| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I had a blast meeting Jack Amon from Marx Bros Cafe, and I’d like to thank him for teaching how to make Van Hale’s Caesar salad, (by the way he offers classes!).
Van Hale’s Caesar salad from Marx Bros Café
- 3 Garlic cloves
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Fresh produce can harbor bacteria, fungi and other microbes along with trace amounts of chemicals. Traditional cleaning of fruits and vegetables by washing with plain tap water is the best method for removing contamination. Food safety experts recommend...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:58 PM
This is the second installment in a three-part series.
Hidden behind a shade tree on Victory Avenue, the Victory Café buzzes on a Sunday morning with platters of syrupy pancakes and mounds of eggs.
I wait for my cheeseburgers.
Two of them —...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
I was visiting my sister in New England on our weekly CSA pickup day, so my husband dutifully went out to the farm to get our haul. Once home, he prepped all the veggies, carefully placing them in the crispers of the fridge.
He even took a photo of this...
| May 27, 2013
| 2:02 PM
This rich ranch-style dressing takes no prisoners when it comes to garlic flavor. Paired with a colorful chopped salad, it makes for a flavorful meal that's simple to prepare.
Milton's special house chopped salad with creamy garlic dressing
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:10 AM
I have seen the mountaintop and it is layered thick in cheese and beef.
Since March my friend and I scoured Burbank for the best cheeseburger in the city. Many readers offered their favorite haunts — and some griddle jockeys I met along the way...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:49 PM
During the first two days of my one-month local-food challenge, I ate almost solely fruits and vegetables. At Tuesday’s dinner of sautéed local kale and a salad of local beets, local goat cheese, and local lettuce, a hungry family member commented...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Mango, Avocado & Shrimp Salsa
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
1 ripe mango
1 bag (8 ounces) frozen fully cooked small shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups), thawed and finely chopped
1 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and finely diced
1/4 cup finely diced...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Eggs for dinner? Yes. They're not just for breakfast -- eggs work well in so many dishes, and they're so easy to prepare. (And no, you don't have to love "Pink Flamingos" or Edith Massey - the egg-loving mother in the John Waters film - to enjoy them...
| May 29, 2013
Want to reduce calories before the summer bathing suit season but still enjoy foods that satisfy hunger and please your taste buds?
Eat your salad first, as the main dish, filling up on the lower-calorie, healthier-for-you vegetables before you're...