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By Anita Susan Brenner | May 1, 2008
Whenever I go to Adat Ari El Synagogue, I know that something wonderful will happen. But this time, I was perplexed. What is Community Supported Agriculture? I asked the rabbi. A few days later, the e-mail arrived. Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, refers to local farms from which individuals commit to buy seasonal produce. Whether we are concerned with our personal health, the economic strength of local farms, or the well being of our world, joining a CSA enables us to help ourselves, others and our world.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 24, 2008
Onions, spinach and bean sprouts may not be typical conversation for first and second graders but for those in Marsha Van Walden’s summer cooking class veggies were the hot topic. “Can I give you a cooking tip?” asked student Alisa Chung. “When you cook you can’t eat everything. I don’t know why — it’s just a thing I learned.” Words of advice well taken as the students prepared their stir fry meal. The class titled “Cooking Around the World” has children preparing, cooking and eating meals that very from stir-fry to Hungarian meatballs.
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By Nancy Turney | December 10, 2009
Q. I?m concerned about my food intake during the holiday season. There are so many temptations, what do you suggest? I?m concerned about my food intake during the holiday season. There are so many temptations, what do you suggest? Sara, La Crescenta ? It?s all about devising a strategy and thinking about holiday food just a little differently. Have a plan. Ponder it before family dinners and parties. For instance, you may decide before going to a family sit-down dinner that you will fix your plate once and it will include lots of vegetables.
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February 22, 2007
That "crazy time of year" is upon us. It's not quite spring, but it's sort of winter. It's not exactly the time you have fresh fruits and vegetables on your mind but remember the wonders of Mother Nature and all she has to offer right now. Fresh fruits and vegetables grown in season are natural to the body because they, like you, are part of the cycle of life. Your energy level will perk up and your digestive system will be happy when you are in harmony with the seasons. Here are a few tasty ideas: Honeybells or Minneola tangelos are only available for few weeks and hurry because they are available right now!
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July 29, 2004
Beat the heat with cold soup Culinary traditions in Europe favor chilled soup in the summertime. Americans are familiar with gazpacho and vichyssoise from Mediterranean countries. Borscht, a dark red beet soup and sorrel-flavored shav are common in Eastern Europe. In Scandinavia, berries and cherries appear in thick porridge or clear broth. Summer soups can start a meal, star as the entree or be prepared as a filling, cold snack. Old-fashioned soups often used quarts of heavy cream or lashings of sour cream.
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By Loa Blasucci | October 9, 2008
Mealtime should be enjoyed and food should taste good. But somehow, just like with so many things in our culture, a good thing has gone too far. Do we really need to “dip”, fry, dye and flavor-enhance every bite we consume? In the grocery store the other day, I counted shelf after shelf of sauce: sauces to cook with, dip into, marinade, toss in and (as Yul Brynner said in “The King and I”:) “et-cetera, et-cetera, et-cetera.” The problem is, we’ve upped the anti.
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By Nancy Turney | December 10, 2009
Q. I?m concerned about my food intake during the holiday season. There are so many temptations, what do you suggest? I?m concerned about my food intake during the holiday season. There are so many temptations, what do you suggest? Sara, La Crescenta ? It?s all about devising a strategy and thinking about holiday food just a little differently. Have a plan. Ponder it before family dinners and parties. For instance, you may decide before going to a family sit-down dinner that you will fix your plate once and it will include lots of vegetables.
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By Loa Blasucci | October 9, 2008
Mealtime should be enjoyed and food should taste good. But somehow, just like with so many things in our culture, a good thing has gone too far. Do we really need to “dip”, fry, dye and flavor-enhance every bite we consume? In the grocery store the other day, I counted shelf after shelf of sauce: sauces to cook with, dip into, marinade, toss in and (as Yul Brynner said in “The King and I”:) “et-cetera, et-cetera, et-cetera.” The problem is, we’ve upped the anti.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 24, 2008
Onions, spinach and bean sprouts may not be typical conversation for first and second graders but for those in Marsha Van Walden’s summer cooking class veggies were the hot topic. “Can I give you a cooking tip?” asked student Alisa Chung. “When you cook you can’t eat everything. I don’t know why — it’s just a thing I learned.” Words of advice well taken as the students prepared their stir fry meal. The class titled “Cooking Around the World” has children preparing, cooking and eating meals that very from stir-fry to Hungarian meatballs.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 3, 2008
County fire and sheriff’s departments will be keeping a watchful eye and listening closely for any bangs, pops or fireworks sizzles in La Cañada Flintridge and the greater Crescenta Valley this Fourth of July weekend. “We will have regular patrols and extra fire patrols in La Cañada and Angeles Crest,” said Deputy Jorge Valdivia, community relations coordinator at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Briggs Avenue. Valdivia said fireworks are illegal in La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding area and that there are penalties for individuals possessing them.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | May 1, 2008
Whenever I go to Adat Ari El Synagogue, I know that something wonderful will happen. But this time, I was perplexed. What is Community Supported Agriculture? I asked the rabbi. A few days later, the e-mail arrived. Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, refers to local farms from which individuals commit to buy seasonal produce. Whether we are concerned with our personal health, the economic strength of local farms, or the well being of our world, joining a CSA enables us to help ourselves, others and our world.
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