| Sep 16, 2009
Dear SOS: I discovered the best currant scones at La Provence in Beverly Hills. Even the shape is special: free-form and crispy.
Dear Shirley: Fan of currants? Then look no further! Each of these scones is packed with...
| Jul 15, 2009
Dear SOS: Have you ever tasted the muffins at Mäni's Bakery on Fairfax Avenue? They are huge, delicious, healthful and so satisfying. There is a particular favorite of mine, a high protein muffin that, when eaten, makes one glow inside and feel healthy...
| May 27, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Adapted from "Rustic Fruit Desserts" by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson.
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter, cubed,...
| Nov 29, 2008
Composting is the bright green line that separates well-intended but lazy liberals (and their soy-based clothing and macrobiotic cars) from true greeniks. There's no disputing that composting -- the process of banking organic matter such as food waste and...
| Dec 16, 2008
| 1:07 PM
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 (about 16 latkes)
Note: This is an unusual latke that truly celebrates the olive.
3/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped garlic
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking...
| Jan 23, 2009
| 4:04 PM
Who better to ask how to throw an Oscar party than Wolfgang Puck, probably the worlds most famous chef and the ultimate authority on Oscar entertaining. Youll find Wolf right smack in the middle of the intersection of food, fame and awards shows. And...
| Nov 5, 2009
| 4:32 PM
It may take up to three days to make Thomas Keller's Catalan beef stew, a recipe from his newly published cookbook "Ad Hoc at Home: Family-Style Recipes," written with Ad Hoc chef de cuisine Dave Cruz. But not all recipes......
| Dec 1, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Ingredients: 2 cups Epsom salts 1 tablespoon baking soda 5 sprigs of rosemary (find this from in your yard â or your neighbor's; it grows like a weed in Southern California) 10-15 drops essential oils (we used lavender, but other choices include...
| Jan 31, 2009
Something green and drippy is growing on store shelves. It's the assortment of "green" cleaning products many people are spraying, scrubbing and wiping all over their homes in an attempt to keep things fresh, sanitary -- and environmentally benign.
| Aug 13, 2008
Dear SOS: Is it possible to find the recipe for Clementine's banana cake with frosting?
It is moist but not too dense. It almost tastes like banana bread with frosting, but every time I try it that way it comes out like a brick with mortar. Thanks.
| Sep 23, 2008
| 9:56 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus 7 days maturing time for the loaves
Servings: Makes 3 loaf cakes, about 12 servings each
Note: This recipe is adapted from "The Book of New Israeli Food" by Janna Gur. The cakes should mature for seven days before...