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March 9, 2013 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I recently was in Aspen, Colo., on a trip through the Rocky Mountains. The ham and bean soup at the Creperie du Village was wonderful. Is there any way you might be able to get the recipe? Barry Kob Palm Desert Dear Barry: Ham and beans are a classic combination, and this soup doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Great Northern beans are gently cooked with aromatic vegetables and herbs to creamy tenderness, with chopped bacon and ham folded in toward the end. Creperie du Village was happy to share its recipe for this hearty dish, which we've adapted below.
April 27, 2013
Buttermilk biscuits and burnt orange honey butter 1 hour, 20 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen biscuits Buttermilk biscuits 4 cups (17 ounces) flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter 2 cups buttermilk Cream or melted butter, for brushing Natural sugar, for sprinkling 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cube or grate the cold butter on top of the dry ingredients, and then cut it in using a pastry cutter or fork.
July 7, 2012
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time for the beets Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Alain Passard's "The Art of Cooking With Vegetables" 4 beets 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 pound blackberries 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Leaves from 4 sprigs purple basil (or green), coarsely cut 1 1/2 cups whole milk Fleur de sel or salt of your choice Flowers from a sprig of lavender 1. Cook the beets in lightly salted simmering water in a covered pan until tender, 30 to 60 minutes, depending on their size.
March 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, This story has been updated. See note below for details.
Apple's new iPad has a higher resolution screen, better graphics processor, an iPhone-4-quality rear camera and (in some models) 4G LTE capability. It's also slightly thicker and slightly heavier. But the difference in heft between the iPad 2 and the new iPad (no, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD) will likely be negligible to most. The Wi-Fi-only version of the new iPad is 0.37 inches (9.4 millimeters) thick and weighs 1.44 pounds (652 grams). The Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad 2 is 0.34 inches (8.8 millimeters)
July 14, 2012
Zucchini and manouri fritters Total time: 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from a recipe first published in the Guardian newspaper in Britain. 1 cup crème fraîche 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom, divided 2 teaspoons sunflower oil, plus extra for frying Grated zest of 3 limes and juice of one, divided 3 zucchini (about 1 1/3 pounds) Salt and pepper 2 small shallots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed About ½ cup (2.11 ounces)
April 13, 2013
  2 hours. Serves 6 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups water 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 1/2 to 2 ounces rinds from Parmigiano-Reggiano Herb trimmings Salt 2 dozen asparagus tips 1/2 pound sugar snap peas Goat cheese ravioli or fresh pasta squares 2 tablespoons chopped chives 1 ounce freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1. In a soup pot, simmer the chicken broth, water, garlic, Parmesan rinds and herb...
May 25, 2013
  1 hour. 6 servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced in ¼-inch half-moons 4 slices prosciutto, cut in ¼-inch ribbons 6 red and yellow bell peppers 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 pound spaghetti Grated Pecorino Romano 1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and prosciutto, and cook until the onions have softened but...
April 6, 2013
  20 minutes. Serves 4 to 6 2 blood oranges 1 (1-pound) bunch dandelion greens, trimmed and torn 1 cup toasted pecan halves 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fruity olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled 1. Supreme the oranges: Slice off the top and bottom of the whole fruit, then cut off the rest of...
September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes, plus resting time for the batter Servings: Makes about three (9- to 10-inch) pancakes, 6 to 8 servings Note: Adapted from David Lebovitz's "The Sweet Life in Paris. " Chickpea (or garbanzo) flour is available at well-stocked markets as well as gourmet and cooking stores. 1 cup (4.6 ounces) chickpea flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus extra for serving 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, more as needed Freshly ground black pepper, for serving 1. In a blender, combine the flour, water, salt, cumin and 1½ tablespoons oil until smooth.
March 10, 2011
  Ragout of spring vegetables Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 6 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. 3/4 pound fingerling potatoes 1/2 pound carrots 1/2 pound cauliflower 1 onion 1 head garlic 6 tablespoons butter, divided Salt 1/4 pound arugula or other lettuce, cut in thin strips 1 to 2 tablespoons white wine, optional 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon, chervil, parsley or chives, or a mixture 1. Prepare the vegetables: If the potatoes are very small, leave them whole.
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