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October 22, 2008
  Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from "Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions & Making Your Own" by Ben Watson. 1/2 gallon apple cider 4 to 6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 6 cardamom pods, crushed 1 whole nutmeg, cracked open 10 to 12 whole cloves 6 allspice berries (optional) 4 to 6 star anise pods (optional) Zest of 1/2 lemon or 1/2 orange, thinly cut into lengthwise strips Orange slices for garnish 1 1/2 cups rum or brandy (optional)
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October 11, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
The Grand Canyon Railway's annual Pumpkin Patch Train is in full swing again. And for the first time, advance tickets are on sale.   After a big turnout on opening weekend, the usual Saturday-Sunday schedules have been expanded to include four weekday dates: Oct. 11, 14, 17 and 18. The train, which runs through October from Williams, Ariz., offers 90-minute trips that let out at a patch where children have 45 minutes to pick the perfect pumpkin....
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December 29, 1999 | ROSE DOSTI
DEAR SOS: My husband and I had the pleasure of lunching at the Barnstorm Cafe at the airport in Big Bear City. They had absolutely the best coleslaw we have eaten. It was creamy and had a hint of dill. Do you think you could get them to share the recipe? ANITA L. BANKE Camarillo DEAR ANITA: Barnstorm co-owner Barbara Cunningham said, "I always tell my customers that it's a secret recipe, handed down from my mother in Ohio 1/8true 3/8, but it's so simple I'm embarrassed."
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February 25, 2010
Chicken adobo Total time: 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Andre Guerrero of Marché, Boho and the Oinkster. Guerrero serves this with steamed jasmine rice. 1 (3 1/2 pound) whole chicken 12 whole cloves garlic 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper 4 dried bay leaves 1. Cut the chicken into 10 pieces: breasts, wings, thighs and legs, cutting the breast pieces in half.
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May 26, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Shrubs - they're not just for hiding in! Tart, acidic and weirdly, wonderfully refreshing, drinking vinegars known as "shrubs" are finding a savory home on a growing number of Los Angeles drink menus. Sometimes they're added to soda water as an alternative to mainstream sodas, and sometimes they're mixed with booze as a mouth-pleasing alternative to predictable acids such as lemons and limes. Either way, they're adding a welcome new dimension to the ever-evolving Los Angeles craft cocktail scene.
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June 17, 2009 | By Noelle Carter
  Dear SOS: I've recently fallen in love with beet salads of all kinds, but this beet/horseradish antipasti from Pizzeria Mozza takes the cake. This dish on their menu is called marinated beets with horseradish. If you could help me find this recipe, I would be eternally grateful. Lisa Higaki, Rosemead Dear Lisa: Tender roasted beets are tossed with spicy fresh horseradish and lightly dressed with vinegar and Dijon mustard, making a vibrant dish that is assertively flavored and bright with color.
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September 14, 2005 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
ONCE upon a time, I entered a couple of small-time chili contests. Then, because I am a good-natured patsy, I agreed to judge a couple of contests. I learned to regret this. Take it from me, the heartbreak of losing a chili contest is nothing compared with the heartburn of being a chili judge. (Well, not literal heartburn, though there's enough of that.
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June 12, 2002 | CINDY DORN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DEAR SOS: King's Fish House in Calabasas serves a killer barbecue shrimp appetizer. The sauce is terrific for bread-dipping and is usually fought over at the table. Can you persuade them to part with the recipe? PENNY PEYSER Woodland Hills DEAR PENNY: Miss Manners might have something to say about fighting over food at the table. Maybe you should write to her, too. Paul Clotier kindly sent us the recipe. Write to Culinary SOS, Food Section, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 or e-mail to: cindy.
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December 21, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
At this very moment my neighbor, Cassy, is awaiting delivery of a 100-year-old cider press she bought on eBay. She, like many of us, has apple fever. I made an apple galette at least twice this week. And I'm dreaming of the apple hand pies I used to buy in frosty weather from the famous bakery Poîlane on Rue du Cherche-Midi in Paris. But even if you don't bake, you can get in on the apple frenzy at restaurants and bakeries. Now that we've got pumpkin desserts out of the way, inspired bakers are turning their attention to apples.
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