| 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......
| Mar 5, 2010
When neighborhood business owners and residents started the Mar Vista farmers market in 2006, they were not just looking for a local source for fresh fruit and vegetables; in a car-centered city where shopping experiences are typically impersonal, they...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:18 PM
Note: This stew, from chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, would be a great dish to serve to friends who scoff at meatless meals. It is so hearty and delicious -- and the grapefruit and chile added at the end is such an inspired touch--that...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 11:34 AM
Note: This recipe from "Simply French," Patricia Wells' book with three-star French chef Joel Robuchon, is a good example of the attention to detail that makes a truly great cook. It's a small thing, but tilting the duck on the platter after the...
| Jan 1, 2010
| 8:04 PM
Note: Few foods are cleaner-tasting than this grapefruit ice, which Times Test Kitchen Director Donna Deane developed for an early January cover story on low-fat cooking. After so many turkeys and rich holiday desserts, this recipe became an early...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 5:33 PM
The Ventura Downtown farmers market, the oldest and largest farmers market in Ventura County, has remained remarkably stable over the last decade, with a good mix of local growers, including many small and backyard farmers. It benefits from its location...
| Apr 10, 2011
Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright...
| May 20, 2011
At the farthest fringe of the Inland Empire, southeast of the hardscrabble town of Hemet, lies the world center of summer grapefruit, one of the least known and most fascinating of California's agricultural niches. The major commercial grapefruit...
| 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