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Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

One the surface, this recipe has an unusual, perhaps even off-putting, combination of ingredients for a dessert, but we’re here to say that this is beyond delicious. When served with high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato, we’d actually call it profound. Ingredients 2 tablespoons balsamic 1-2 tablespoons of sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper […]

How successful people become successful

How successful people become successful

“Give and Take” by Adam Grant. In his book “Give and Take,” Adam Grant explores the different ways people rise through the ranks on their way to extreme success. Can you be a giver without being a doormat? Is it better to take anything you can without returning favors, or to “match” those who give […]

NYC considers raising smoking age to 21

NYC considers raising smoking age to 21

New York City considers raising the age for legal cigarette purchase to 21. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new proposal in New York City could raise the age requirements for legal purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 21. The proposal would not prevent people between the ages of 18 and 21 from possessing or […]

New palm trees and irrigation system in the works for Elysian Park

New palm trees and irrigation system in the works for Elysian Park

Palms have become infected with deadly Fusarium wilt fungus Plans  to replace  Elysian Park’s ailing Avenue of the Palms and an equally troubled irrigation system are scheduled to be discussed at a community meeting tonight.  The stately rows of Canary Island Date Palms near Stadium Way and Scott Avenue have become infected with a deadly […]

Bacon: is there anything it can’t do? Institute has the cure

Bacon: is there anything it can’t do?  Institute has the cure

by Timothy Rutt Bacon: the candy of meat. The gateway drug back to carnivorousness. The Institute of Domestic Technology will hold a workshop on bacon curing, smoking, and infusing Saturday morning starting at 10 AM at the Zane Grey Estate: Rashida Purifoy, Los Angeles’ premier baconista, will guide us through each step in the bacon […]

Cherry on Top

Cherry on Top

a bench on the Caltech campus April 23 is a day for books. It’s World Book and Copyright Day, World Book Day, and World Book Night, not to mention National Cherry Cheesecake Day. For god’s sakes, if you’re going to cook, use a cookbook. Or at least read something during dessert. Read the Full Story […]

The Real Juice Cleanse

The Real Juice Cleanse

It’s springtime in Southern California and you can see folks clearing out garages, clearing brush, and we thought it might be a good idea to clean out the ol’ bod. Here’s where Shila Moran of The Real Juice comes in. She grew up with a mother who embraced raw fruits and vegetables and “eating cleanly.” […]

Understanding Immigration Reform

Understanding Immigration Reform

All Saints Church, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s Tikun Olam Committee and Greater Pasadena Jews for Justice invite residents to “Understanding Immigration Reform: An Evening of Learning and Discussion.” Janice Markham, who is co-producer and host for Press for Democracy, will moderate the evening’s proceedings. The panelists will be Simon Burrow, an entrepreneur, […]

Two Pint Wonder

Two Pint Wonder

Being Irish it must have been tough to live this down, but Owen Dara had his mother’s genes and a mere two pints at the pub would plaster him to the wall. In his show Two Pint Wonder, Dara recounted how his friends would say, “We’re going to have a couple of pints with Owen, […]

Poetry Corner: Earth Day

Poetry Corner: Earth Day

EARTH DAY # 43 " The Insect Wars" from gloriana casey Our Earth, it is a lovely place, in lively, long Earth life. With 4.54 billion years, you’d think we’d get it right. For Earth Day is just forty-three, since 1970. So many changes– climate made along with industry. For climate change brings hurricanes, and […]

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