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June 30, 2011
Strawberry shortcake Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 16 skewers Note: Adapted from "On a Stick!" by Matt Armendariz. He recommends using small bamboo skewers for this dish. 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. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 2 cups pound cake cut into 1-inch cubes 2 cups strawberries, hulled 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1. Thread alternating pieces of pound cake and strawberries onto skewers.
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FOOD
June 12, 2013
  Total time: 40 min. 4 pints strawberries, rinsed and hulled 1/4 cup sugar 10 shortcakes 2 cups whipping cream, whipped Cut strawberries in half and toss with sugar. Set aside 1/2 hour. Split each Shortcake while still warm. Spoon plenty of strawberries over bottom of each shortcake, top with generous spoonful of whipped cream and set top half of Shortcake on top. Makes 10 servings. Each serving contains about: 380 calories; 263 mg sodium; 82 mg cholesterol; 25 grams fat; 36 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.70 gram fiber.
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FOOD
June 16, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
I'm visiting with my mother, and she is trying to describe the dimensions of the strawberry patch they had back on the farm in Nebraska. Big enough that you could pick enough berries to make strawberry shortcake for 25. One of the hired hands just loved strawberry shortcake, she remembers. He'd ask my grandmother, "Mrs. Jones, could we have strawberry shortcake for dinner?" "If you pick 'em," she'd answer. It must have been a sweet relief from harder work, picking strawberries in that patch under that unwavering blue sky, filling a deep basket with those crimson berries.
FOOD
September 22, 2012
If I ever do another dinner party marathon like that (and I seriously vow never to schedule so many dinners in one week), here's what I'll do differently: • Organize my shopping and decide on the menus ahead of time, not on the fly. • Compromise - maybe we don't need to drive all the way across town to get that one elusive ingredient (but try telling that to my husband). • Start cooking early and pace myself. • Make the desserts before my fellow cook spreads his stuff out on every surface.
FOOD
April 21, 1994 | RUSS PARSONS, TIMES FOOD MANAGING EDITOR
Most fruits and vegetables come into season quietly, on cat's feet. One day you look and there is asparagus. Or you're out shopping and realize artichokes are finally coming down in price. You think, "Oh, how nice," and pick up a couple. The exception to this is strawberries. Strawberries come into season accompanied by waving flags and blaring brass bands.
FOOD
June 30, 1988
There are nearly as many variations of strawberry shortcake as there are people to enjoy them. The luscious red-ripe berries are about the only thing that remain constant when it comes to making this dessert. Some people favor a biscuit-like cake, whereas others like the texture of pound or spongecake. Then there are variations like Strawberry-Cornmeal Muffin Cakes that combine the flavor of rich poundcake with the texture of cornmeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1990 | PEGGY Y. LEE
There were strawberries everywhere. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry pizza. And thousands of people eating them and even drinking them in cups and glasses of strawberry wine. About 35,000 strawberry lovers attended the seventh annual California Strawberry Festival Saturday at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard to indulge in an orgy of eating and drinking the little red fruit.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
The leg-pulling on "MasterChef" -- while always entertaining -- hit a new low when chef Gordon Ramsay punked hometown favorite Felix Fang. Felix, who needs to cut back on the breathless, plush-lipped histrionics, was on the chopping block along with Scott Little after a dessert debacle. It's unlikely that anyone, not even Scott, thought Felix would be going home. That was, until the chef launched into what appears to be his routine sendoff for departing players: "Felix, it's time to say goodbye…to Scott.
FOOD
June 16, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
I'm visiting with my mother, and she is trying to describe the dimensions of the strawberry patch they had back on the farm in Nebraska. Big enough that you could pick enough berries to make strawberry shortcake for 25. One of the hired hands just loved strawberry shortcake, she remembers. He'd ask my grandmother, "Mrs. Jones, could we have strawberry shortcake for dinner?" "If you pick 'em," she'd answer. It must have been a sweet relief from harder work, picking strawberries in that patch under that unwavering blue sky, filling a deep basket with those crimson berries.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2010
POP MUSIC Joshua Tree Music Festival When it comes to desert music festivals, Coachella isn't the only game in town. The eighth annual Joshua Tree Music Festival offers three days of eclectic live music under the expansive sky of the Mojave. Scheduled performers include the Afrobeat artist Wunmi and the Bulgarian-born singer-songwriter Geri X. Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road, Joshua Tree. 11 a.m.-midnight Sat.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. $50-$80 per day. (877) 327-6265.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2010
The California Strawberry Festival, an annual celebration on California's "Strawberry Coast," will offer music, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and, of course, those wonderfully sweet and colorful berries. More than 8,000 pounds of berries will be covered in whipped cream and poundcake for the "Build Your Own Strawberry Shortcake" event or you can meet the delightful Berryfest Princess of Strawberryland. All proceeds go to charity. Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
So even Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears have their price. Toronto-based Cookie Jar Entertainment said Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to buy the popular pastel characters for $195 million from American Greetings Corp. The sale ends a sticky lawsuit that the Cleveland-based greeting card company filed last month to block Cookie Jar's acquisition of DIC Entertainment Holdings Inc., which held the licensing rights to the characters.
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