Strolling through the cookbook aisles of my local bookseller searching for something fun and creative for the Chinese New Year, two titles caught my eye: “From Lokshen to Lo Mein — the Jewish Love Affair with Chinese Food” by Donald Siegel and “The New Chinese Kosher Cookbook” by Ruth and Bob Grossman. These are likely combinations since Jewish and Chinese cuisines (and cultures) share many similarities, despite the presence of shrimp and pork in Chinese dishes that violate kashrut laws.
When I was visiting my son at his college fraternity house a few years back, we were looking at the yearly group photos of members from previous decades on the wall, and my son was expressing disbelief that anyone could have thought those hair styles, glasses, and clothes could possibly be flattering. I said, “In another 30 years, some other guy is going to be standing in this spot saying the same thing about you.” He looked positively stricken.
By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Earlier this month, Sony unveiled its 2014 Bravia Full HD TV line-up at CES, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. Sony’s BRAVIA models will be released in spring include the W950B-, W850B-, W800B- and W600B-series. Sony got us excited [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Following a catastrophic accident involving a bicyclist and a driver accused of road rage, the San Diego community is urged to heighten their bicycle and pedestrian awareness when it comes to roadway safety. According to reports, bicyclist Ambika Sundaresan was struck by an allegedly enraged motorist in [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, La Jolla & Carmel Valley Orthodontics Specialist When you’re at the DMV and you’ve been in line for an hour and the baby next to you starts screaming, the best thing you can do is start smiling. Why? Because smiling actually makes you feel better. When we smile, it affects certain [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Workplace bullying recently became news because Miami Dolphin’s lineman, Jonathan Martin, was allegedely bullied by fellow teammates. But Martin’s experience is not an isolated case. The article, “Workplace bullying more common than most think,” by Kristen V. Brown cites data from the Workplace Bullying Institute that in 2010 35% of [...]
Stuffed cabbage rolls, a blend of sweet, sour and savory flavors, are popping up everywhere from diners and delis to five-star restaurants. They are the new mac-and-cheese, but comfort food with a healthful twist, warming the cockles of your heart, while warding off heart disease. Many countries lay claim to its origins, which accounts for the several interesting riffs on the traditional recipe.
I’ve lived in my house for decades but 2013 was the year we reclaimed the front yard. Over the years, the front yard had really been the kids’ domain. We had big trees with rope bridges going between them, tree forts, tents and plenty of flat play space. Adults went out there at their own risk.
By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Open space concepts. Shiny, new appliances. Curb-less showers. Home renovation possibilities are endless—and exciting. It’s no wonder that once you’ve made the decision to renovate, you want to get started yesterday. However, it’s important to remember that you’re putting your beloved vision and your house in the hands of someone [...]
Two weeks before Christmas, my recently retired engineer husband suffered an uncharacteristic attack of nostalgia and announced he was going to make his family’s holiday cookie recipes for the kids, his sibs and nieces, and even the neighbors. I guess man cannot live by Erlangian Distributions alone. Frankly, this put terror in my heart. As my Thanksgiving column about my pie-making fiasco made clear, I am not a baker. Cookies are a lot easier than piecrusts but if Olof, who has never baked anything ever, was counting on me for guidance, this could be a disaster.