December 5, 2012 |
When you're looking for a dinner idea with a little more substance, but still want to put food on the table fast, you can't go wrong with hash. It's one-pan comfort food -- simple and no fuss. For this recipe, take that leftover chicken in the fridge (or pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store on your way home) and cook it up with some cubed potatoes, crumbled chorizo, roasted green chiles and and you can put dinner on the table in less than an hour. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
November 21, 2012 |
Before my father tasted any of his food, he'd shower the plate with red chile flakes. He even did it when, as a teenager, I made him lobster Thermidor for his birthday, a grueling task for a fledgling cook following a Julia Child recipe. The love of hot food runs in the family. When I was a toddler, my grandfather used to dose my mashed potatoes with horseradish. The result was no lasting trauma, but a lifelong love of fiery peppers. We used to go through jars of hot pickled peppers.
October 8, 2012 |
There's still time for a summer vacation, if you head south -- way south -- and like to cycle. BikeToursDirect offers a guided bicycling tour of central Chile that winds through the country's lake and volcano district. The eight-day tour along back roads starts in Temuco and travels south to Puerto Varas. During the trip, participants tour the Andes Mountain area at the border with Argentina and then visit a national park in the Alto Bio-Bio area. Trip highlights include visits to adventure tourism town Pucon, the Huilo Biologicall Reserve as well as Lake Llanquihue, Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and Petrohue Waterfalls.
September 10, 2012 |
Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi was exonerated years ago on charges that she and her then-manager had kidnapped and abused young girls. But it seems that the Chilean police never got the message that a judge cleared Trevi of the charges in 2004, due to lack of evidence, after the singer served several years in prison. According to the Mexico City newspaper El Universal , Trevi was detained for two hours at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, on an order calling for her apprehension by the Interpol law enforcement agency.
September 1, 2012 |
At Ventura's Arroyo Verde Park on Sunday, if you squinted really, really hard, you could almost believe you were in the mountains of New Mexico -- the steep, brush-covered hillsides, the pine trees and, most important, the smell of roasting green chiles hanging in the air. Of course, once you opened your eyes, you couldn't help but notice the palms and eucalyptus, and then there were the booming sounds of Armenian pop coming from the wedding at...
September 1, 2012
The fresh green chile season is short, usually about a month, and Southern California roasts will continue for only two more weeks, possibly three depending on how the harvest holds out. The Santa Monica Pico farmers market will have a roasting every Saturday in September (2200 Virginia Ave.). El Rey Farms (www.elreyfarms.com) has at least one more weekend at La Puente High School on Sept. 8, and another on Sept. 15, if the harvest holds out. Orders must be placed in advance on the website (15615 E. Nelson Ave.)
September 1, 2012
Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 2 tablespoons butter 1 zucchini 1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 2 onions, green parts only) 1/3 to ½ cup roasted, peeled, chopped green chile 1 cup corn kernels (about 1 ear) 6 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar, divided 1. Heat the broiler. Melt the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cut the zucchini in lengthwise quarters, then in crosswise pieces, about one-third to one-half-inch thick.
September 1, 2012 |
Once relatively unknown outside of its home area, the Hatch green chile has become a cult item in Southern California. But what exactly is a Hatch chile? There is no chile variety called Hatch. Hatch chiles include a whole family of long green peppers from the species Capsicum annuum (the same peppers when fully mature turn red and are dried). They range tremendously in spiciness and flavor. You may have seen Anaheim chiles in the supermarket that look just the same, but they are an exceedingly bland member of the clan.
August 23, 2012 |
Just before my neighbor Cass left on a mushroom hunting expedition in northern New Mexico, she left a message to remind me that it's Hatch chile season. Now. That's the famous New Mexican chile grown in the Mesilla Valley with its hot days and cool nights. She also sent me the link to Melissa's , a produce company that brings in the Hatch chiles. Melissa's will be roasting up the chiles at several SoCal locations over the next few weeks. Here's the schedule: Saturday, Aug. 25: Sprouts, Chula Vista Saturday, Aug. 25: Bristol Farms, Westchester Sunday, Aug. 26: Sprouts, Chula Vista - Eastlake Saturday, Sept.
July 25, 2012 |
At this rate, the only American aspect of the Farmers Classic might soon be that it's held in the United States. After five consecutive losses by Americans against foreign players to start the tournament at UCLA's L.A. Tennis Center, Rajeev Ram of Carmel, Ind., ended the streak with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Paul Capdeville of Chile on Wednesday afternoon. Ram, who joins second-seeded Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks and Michael Russell of Houston in the quarterfinals, disputed the notion that the United States is no longer relevant internationally.