| Mar 16, 2013
The cook's year can be divided in two: tomato and not-tomato. But sometimes, even the best-intentioned, most locavore-crazy among us so crave a sweet, tart bite in our salads that we break down and grab one of those cottony out-of-season tennis balls....
| Mar 16, 2013
Total time: 30 minutes
1/3 cup hazelnuts
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
2 teaspoons minced shallots
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound tangerines, peeled, broken into segments and stripped...
| Mar 20, 2013
Brunch — an easy, agreeable way to entertain — sure pleases all generations in our family. Especially when the gathering includes eight or more guests — the norm in our house on Easter Sunday.
My favorite dishes leave me time to hunt...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Home and garden events, classes and exhibitions for the week ahead are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. Feb. 28: Urban forager, garden designer and self-described “radical...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
"Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden" offers a recipe for endive salad with tangerines and kumquats....
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
It’s Citrus Season!!
Winter time is citrus time and seasonal citrus started a few weeks ago with local Satsuma Mandarins, then Meyer Lemons, Cara Cara Oranges, next up is local Blood Oranges, and more to come. Of course the standard navel...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Q. We woke up this morning to all our tangerines on the ground leaving only empty shells. The tree was small with about 25 fruits. Was this due to squirrels or something else?
A. Something else, like a herd of rats, probably beat you to the tangerines...
| Feb 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...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 9:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa â When it comes to grabbing fruit off trees, baboons don't monkey around. Now their speed at gobbling up quickly ripening fruit has led to a discovery of what is believed to be a new type of......
| May 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's final program of the season conducted by Jeffrey Kahane and featuring the premiere of Derek Bermel's "Mar de Setembro," featuring the Brazilian jazz star Luciana Souza...
| Aug 16, 2010
Louisiana citrus growers need to be on the lookout for sweet orange scab of citrus caused by the fungus Elsinoë australis.
The disease recently was found on a satsuma tree in Orange, Texas, about 3.5 miles west of the Louisiana border, according to an...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Lance Walheim might be just about the smartest guy around when it comes to growing citrus in gardens.
Lance is a professional citrus grower, co-founder of California Citrus Specialties, a commercial grower of dozens of citrus, including many lesser-...