| May 7, 2011
Plums usually don't start until the end of May, but a few growers, mostly of Armenian origin, have started bringing green plums, which are unripe fruits the size of cherries. These are hard and sour, and would not appeal to most Americans, but they're...
| Jun 3, 2011
The first month of the summer fruit season is like a roller coaster: a frustratingly slow buildup, with many mediocre early varieties, gives way suddenly to a whoosh of fantastic flavors. The fruit calendar has been about a week later than usual because...
| Dec 16, 2010
Sour cherry rugelach
Submitted by Leah Koch of Los Angeles
"In 2005, my mother died of ovarian cancer the day after Christmas. We stumbled around in a fog for a few months, but before we knew it, it was the holidays again. This time, it was my father...
| Jan 27, 2011
Baked French toast
Total time: 11/2 hours, plus overnight soaking
Servings: 10 to 12
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| Nov 18, 2010
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: From Sharon Rushing
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| Jul 23, 2010
The Torrance farmers market is one of the three largest and best in the Southland, along with Santa Monica and Hollywood, and one of the very few that qualifies as a destination. Bustling and well-run, it always has a lot to offer, but particularly so...
| Jul 22, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I was out on the road in Northern California, heading southeast from Sacramento on Highway 16 toward the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It's a beautiful drive, and on that blistering summer day I might have noticed the massive...
| Jul 22, 2010
It used to be that a peach was a peach and a plum was a plum, and that was it. Now, however, breeders are coming up with complex hybrids between species, such as fruits that are a combination of peaches, apricots and plums, and cherries or nectarines...
| Jul 22, 2010
Sweet cherry pie
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
3/4 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling over the pie
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 cups sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
| Jan 20, 2011
Tu Bishvat challah kugel with dried cherries and almonds
Total time: 2 hours
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| Jan 7, 2012
Add it all up, and Doris Day's singular singing voice has spent more than 11 years on the Billboard charts. Her three dozen-plus films made millions of fans and dollars. And now, after nearly two decades of living below the radar in Carmel, Doris Day is...