| Apr 11, 2010
The last of the fragrant fruit blossoms is gone, their pink-and-white petals scattered across the orchards that nestle among the verdant foothills of the High Sierra.
By month's end — the first strawberries will be ready for picking. The...
| Mar 26, 2010
| 9:44 AM
The 14-year-old Corona del Mar farmers market is modest in size, with 24 vendors, including 10 produce and five flower or nursery stands. That's down a bit from a decade ago, and vendors say that sales are off because of the tough economy, but the...
| Jun 2, 2010
When you're entertaining, nothing is more comforting than to have a dish, particularly a main course, that can be made completely in advance. Braised chicken thighs with tomatoes and fennel is such an entree. You can assemble and cook this delectable...
| May 25, 2010
Classical Greek literature is not the first source most North Americans would turn to in making an analogy about grilling, but then how many of them have ever seen Argentine grilling in action? Steven Raichlen has.
"Argentine grilling is the most...
| May 29, 2010
Should you share a home with a near-teen, you will be conversant in "Glee." Not glee, as in giddy. But "Glee," as in the must-see (or record or Hulu or friend) TV show. You may fancy yourself a gleek. Or would-be gleek. The show skews considerably younger...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Prom has come a LOOOOOOONG way, baby.
When I went to prom back in the late 1980s, it was a completely different ordeal than it is today. ... Back then, it wasn't NEARLY so ďAmerica's Next Top Model.Ē
But first, let me say that I love prom, playing...
| Dec 10, 2010
The traditional Japanese art of making the dried persimmons called hoshigaki is a mind-bogglingly labor-intensive artisanal process. The fruits of the acorn-shaped Hachiya variety are harvested firm, peeled by hand, strung up to dry for a month or so...
| Aug 16, 2010
Louisiana citrus growers need to be on the lookout for sweet orange scab of citrus caused by the fungus ElsinoŽ australis.
The disease recently was found on a satsuma tree in Orange, Texas, about 3.5 miles west of the Louisiana border, according to an...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 6:27 AM
| Jan 3, 2011
| 1:18 PM
A recipe by Carol Schulte, of Johnstown
3 cups boiling water
1 box vanilla tapioca
1 box vanilla pudding
1 box orange Jell-O
2 envelopes Dream Whip (2.6 oz. box)
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cans mandarin oranges (22 oz. total)
| Jan 11, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Angel Food Ministries food is available to all. There are no qualifications. In recent months both the quality and quantity has improved. With cost increasing for everything, Angel Food has been able to maintain the current pricing.
There are three...