| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Every summer for years, I’ve lugged the big heavy Cuisinart food processor out to make an enormous batch of pesto from piles of farmers market basil. After much work, I freeze the green magic in ice cube trays and then seal the cubes in freezer bags...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Welcome to the Ten @ 10 - Holiday Food & Drink Safety Edition. There are, as you will see, far more than 10 tips for eating and drinking without fear at the holidays. That's because this post, like this season, is way, way, way overstuffed.
| Oct 15, 2010
Kitchens and bathrooms monopolize new-home and remodeling budgets, but for good reason: Each is a collage of lighting, cabinetry, electrical, plumbing, appliances, tiles and hardware that must be lovely but livable.
Composing these rooms is designer...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The decline of my 10-year-old refrigerator started with an unsettling wheezing sound and ended with a death rattle that would have cost $500 to fix. So I, like 10 million other Americans each year, dropped money on a new fridge and had the broken one...
| Oct 6, 2011
At 6 a.m. on Oct. 14, 1960, Cuban national radio announced that the Communist government was nationalizing sugar mills and rum factories — including the island's most famous business, Bacardi. Cuban marines quickly headed to Bacardi's office in...
| Oct 13, 2011
Mac 'n' cheese with soubise
Total time: 1½ hours
Note: Adapted from Michael Ruhlman's "Ruhlman's Twenty."
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter, divided
1 onion, sliced
1 shallot, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 15, 2011
"When I was a little girl, during the holidays we would go to my grandparents' house in the countryside. I fondly recall the magical memories of my family and the holidays that this cookie is responsible for. I can still picture my grandma in the...
| Nov 10, 2011
Total time: 2½ hours, plus marinating time
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Because fresh pulque is difficult to find in the U.S., beer freshened with a little lemon juice is a legitimate substitute; the dish will taste a little different but just as good. The...
| Nov 24, 2011
Carved turkey sandwich with kabocha spread and ancho-bell-pepper-cranberry chutney
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 sandwiches
Note: Adapted from Judy Han of Mendocino Farms
2 red bell peppers,...
| Nov 6, 2010
After a two-year house hunt, "CSI: Miami" star Rex Linn has bought a Sherman Oaks home for $1,415,000.
The actor had been renting a less than 1,000-square-foot John Lautner-designed house nearby for 20 years but decided he was ready to pull the trigger...
| Nov 10, 2011
Total time: 3 hours, 40 minutes plus soaking time for the beans
6 to 8
Note: Adapted from Pulquería las Duelistas in id="PLGEO100100602011284">Mexico City. In Mexico, nopalitos are always sold "de-spined." If you are unlucky enough to have to buy them...