| May 27, 2009
These are recommended sources for blueberries and closely related wild fruits. Unless otherwise specified, they sell fresh southern highbush blueberries. Seasons depend on nature and may change.
* Biotta Swiss organic wild bilberry juice, wine-like and...
| Jul 8, 2009
Ramen California's soups are startling, peculiar creations crowded with a garden's worth of unconventional ingredients. Bobbing in a bowl might be florets of purple cauliflower, earthy chunks of celery root or broth-staining bits of beet. The restaurant's...
| Jul 8, 2009
24231 Crenshaw Blvd., Unit C, Torrance; (310) 530-2749.
Small plates, $3.25 to $7.50; 15-ounce ramen, $3.75 to $5.95; 20-ounce ramen, $6.75 to $8.95; 40-ounce ramen, $11 to $13.20.
| Oct 9, 2009
Small, russet brown, and dotted with pockmarks, the Ashmead's Kernel apples grown organically by Windrose Farm in Paso Robles definitely won't win any beauty prizes. They do, however, have the most intense, complex flavor of any fruit in the world, strong...
| Oct 18, 2008
ALAN SMART and Michael Uhlenkott are resourceful when it comes to period furnishing and decorating. Here are some of their Southern California favorites:
SPANISH REVIVAL AND VINTAGE
Don & Dee's Old California Store: 1528 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura;...
| Aug 6, 2010
This seems to be a banner season for figs, which are practically made for farmers markets, since they are only at their best when fully ripe, at which point they are too perishable to ship commercially. The Adriatic variety, with thin green skin and...
| Feb 25, 2009
On the trail of kumquats
Recommended sources for kumquats and kumquat hybrids. For times and locations, see our farmers market list.
Beck Grove / La Vigne Organics (Helene and Robert Beck), Fallbrook. Organic and biodynamic Nagami kumquats, kumquat...
| Apr 23, 2008
| 9:00 AM
Three online wine auction houses offer substantial lists of older California wines: winebid.com, ackerwines.com and brentwoodwine.com. At 5 p.m. PDT on the second Sunday of every month, Acker closes out its monthly auction, coinciding with the Sunday...
| Jan 4, 2008
Rimmon C. Fay, a marine scientist and longtime Venice Beach lifeguard who devoted his life to saving the Santa Monica Bay from pollution and other assaults, has died. He was 78.
Fay died of a heart attack at Berkley West Convalescent Hospital in Santa...
| May 7, 2010
| 8:17 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Monica Beresford-Redman, whose gruesome death in Cancun is being investigated, allegedly filed a will leaving all of her property to her husband, who remains a "person of interest" in her murder.
Celebrity news website TMZ reports that...
| Jun 18, 2010
When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package.
At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...
| Aug 15, 2007
Can openers, along with toasters and bicycle pumps, are perhaps some of the finest achievements of the mechanical age. Armed with a trusty opener, you can transform a pantry filled with canned goods into an endless array of dinners. Without one, you're...