| Dec 22, 2012
Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus macerating and cooling times
Note: Kitchen string is required for this recipe.
4 pounds tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into ¾-inch cubes
1 cup granulated...
| Mar 31, 2012
Total time: 15 minutes
1/2 cup walnuts (about 2 ounces), plus walnut halves for garnish if desired
1/2 cup almonds (about 2 ounces)
8 ounces pitted dates (about 1½ cups), cut into chunks
3 tablespoons sweet or dry red wine, or red...
| Oct 20, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus chilling time for the filling and pies
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup rum, brandy or water
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter
4 large tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and diced into ¼-inch pieces...
| May 26, 2012
Shrubs — they're not just for hiding in!
Tart, acidic and weirdly, wonderfully refreshing, drinking vinegars known as "shrubs" are finding a savory home on a growing number of Los Angeles drink menus. Sometimes they're added to soda water as an...
| Sep 7, 2012
As farmers markets have proliferated in the past decade, many communities now consider a local venue to be an essential amenity, for social as well as culinary purposes. Such was the feeling in Palms, where the Motor Avenue Improvement Assn., comprised of...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:50 PM
Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Mich., is proud home of what might well be the nation's largest BLT. Each sandwich contains a pound of bacon — about 25 to 30 deep-fried strips — stacked about 8 inches high between two slabs of white...
| Sep 15, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus cooling time for the cake
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: This cake contains no dairy products and thus is suitable for a kosher meal that includes meat. If you're serving the cake on another occasion, you can serve it...
| Sep 15, 2012
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings of 2 apple pieces, as garnish
Note: If you prefer more apple pieces for each serving, double the ingredients and cook the apples in two batches.
2 large sweet-tart apples, such as Braeburn (14 ounces to...
| Jul 14, 2012
Your family doctor doesn't work with a teleprompter. And there wasn't a live studio audience the last time you put on a hospital gown — thankfully. Television is great for sports, reality shows and reruns of "The Big Bang Theory," but if you're...
| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Most California apples are grown either well north of Los Angeles, in mountains, or near the coast, where cool winters and nights boost production and quality. Ojai, atrociously hot in summer, is better known for its citrus, but in some of its valleys...