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February 21, 2012 |
I can't really pinpoint when my dad first started bringing home the powdery mixture, as white as sugar and as fine as beach sand. He'd step into the kitchen and sprinkle it -- three grams at a time -- into some orange juice and stir to the point it crested the edge of the glass. He'd serve it with breakfast. One glass for each of us. Drink up. Had I been older, I might have protested. But I was just a kid, living in an era when the only things you were supposed to avoid eating were paper and dirt.
July 7, 2011 |
Dear SOS: I love the Sweetie Pies Bakery in Napa Valley. Last time, I tried the sweet-glazed currant scone. Would it be possible to get the recipe? Elisabeth Anders Napa Valley Dear Elisabeth: Sweetie Pies Bakery folds the small but brightly flavored currants with fresh orange zest in these wonderfully flaky scones. Drizzle over a sweet orange-scented glaze, and they make a delightful breakfast or a perfect snack. Sweetie Pie's orange breakfast scones 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.
February 22, 2014 |
If you're like me, you probably don't need an excuse to lift a celebratory margarita. Still, even this classic cocktail gets its own holiday. That would be today. So Happy National Margarita Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 13 of our favorite recipes . If you love a classic margarita, we've got you covered. Of course, we'll also take care of you if you'd like to get creative with a little blood orange, pomegranate or guava. Or perhaps you'd like to add a little jalapeno, horseradish or cilantro to the mix. We include a variety of recipes, including favorites from restaurants known for great drinks: El Coyote, Mas Malo and Border Grill.
January 14, 2011 |
It's awards season and the Golden Globes are right around the corner. On Sunday, the Beverly Hilton will sparkle with stars and become impossible to infiltrate, unless you somehow have a room. But fret not, the hotel's iconic Trader Vic's tiki lounge has shared the recipe for its Scorpion cocktail. So why not mix up a few of these formidably strong libations while you watch the Globes? Consisting of tart lemon juice and sweet orange juice, and spiked liberally with light rum and brandy, the drink will transport you to the Polynesian tropics (where perhaps you'll find Jon Hamm lounging in a loincloth.
July 23, 1987
Your turn to host the weekly bridge club? Make the luncheon menu light and quick so you can get down to the bidding. A salad combining fresh mushrooms, spinach, apples and celery will do the trick. Top with a refreshing citrus dressing and serve with buttery croissants and a favorite beverage. The salad dressing may be made ahead of time and the spinach washed, wrapped and refrigerated. Just before serving, prepare the mushrooms, apples and celery.
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July 7, 1988
An orange juice carton that had been tampered with was found on a west San Fernando Valley supermarket shelf for the third time in as many days. In the cases this week, 64-ounce cartons of orange juice were found with notes indicating that their contents may have been contaminated. The notes were attached to the cartons with needles from hypodermic syringes, Los Angeles police said.
June 8, 1989
Easy Pork Chop Saute can be made in just minutes and slices of sauteed bananas make it irresistible. Cooking bananas lightly in a hot skillet gives them an entirely new character. Combining with chops that were simmered in a curry powder, cumin and orange juice mixture, adds an exotic touch. Choose firm bananas with a hint of green at the tip for cooking. They will hold their texture and are not too sweet. Store ripe bananas in the refrigerator for a week or slightly more. The peels may darken, but inside, the fruit is good and fresh.