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April 8, 2010
  Strawberry dumplings Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 8 to 10 3 pounds strawberries 1/2 cup sugar plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 vanilla bean, seeded 4 teaspoons Amaretto 1 1/2 cups (6.4 ounces) flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold butter, diced into 1/2-inch pieces 3/4 cup cold buttermilk 1/3 cup sliced almonds Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
April 16, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of lupine or the butterscotch aroma of a ponderosa pine. What you are unlikely to smell is wild strawberries -- unless you buy a national park air freshener. Just in time for National Park Week , which starts Saturday, Air Wick has launched new "limited edition scents" named for the Channel Islands , Yosemite and Biscayne national parks and Gulf Islands National Seashore . Yosemite is described as smelling like "wild strawberries fused with soothing mists of mountain rain.
September 23, 2010
  Strawberry gelato (water-based) Total time: 20 minutes plus about 1½ hours freezing time Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato) 1 pound cleaned strawberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup sugar 1 1/4 cups water 1 1/2 pounds ice 1 pound rock salt 1. In a blender, combine the strawberries, sugar and water. Blend the ingredients until smooth. 2. Place the strawberry mixture in a small metal bowl over a larger bowl containing the ice and salt and whip with a hand whisk for about 10 minutes to lighten the texture, or to desired consistency.
September 27, 2013 | By David Pierson
Walk past the signs for Krispy Kreme sloppy joes. Head toward the massive servings of curly fries. Turn left at the stall for chocolate-covered bacon. Out on the edge of the L.A. County fairgrounds in Pomona is a 1-acre space packed with Mother Nature's answer to extreme food. There you might find the Australian finger lime, a pickle-shaped green citrus whose pulp looks like golden caviar. Nearby is the Buddha's hand plant, whose tentacled fruit dangles from its spiny branches like a canary-colored octopus.
May 27, 2010
Boysenberry-strawberry glazed pie Total time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from Patricia Poole of Kincaid Farms in Redlands. She says, "The idea of using strawberries is that they are less expensive than boysenberries. Try not to eat the whole pie if anyone is watching." 1 pint boysenberries, divided, more as desired for assembly 1 cup water 1/3 to 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch Pinch of salt 1 pint strawberries (sliced if they're large)
May 7, 2008
  Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: If possible, use handmade whole-wheat tortillas. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon walnut oil, divided Juice of 5 limes, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper Pinch sea salt 6 whole-wheat tortillas 1 pint of strawberries, diced, about 2 cups 1 teaspoon sugar...
September 2, 2010 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
  Dear SOS: Last night I had dinner at L'Angolo Café on W. 9th Street in downtown Los Angeles. For dessert, I had a piece of a strawberry coconut cake that one of their employees, Tamla, had made. It was magnificent! Do you suppose she would share her recipe? Amy Putnam Sierra Madre Dear Amy: L'Angolo Café's tempting dessert combines creamy coconut with bright bits of fresh strawberries suspended in a tender two-layer cake. The layers are joined with a sweet strawberry filling and finished with a rich cream cheese frosting.
About this opening-day controversy: Yes, there was a serious case of interference at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Darryl Strawberry's pride interfered with his brain. The Dodgers' 9-7 defeat by the St. Louis Cardinals was not, as Strawberry alleged, a case of a fan improperly stealing a fly ball from him, resulting in a game-winning three-run homer by Gerald Perry. It was Strawberry using the home opener as an occasion to throw out the first scapegoat. In this case, it was Dr.
March 16, 1996
After reading the article about Mike Busch (March 9) it is apparent that Brett Butler still hasn't figured out why he was booed at games last season. He went way beyond his duties as union rep to the point of being vindictive in his call for the team to ostracize not only Busch but his wife and family, if they dared to show up. Butler's later attempts to minimize [Darryl] Strawberry's negative impact on the team compared to that of Busch were ludicrous . . . saying Strawberry's actions were personal and did not affect the team.
