| Mar 26, 2008
Total time: 35 minutes, plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from a recipe by Lucques pastry chef Breanne Varela. Acacia honey is available at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica, Surfas in Culver City and some specialty grocery stores....
| Dec 2, 2008
| 2:53 PM
Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Panforte is kind of like the Italian version of fruitcake -- a dense, chewy fruitcake at that. But if all of your memories are bad ones, you have to try you this version, from Elisabeth M. Prueitt and her husband,...
| Sep 13, 2008
When we moved into our home with a third of an acre in Altadena, we inherited an orchard. Oranges, grapefruits, Meyer lemons and pomelos hung like tropical ornaments. Late summer and fall brought a bounty of avocados, figs and persimmons. And when the...
| May 21, 2008
YOU'VE stuffed dozens of Chilean empanadas de pino (savory wheat pastries with spiced beef and onions), scoured online for a clay pot to cook an authentic Brazilian moqueca (seafood and coconut milk stew), and downloaded enough bossa nova tracks to last...
| Jul 23, 2008
"PEOPLE'S tastes change," says Richard Ward of Sierra Madre's E. Waldo Ward & Son Inc. "My dad used to make lots of pickled watermelon. But people don't use as much sugar as they used to." His son Jeff nods. "But we still make pickled peaches and other...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 2:26 PM
Total time: 2 hours, 40 minutes, plus overnight drying
Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups candied fruit
Note: From Donna Deane
2 California navel oranges
4 cups sugar
1. Bring three 3-quart pots of water to a boil. Use a small knife to score the oranges into...
| Jan 13, 2008
Winter's chill clings to the docks of the Santa Barbara Harbor this morning, but Laurence Hauben arrives just after 8 with the antidote: a basket of pistachio-cranberry sablés, homemade shortbread biscuits dipped in dark chocolate, fresh...
| Jan 16, 2008
IF Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons. Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow -- canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon -- they're...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2009
To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise.
That virtuous glass of juice is feeling the squeeze as doctors, scientists and public health authorities step up their efforts to reduce the nation's girth.
| Aug 19, 2009
Total time: 20 minutes
Note: Adapted from "Moro East" by Sam and Sam Clark. They write, "This salad is particularly good and colourful made with blood oranges when they are in season. A simpler version, omitting the feta and walnuts, makes a...