| Oct 14, 2009
Anna Thomas, a few canvas bags hanging on one arm, wanders the rows of the Ventura farmers market just eight hours before her guests are to sit around the table in the soaring great room of her home in Ojai. She chooses yellow onions and prune plums,...
| Nov 18, 2009
Total time: About 50 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Adapted from "The New England Cookbook" by Brooke Dojny.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound sausage, preferably Spanish chorizo, linguiça or kielbasa, thinly sliced
1 large onion,...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 2:26 PM
Of all of winter's hardy greens, none are more popular than the many members of the kale family, and dark green, red-stemmed Russian kale may well be the sweetest of all. The tips of the leaves are tender enough to be eaten raw, but they are infinitely...
| Mar 11, 2009
Yet another small-plates restaurant without any particular hook seems like such a yawn, so you'll forgive me if I didn't rush out to try Saluté Wine Bar in Santa Monica the minute it opened. OK, so the small plates are called piattini ("small plates" in...
| Dec 30, 2009
The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 1:36 PM
You can find all sorts of kale at the market these days, including frilly pastel-colored flowering varieties and rough-edged Russian kale with its red border. But probably the sweetest kale is the one sometimes called Tuscan. Actually, it travels under...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 8:41 AM
Hearty bean and kale soup, served with Parmesan-sesame and poppy seed crisps
Active Work Time: 40 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 3 hours 30 minutes plus 8 hours soaking * Vegetarian
1/2 pound dried Great Northern beans
| Jan 28, 2004
Some vegetables are born to be stars; others are best suited to ensemble roles. There is no better example of this than winter's hardy cooking greens, a mainstay of farmers markets at this time of year.
While you can cook mustards, chards, collards, kale...