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November 24, 1994 | LIZ BRODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Did you hear that noise? Crack . Shhhhhh, listen. Ptheew . Wait, it should be coming around again shortly. Crack . . . ptheew . Aha! Another sunflower seed has been eaten. Everyone, it seems, is going nuts for the seeds. From the mouths of baseball players and truck drivers, the "crack 'n spit" set is spreading throughout the land. Even the cubicles of corporate America have not been spared from the sound that, over time, can start needle-pointing your nerves.
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NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Today's "Dinner Tonight" suggestion is also our current Culinary SOS, a request from Carrie for the kale-and-quinoa salad from La Grande Orange Cafe in Pasadena: I recently "rediscovered" La Grande Orange in Pasadena's Del Mar station and absolutely love its kale and quinoa salad -- it's light and refreshing, although sometimes it is a bit too heavy on the dressing. ... I have enjoyed it often enough to know that it contains shredded kale, quinoa, diced red bell pepper, grapes, sunflower seeds and grated Manchego.
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FOOD
December 15, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I recently "rediscovered" La Grande Orange in Pasadena's Del Mar station and absolutely love its kale and quinoa salad - it's light and refreshing, although sometimes it is a bit too heavy on the dressing.... I have enjoyed it often enough to know that it contains shredded kale, quinoa, diced red bell pepper, grapes, sunflower seeds and grated Manchego. I think that's everything, however, I need help with the dressing. Please, can you help me find it? Carrie Berger Via email Dear Carrie: Dark green julienned strips of kale are tossed with nutty quinoa and sunflower seeds, colorful bell pepper and red grapes, then dressed with a bright Champagne vinaigrette.
FOOD
December 15, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I recently "rediscovered" La Grande Orange in Pasadena's Del Mar station and absolutely love its kale and quinoa salad - it's light and refreshing, although sometimes it is a bit too heavy on the dressing.... I have enjoyed it often enough to know that it contains shredded kale, quinoa, diced red bell pepper, grapes, sunflower seeds and grated Manchego. I think that's everything, however, I need help with the dressing. Please, can you help me find it? Carrie Berger Via email Dear Carrie: Dark green julienned strips of kale are tossed with nutty quinoa and sunflower seeds, colorful bell pepper and red grapes, then dressed with a bright Champagne vinaigrette.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992
Bird food--The Sea & Sage chapter of the National Audubon Society has published a chart for those who enjoy feeding birds in their own back yards. Highlights include what types of food certain species prefer and where the feeder should be placed. They offer the following tips to attract various types of birds: * Hummingbirds like sugar water in a hanging feeder. * Doves and pigeons prefer millet, small seed and cracked corn but will eat black-striped sunflower seeds. Place feeder on ground.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
If you're looking to add a lot of flavor to your salad without the calories and fat you find in most dressings, consider adding fresh herbs to the mix. This salad combines fresh mint, parsley, cilantro and basil leaves, along with salad greens, radishes and crunchy sunflower and sesame seeds. Toss it with a light dressing brightened with orange and lemon juice and sweetened with a little honey, and dinner is served. The whole thing comes together in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy! For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
The Hanukkah menu revolves around oil -- it's the symbol of the holiday. But that means when you're planning a menu you need to think of a dish that will cut through some of that richness. Something like this light salad of bitter herbs and toasted seeds from cookbook writer Phyllis Glazer. Fresh herb salad with seeds is one of the favorite holiday recipes we've collected in our "Los Angeles Times Holiday Handbook. " The book shares more than 110 seasonal recipes to help you celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah , Christmas and New Year's.
