| Aug 5, 2008
| 3:30 PM
Tuna, potato and green bean salad
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
1 pound conserved tuna, plus some of its oil, at room temperature
1/4 cup finely diced red onion, divided
1 1/2 pounds small boiling potatoes, unpeeled
| Aug 19, 2008
| 2:22 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Note: From Donna Deane. Hungarian peppers are available at select farmers markets, select Gelson's and Bristol Farms markets and at Otto's Hungarian Import Store in Burbank. Riso pasta is available at well-...
| Aug 26, 2008
| 7:55 PM
Total time: 35 minutes, plus 24 hours marinating time
Spicy pickled green beans
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
1 tablespoon black...
| Jun 5, 2008
| 4:20 PM
The trunk of the fallen eucalyptus tree makes a perfect picnic table and a couple of rocks nearby will do nicely as chairs. It's a cool, shady spot, halfway down the canyon, and sycamore branches arc high above, dappling the sunlight. On one side of the...
| Jun 23, 2008
Susan Phillips' 4-year-old son Alex eats vegetables every day -- he just doesn't know it. Phillips purées his servings of green beans, spinach, sweet potatoes and squash and hides them in a peanut butter and brown sugar-sweetened porridge that she makes...
| Jul 6, 2008
Chilled Tomato Soup With Bacon Croutons
2 1/2 tablespoons best-quality olive oil, divided
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
Large pinch red chili flakes
Pinch fennel seeds
Leaves from 1 small bunch (about 3/4 ounce) basil...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 4:20 PM
Summer Bean Salad
1 pound French green beans, stem ends removed
1 pound young wax beans, stem ends removed
1 pound Romano beans, stem ends removed and cut on the bias into 2-inch lengths
1/2 cup loosely packed tarragon leaves
| Jul 16, 2008
WHEN friends I don't see nearly often enough invited me out to dinner a few weeks ago, of course I said yes, and then rearranged my schedule to work around the date. "Let's go to Vincenti, just for fun," they told me. "It's really good these days."...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 3:01 PM
One particularly sauna-ish day a friend mentions he is eating nothing but raw food right now because turning on the stove just feels like too much effort. It sounds a bit extreme, but he could be even more uninspired. He could be doing nothing but...
| Aug 1, 2008
| 10:27 AM
The big soup -- it's minestrone. That's literally what it means. And it's not just the big soup, but the big summer soup, because of all the fantastic vegetables you can get at the markets or from your own garden right now: juicy tomatoes, sweet corn,...
| Jun 3, 2009
I can tell you my friends weren't all that excited when I told them where we were headed for dinner: the Westside Pavilion. Granted, dining in a shopping mall doesn't quite have the allure of Providence or the Bazaar by José Andres. But then again, I told...