| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Berry Pavlova with vanilla whipped cream and pistachios
Total time: About 20 minutes, plus macerating time for the berries
Servings: 10 to 12
Note: Banyuls vinegar is available at Surfas in Culver City, Nicole's in Pasadena and the Cheese Store of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Strawberry-rhubarb stained-glass cookies
Total time: 3 hours
Servings: About 20 cookies
Note: From Mary Ellen Rae in the Times Test Kitchen. Make the jam ahead so it can chill. The cookies can be stored airtight for several days in the refrigerator....
| Jul 6, 2013
Dear SOS: I went with my family to watch the whales at Newport Beach and had lunch at the Harborside Restaurant. Although we were stuffed, we decided to try the buņuelos, and, boy, were they delicious! We live an hour away from the restaurant but would...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:56 PM
I wanted to work on a romantic Valentine’s Day story this week. But, once I started to interview Frieda Koper the owner of The Flying Dutchman Pastry Shop, I realized I had not found a romantic person.
“No,” Koper giggled, “...
| Jul 20, 2013
Nearly every grocery chain in Hampton Roads launched a new "lower prices" campaign in the past year. And — although it may seem impossible — prices are actually lower in 2013.
In an informal study of the six major supermarkets in the area...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As families grow, dairy farmers often realize that they need to enlarge their farming operations as well. Instead of taking on more cows and producing more milk to sell wholesale in a market with wildly fluctuating prices, some opt to add value to that...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Total time: About 45 minutes plus 1 hour, 30 minutes chilling
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
10 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups imported Italian mascarpone cheese
About 2 pints ripe...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Just a reminder, if the weather continues to be dry, raise your lawn cutting height to three inches. The taller the grass, the deeper the roots grow and taller grass shades the soil keeping it cooler and allowing less evaporation of what water we do get....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:42 AM
In the wake of the craft cocktail movement, could poptails be far behind?
"Poptails" (Octopus, $12.99) is the clever name for tipsy adult ice pops infused with a jigger of booze. The cookbook that recently crossed my desk is the brainchild of London-...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long.
Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Really, who doesn't love a good ice cream cake? Now you don't have to get one from the store because our Easy Ice Cream Cake is just that -- easy! And we can bet no one will ever want the store bought kind again!
Chilling Time: 6 hr ...