HEALTH
December 19, 2005 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
SUNFLOWER seeds and pistachios are not just for Super Bowl snacking anymore -- they might even be health food. Of 27 nuts and seeds tested for phytosterol content, sunflower seed kernels and pistachios had the highest levels among those commonly consumed as snacks, say researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. Phytosterol, a type of plant chemical, can help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
HOME & GARDEN
May 7, 1994 | SHARON COHOON
Sunflowers have one major requirement. You guessed it--plenty of sun. Rake up an area of bare soil in the sunniest part of your yard, broadcast the sunflower seeds, scratch a little dirt back over them, apply water regularly and stand back. That's really all there is to it, claim experienced sunflower growers. When hard pressed, they will admit to a few small problems.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Today's "Dinner Tonight" suggestion is also our current Culinary SOS, a request from Carrie for the kale-and-quinoa salad from La Grande Orange Cafe in Pasadena: I recently "rediscovered" La Grande Orange in Pasadena's Del Mar station and absolutely love its kale and quinoa salad -- it's light and refreshing, although sometimes it is a bit too heavy on the dressing. ... I have enjoyed it often enough to know that it contains shredded kale, quinoa, diced red bell pepper, grapes, sunflower seeds and grated Manchego.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
The Hanukkah menu revolves around oil -- it's the symbol of the holiday. But that means when you're planning a menu you need to think of a dish that will cut through some of that richness. Something like this light salad of bitter herbs and toasted seeds from cookbook writer Phyllis Glazer. Fresh herb salad with seeds is one of the favorite holiday recipes we've collected in our "Los Angeles Times Holiday Handbook. " The book shares more than 110 seasonal recipes to help you celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah , Christmas and New Year's.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
If you're looking to add a lot of flavor to your salad without the calories and fat you find in most dressings, consider adding fresh herbs to the mix. This salad combines fresh mint, parsley, cilantro and basil leaves, along with salad greens, radishes and crunchy sunflower and sesame seeds. Toss it with a light dressing brightened with orange and lemon juice and sweetened with a little honey, and dinner is served. The whole thing comes together in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy! For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
HEALTH
December 19, 2005 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
SUNFLOWER seeds and pistachios are not just for Super Bowl snacking anymore -- they might even be health food. Of 27 nuts and seeds tested for phytosterol content, sunflower seed kernels and pistachios had the highest levels among those commonly consumed as snacks, say researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. Phytosterol, a type of plant chemical, can help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
SPORTS
May 17, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Kicking the tobacco-chewing habit was easier for many baseball players because of sunflower seeds. Major leaguers consume about 300,000 bags a season. Now comes word of a 30% reduction in this year's crop because of an outbreak of sunflower-attacking mold, and players are concerned. "I'm definitely going to stock up, maybe stash a few bags in my underwear drawer," Pirate pitcher Salomon Torres told ESPN the Magazine.
SPORTS
August 3, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
A sunflower seed shell caused a big stir at a youth league tournament in rural Craig, Colo., over the weekend. Roger Clemens, scheduled to pitch tonight for the Houston Astros against Atlanta, was there to watch son Kacy and his 10-and-under team play. According to Associated Press reports, Kacy appeared to be safe on an attempt to steal second base against a Bakersfield team but was called out.
NEWS
November 24, 1994 | LIZ BRODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Did you hear that noise? Crack . Shhhhhh, listen. Ptheew . Wait, it should be coming around again shortly. Crack . . . ptheew . Aha! Another sunflower seed has been eaten. Everyone, it seems, is going nuts for the seeds. From the mouths of baseball players and truck drivers, the "crack 'n spit" set is spreading throughout the land. Even the cubicles of corporate America have not been spared from the sound that, over time, can start needle-pointing your nerves.
SPORTS
May 17, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Kicking the tobacco-chewing habit was easier for many baseball players because of sunflower seeds. Major leaguers consume about 300,000 bags a season. Now comes word of a 30% reduction in this year's crop because of an outbreak of sunflower-attacking mold, and players are concerned. "I'm definitely going to stock up, maybe stash a few bags in my underwear drawer," Pirate pitcher Salomon Torres told ESPN the Magazine.
SPORTS
August 3, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
A sunflower seed shell caused a big stir at a youth league tournament in rural Craig, Colo., over the weekend. Roger Clemens, scheduled to pitch tonight for the Houston Astros against Atlanta, was there to watch son Kacy and his 10-and-under team play. According to Associated Press reports, Kacy appeared to be safe on an attempt to steal second base against a Bakersfield team but was called out.
REAL ESTATE
August 21, 1994 | ROBERT SMAUS, TIMES GARDEN EDITOR
Sunflowers are sprouting everywhere. You can't help but see them on greeting cards, at florists, printed on trivets and bathroom towels, starring in television commercials, made into napkin rings and barrettes, and sometimes, you even see them in nice gardens. No longer are sunflowers relegated to the back 40, to lean their droopy heads against the alley fence or grow beside the corn.
HOME & GARDEN
May 7, 1994 | SHARON COHOON
Sunflowers have one major requirement. You guessed it--plenty of sun. Rake up an area of bare soil in the sunniest part of your yard, broadcast the sunflower seeds, scratch a little dirt back over them, apply water regularly and stand back. That's really all there is to it, claim experienced sunflower growers. When hard pressed, they will admit to a few small problems.
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