| Jan 27, 2012
Midwinter is prime citrus season for both the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California districts, with an abundance of excellent mandarins, oranges, tangelos and lemons. The one laggard is conventional grapefruit, which, as grown in these two areas will...
| Mar 8, 2012
Located 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...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The scores of customers who join the long line at the Alhambra farmers market on Sunday mornings to buy Jerry Dimitman's Wong pummelos all know the drill: Get there early, and be prepared to wait as each shopper scrutinizes the......
| Feb 20, 2008
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Pink navel oranges and cocktail grapefruit are available at well-stocked supermarkets and Whole Foods stores. This recipe calls for four wide, shallow ramekins (about 5...
| Feb 27, 2008
Total time: 3 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cocktail
Note: From Vincenzo Marianella. To flame a grapefruit peel, hold a lighted match in one hand and the peel (about 1 by 2 inches) in the other (hold the peel crosswise between the forefinger and thumb) just...
| Apr 13, 2009
| 2:59 PM
Note: Adapted from a recipe by Rose Polito of Polito Farms
4 cups greens, such as a mixture of red leaf lettuce and baby arugula
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
3 Oroblancos or grapefruits, sectioned with juices saved
1 avocado, diced
| Apr 13, 2009
| 3:01 PM
Note: Serve with a poundcake. Adapted from a recipe by Troy MacLarty of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Spanish dry sherry
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
1 grapefruit or...
| Dec 31, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes, plus steeping time for the vermouth
Note: From Philip Ward of Death + Co.
Tea-infused sweet vermouth
1 (750 ml) bottle Martini & Rossi vermouth
Heaping 1/4 cup loose-leaf cinnamon-spiced tea
1. Pour the...
| Sep 17, 2008
Taste-testing dry sodas
We TASTED more than three dozen sodas to find the driest, most aperitif-worthy substitutes. We tasted only chilled sodas from glass bottles (to avoid the metallic taste of cans) and sipped them in Champagne flutes. Sodas were...
| Dec 19, 2007
DURING the Christmas season, we bake. We bake rich, show-offy treats for big parties and once-a-year gatherings. But we also bake for the quiet moments, the times that will become treasured memories. And there's nothing better to offer with that early...
| Jan 16, 2008
MEYER LEMONS are so readily available now you can even find them in grocery stores. But back in the day (say, 20 years ago) they were as scarce -- and as sought after -- as Persian mulberries. If you wanted some, you practically had to either have a...