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June 18, 2013
  Total time: 30 minutes, plus infusing, chilling and freezing time Servings: Makes 1 quart Note: Buckwheat kernels (sometimes called kasha) can be found at well-stocked grocery stores, cooking stores and health food markets. For a variation, fold in 2 tablespoons roasted cocoa nibs instead of buckwheat kernels at recipe's end. Leftover buckwheat can be mixed into muffin or quick-bread batter. Cooked with additional milk, dried fruit and a bit of sweetener, it makes a terrific warm cereal.
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March 25, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Elizabeth Stein wanted to create a nutritious gluten-free product, because she found that as a holistic nutrition counselor there was too little to recommend to her clients who avoid gluten. So in January she introduced her line of three quick-cooking and one slow-cooking hot cereals. Purely Elizabeth cereals are made with oats, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, kaniwa, hemp, flax and chia. She also has four versions of granola, including cranberry-pecan and pumpkin-fig.
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FOOD
October 29, 2008
  Total time : 45 minutes, plus overnight chilling and 2 hours resting time Servings: 8 Note: Buckwheat and unbleached bread flours are available at well-stocked supermarkets, and cooking and baking supply stores. Serve with honey on the side, if desired. 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1 1/4 cups unbleached bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast 1 cup milk 1 1/4 cups crème fraîche 2 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups fresh strawberries 1. In a large bowl, sift together the buckwheat and bread flours and the salt.
FOOD
June 18, 2013
  Total time: 30 minutes, plus infusing, chilling and freezing time Servings: Makes 1 quart Note: Buckwheat kernels (sometimes called kasha) can be found at well-stocked grocery stores, cooking stores and health food markets. For a variation, fold in 2 tablespoons roasted cocoa nibs instead of buckwheat kernels at recipe's end. Leftover buckwheat can be mixed into muffin or quick-bread batter. Cooked with additional milk, dried fruit and a bit of sweetener, it makes a terrific warm cereal.
FOOD
March 10, 2011
Roasted buckwheat polenta with sage cream sauce Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This is a traditional dish from the Piedmont region of Italy. Buckwheat groats can be found at select well-stocked markets and health food stores. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1 cup buckwheat groats 1 small baking potato 4 cups water Salt 4 leeks, white part only, sliced as thin as possible 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon dried or minced fresh sage Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for sprinkling on top. 1. Toast buckwheat groats in a heavy skillet, over medium heat, until they are lightly browned and toasty, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.
HOME & GARDEN
March 6, 2008 | Emily Green, Special to The Times
LAST summer, a chef friend stood admiring the edge of my herb garden, joking that the blaze of color from the red-flowering buckwheat planted along the border was far too pretty to harvest for pancake flour. In truth, I had no intention of grinding up the blossoms. It seemed incredible that even the most avid Russian blini maker ever had the patience to mill and sift the tiny flowers, which truth be told are not really red, but an intense dirty pink. Crush the flowers in your fingers and the seeds are so small, you can barely see them.
FOOD
April 1, 2009 | David Lebovitz
When I baked in a restaurant, one day someone gave us a flat metal instrument called the Wacker. It was basically a shovel-shaped tool normally used for scooping ice cream, but the slogan on the package suggested it had other possibilities, noting "its only limitation is your imagination" -- which for years bothered me because I had no idea what that meant. In the meantime, I used it, unimaginatively, for shoveling ice cream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1995
Re: "Ever See a Horse Fly," April 12 Hooray to the Orange County Fire Authority, pilot Andy Campbell, Animal Control and to all of Buckwheat's rescuers. To Pebbles, the Shetland pony who sounded the alarm. To Ken Sisco and family (Buckwheat's owners) who care for the four-legged senior citizen. . . . and The Times for printing the story. C. ECK Anaheim In regard to your article "Ever See a Horse Fly," in view of Orange County's bankruptcy, Ken Cisco, the owner of Buckwheat should be billed for the cost of using one helicopter and two firetrucks and their crews plus the services of 11 county animal control officers who spent four hours rescuing his animal.
