| Jun 14, 2011
Q: I want to know if there's any way I can get a recipe for German potato salad made with mayonnaise.
—Jenny Muszynski, Valparaiso, Ind.
A: I've never, ever heard of a German potato salad made with mayonnaise. But then my mother's beloved...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:47 AM
I hadn't officially declared a challenge for myself.
I didn't wake up one day last week and say, "Morning, Alicia. Let's see how many amazingly cool things you can find to do around town this week that are totally free. Ready. Set. Go!"
My not doing...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Vic and I spent a fantastic day at the Orange County Fair this past Sunday. We went with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three preschoolers, Allison, Lauren and Megan. This was the girls' first visit to the O.C. Fair, although they've...
| Feb 24, 2012
In the fall, fresh-cut flower gardener Lisa Ziegler plants a cover crop of Daikon Radishes at her farm in the Denbigh area of Newport News, Va.
The radishes grow mammoth size, 30 inches or more deep, and are grown them to loosen compact soil, she says....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:47 AM
Cafe Flora Spring Nettle Ravioli
Recipe Yields 4 servings
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
½ yellow onion
½ pound nettles (Foraged and Found sells them at the U-district farmers market on Saturday or you can put some gloves on and forage for...
| Jul 29, 2009
Total time: 20 minutes plus chilling time
Servings: 8 to 10
3 1/2 pounds daikon radish, about 1 large
1 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/8 -inch strips
2 pounds cut snow peas, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sesame oil,...
| Jan 28, 2009
Total time: 1 hour
Note: The chicharrones de queso are adapted from Jimmy Shaw, chef-owner of Lotería Grill, who serves them with warm tortillas, guacamole and salsa verde. Make the salsa one day ahead to allow the flavors to blend. You...
| Mar 19, 2009
| 11:31 AM
Total time: About 30 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Adapted from "The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook" by Amelia Saltsman. "Coleman Family Farm in Carpinteria and Rutiz Farms in Arroyo Grande specialize in Persian herbs, including cool mint (na'...
| Mar 16, 2009
| 3:52 PM
Markets are aswarm with radishes these days -- and for a very good reason: they're among the fastest growing of all of the vegetables (as any veteran of elementary school science fairs can surely attest).
Radishes can go from seed to production in just...
| Sep 3, 2008
Walk into E-Hwa Jang, a restaurant in the heart of Koreatown, and you are transported to another place. It isn't just the old-school menu, the kitschy '70s-style decor or the hostess in colorful traditional dress. The space doubles as a museum-cum-...
| Apr 1, 2010
Chilled asparagus with vinaigrette and eggs mimosa
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from Thomas Keller's "Bouchon."
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
11/2 cups canola oil...