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Fishermen selling their own catch at Southern California farmers markets are vanishing. An attractive alternative is Community Seafood, a "community-supported fishery" that started selling last Sunday at the Santa Monica Main Street farmers market....
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: Makes a generous 1½ quarts Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Dried pears can be found in most well-stocked and gourmet markets, as well as online. Pickled mustard seeds are available at select gourmet...
Los Angeles TimesHere's the problem: "I'm a wine lover," says Hans Reisetbauer, spreading his hands for emphasis. But he was unlucky enough to be raised in upper Austria, too far north to grow grapes. The son of a farmer, at school he studied agriculture, but normal...
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Los Angeles TimesDear SOS: Euro Pane on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena has the most delicious spiced pear cake. It is moist and truly delicious with a hint of ginger. I would love to re-create it at home. Could you get the recipe for me? Lynda Jenner Pasadena Dear...
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Two popular and successful farmers markets, in South Pasadena and Westwood, are in the process of replacing the veteran managers who helped build them. Greta Dunlap, a star among managers, helped establish the South Pasadena farmers market in 1999,...
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...
Tags: Peaches, Productivity, Sports, Flying Disc, Farms
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 DishNew cookbook: 'Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard' by Nigel Slater...
Daily DishCooking with (and drinking): Ross-on-Wye Perry...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe cactus pear is the Rodney Dangerfield of the fruit world, beloved by immigrants from parts of Latin America and the Mediterranean basin but largely ignored by most consumers in the United States. That may be changing, however, as the leading...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWith the partial exception of Bartletts, great locally grown pears are scarce at farmers markets in Southern California, where warm winters and disease render cultivation problematic. This makes it all the more special that Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow...
Daily DishThe quince doesn't come up often when you ask people what is their favorite fall fruit, but cook them and they turn meltingly tender, with a lovely rosy color and a fragrance and flavor that conjures up pears and spices and maybe a touch of orange...
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