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You’ve likely heard suggestions for making greens without the pork fat or “fried” chicken in the oven. All well and good, but the connection of “soul food” to African Americans goes way beyond editing recipes, and a new...
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For a vision from a century ago, when farms covered Los Angeles County, there's no better time machine than Blum Ranch in Acton, southwest of Palmdale. Just off the 14 freeway, about an hour north of downtown, its 40 acres of peach and pear orchards are...
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The Beverly Glen farmers market, which had a soft opening last Saturday at the Glen Centre shopping mall just south of Mulholland Drive, revives an event that debuted 11 years ago. That version folded due to a lack of parking, but the reincarnation offers...
Daily DishOnce a rarity, white nectarines have become popular in the last 15 years or so. But most modern varieties are what plant breeders call sub-acid -- they taste simply sweet. But get an old-fashioned farmers market variety like a Snow......
Daily DishBecause their skins can be overly tough and distracting in certain dishes, recipes often call for peeling peaches before using them in foods like pies and cobblers....
Daily DishIt's the stuff of campfires: a sturdy cast-iron pot on three stubby legs with a flat, preferably flanged, lid. The camp-style Dutch oven has gone through few modifications since its introduction centuries ago....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe most distinctive and enigmatic stone fruit in markets currently is the Indian Blood Freestone peach. The first thing you'll note is its intense rose-like aroma, which can fill a room with peachy perfume. The fruits look like nothing else, with thick...
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Los Angeles TimesDear SOS: Recently, my husband, some friends and I were at Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey for the restaurant's 20th anniversary party. Besides the delicious food, they served an amazing white sangria made with fresh peaches. Everyone enjoyed it so much,...
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Peach-pineapple ketchup Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale. 4 pounds yellow peaches 1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has proclaimed Aug. 7 to 13 to be National Farmers Market Week. In Southern California, unlike most of the rest of the country, we enjoy exciting offerings of local produce year-round. But even here, high summer gives us...
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Daily DishOxo Good Grips Serrated Peeler: no ordinary peeler, especially when it comes to peeling a peach....
Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Servings: 8 Note: You can substitute nectarines for the peaches and skip the peeling. 3 1/2 to 4 pounds peaches 1 pint blackberries ( 1/2 pound) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 cup plus 1...
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