In the seventh inning of the 12th game of the season Sunday, the Dodgers finally saw what they have been waiting to see since November. The Darryl Strawberry Home Run Handshake. Strawberry and teammate Lenny Harris wagged their fingers, waved their hands, then executed a miniature forearm bash after Strawberry's first home run in a Dodger uniform highlighted the Dodgers' 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres before 36,269 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. "So, did you like that home run or what?"
August 2, 2013
Strawberry-rhubarb stained-glass cookies Total time: 3 hours Servings: About 20 cookies Note: From Mary Ellen Rae in the Times Test Kitchen. Make the jam ahead so it can chill. The cookies can be stored airtight for several days in the refrigerator. Jam 1 cup diced rhubarb 1 cup diced strawberries 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons water 1. Combine the rhubarb, strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until the fruit softens and breaks down, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
June 18, 2013
  Rhubarb-strawberry sorbet Note: Rhubarb and strawberries unite in a delicious sorbet with results that yield a refreshing treat for a warm summer's night. It's a cool way to end a meal. Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes 1 1/2 quarts Note: Adapted from David Lebovitz's "The Perfect Scoop. " If your rhubarb stalks are more than an inch wide, slice them in half lengthwise. 3/4 pound rhubarb (5 or 6 thin stalks), trimmed 3/4 cup sugar 10 ounces fresh strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
June 12, 2013
Note: New York chef Larry Forgione says that when James Beard first tasted Forgione's strawberry shortcake, the food guru pronounced: "There can be no dessert better, only fancier. " After tasting Forgione's shortcake for ourselves, we had to agree. Most of us said we'd never tasted a better shortcake. The secret: hard-boiled egg yolk mixed into the dough. The recipe comes from Forgione's cookbook "An American Place" (William Morrow: 1996, $30), which was chosen as one of our favorite cookbooks of 1996.
June 7, 2013 | By David Karp
This week may be the best of the year for high-flavored fruit that's worth a special trip to local farmers markets, because it's almost never available elsewhere. Start with boysenberries, whose rich, complex, sweet-tart flavor reflects their ancestry, part raspberry, part trailing blackberry. To be at their best, they must be picked dead-ripe, when they're too soft and perishable for supermarkets, and even at farmers market just a few vendors take the trouble. Look for containers in which all or most of the berries are deep purple, indicating full ripeness; less ripe berries are better for baking or making preserves.
April 18, 2013 | By Anthee Carassava
ATHENS - Police scoured much of Greece's rural south Thursday searching for three strawberry plantation foremen suspected in the shootings of 29 foreign workers in a pay dispute that has fanned fear of rising racism. None of the workers, mainly from Bangladesh, suffered life-threatening injuries. But many sustained multiple gunshot wounds when at least one of the foremen at a plantation in the Peloponnese, about 160 miles southwest of Athens, went on a rampage late Wednesday, opening fire on about 200 workers demanding back pay, workers told authorities.
April 5, 2013 | By David Karp
April is generally the least abundant month for locally grown fruits, with nothing like the profusion of stone fruits in summer, apples in autumn and citrus in winter. But there's still plenty of great choices at farmers markets, particularly for shoppers alert to the rhythm of seasons and growing areas. Strawberries , near peak now from San Diego to Santa Maria, are the dominant spring fruit in their ubiquity and mass appeal. Experienced shoppers look for berries red all the way to the top and richly perfumed.
February 9, 1991
The fact that Strawberry's abrupt departure from New York is being viewed as some sort of personal emancipation is absolutely ludicrous, because all of the pleasure belongs to the Mets' fans who have had to endure his sporadic achievements and infantile behavior for eight years. Strawberry was not, is not and never will be a team player, choosing instead to be the poster child for selfishness and eventually alienating teammates, the media and fans as a result. STEVEN STROPOLI, Buena Park
March 26, 2013 | By Jeff Spurrier
Companion planting is based on the idea that, like people, some plants do better with good neighbors. For tomatoes, strawberries and squash, one of the most popular of companion plants is borage ( Borago officinalis ). As a seedling, borage doesn't reveal its potential. The leaves are rough and fat, and as they get older, covered in fur. Only when the sparkling lavender star-shaped flowers appear in spring-summer does borage, also known as starflower, shows its potential: Bees and pest-killing wasps love the blooms.
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