Content for Thursday, May 9, 1996

News & Stories

La Jolla, 1962

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Debris of an Early Spring Garden

The nasturtiums I planted last spring have matured in their flower bed and annexed every available inch of arable dirt. Their pale green tendrils, armed with miniature leaves, which I thought adorable this past late-winter, now seem greedy.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Donuts

A lesson in donut purism

I buy a shortening they have designed only for frying donuts —100 percent vegetable oil. A mix of cottonseed and soybean. Nobody uses lard anymore. Shortening ranges from $15 for a 50-pound box to $22.

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