March 31, 2012
Total time: About 2 hours, plus cooling time Servings: 8 Note: Matzo cake meal (sometimes labeled matsah cake meal) is available at well-stocked supermarkets and at kosher markets. If you are serving the cake at a kosher meal that includes meat, use nondairy margarine to grease the cake pan. 2/3 cup (90 grams) plus 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) hazelnuts 1 cup almonds (5.3 ounces) 1/4 cup matzo cake meal (1 ounce) 1 cup sugar (7.2 ounces), divided 4 eggs, separated 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest Pinch of salt 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil such as grapeseed or safflower oil, divided About 2 cups Sephardi syrup 8 strawberries (about 5½ ounces)
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March 20, 2012 |
They are the two bad boys of the American diet, linked to a variety of ailments including obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. But now sugar is taking high fructose corn syrup to court in a landmark battle over which is the greater evil. In a lawsuit that goes before a Los Angeles federal judge Wednesday, sugar producers accuse their corn industry rivals of false advertising in a campaign that casts the liquid sweetener as "nutritionally the same as table sugar" and claims "your body can't tell the difference.
March 6, 2012 |
Super Tuesday primary voters and caucus members are busy weighing their picks for the presidential nomination. I'm more interested in what there is to see in Super Tuesday states. Here are my picks for the top tourist stops. What are yours? Go ahead and "vote" by leaving me a comment. Alaska (caucus): Totem poles, some authentic, some replicas, stand tall along the Totem Trail that snakes through two miles of lush forest in Sitka National Historical Park in downtown Sitka. It's the oldest federal park in Alaska.
February 2, 2012 |
I'm writing this column having just spent an hour with our local fruit gleaner picking tangelos from my tree. We must have pulled at least 40 pounds. Earlier in the day, I'd picked an additional three dozen pieces of fruit for recipe testing. And the danged tree still looks like it hasn't been touched. This time of year in Southern California is an embarrassment of citrus riches. We've got so many tangerines, oranges, lemons, grapefruits and tangelos in my neighborhood that it seems impossible to figure out what to do with them all. One solution, of course, is gleaning - that's where volunteers harvest backyard fruit for donation to food charities.
January 21, 2012 |
After missing a game because of back spasms that began when he sat down for a pancake breakfast, Dustin Penner cleverly turned a potentially embarrassing incident into a running joke that enhanced his image and could benefit the Kings' charitable foundation. If the burly left wing could turn his miserable season around as effectively as he turned the pancake incident into a public relations bonanza, the Kings might not rank near the bottom of the NHL in scoring. "Working on it," Penner said Saturday morning as the Kings prepared to face the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night at Staples Center.
September 15, 2011 |
Dear SOS: Recently, my husband, some friends and I were at Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey for the restaurant's 20th anniversary party. Besides the delicious food, they served an amazing white sangria made with fresh peaches. Everyone enjoyed it so much, and I'd love to make it at home if they will share the recipe. It's the perfect refreshing drink. Susan Wade Rancho Palos Verdes Dear Susan: Fresh and bright with flavor, this smooth sangria combines a touch of vanilla with just a hint of heat, a very refreshing cure for a hot day!