| Mar 13, 2010
| 4:33 PM
With the first day of spring looming next Saturday, some homeowners are starting to plan vegetable gardens. But community gardeners like Van Nuys resident David Ringger, 70, board president of the 22-acre Van Nuys Airport Garden Club, have already sprung....
| Apr 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
All recipes that appear in the L.A. Times' Food section are tested and perfected in our Test Kitchen before they're deemed fit to print. (That means you don't have to worry about a trial run before serving one of our......
| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Pebbles' Nutty-Cheesy Salad Makes 1 serving 1/2 small head romaine lettuce, cleaned, cut in 1-inch squares 1/4 head iceberg lettuce, cleaned, cut in 1-inch squares Cheese mix: 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped Danish fontina or white cheese of...
| May 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando announced the local winners of the 4th Annual Le Cordon Bleu Schools in North America Culinary Market Basket Competition. Seven enrolled students participated in the event on April 24, 2010, and the top...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 5:51 AM
Dining in is the new dining out.
According the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, the average household spent more than $2,700 on dining out in 2009. Eating at home can save your family thousands of dollars a year. But it doesn't have to...
| Mar 7, 2010
Many gardeners don't have the time or energy to start plants indoors — but so many of the vegetables, herbs and flowers they wait to grow as transplants can be sown from seed, and many can be planted in a few weeks.
What's more, if you sow seeds...
| Mar 18, 2010
| 11:08 AM
Healthy and Fast Cooking Class
1550 N. Kingsbury
*you must register for the class by 9:00 a.m. March 24th
Homemade Pasta Dough
A mixture of science and art, you have to "feel" the dough to...
| Jul 15, 2010
People visit retreats for many reasons, seeking guidance, rest or refuge from a hectic life. Whatever it is they are hungering for, all of the guests at the Immaculate Heart Center for Spiritual Renewal in Montecito come away well-fed, thanks to the...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 3:14 PM
For many family farmers, harvest is the busiest time of the year, leaving little time to actually cook what they grow.
Consequently, many of them rely on recipes that are quick, simple and often ready to feed a crowd.
We recently asked busy farmers ...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:18 PM
Note: This stew, from chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, would be a great dish to serve to friends who scoff at meatless meals. It is so hearty and delicious -- and the grapefruit and chile added at the end is such an inspired touch--that...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 2:39 PM
Note: One of several Great Home Cooks profiled through the year, Claudie Ces makes this lamb the old-fashioned way, roasting it until the herb coating is crusty on the outside, while the meat remains tender and juicy. A local Provencal rose would...
| Apr 29, 2010
Stuffed summer squash
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12
Note: Adapted from Sotera Jaime. Look for smaller squash to avoid large seeds in the filling.
2 quarts water
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
2 1/2 pounds small to medium...