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February 14, 1994 | MARY LOU PICKEL
Peering over a fence next to a busy Fullerton street, an eight-foot ostrich waved his shiny black wings, and stuck out his tongue. "He's trying to show me how big he is," said 32-year-old Dennis Campbell, owner of Orange County's only ostrich farm. Once a common sight in Southern California when ostrich feathers were in high demand for lady's hats last century, the birds are now a novelty. But entrepreneurs like Campbell and his partner Alex Wilson are hoping to change all that.
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FOOD
April 23, 2014
Servings: 24 eggs Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes 12 eggs 8 sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 1 large shallot, finely minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 tablespoons thinly sliced basil, divided 1. Place the 12 eggs in a large saucepan. Fill with cool water. Bring the water to boil over medium heat. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat to simmer and cook the eggs 20 minutes.
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BUSINESS
May 4, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
It's technically called an egg "donation. " But if you're a young Asian woman, donating your eggs to an infertile couple can fetch enough cash to buy a used car or perhaps a semester at college. The same market forces that drive the price of cotton, copper and other commodities - supply and demand - have allowed Asian women to command about $10,000 to $20,000 for their eggs, also known as gametes or ova. Women of other ethnic groups typically get about $6,000 when they can sell their eggs, but they often can't for lack of demand, according to donation agencies and fertility clinics.
FOOD
April 23, 2014
Total time: 20 to 30 minutes Servings: 4 4 slices rustic bread, about 1/2 inch thick 1 tablespoon clarified butter or olive oil 1 clove garlic, cut in half 6 eggs, at room temperature 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of white pepper 4 slices prosciutto di Parma 1. Brush the bread slices with clarified butter or olive oil. Toast the bread in a large skillet over medium-high heat...
FOOD
September 9, 2010
Despite the recent massive recalls of eggs due to salmonella contamination, frittatas are thought to be safe because the eggs are thoroughly cooked. To be even safer, avoid eggs that were packed by the involved farms; they may be sold under a range of labels including: Lucerne, Albertson's, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Keep eggs refrigerated. Don't use any eggs coming from cracked shells. And of course, keep all work surfaces clean and wash your hands thoroughly after using raw eggs.
NEWS
November 9, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
Egg recall? Again? Yes, again. The latest is from egg distributor Cal-Maine Foods, which issued an egg recall of 288,000 eggs from eight states because of concerns over potential salmonella enteritidis contamination, a Los Angeles Times story reports. Cal-Maine’s website lists brand names and expiration dates of potentially contaminated eggs that were sold in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The company acted Friday after the Food and Drug Administration found salmonella in a routine sample test at a small Ohio farm that provided eggs to Cal-Maine.
FOOD
April 7, 2012 | By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
Every year around this time millions of eggs are hard-boiled, artistically decorated and then thrown into the garbage. Frankly, that's probably just as well. Because most hard-boiled eggs are pretty terrible. The whites are rubbery, the yolks are pale and mealy and, even worse, surrounded by that sulfur-green ring of shame. Cooking hard-boiled eggs is easy; cooking them right is not. Unless you know what you're doing. Then it's as close to a foolproof no-brainer as you can get in the kitchen.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
When it comes to hard-boiled eggs, it seems everyone is an expert. And when you write about them, you'd better believe they are going to have their say. After my column on an easy, never-fail way to cook easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs , I heard from several dozen readers. Many wrote to say they'd tried my technique and that it had worked perfectly. A surprising number wrote in quoting my method back to me almost word-for-word. But almost as many wrote in to tell me how they do it (sometimes I think the Internet was invented so we could tell other people “You're doing it wrong!
FOOD
March 31, 2011
  Asparagus with bread crumb-fried eggs Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 2 Note: This is based on a recipe from Judy Rodgers' "The Zuni Café Cookbook. " Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 1/2 to 3/4 pound asparagus Olive oil Salt 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs A few leaves fresh thyme 2 eggs Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon red wine or sherry vinegar 1. Prepare the asparagus: If it is thin, simply cut off the bases.
FOOD
April 23, 2014
Total time: 20 to 30 minutes Servings: 4 4 slices rustic bread, about 1/2 inch thick 1 tablespoon clarified butter or olive oil 1 clove garlic, cut in half 6 eggs, at room temperature 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of white pepper 4 slices prosciutto di Parma 1. Brush the bread slices with clarified butter or olive oil. Toast the bread in a large skillet over medium-high heat...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
A San Clemente man who poured ammonia and rubbed raw eggs on women as part of a “spiritual cleansing” ritual has been convicted of rape and other sexual assault charges and could be sentenced to up to 75 years in prison. Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, was accused of luring two women to a Santa Ana motel where he performed a “spiritual cleansing” ritual that he said would rid them of their negative energy and improve their loves lives. One of the women sought his help in getting her children safely to California from Mexico, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
NEWS
April 22, 2014 | By Susan Denley
At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, the focus was on health, not chocolate, with exercise stations and healthy eating tips thanks to fitness-focused First Lady Michelle Obama. She even got the president, in shirtsleeves and khakis, to dunk some basketballs and play doubles tennis with the kids. [Los Angeles Times] Advocates for ethical fashion, including green clothing activist Livia Firth, are preparing for the first Fashion Revolution Day to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh on April 24. When the garment factory collapsed, more than 1,000 workers were killed, more than 2,500 injured.
