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May 18, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Sometimes a cocktail is as good as a meal. That's certainly the case with a big, bold summer drink called the Horchata Colada. Created by Paul Sofsky for the new Mexican restaurant El Corazon de Costa Mesa at the Triangle in Costa Mesa, the concoction serves up gooey pineapple chunks in a creamy base of smooth coconut rum, tangy lime and spiced horchata rice milk. The rim of the glass is an experiment in layering with crushed pretzels clinging to a sticky layer of sweet caramel sauce.
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NEWS
September 5, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Tonight's dinner recipe is a Culinary SOS request from Amanda in Encino: "We spent the weekend in Los Cabos and had an incredible scallop ceviche dish at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar at Las Ventanas. It was so fresh, I think it came straight from the Gulf of California. The chef said they marinate the scallops in lime juice to "cook" them. It looked beautiful, tasted even better and seemed pretty simple to make. Could it be that easy? Would they be willing to share the recipe? It would be a great way to impress my friends this summer.
FOOD
March 30, 2013
Chiang Mai-style curry 6 1/2 hours. Serves 8 to 12. Housemade red curry 1 ounce (about 60) dried red chiles About 2 3/4 tablespoons (.8 ounce) white peppercorns About 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (.55 ounce) whole cumin seeds About 3 1/2 tablespoons (.63 ounce) whole coriander seeds About 1 tablespoon plus 1/8 teaspoon (.4 ounce) brown mustard seeds About 18 cloves (2 1/2 ounces) garlic, minced About 3 inches root (2.2 ounces) fresh ginger, minced About 1 stalk (2.2 ounces)
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November 4, 2009 | By Jessica Gelt
Now that Brazil is slated to become the first South American country to host the Olympics, maybe Americans will pay more attention to one of its finest exports: cachaça . Made from fermented sugar cane juice, the clear, fiery liquor puts the defining kick in Brazil's national cocktail, the caipirinha . Made with cachaça , muddled lime and sugar, a caipirinha is a profoundly simple beverage that perfectly captures the restless,...
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December 26, 2001 | CINDY DORN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DEAR SOS: Ciudad, the Two Hot Tamales' restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, serves an amazingly refreshing drink with mint and lime. Do you think they'd share the recipe? KELLY KRIEBS Hermosa Beach DEAR KELLY: This is a great tasting drink sans alcohol that the gals--Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger--call Minty Lime Cooler. Add a shot of rum and you have a mojito, just in time for el Ano Nuevo. Minty Lime Cooler Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 1/2 cup lime juice 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup mint leaves 1 (12-ounce)
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March 25, 2010 | By Noelle Carter
  Dear SOS: We spent the weekend in Los Cabos and had an incredible scallop ceviche dish at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar at Las Ventanas. It was so fresh, I think it came straight from the Gulf of California. The chef said they marinate the scallops in lime juice to "cook" them. It looked beautiful, tasted even better and seemed pretty simple to make. Could it be that easy? Would they be willing to share the recipe? It would be a great way to impress my friends this summer. Amanda Saxe Encino Dear Amanda: Las Ventanas al Paraiso was happy to share their recipe for this bright and simple dish.
FOOD
June 8, 2013 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I'm not a big drinker, but there's a cocktail that Akasha Restaurant in Culver City makes that could make me a convert. It's called a Ruby Red Mojito, made with pink grapefruit juice. I've tried versions at other restaurants, but they're not as good as Akasha's. I'd love to serve this to friends on game night and would be delighted if you could get Akasha to give you its recipe. Katherine Fleischmann Valley Glen Dear Katherine: Bright and refreshing, Akasha's mojito combines fresh grapefruit juice with lime, rum, a touch of agave syrup for sweetness and club soda for a little fizz.
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July 29, 2009
Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Buy a very firm, under-ripe cantaloupe; this will make it easier to julienne the melon for the slaw. Dressing the julienned melon in advance will make the melon too soft; plan to make the slaw no more than 30 minutes before serving. 1 under-ripe cantaloupe 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger 3/4 teaspoon curry powder, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Zest and juice of 1 lime, more to taste 4 teaspoons thinly sliced mint 1. Peel and seed the cantaloupe, then cut it into large pieces about 3 inches in length.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Looking for something perfectly cool for a hot summer day? Oh, and simple? And ready in about an hour? Try ceviche. Specifically, this scallop ceviche recipe requested by Amanda in Encino: "We spent the weekend in Los Cabos and had an incredible scallop ceviche dish at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar at Las Ventanas. It was so fresh, I think it came straight from the Gulf of California. The chef said they marinate the scallops in lime juice to "cook" them. It looked beautiful, tasted even better and seemed pretty simple to make.
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