| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A mixture of ground nuts -- such as hazelnut and almonds-- sugar and liquid (egg whites and perhaps a liqueur), nut pastes are frequently added to baked cakes, tarts and pastries for added richness and flavor....
| Jul 14, 2012
Take two slices of cherry pie and call me in the morning.
OK. That's not quite the advice doctors are wont to give. But it might make at least a sliver of sense.
Cherry pie contains the same sort of anti-inflammatory compounds as aspirin and other non-...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:00 AM
At Wattles Farm, the community garden in Hollywood, Gina Thomas pointed out a cluster of tiny, husk-enclosed ground cherries hidden among the foliage. Some were no bigger than marbles.
"It comes from South America," she said, adding that one Wattles...
| Jun 30, 2012
HANFORD, Calif. — Combining the high sugar and flavor of cherries with the larger fruit size and extended season of plums has been a longstanding dream for fruit breeders, but such crosses are difficult to make successfully so that the hybrids yield...
| Jan 7, 2012
Add it all up, and Doris Day's singular singing voice has spent more than 11 years on the Billboard charts. Her three dozen-plus films made millions of fans and dollars. And now, after nearly two decades of living below the radar in Carmel, Doris Day is...
| Jul 22, 2010
Sweet cherry pie
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
3/4 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling over the pie
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 cups sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
| Apr 30, 2010
"Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2011
It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year, we run a holiday essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the season. This year's is by Janet Fitch, whose novels include the best-...
| Aug 12, 2010
The iconic upside-down cake of the American imagination is a golden sponge gilded with a slick of caramel, a corona of sweetened pineapple rings and incandescent maraschino cherries. Yet as sunshiny as it may seem, it hardly qualifies as a seasonal...
| Aug 12, 2010
Spiced cherry and blueberry upside-down cake
Total time: About 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: If baking in a springform pan, place a baking sheet on a rack near the bottom of the oven to catch any syrup that might drip.
3 tablespoons butter, plus...