NEWS
April 21, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON -- Instead of chocolate and candy baskets, the horde of children who gathered Monday on the Sou th Lawn for the White House's Easter Egg Roll got an Eggtivity Zone and a Yoga Garden. To mark the 136th annual Easter event, First Lady Michelle Obama threw in some exercise stations and healthy eating tips along with the traditional fun and games, which included egg-rolling races and storytelling. Speaking from the Truman balcony alongside President Obama and the Easter Bunny, the First Lady said this year's theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” was an “issue that is near and dear to my heart.” “We want our kids to be the healthiest and the strongest they can be, so they can do well in school and live up to all of their God-given potential,” she said.
FOOD
April 18, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
Call it the Great Easter Egg Smackdown of 2014. Every time I write about hard-boiled eggs, I seem to get a flood of mail telling me, essentially, "You're an idiot, and you're doing it all wrong. " So this year I threw down the gauntlet. On our Daily Dish blog and on social media, I posted a challenge to all those hard-boiled naysayers: You tell me how you do it, and we'll give it a try. Not to get all smug, but my method won out again. Though I did pick up a couple of refinements along the way. (None of which is to say, however, that I am not an idiot; just that I can boil an egg.)
FOOD
April 18, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
There's no way around it. In most cases, eating sustainably is probably going to be more expensive and less convenient than simply running down the street to your neighborhood grocery. But if you're interested in where your food comes from and how it gets from the field to your kitchen, here are some Southern California organizations that are making it easier to cook responsibly. Community Seafood: Though Southern California no longer has the thriving commercial fishing community it once did, three women, Sarah Rathbone, Kim Selkoe and Courtney Dietz, are working to connect 40 to 50 of the remaining local fishermen with home cooks in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal wildlife officials on Friday said Devil's Hole pupfish have laid eggs in captivity for the first time, a biological breakthrough that could save the nearly extinct species. "We're thrilled - we've passed a major milestone," said Olin Feuerbacher, an aquaculturist at the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility in Amargosa Valley, Nev., which is home to all 29 of the federally endangered Devil's Hole pupfish now in captivity. "We now have a good chance of establishing a captive lifeboat population.
FOOD
April 23, 2014
Servings: 24 eggs Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes 12 eggs 8 sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 1 large shallot, finely minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 tablespoons thinly sliced basil, divided 1. Place the 12 eggs in a large saucepan. Fill with cool water. Bring the water to boil over medium heat. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat to simmer and cook the eggs 20 minutes.
FOOD
March 30, 2013
Perfection is the goal here How do you cook a perfect hard-boiled egg? It's really simple. Arrange the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan or deep skillet. Add just enough tap water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook one minute. Remove from the heat and let them stand at least 15 minutes. Because the water begins to cool as soon as the heat is turned off, the eggs never overcook the way they can if you leave them at a steady simmer. You get eggs with whites that are firm but not rubbery and yolks that are bright orange and moist.
OPINION
April 11, 2014 | By Megan Kimble
The chickens are out of feed. Before they can make a dash through the coop's open door, I hoist the round metal feeder from its hook and squat-walk backward until I can stand straight again. I turn my back on the flock, fill the feeder and crouch back into the coop. I am one-twelfth of the Chicken Tenders, a Tucson chicken-tending attempt at collective urban homesteading. Months before, we'd each contributed $90 to cover the costs of building three backyard coops at three host homes, bought chicks from a local farmer, weeded out the males as their maleness became apparent and set a rotating tending schedule: Once a week, each of us would visit one of the houses, refill feed and water, tidy the coop and go home with a carton of fresh eggs.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
People who want to buy locally grown food or who like artisan products probably know there are vendors all over the L.A. area, but the work of tracking them down is beyond most shoppers. The online store Good Eggs means to solve that problem. Its mission is bold: “Grow and sustain local food systems worldwide.” And shoppers can find more than 130 vendors who sell such foods as homemade gluten-free sandwich bread from Roses in the Kitchen ($10). Or dumplings from Bling Bling Dumpling in Hollywood, where the recipes come from the owners' Taiwanese grandmothers and their own modern tastes; cheeseburger dumplings, anyone?
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