| Sep 1, 2011
Total time: 15 minutes, plus macerating and freezing times
Servings: 4 to 6
2 pounds red cherries, preferably Bing
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier
1/4 cup cherry liqueur, such as Kirsch
1 1/2 cups...
| Apr 30, 2010
"Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
| Dec 22, 2011
It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year, we run a holiday essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the season. This year's is by Janet Fitch, whose novels include the best-...
| Dec 3, 2010
When customers stop by Jay Ruskey's stand at the Santa Barbara farmers market these days, they may or may not be impressed by the likes of the dragon fruit or finger limes he grows, but virtually everyone stops and gawks at the jars of fresh-roasted...
| May 14, 2010
Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Malibu farmers market, an institution that has aroused considerable controversy.
Zoning glitches in 2005 led to its closure, which was extended into a five-year hiatus by wrangling over...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Although prepared almond and hazelnut pastes (and marzipan, a sweetened almond paste) can be found at many gourmet markets and specialty stores, they can easily be made at home....
| May 12, 2011
| 6:46 PM
I love to host family and friends, but dinners aren't always easy to organize. Our youngest children can be cranky at that time of day, my husband, Paolo, and I are often worn out after working or chauffeuring the kids, and it's become challenging to...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:44 AM
Plum Pudding with Ahwahnee Apricot Sauce
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Note: From executive chef Terry Sheehan at the Ahwahnee hotel.
Ahwahnee apricot sauce
2 (15.25-ounce) cans peeled apricots in heavy syrup
3/4 cup brandy
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Let the historians debate whether George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. We offer a better -- and sweeter -- way to celebrate Presidents Day.
Cherry Chocolate Kisses
Yield: Makes: 4 dozen cookies
Ingredients: 1 cup powdered sugar
| Jan 14, 2012
If you're lazily inclined to define Diane Keaton by the crossword-puzzle-sized word "actor," you need to get out more. Add to that her work as director and producer, photographer, restorer of venerable houses, board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Maryann Rems of Windermere, FL, a finalist in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off, will be featured on The Martha Stewart Show, Friday March 23, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel. As the host of the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, which takes place...