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Help plants grow up by staking them properly

| | May 31 2015 - 12:06am | Comments

“Grow up.” That’s what I tell some of my plants.

  • | Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Museum of Art plans to bring its paintings to the people, placing reproductions of famous works outdoors in about dozen communities over the coming months, officials said Thursday.

  • | Posted: May 1 2015 - 12:05am

    “Any Day” — Having served 12 years in prison for killing a man with his bare hands, a resentful ex-boxer tries to get his life back on track. With Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh. Written and directed by Rustam Branaman. (1:38) NR.

  • | Posted: Apr 30 2015 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Is someone in your family graduating from college this year? If so, here are a few things to keep in mind that might preserve your sanity on commencement day.

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 12:05am

    When people think barbecue sauce, they usually think something tomato- or vinegar-based. But today, I want to convince you to consider another breed of barbecue — white.

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 12:05am

    Butter and dill are lovely on roasted carrots, but this spring I wanted something a little more… robust.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 6:03am

    “24 Days” — A fact-based drama inspired by Ilan Halimi, a Jewish cellphone salesman who was held captive in Paris for 24 days while his family was blackmailed. With Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbe and Jacques Gamblin. Written by Antoine Lacomblez, Emilie Freche and Alexandre Arcady. Directed by Arcady. In French with English subtitles. (1:48) NR.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 5:20am

    LOS ANGELES — What do you get when more than 1,100 ukulele enthusiasts gather and begin playing their instruments?

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Writing a check has always been a fundamentally strange act. There’s the fussy ceremony of writing out the amount in words and drawing the squiggly line across the remainder of the space, ostensibly to protect against a type of fraud — tampering with individual digits — that’s quaint by today’s standards. There’s the questionable business of handing a complete stranger a document with your bank account and routing number printed plainly across it.

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 11:17am

    As kitchen wisdom goes, I often think the best tricks are the simplest. One-pan cooking, for example. The ability to cook an entire meal on a single rimmed sheet pan — an act that leaves you with nothing but that one pan to clean when dinner’s over — to me is nothing short of magic.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 11:17am

    We’ve lost the woman who taught America to love Italian food, but her tomato sauce may soon live on at a grocer near you.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 11:17am

    No meat says spring quite like lamb. When I lived in France, the seasonality of meats such as lamb was celebrated. Rarely have I tasted lamb so mild and sweet as the first cuts of spring lamb from the South of France.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 11:16am

    MIAMI — They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don’t want it to taste like it’s good for them.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 11:16am

    King salmon, also known by its Native American name “chinook,” earns the title. The largest of the Pacific salmon, a single king can weigh more than 100 pounds, though typically they’re landed at 20 to 30 pounds. King salmon is prized for its silky red flesh, buttery texture and for a high oil content that gives it a luxurious flavor.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 11:16am

    Given the size of my sweet tooth (think saber tooth tiger), I have myriad sweeteners in my cupboards. White, brown and coconut sugars, crunchy turbinado, honey, date syrup and molasses, they all line the shelves alongside a curious specimen that looks something like a gnome’s hat.