June 22, 2013 |
In my first post outlining my 100-mile diet, I mentioned a $35 local chicken and a comment war broke out over whether the price was justifiable. Though I think sustainable food is priceless, searching for a more reasonably priced bird, I called up Kendor Farm in Van Nuys and Lily's Eggs in Fillmore, two farms a poster named rezpeni1 suggested in a comment . Kendor Farm was founded by Ken Arno and Doreen Radogna. Arno previously worked at a smog check station and gardened as stress relief after dealing with frustrated car owners all day. As his garden grew, he bought some chickens to fertilize the soil.
June 20, 2013 |
Looking for something crisp and refreshing? Not overly heavy and easy to prepare? Salads are the perfect one-dish meal any time of year. Consider a chicken chopped salad with avocado vinaigrette. Avocado lends richness to the dressing, which blends fresh lime juice, a touch of Champagne vinegar, cilantro and green onions and is a bright and tangy addition to any salad. Find it in Bluewater Grill's recipe for chicken chopped salad. Or go for a spin with the chopped salad from Chaya . Chopped romaine lettuce tossed with fresh corn, avocado, cucumber and nicely spiced shrimp, this salad is fresh and bright, and it packs no shortage of heat from its jalapeño-spiced dressing.
June 20, 2013 |
Our final Battle of the Burgers finalist is Winston Woo of Orange County. Think this is just another chicken burger? You're wrong. With homemade Thai chili paste and a medley of flavors, it's what Woo calls "ultimate fusion. " He wrote: “The Green Curry Chicken Burger (“GCCB”) creation is an inspiration of my travel experiences across the Pacific, combined with the touches of Americana. My GCCB Ultimate Fusion Burger may be more than the 'best and baddest' burger -- quite simply, it might be the most memorable Asian-inspired fusion experience ever!
June 11, 2013 |
ARDMORE, Pa. - There were no priests in black robes, no curtained booth to slip into, no screened window to talk through. But Sergio Garcia, star golfer currently suffering the aftereffects of foot-in-the-mouth disease, had it different than those who preceded him Tuesday to pre-U.S. Open news conferences. Sergio's was a confessional. Bless me, everybody, for I have sinned. He didn't have to come in. A U.S. Golf Assn. official confirmed that. But he knew, as did the USGA, that it was the right thing to do. And to his credit, Garcia did not try to brush through it, did not duck questions, nor do the common athlete non-apology apology.
June 6, 2013 |
Most birds lost their penises somewhere along the trail of evolution. Scientists want to know where they went. A biological program that triggers cell death is to blame, and it may offer clues about both evolution and the molecular biology behind birth defects, say researchers from the University of Florida, who published their work in Current Biology this week. “One of the most puzzling events in evolution is the reduction and loss of the phallus in birds,” said Martin Cohn, A University of Florida biologist who studies the evolution of appendages.
June 1, 2013 |
After a dinner of pasta from Italy sauced with artichokes that had been grown here, then shipped to the East Coast for canning before being shipped back, and a salad with fennel from Mexico and lettuce from goodness-knows-where, my family and I sat down at our kitchen table to argue over a shopping list. We have agreed to purchase only local foods for the month of June, but were having second thoughts after I discovered the cost of a locally raised, pastured chicken - a steep $35. I guess we won't be eating much meat.
May 22, 2013 |
The feud between golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia took a turn for the worse Tuesday when Garcia, asked at a European Tour awards banquet whether he would invite Woods to dinner during next month's U.S. Open, said: "We will have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken. " Later that night, Garcia attempted to make amends for the remark, saying, "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner.
May 21, 2013 |
Recently, I was invited to a friend's house in Patzcuaro (Michoacan), Mexico , and we spent the week madly cooking. The market there was so fantastic -- fat yellow chickens, fresh chayote, baby jicama, a rainbow of fresh and dried chiles, heaps of garlic and herbs. Indian women sat with produce from their gardens on blankets in front of them. They always had the freshest ingredients, including hand-patted corn tortillas, and when things were slow, they'd trim the thorns from nopales (cactus paddles)
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May 10, 2013 |
Michael Jackson's makeup artist testified Friday that although the singer once asked her if she had painkillers, she never broached the subject of his addiction with him. Karen Faye said that during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial in Santa Maria she would spend a lot of time with the performer, arriving at 3 a.m. to help him get ready, and felt it was not appropriate to confront him about his misuse of prescription drugs. “I was a place of safety for him, and peace,” Faye said.
May 9, 2013
Total time: 55 minutes Servings: 4 1 pound new potatoes 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs (6 to 7 ounces each) Salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/4 cup salt-packed capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons chives, cut into 1-inch pieces 1. Clean and quarter ...