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August 5, 2011
Peach-pineapple ketchup Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale. 4 pounds yellow peaches 1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾ pound) pineapple Scant 1½ cups (10 ounces) granulated sugar About 1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar 2 cups cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dry English mustard powder 2 tablespoons onion powder 1 tablespoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
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AUTOS
November 23, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants will be living in the back of a Toyota Highlander SUV in downtown Los Angeles for the next week. Toyota hopes to make a splash at the L.A. Auto Show with an all-new 2014 Highlander that contains a huge aquarium with a replica of the bubbly Nickelodeon character's underwater haunt, Bikini Bottom. Onlookers can peer into the back of the SUV and find a cheery Spongebob and lazy Patrick Star blowing bubbles near their pineapple- and rock-shaped homes.
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FOOD
July 21, 2011
Caramelized pineapple confit Total time: 50 minutes Servings: Makes about 6 cups confit Note: Long peppers are available at select gourmet markets and cooking stores, as well as online. 1 pineapple 1/2 cup dark rum, divided 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar, divided 3/4 cup water 2 long peppers (1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns can be substituted) 2 (3-inch long) cinnamon sticks 3 star anise 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (save the pod)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe
More than 100 Thai farm workers who alleged that they suffered discrimination working in Hawaii pineapple fields will receive $1.2 million in a settlement with Del Monte Fresh Produce, federal officials announced Monday in Los Angeles. Del Monte's agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission marks the first in a series of forthcoming settlements in what commission officials have called its largest farm labor trafficking case. The case involves a Los Angeles-based labor contractor, six farms and more than 200 Thai workers.
FOOD
September 9, 2009
  Dear SOS: While having a lovely lunch at Akasha , I tried their cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca . What a refreshing fabulous drink. Just what you want on a hot summer afternoon. Scott Grant Los Angeles Dear Scott: This agua fresca from Akasha combines the refreshing flavors of pineapple and cucumber, lightened with a little seltzer and finished with a punch of bright ginger flavor. Served in a tall glass, it's a perfect counterpoint to these sweltering summer days.
FOOD
June 25, 2008
  Grilled pineapple with rum and long pepper glaze Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 to 8 Note: Dried long peppers are available at Surfas in Culver City, Nicole's in Pasadena and Cube in Los Angeles, as well as select Indian and Asian markets. Also online at salttraders.com and le-sanctuaire.com. If any glaze is unused, it will keep for a week, refrigerated, and makes a great topping for ice cream; rewarm before using. 1 large ripe pineapple 1 or 2 dried long peppers (to yield 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground pepper)
AUTOS
November 23, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants will be living in the back of a Toyota Highlander SUV in downtown Los Angeles for the next week. Toyota hopes to make a splash at the L.A. Auto Show with an all-new 2014 Highlander that contains a huge aquarium with a replica of the bubbly Nickelodeon character's underwater haunt, Bikini Bottom. Onlookers can peer into the back of the SUV and find a cheery Spongebob and lazy Patrick Star blowing bubbles near their pineapple- and rock-shaped homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2008 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
Ask '80s pop-rock superstar Huey Lewis how he wound up recording the title song for the highly anticipated stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express," due in theaters Wednesday, and he'll basically shrug. "They e-mailed, 'Would I write a song for a Seth Rogen movie?' I said, 'Why not?' " Lewis, 58, recalled in a telephone interview from his Montana vacation home. "I don't consider career moves. I just answer the phone. I'm flattered at my ripe old age to even be considered. It was all about fun."
FOOD
September 7, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
There are times when hard liquor feels too, well, hard, but beer or wine just won't do. That's when it's best to get creative. Take, for example, an interesting little tipple created by mixologist Dave Fernie (Harvard & Stone, Pour Vous) for chef Phillip Lee's new Scratch Bar on La Cienega Boulevard's restaurant row. Nigori sake serves as the base of this light refresher, which is pepped up by the addition of fresh pineapple and lime juices and a touch of simple syrup. The final, pleasing twist is delivered via a pinch of salt.
FOOD
December 12, 1985 | MINNIE BERNARDINO, Times Staff Writer
Question: Do you have the recipe for the starter for Friendship Fruitcake? I have two recipes, but one calls for the fruit from the starter and the other a starter liquid. I've tasted the cake and it was moist and delicious. A friend said she once was given the starter to make a cake but she couldn't trace the starter recipe as everyone just seemed to have been given the starter. The starter, she said, could be increased by adding more sugar and more canned fruit.
