| Jan 30, 2011
It's almost February, and with luck and willpower, maybe you're still sticking with that New Year's diet resolution. Or maybe you're still gearing up to start.
But although the right diet may help you gain a svelte figure, the wrong one might be a...
| Dec 23, 2010
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As you inspect your garden following winter rains, look for an odd, shield-shaped bug, about one-fifth of an inch long, black with white and orange markings. This is the adult Bagrada bug, which goes after winter crops such as cabbage,......
| Dec 9, 2010
Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...
| Nov 26, 2010
Purple variants of common vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and potatoes have been increasingly popular at farmers markets in recent years, but none is as intriguing as the red Brussels sprouts just now showing up at the Santa Monica...
| Nov 17, 2010
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Community gardens dispatch No. 8: Ocean View Farms, West L.A. The first thing you notice at Ocean View Farms is the view: a spectacular sweep of Santa Monica Bay from a bluff overlooking Santa Monica Airport. It's so beautiful it......
| Nov 8, 2010
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The taco is not what it used to be. Thanks in large part to the Kogi Korean taco revolution of a few years back, tacos have morphed from a Latin staple of meat, cilantro and onions into a sort of cultural chameleon. As soft, corn tortilla vessels for just...
| Oct 31, 2010
San Francisco has a way of grabbing hold of its visitors and taking them for an incredible ride, whether they're dangling off the side of a cable car or maneuvering the steep hillside curves of Lombard Street.
But that doesn't mean they want to feel as...
| Oct 28, 2010
Braised red cabbage
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus marinating time
Note: Recipe (and commentary) from Stefan Richter of Stefan's at L.A. Farm
2 pounds red cabbage
1/2 pound shredded apple
1 cup orange juice
1 cup apple...
| Aug 12, 2010
This is Beverly Hills?, I wondered, oh so many years ago when a friend took me to lunch in a sweet little house with a fireplace on South Beverly Drive. Chez Mimi later moved to Santa Monica, and Urth Caffé now dispenses soy lattes and iced green tea from...
| Jul 29, 2010
Peking duck broth with nappa cabbage
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Note: Ending a meal with soup may seem unusual, but this vegetable laden-soup serves as a simple and cleansing bookend to the sumptuous Peking duck dinner. Doctoring up...
| Jun 17, 2010
As soon as a parade of Moroccan-style nibbles at Itz Kosher lands on our table, it's easy to imagine we're sitting in a little cafe in Fez or Marrakech, just outside the central bazaar: a bright carrot salad flecked with spicy harissa, Cabernet-colored...