| Apr 14, 2011
I've always loved Passover, ever since I was a little girl. Long before I understood it as the Festival of Freedom that celebrates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt, to me it was the holiday of difference. Indeed, it was — and...
| Apr 14, 2011
Fresh asparagus with hazelnuts and seasoned currants
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
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| Oct 26, 2010
| 8:00 AM
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Magical Breakfast Cream
4 to 6 Tablespoons yogurt (about 1/2 cup)
| Nov 4, 2010
Whisk some egg yolks with a little sugar until they take on a bright, velvety sheen, then drizzle in a little wine. Place the bowl over gently simmering water and keep beating, and in just minutes you have a light and airy custard, faintly sweet and...
| Nov 4, 2010
Hazelnut sherry zabaglione
Total time: About 15 minutes
4 egg yolks
6 tablespoons sugar, more or less as desired
1/4 cup dry sherry, preferably oloroso
1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and...
| Nov 11, 2010
On a mission to suss out the Santa Monica gastropub the Yard, I'd invited a friend who'd lived in the neighborhood way back when but had since moved away. As we negotiated the crowds streaming past us on Broadway a couple of blocks from Ocean Avenue,...
| Dec 16, 2010
Dear SOS: The hazelnut red pepper pesto that accompanies the salmon at Thyme restaurant in Santa Monica is addictive. I've made a lot of pestos, but this is different than anything I've tasted — tangy and, well, just scrumptious! Anything you can...
| Apr 30, 2011
The Corner, a new restaurant in Hampden, took over the location where a diner had operated since the beginning of time. The Corner has things like escargot, moules frites and roasted monkfish on the menu, so, naturally, folks fretted about The Avenue...
| May 9, 2011
| 12:22 AM
Spring is in full swing, and so are those pesky seasonal allergies, which are already making life miserable -- and not just for chronic allergy sufferers.
So, what's going on? Plenty, according to Dr. Clifford Bassett, Director of Allergy & Asthma Care...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 3:24 AM
Now that the rush of Christmas is behind us, we can relax into a New Year's celebration with some easy and super delicious recipes that feature the round fullness of The Dalmore, a Single Highland Malt Scotch Whiskey. When it comes to entertaining, my...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 9:30 AM
LA Times Test Kitchen Manager Noelle Carter unceils a recipe for hazelnut red pepper
Total time: 1 hour
Note: Adapted from Thyme Café & Market
3 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded (about 2 cups)
2/3 cup toasted hazelnuts,...