FOOD
September 7, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
There are times when hard liquor feels too, well, hard, but beer or wine just won't do. That's when it's best to get creative. Take, for example, an interesting little tipple created by mixologist Dave Fernie (Harvard & Stone, Pour Vous) for chef Phillip Lee's new Scratch Bar on La Cienega Boulevard's restaurant row. Nigori sake serves as the base of this light refresher, which is pepped up by the addition of fresh pineapple and lime juices and a touch of simple syrup. The final, pleasing twist is delivered via a pinch of salt.
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- Michael Bastian showed his spring and summer 2014 menswear collection in the ballroom of the Pierre Hotel here on Wednesday afternoon, a fun, laid-back collection filled with pineapple prints and leopard spot camouflage that unspooled to the accompaniment of chanteuse Alice Smith and pianist Borahm Lee working the baby grand piano. The setting and the soundtrack were hints at Bastian's inspiration for the season, which he shared backstage after the show. “It was all about Paris -- and French men and the sense of style that they have,” he said.
FOOD
May 22, 2013
  Total time: 20 minutes, plus macerating time Servings: 1 Note: From Peter Birmingham at Norman's, where the drink is made with Ron Matusalem Platino rum. Birmingham also recommends Bacardi Silver or Cruzan Estate Light rum. You'll have enough simple syrup and candied kumquats for up to 12 drinks. Candied kumquats 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sugar 12 kumquats, whole 1 stalk lemongrass, ends trimmed and two outer layers removed, slightly smashed with the side of a chef's knife 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water 1. Add the boiling water to the sugar.
FOOD
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, have a paparazzi problem again, one that on Monday had him running to the store - literally - and her pulling out of teaching yoga classes for a week. Baldwin on Sunday reportedly had an incident with a New York Post reporter and photographer that ended with the actor and photographer both going to the police to file harassment claims against each other. Baldwin's publicist Matthew Hiltzik said in a statement to CNN and other outlets Monday that the photog's claims of racist and otherwise disparaging comments, detailed in a Post story , were "absolutely false," specifically noting that the claim of racist remarks was "one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life.'" The Post had initially approached Baldwin to ask about a lawsuit filed against Hilaria by a former participant in one of her yoga classes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
PARK CITY, Utah - “It's been awhile,” director David Gordon Green said as we shook hands on Sunday. Indeed it had. It was, in fact, 10 years almost to the day since I'd interviewed Green at the Sundance Film Festival, and the trajectory of his career had been little short of unprecedented. In 2003, Green was in Park City with “All the Real Girls,” one of a series of small, contemplative films that had some people thinking of him as the next Terrence Malick. Instead, he became celebrated as the director of the big-budget stoner action comedy “Pineapple Express.” SUNDANCE: Full coverage Back then, Green expected he would direct an independent version of John Kennedy Toole's “A Confederacy of Dunces”; instead, he ended up with the Jonah Hill comedy “The Sitter,” the James Franco-starring “Your Highness” and a thriving business directing commercials.
FOOD
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.
FOOD
June 4, 1987 | DIANA SHAW
Weather does not affect my appetite. If ice cream is good enough, I'll eat it in a blizzard; if the soup is something special, I'll drink it in the desert sun. This makes me peculiar, I know, because it's getting to be that time of year when guests approach the table warily, moaning that it's too hot to eat. No one complains, though, when the main course is salad, especially this one, which, combining rice, yogurt and nuts, qualifies as a complete meal.
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Jeff Spurrier
Nancy Howell has been at Ocean View Farms community garden in Mar Vista since it opened in 1977. She grows crops common to many plots -- artichokes, squash and beans. However, one neat planting box contains something strikingly exotic: pineapple. When she planted a cut-off crown of a Costco pineapple from Costa Rica and stuck it in the ground, everyone laughed at her, Howell said. Now she's the one laughing. “Two years later I had a pineapple,” she says, grinning.
FOOD
August 5, 2011
Peach-pineapple ketchup Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale. 4 pounds yellow peaches 1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾ pound) pineapple Scant 1½ cups (10 ounces) granulated sugar About 1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar 2 cups cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dry English mustard powder 2 tablespoons onion powder 1 tablespoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
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