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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe word "heirloom" is commonly applied to the produce sold at farmers markets, but the concepts behind it frequently are misunderstood or stretched, both by growers and the public. Originally the word was a legal term referring to goods that descended to...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesLocated in a narrow canyon four miles north of Santa Paula, Mud Creek Ranch combines a historic family homestead, a commercial organic citrus and avocado orchard and a mystery zone where the usual rules of farming do not apply. It is a one-family...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesYou may have heard of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, or the gathering of sun worshipers to celebrate the summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge, but Europe has plenty of other less famous but equally unusual festivals. Some date back many...
Tags: Europe, Mardi Gras, Human Interest, France, Spain
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt's ironic, in a rosemary-infused sort of way, that in today's farm-to-table restaurant era few chef-and-farmer relationships have evolved into the true collaborations those farm-specific menus often suggest. Their lives tend to exist in parallel worlds,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has proclaimed Aug. 7 to 13 to be National Farmers Market Week. In Southern California, unlike most of the rest of the country, we enjoy exciting offerings of local produce year-round. But even here, high summer gives us...
Drunk any Kool-Aid lately? Or maybe you accused someone else of doing it? If so, congratulations, you're right in step with one of the nation's most popular idiomatic trends. A snappy, fruit-flavored way of referring to someone who unquestioningly...
Daily DishSo.... which apples are best for eating, and which ones are best for cooking and baking? Food editor Russ Parsons explored this often perplexing question in a column he did on heirloom apples just a few autumns ago: The world......
All The RageMy hair is in tip top shape at the moment. It’s not fried from sun or chlorine. Nor is it crunchy and brittle from salt water. I’m not bragging. It’s quite the contrary actually. My mid-back length strands are in......
Daily DishThanksgiving 2011: Restaurant roundup...
Money & CompanyA new report released this week has found that, among the billions of dollars spent each year in federal subsidies for commodity crops, a steady flow of these taxpayer dollars are going to support high fructose corn syrup and three......
Money & CompanyHome sales in Southern California fell to their lowest level for a July in four years -- though the decline from a year earlier was the smallest in 13 months. The median price was down 4% to $283,000. The drop......
Apple pie Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes plus chilling time Servings: 8 to 10 Prepared pie crust 3 to 4 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and sliced into large chunks, eighths or tenths. 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon...
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