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Companion planting is based on the idea that, like people, some plants do better with good neighbors. For tomatoes, strawberries and squash, one of the most popular of companion plants is borage (Borago officinalis). As a seedling, borage doesn’...
THE BEST WAY TO MÉRIDA, MEXICO From LAX, United and Aeromexico have direct service to Mérida, and United, Aeromexico and Delta have connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begain at $468, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES...
If you’ve never tackled a layer cake, the whole process can be a bit intimidating ... and it can become a bit of a mess if you don’t know what you’re doing. But assembling and frosting a layer cake is actually quite simple, so long...
Rhubarb is one of the great joys of spring, with its rosy color, earthy tang and old-fashioned allure, and the story of its local rise and fall is as intriguing as its flavor. Just a generation or two ago, it was widely cultivated in Southern California,...
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Blind baking, or pre-baking a crust, is common when you are using a filling in the pie shell that does not need to be baked, or that bakes up quickly. Both flaky pie and short tart crusts need to be weighted before baking so the pastry doesn’t puff ...
Tags: Recipes, Pies and Tarts
I'm excited to have the new cookbook "Lark: Cooking Against the Grain" (Community Supported Cookbooks, Seattle, Wash., $50) from chef/owner John Sundstrom in hand. Lark is one of my perennial Seattle favorites. Sundstrom's cooking is unfussy, yet...
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The Irvine Saturday farmers market is the largest and best in Orange County, but it's a mixed bag. It has some worthy local small farmers who come in person, along with more commercial farms, and even a few who have been sanctioned previously for cheating...
Tags: Whole Foods Market, Farms, Chile
On Valentine's Day, maybe you woo your sweetie with flowers, chocolates or even diamonds. But what are you going to do about dinner? Whether you'll be curling up to a showing of “When Harry Met Sally” at the Electric Dusk Drive-In, strolling...
Tags: Holidays, Caviar, Honey, Pistachios, Butternut Squash
Los Angeles TimesJonathan Grahm, the owner of Compartés Chocolatier in Brentwood, is just back from a whirlwind pre-Valentine's Day tour of Japan, where 100 Compartés pop-up shops opened for the holiday in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagoya and Kobe. Grahm's face...
Younger women who ate at least three servings per week of strawberries or blueberries reduced their likelihood of suffering a heart attack by one-third compared with their sisters who incorporated fewer of the colorful berries into their diet, a new study...
L.A. NOWAn Oxnard woman who allegedly gave birth in a strawberry field and left the newborn to die has been booked on suspicion of murder, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Authorities believe Rosalba Moran, 20, of Oxnard delivered the......
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