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A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

Got 10 Minutes? This Kettlebell Workout Only Has 3 Exercises

The versatile kettlebell can test your strength, endurance, and core balance all in one quick and simple workout session.<p><i>This article originally</i> …

Workouts

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

Los Angeles

19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking