The Angels will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their 2002 World Series championship Saturday night when more than 20 players and coaches from that team are inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame before a game against Tampa Bay. "I'm excited about seeing the guys, catching up and reliving the memories," said Tim Salmon, the right fielder on that team. "It's 10 years later, and it seems like it was yesterday ... until you watch the grainy film. " In a postseason filled with highlights -- a dominant bullpen headed by Troy Percival, Adam Kennedy's three-homer game in the American League Championship Series, Scott Spiezio's World Series Game 6 homer against San Francisco, and Garret Anderson's decisive three-run double in Game 7 -- what stands out most for Salmon is the heart of the club.
August 14, 2012 |
It's been a long, long haul for California's salmon fishermen. But this year has been a boom. How has the fishing been? So good they're postponing their annual salmon festival so they can stay out on the water. The Golden Gate Salmon Assn. , a group of commercial and recreational fishermen and related businesses that is dedicated to restoring the salmon fishery and habitat, announced this week that its annual fund-raising dinner originally scheduled for this weekend had been pushed back to Sept. 21. “We regret the last-minute change,” Victor Gonella, president of the association, said in a statement.
July 29, 2012 |
SEATTLE - Pike Place Market. The Space Needle. Pioneer Square. Check, check and check. If you've hit these obvious Seattle destinations, you're not a newbie. But maybe you're not an insider either. So, this 21-stop Seattle checklist is for you. It skirts those three attractions and several other popular stops to make more room for Ballard, Capitol Hill, Fremont and the University District - four asset-rich Seattle neighborhoods my family and I explored on a visit last summer.
June 23, 2012 |
When I was in college, breakfast of toasted bagel, cream cheese and lox eaten with the Sunday paper spread all over the table seemed like a wonderful luxury. Later I discovered the nuances of gum-free cream cheese and the bialys and Nova from Russ & Daughters and Barney Greengrass in New York. (Barney Greengrass has an outpost on the top floor of Barneys New York in Beverly Hills.) Satiny smoked salmon or other fish can be enjoyed other ways as well. Here are a few places to find superior smoked fish in the L.A. area.
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June 2, 2012 |
Recreational gold mining using suction dredges along Northern California's Klamath River must be reviewed by federal wildlife officials if threatened coho salmon might be harmed, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 7-4 ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the U.S. Forest Service violated federal endangered species protections by approving the mining practice along the Klamath without consulting wildlife officials. The Klamath starts in southeastern Oregon and empties into the Pacific Ocean about 40 miles south of the California-Oregon border.
May 18, 2012 |
A rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho isn't just about the water. Yes, there are about 100 rapids to shoot, but there's also time to take a dip in a hot spring, learn the history of the area and hike in canyons along the way. For rafting fans, Mountain Travel Sobek sweetens the pot this summer with a two-for-one promotion for a limited time on six-day trips. The trip, available on nine departure dates, begins in Stanley, where participants take a bus ride to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area and put in to the river.
April 14, 2012
Salt-roasted salmon Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for serving 1 1/2 pounds salmon filet (1¼ to 1½-inch thick) center cut, skin on, cut into 4 equal pieces 8 large eggs, whites only About 4 cups kosher salt 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the salmon, skin-side down, and cook until the skin begins to crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
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April 1, 2012 |
The catch of small, schooling fish such as sardines and anchovies should be cut in half globally and the amount left in the ocean doubled to protect the ecologically vital species from collapse, scientists say in a new report. The silvery species known as forage fish are harvested in huge numbers worldwide and are easy for fishermen to round up because they form dense schools, or "bait balls. " But wide fluctuations in their numbers make them especially vulnerable to overfishing, according to the report released Sunday by the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, a 13-member panel of scientists from around the world.
March 24, 2012 |
Dear SOS: We were hosted by our good friends for our 50 t h anniversary for dinner at Morton's Steakhouse . We were served smoked salmon pizza as an appetizer. Could you manage to get the recipe? Sylvia Nureddine Ontario Dear Sylvia: Morton's was happy to share its recipe for smoked salmon pizza, which we've adapted below. Morton's smoked salmon pizza Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from Morton's Steakhouse 1 (12-inch)