| Aug 19, 2010
| 8:13 AM
Blue Plate Catering
Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad
1 Ice Box or Jubilee Seedless Watermelon
1 lb whole Feta Cheese
1 head Lola Rosa or Baby Red Romaine
1 head Baby Frisee
4 oz. pistachio nuts, toasted
| Sep 1, 2010
Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad
(makes 2 salads)
2 large heirloom tomatoes
8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
½ C pistachio pesto (recipe follows)
2 TB extra virgin olive oil
2 TB aged balsamic vinegar
1. Slice tomatoes into four slices each.
| Feb 10, 2011
| 10:37 AM
Sorry, Gertrude Stein, but you got it wrong with "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." The flower has a whole new identity: Out of the glass vase and onto the plate.
Long used in Persian and Indian cooking, rose is a flavor not commonly found in American...
| Jun 26, 2011
Call it the accidental road trip. Looking for a less monotonous route home from Northern California last summer, my family and I took California 99 south from Sacramento to Bakersfield and picked up Interstate 5 from there. It took a little longer, but...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Here are the top coupons and deals in the Sunday, July 3, Chicago Tribune. The grocery stores and department stores have special Fourth of July weekend deals going, but for everyone else, it's business as usual.
Because it's a holiday weekend,...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:33 AM
You might call the Fausto family accidental bakery owners.
Back in 2004, Giovanna Fausto closed her Mama Giovanna restaurant in Boca Raton after a 13-year run and took at job at Whole Foods Market. One day she brought in some of her homemade biscotti....
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Mar 17, 2011
The stuffed grape leaves at Jasmine Mediterranean Restaurant in Anaheim deserve your complete attention. First: These are unapologetically lemony, in a way that says, "Hello! I am not in any way trying to calm myself down for middle-of-the-road taste...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Here are the top deals for Dominick's the week of March 17. Since the shopping week starts on St. Patrick's Day, Dominick's has given us a one-day sale, Thursday only, with a few steep discounts:
- corned beef brisket point cut $1.77/lb.
| Aug 10, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Here's a tasty variation on rice pudding fans can keep squirreled away in the fridge, ready to dish up whenever the craving strikes. Scented with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg and flavored with chopped pistachios and diced fresh bananas, it's a fun take...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:13 AM
First impression: Doing business as a full-service restaurant on Lincoln Road in South Beach is no easy feat. After all, the Road is like a shopping mall with pizza joints and chain clothing stores vying for tourist dollars. Among the clatter, Meat Market...
| Nov 3, 2011
Before I reviewed Farmshop in Brentwood, I wanted to wait until chef-owner Jeffrey Cerciello opened for dinner. That took a while, almost a year, in fact, while his application for a beer-and-wine license made its way through the bureaucracy. He could...