Finding huckleberries to use for World's Best Huckleberry Dessert isn't a problem for Karen Lesmeister of Manson who huckleberry hunts with her husband. "I'm married to the world's best huckleberry picker. ... He always beats me picking," she says.
When Chicagoan Susan Sanvidge and her three sisters decided to assemble a cookbook for their mom that contained all of the recipes they remembered growing up in 1960s Oshkosh, Wis., one of the first they recalled was a humble but delicious 13-by-9-inch cake filled with dates and chocolate chips.
In East Los Angeles, on counters of neighborhood "taquerias" you can see the huge glass "vitroleros," beehive-shaped jars filled with "aguas frescas" in a spectrum of stunning colors. Each flavor is like a point of reference on a color wheel: the deep magenta of "jamaica" (a variety of hibiscus flower), the pale green of honeydew melon or cucumber-lime, the scarlet of just-made "sandia" (watermelon), rice-based "horchata's" milky white.
Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are being promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee. But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints, Cracker Jacks, jelly beans and ice cream — is raising enough concern that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation of caffeine’s possible health effects on children and adolescents.
LOS ANGELES — As if reducing the threat of skin cancer was not enough, scientists report that they have shown using sunscreen daily can slow the signs of aging skin — even into middle age. Skin ages as people age, obviously. The sun is a major culprit in the skin’s deterioration. Signs include wrinkles, of course, but also deterioration in texture and an increase in visible blood vessels.
WASHINGTON — Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child’s health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a pregnant woman’s own health issues powerfully influence those of her child. A new study demonstrates this is especially true of her weight status, and shows that weight-loss surgery can change the picture dramatically. Research has already shown that the children that obese women bear before ...
You gather with family and friends in the evening as the heat of the day starts to fade. The bright white light of afternoon gradually dims to twilight’s shades of blue and gray. In the air hang the garden smells of earth and herbs.
Cranberries, it could be said, long ago played a crucial part in assuring that the United States was eventually formed, which is a glorious thing or just an OK thing, depending on how much credit-card debt you have.
Last year, my nephew, Ethan (we call him Quique), was left with me for a half hour while his parents ran errands. Because I loved making cookies when I was little, I took it upon myself to make chocolate chip cookies with him.