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July 23, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Also apologizing this week: Atlanta radio talk show host Ed Tyll, who had been on indefinite suspension for calling Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) a moron and saying the black congressman reminded him of Buckwheat of the "Our Gang" comedies. Tyll apologized Tuesday to a group of community leaders and subsequently was reinstated.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Elizabeth Stein wanted to create a nutritious gluten-free product, because she found that as a holistic nutrition counselor there was too little to recommend to her clients who avoid gluten. So in January she introduced her line of three quick-cooking and one slow-cooking hot cereals. Purely Elizabeth cereals are made with oats, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, kaniwa, hemp, flax and chia. She also has four versions of granola, including cranberry-pecan and pumpkin-fig.
FOOD
March 10, 2011
Roasted buckwheat polenta with sage cream sauce Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This is a traditional dish from the Piedmont region of Italy. Buckwheat groats can be found at select well-stocked markets and health food stores. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1 cup buckwheat groats 1 small baking potato 4 cups water Salt 4 leeks, white part only, sliced as thin as possible 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon dried or minced fresh sage Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for sprinkling on top. 1. Toast buckwheat groats in a heavy skillet, over medium heat, until they are lightly browned and toasty, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.
FOOD
April 1, 2009 | David Lebovitz
When I baked in a restaurant, one day someone gave us a flat metal instrument called the Wacker. It was basically a shovel-shaped tool normally used for scooping ice cream, but the slogan on the package suggested it had other possibilities, noting "its only limitation is your imagination" -- which for years bothered me because I had no idea what that meant. In the meantime, I used it, unimaginatively, for shoveling ice cream.
FOOD
October 29, 2008 | Ysanne Spevack, Spevack is a freelance writer.
Buckwheat may seem like an old familiar in savory Breton crepes or in earthy, nutty Japanese soba noodles, but it's also a uniquely versatile ingredient that can be baked into biscuits, rolled into Italian pasta and embraced in other ways that might surprise even, say, a veteran cookie baker. Cookies become crumblier, pancakes have a richer crumb, pasta remains firmer, and they all benefit from buckwheat's nuttiness, its texture and substance.
FOOD
October 29, 2008
  Total time : 45 minutes, plus overnight chilling and 2 hours resting time Servings: 8 Note: Buckwheat and unbleached bread flours are available at well-stocked supermarkets, and cooking and baking supply stores. Serve with honey on the side, if desired. 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1 1/4 cups unbleached bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast 1 cup milk 1 1/4 cups crème fraîche 2 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups fresh strawberries 1. In a large bowl, sift together the buckwheat and bread flours and the salt.
HOME & GARDEN
March 6, 2008 | Emily Green, Special to The Times
LAST summer, a chef friend stood admiring the edge of my herb garden, joking that the blaze of color from the red-flowering buckwheat planted along the border was far too pretty to harvest for pancake flour. In truth, I had no intention of grinding up the blossoms. It seemed incredible that even the most avid Russian blini maker ever had the patience to mill and sift the tiny flowers, which truth be told are not really red, but an intense dirty pink. Crush the flowers in your fingers and the seeds are so small, you can barely see them.
FOOD
August 29, 2007
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 4 Note: From Jeongwon Chi. Her seafood version of naeng myun is made with a tangy seafood broth and topped with whole, sweet shrimp and skate wing. Black cod can be substituted for skate wing. Both are available at most Asian markets and fish markets. Korean buckwheat or arrowroot noodles and mirin are available at Korean markets. 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 pound daikon, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 green onions, trimmed and cut into thirds 2 tablespoons mirin 4 tablespoons distilled vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 pound skate wing (bones left intact)
FOOD
August 29, 2007
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 4 Note: From Jeongwon Chi. Her seafood version of naeng myun is made with a tangy seafood broth and topped with whole, sweet shrimp and skate wing. Black cod can be substituted for skate wing. Both are available at most Asian markets and fish markets. Korean buckwheat or arrowroot noodles and mirin are available at Korean markets. 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 pound daikon, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 green onions, trimmed and cut into thirds 2 tablespoons mirin 4 tablespoons distilled vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 pound skate wing (bones left intact)
NEWS
April 19, 2007 | Leslee Komaiko
Otafuku Noodle hounds have been known to drive long distances for the handmade soba served at this modest eatery. When you finish your cold soba noodles, a waiter appears with a bowl of soba yu (steaming water from the pot used to cook the noodles). The idea is to add this to your leftover dipping sauce for a soulful post-noodle treat. * Basic soba, $6.50. 16525 S. Western Ave., Gardena, (310) 532-9348.
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