This recipe from America’s Test Kitchen leaves out no detail: just follow the instructions for beer can chicken perfection. (Really, you just plop the chicken on an open can of beer.) If you prefer, fill the can with lemonade instead. Either way, you’re looking at deliciousness. See the recipe at the link!
This project is especially fun for kids because it looks like magic (little plants growing out of eggs?!) and it’s downright adorable. You can reuse an empty egg carton to hold your eggshell “pots” and start a whole herb garden on your windowsill this way. The eggshell method is best for smaller seeds such as basil, cilantro, parsley, and dill.
You want eggshells that have been cracked right in the middle so you have two halves. Wash and dry the shells, then place them in an egg carton. Fill each eggshell with a little moist soil, then sow your seeds according to the seed packet’s instructions. Use a spray bottle to lightly spritz the surface of the soil whenever it looks dry.
As your seedling outgrows its pot, you can crack the shell ever so slightly and transplant the entire thing into your garden. The eggshell provides extra calcium to the soil!
See more tips here!
We could do this Lenny!
25 Degrees Burger
2 pounds of ground beef 80% lean/20% fat blend
8 slices of apple wood smoked bacon
8 ounces Crescenza cheese
8 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
4 brioche buns, or alternative artisanal bread, toasted
8 tablespoons of 1000 Island dressing (see recipe below)
Handful of washed wild arugula
See the rest here. It’s one of our favorite burgers around.
This is urban hiking at its best: two days, 35 miles, 15 Los Angeles neighborhoods, some 80 public staircases, more than two dozen parks, and — most importantly — making new connections and friends. Yes, it’s that time of the year to carve our some weekend time for The Big Parade.
Now in its fifth year, the event that has helped popularize L.A.’s network of public staircases leftover from an era when streetcars outnumbered plain ole cars comes back for two days on May 18 and 19.
See more details here.
This America’s Test Kitchen recipe pulls no punches: it calls for steeping the citrus and sugar for a full 24 hours. If you didn’t plan your partying that far in advance (and really, who does), four hours will do; if this is all last minute, just omit the zest and you’re good to go.
See the recipe here.
Wildfire engulfs Ventura County
A 6,500 acre fire is moving ever closer to homes in Ventura County, forcing residents to flee the region as more than 500 firefighters try to stop the spread of the flames. The Pacific Coast Highway has just been shut down in both directors amid efforts to contain the blaze.
The Red Cross has set up evacuation centers at the Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, and Camarillo’s Calvary Community Chapel, 380 Mobil Ave.
Photos: Nick Ut / Associated Press, Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images