| Apr 28, 2011
NOTE: Master Class columns are intended for ambitious home cooks, and some of the recipes may call for special ingredients or equipment. When that is the case, we will provide an alternative method for the main element of the dish so it can be prepared...
| Apr 22, 2011
Hurricane season in Florida begins in less than six weeks, which means now is the time stock up on the gadgets and supplies that will help keep your home as safe as possible.
Storm experts predict a busy season with up to 16 named storms, including...
| May 5, 2011
In a downtown parking lot sits one of the most impressive things that Jamie Oliver, the chef-activist-TV personality, has brought to Los Angeles for his "Food Revolution" television show: a red-and-khaki-striped big rig tricked out as a traveling...
| Jun 16, 2011
Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe....
| May 10, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Senior living communities are designed expressly for a very special market of prospective residents, and include equally distinctive features.
From wide hallways to emergency call systems, from divided medicine cabinets to special lighting treatments,...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:54 PM
A recent Frugalista column in the Sunday Chicago Tribune told how I borrowed a Kill A Watt energy meter to figure out how to cut electricity consumption chez Frugalista. In the column, I describe two changes we made in our home after measuring electricity...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When I was working on that column about saving energy at home, I interviewed Maryl Freestone, the ComEd "energy doctor," but I didn't end up quoting her in the article.
I had lots of nagging questions about saving electricity as a ComEd customer, like,...
| May 22, 2011
Location: 2431 Green View Place, Los Angeles 90046
Asking price: $1,499,000
Last sold for: $1,175,000 in 2003
Size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one half-bathroom in 1,779 square feet
Lot size: 9,380 square feet
Additional features: Gated front...
| May 30, 2011
The outdoor grilling/picnic season is in full swing. If you covet your free time (and I do), you cook enough for 10 when only eight are coming to dinner. You're counting on leftovers.
You say "leftovers" is an ugly word? Get over it. Leftovers are a...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:23 PM
The French "tartine" is a savvy sandwich standby: a slice of buttered bread topped with whatever you have on hand.
That could be jams, meats or cheeses. Even better: grilled veggies.
The Kansas City Star's Grilled Vegetable Tartine takes inspiration...
| Jun 2, 2011
Dear SOS: Last summer while vacationing in Sedona, Ariz., our family had a fabulous dinner at an Italian restaurant called Cucina Rustica. For dessert we had the most delicious three-chocolate mousse cheesecake. I would love to have this recipe. It is...