| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Just week 2 into our CSA challenge, and I had a mid-week meltdown.
Someone in my empty-nest, two-person household sent me a text saying he was picking up dinner. "Don't get any vegetables!" I texted back, anxious about the eight different kinds of...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2009
Dear SOS: I recently dined at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica. I had the root vegetable shepherd's pie with butternut squash purée main course. It was wonderful.
Jacqueline Shubitowski Sherman Oaks
Dear Jacqueline: This is just...
| Dec 17, 2008
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Note: Adapted from Craig Strong, chef de cuisine at the Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa.
3 cups heavy cream
2 whole star anise
2 pounds turnips
4 pounds potatoes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
| Jan 28, 2009
One of the best dinners that you can make with the vegetables you probably already have on hand doesn't even require a pot of boiling water. Just a pot of simmering water.
It's rustic, beautiful vegetable soup, and if you think that means a pull-out-...
| Jun 2, 2004
The change of ownership notice in the window looked ominous. Oh no, I thought, we're not going to lose Jar, are we? Not in a year when Nouveau Cafe Blanc, 5 Dudley and Chianti all shut their doors. Not this reliably excellent and very civilized Los...
| Jul 5, 2007
First impressions: Jockey Wok 'n' Rolls, located in a homely Hoffman Estates strip mall, has perhaps the most unfortunate name for a local Asian restaurant alongside Ukrainian Village's Takie Outit and Lakeview's Ping Pong. Kitschy name aside, it has...
| Nov 6, 2008
| 4:48 PM
Total time: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes standing time
Note: From Christian Shaffer.
2or 3 medium turnips, peeled
2or 3 medium rutabagas, peeled
1/2 medium red onion, quartered
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
| May 7, 2008
IN SOUTHERN California, where we enjoy lively, vibrant farmers markets year-round, on every day of the week, in almost every neighborhood, deciding what's for dinner can, perhaps even should, be less about careful planning than serendipity. Maybe...
| Dec 26, 2007
Roasted duck pot pie
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Duck fat (if you would rather buy it than render it from the duck) is available at Bristol Farms stores,...
| Jan 2, 2008
Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling time
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 -cup good-quality olive oil, divided
2 shallots, sliced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper