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Nurseries worthy of a Bohemian lullaby

| | Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Traditional nursery decor tends to be a gently stirred mix of cute animals, soft hues and nicely matched furnishings. And there’s much to be said for all that sweet serenity; these are rooms both peaceful and soothing.

  1. | Posted: Dec 31 2013 - 1:03am

    These days it is not hard to find a friend or family member who is following a gluten-free diet.

  2. | Posted: Dec 31 2013 - 1:03am

    LOS ANGELES — “There’s a rhythm to it, the way she works the masa,” Cynthia Gonzalez says quietly. Her mother, Dora, carefully stirs a large pot of masa for tamales over the stove. It’s smooth as custard and lightly fragrant as it begins to bubble.

  3. | Posted: Dec 31 2013 - 1:03am

    Chocolate often becomes one of those indulgences we curtail when making New Year’s resolutions. One last time, before the demon discipline takes over, indulge a bit with one of these chocolate delights. In her book, “Bake and Freeze Chocolate Desserts,” author Elinor Klivans shares 120 recipes that can be made and frozen for later use, such as midnight cravings, last-minute parties, or gift-giving. You can have a little bit now and freeze the rest so you aren’t tempted to eat the whole thing. To ensure the defrosted dessert tastes as good as when it was made, follow these simple guidelines: cool or chill desserts thoroughly before wrapping and freezing, and put desserts in the coldest part of your freezer — usually the bottom rear shelf — to freeze. If it still calls out to you in the middle of the night, three weeks into your new diet plan, it’s not my fault. Blame Elinor.

  4. | Posted: Dec 31 2013 - 1:03am

    There is a time and place for jarred pasta sauces. Wednesday nights, for example.

  5. | Posted: Dec 29 2013 - 1:02am

    TACOMA, Wash. _ The secret to making a perfect gnome? Make sure he doesn’t get too tipsy.

  6. | Posted: Dec 29 2013 - 1:02am

    TACOMA, Wash. _ The secret to making a perfect gnome? Make sure he doesn’t get too tipsy.

  7. | Posted: Dec 29 2013 - 1:02am

    Washi tape — adhesive but easily removed and available in hundreds of colors and patterns — is putting a new spin on decorating.

  8. | Posted: Dec 29 2013 - 1:02am

    Washi tape — adhesive but easily removed and available in hundreds of colors and patterns — is putting a new spin on decorating.

  9. | Posted: Dec 27 2013 - 1:03am

    LOS ANGELES — Martin Scorsese’s corrupt Wall Street tycoon is poised for a solid initial box office showing over the crowded Christmas weekend as a pack of new movies, including “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Grudge Match” and “47 Ronin,” competes for moviegoers.

  10. | Posted: Dec 27 2013 - 1:03am

    LOS ANGELES — Martin Scorsese’s corrupt Wall Street tycoon is poised for a solid initial box office showing over the crowded Christmas weekend as a pack of new movies, including “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Grudge Match” and “47 Ronin,” competes for moviegoers.

  11. | Posted: Dec 27 2013 - 1:02am

    NEW YORK — Heirs of Alexander Calder, the American modernist who invented the moving sculpture known as the mobile, lost a $20 million fraud lawsuit against the estate of his longtime dealer, Klaus Perls.

  12. | Posted: Dec 27 2013 - 1:02am

    NEW YORK — Heirs of Alexander Calder, the American modernist who invented the moving sculpture known as the mobile, lost a $20 million fraud lawsuit against the estate of his longtime dealer, Klaus Perls.

  13. | Posted: Dec 24 2013 - 8:42am

    This simple, one-skillet dinner needs neither much time nor skill to deliver rich, deep flavors. And it all starts with that most ubiquitous of American meats — the boneless, skinless chicken breast.

  14. | Posted: Dec 24 2013 - 8:42am

    This simple, one-skillet dinner needs neither much time nor skill to deliver rich, deep flavors. And it all starts with that most ubiquitous of American meats — the boneless, skinless chicken breast.

  15. | Posted: Dec 24 2013 - 1:03am

    Bacon-wrapped scallops are one of the most luxurious appetizers you can serve, not to mention one of the easiest to prepare. And for me, that’s a great combination.