| Nov 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Today's the deadline. You've got just a few more hours to enter your favorite holiday cookie in the first ever L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. We have more than 300 entries so far, including this recipe for Italian thumbprint cookies......
| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Some of the year's most eagerly awaited, high-flavored fruits arrive this week at farmers markets, such as the Robada apricots, above, grown by Scattaglia Family Farms in Littlerock, Calif., and shown here at the Hollywood farmers market. David Karp's...
| Jul 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Tip of the week: One of the most beloved vendors of local apricots, K.B. Hall Ranch of Ojai, is back at the Ojai and Santa Barbara markets for the next couple weeks, with superb dry-farmed Blenheims, fresh and dried. This......
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Marta Teegan is in the midst of whipping up apricot jam. The fruit is the current farmers market star â a voluptuous, perfectly ripe and seductive mid-summer sweet â and Teegan is gleefully having her way with it. âApricots are so beautifu...
| Apr 22, 2010
Wild rice porridge with apricots and pistachios
Total time: 15 minutes
2 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon honey, plus more for drizzling
| May 14, 2010
Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Malibu farmers market, an institution that has aroused considerable controversy.
Zoning glitches in 2005 led to its closure, which was extended into a five-year hiatus by wrangling over...
| May 27, 2010
Apricot boysenberry tarts
Total time: 2 hours, plus chilling and freezing times
Servings: Makes 2 (9-inch) tarts, each serving 6
Note: Recipe adapted from "Good to the Grain" by Kim Boyce with Amy Scattergood
Rustic rye dough
1 cup (4 ounces)...
| Jun 25, 2010
For stone fruit growers and buyers, the cool, moist spring yielded mixed results: disastrous losses for many cherry farmers whose crops split in the rain; a banner year for apricots, which have thrived in the milder weather; and a delayed harvest, with...
| Jan 20, 2011
Chocolate apricot balls
Total time: 45 minutes, plus steeping and chilling times
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| Jul 22, 2010
It used to be that a peach was a peach and a plum was a plum, and that was it. Now, however, breeders are coming up with complex hybrids between species, such as fruits that are a combination of peaches, apricots and plums, and cherries or nectarines...
| Jul 1, 2011
A relative newcomer to farmers markets, Country Fresh Herbs offers a gorgeous display of heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, specialty peppers, lemon cucumbers and Romanesco zucchini. But even more intriguing is the story of the family that brings this...