| 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 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Second Annual Food Blogger Great American Bake Sale benefitting Share Our Strength
The Poison Cup
1128 W. Armitage Avenue
(between Clifton and Seminary) Chicago
For more information about the 2nd Annual Great American Bake Sale, visit...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:46 PM
A Fourth of July party can be a casual affair. In fact, it's a time to serve a fabulous meal without the fuss of china, elaborate recipes and elegant linens. It's the holiday to bring the fun outside with barbecues, picnics and games.
You can set the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Across the country, markets and roadside stands are swelling with fresh fruits and vegetables like cherries, berries, rhubarb, corn, spinach and more. Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables usually means maximum flavor for minimum cost.