| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Loquat trees: Some gardeners love the dense foliage and never realize that the little fruits are actually edible, long prized by Chinese and Armenian gardeners and others who look forward to their backyard harvest every spring....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:34 PM
If your weekends are anything like ours, you may occasionally find yourself driving up Coldwater Canyon Boulevard in the early afternoon, just in case something is jumping at Wat Thai, the golden-roofed Thai Buddhist temple at its northern end. The......
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Perfect for the summer season, this Vietnamese salad combines fresh papaya or mango tossed with a bright dressing of lime juice, garlic, sugar and chopped Thai chile and topped with fresh grilled shrimp, peanuts and fresh herbs. The whole dish comes...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Sea Bass With Avocado, Mango Juice & Spicy Paprika Yield: 4 servings. Spicy paprika: 1 teaspoon coarsely ground dried red Anaheim pepper or other mild pepper 2 teaspoons sweet paprika Mango-yuzu juice: 1 cup mango juice, preferably from ripe mangoes, or...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Jamaican Rock Lobster Tacos 2 cups watermelon, cut into ˝-inch cubes 4 rock lobster tails, cooked 2 avocados, peeled, cut into ˝-inch cubes 2 papaya, cut into ˝-inch cubes ˝ cup cilantro, fresh, coarsely chopped ˝ cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon jerk...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:34 PM
As Chicago heads into summer, a bumper crop of fruit and vegetable stands is ready to sprout on street corners all over the city. And, finally, they will be legal.
On Wednesday the City Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance to issue an...
| Jun 24, 2012
You can't judge an eatery by its exterior. Pho Vinh Vietnamese restaurant is a prime example. The plain exterior, the side-street location and the worn parking lot hardly beckon passersby to pull in.
Parking is in the back and that's where you enter as...
| Jul 3, 2012
The latest trend in beauty products features the same fruits you shop for at the corner stand. And now these delicious fruits have left your plate and taken claim in your beauty cabinet.
Beauty and Lifestyle Expert Rebekah George stopped by with skin...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:15 AM
In the heart of the Wilshire Park historic district, Horacio Fuentes has built a garden with the feel of his native El Salvador. It begins by the sidewalk, where a pito coral tree grows, planted 15 years ago. It hasn’t yet produced the dramatic...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Five Tips for a great ceviche
Keep everything extremely cold:
While preparing your fish, cut your lobe in small workable portions and keep the rest in the freezer while you are chopping your working piece. After you are done chopping...
| Jan 28, 2013
Even though it's winter, the papaya tree on the south side of our house still has fruit. The fruit aren't ripe nor have they noticeably matured over the last few months. On the other hand, they haven't frozen or fallen off. They haven't rotted either....
| Jan 26, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus marinating time
Note: Adapted from "Vietnamese Home Cooking" by Charles Phan. Rau ram, also known as Vietnamese coriander and hot mint, is available at Vietnamese and many Asian markets. Fish sauce is...