| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
"Man of Steel" will move faster than a speeding bullet at the box office this weekend, but how far can it travel?
The first Superman film to hit theaters in seven years is expected to soar with a debut weekend take of between $90 million and $100...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:17 AM
At many Southern California certified farmers markets, the vendors may comply with agricultural regulations but still offer only mediocre produce and may never have actually set foot on a farm. Paradoxically, the Antelope Valley Winery farmers market in...
| Jun 15, 2013
Dear SOS: On vacation, my husband and I ate at an amazing restaurant in Coronado, Calif., called Costa Azul. They have the best smoked salsa we've ever had. Unfortunately, we live 21/2 hours away. I asked the waiter for the recipe, but he said they don'...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:49 AM
While you generally find zucchini in markets year-round, they're naturally a summer squash, and right now is prime season. Check out these tips on buying, along with some recipe ideas -- zucchini is wonderfully versatile in the kitchen and can be used...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:23 PM
The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden.
That ancient photo — emailed to me this...
| Jun 8, 2013
Come summer, I look forward to interleaving slices of mozzarella and basil leaves with slices of the first luscious red tomatoes to make a classic caprese. I'll sometimes toss hot spaghetti with diced mozzarella or bocconcini (those bite-sized balls)...
| May 11, 2013
1 hour. Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer
1 cup bulgur, medium (No. 2) or fine (No. 1) (about 5.5 ounces)
1 cup hot water
3 small green onions
5 tablespoons fruity extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste, divided
1 brown onion (about 8...
| May 4, 2013
Dear SOS: I recently visited the beautiful little town of Capitola, next to Santa Cruz on the California coast. Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria is a special place. Along with mouth-watering baked goods, I enjoyed two delicious dishes: a kale and quinoa salad...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Looking for a simple weeknight fix? A satisfying meal that won't take all night to prepare? It doesn't get much easier than this salmon bisque recipe.
With the depth of flavor in this rich and creamy soup from Robin's Restaurant in Cambria, you'd...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The first thing you notice when you enter Badmaash, a new Indian gastropub in downtown L.A., is a giant wall covered in striped colors. Deep purples, reds, oranges, blues and black stretch from the floor all the way to the white painted ceiling. It's part...
| Apr 20, 2013
"Corazón y miel," your waitress wants it to be known, is the signature dish of Corazón y Miel. Corazón y miel, hearts and honey, is a small bowl of warm, seared chicken hearts in a sweet, honeyed vinaigrette, tossed with a few slivers of onion, like a...