Monday September 1st 2014
Loading images...

Thank you for your support!

Archived Posts

Culver City Weather


82.6°F
Feels like 82.6°F
Clear

Today:
85°F / 66°F
Tomorrow Wednesday Thursday
77° / 65° 75° / 63° 76° / 63°

Staff

Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

LOCALmotion - Jozelle Smith

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

Ruth's Truths - Ruth Morris

Home and Garden

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Cherry season is in full swing, and the Culver City Farmers Markets are the go-to place for these early summer favorites. Walking along Main Street this afternoon, you'll find the best local cherries: plump, juicy, tree-ripened red Brooks, deep burgundy Bings, and golden blushed Royal Anns. Once you've tried cherries fresh from local Southern California orchards, you'll return to our weekly [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Apricots and cherries are in season, and the Culver City Farmers Market is the place to go for fresh, juicy, tree-ripened fruit. Don't wait too long. The California cherry season is only six weeks long, from mid-May through June – depending, of course, upon the weather. Fresh cherries from the Pacific Northwest are available a bit later in the season, but the end of the California apricot [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Sugar snap peas have become an ubiquitous – and delicious – addition to vegetable platters. Plumper than a snow pea, with a soft, edible shell unlike their cousin the English pea, it seems like they have been around forever. In truth, they are the most recent addition to this trio of springtime delights. And like many wonderful things, they were discovered by someone who was searching [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

There's little chance that shoppers and tourists will confuse Culver City's farmers markets with England's Scarborough Fair of yore. Bok choi and tamales, gourmet coffee and chilled fruit juices, nopales and kim chi are all pretty good indicators that it's no longer the Middle Ages. With electricity and refrigeration our markets are definitely 21st century. On-line shopping is coming soon to [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

May 5 is just around the corner. Cinco de Mayo in Spanish. If you've lived in California for any length of time, the phrase Cinco de Mayo conjures up festive red, green and white decorations; music ranging from Mariachis to Cafe Tecuba, banda to Luis Martin and Alejandra Guzman -- and beer. Wonderful guacamole and salsa made fresh from the avocados, tomatoes, onions, chiles and cilanto [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh fava beans are in season at the Tuesday Culver City Farmers market. The tender fresh beans have a naturally creamy, buttery taste, slightly nutty with a slight hint of bitterness. Does the word “fava” leave you scratching your head in puzzlement? You might be more familiar with them under their British name, broad beans. I 'm not certain how or why the British began to refer to [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Spring is a time for new growth and new beginnings. I find myself drawn to the north east corner of the Tuesday Culver City Farmers Market, where I walk up and down the rows of pots. Which herbs, flowers and vegetables should I buy? It's so hard to choose. Since I don't have access to a sunny, well-drained yard or community garden plot, climbing peas and okra are definitely out for me. Even [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

“Too many people write about the moon,” poet Karla Kuskin observed. Don't write about the moon, she urges, “write about a radish..” (Kuskin's poem can be found in Moon, Have You Met My Mother?, or at http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16483.) It's National Poetry Month. Who am I to argue with a poet? So this week is radish week. You'll find a “bunch” of radish [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

I hope that our recent heavy rains have not hurt our local farmers. Generally speaking, rain is a good thing. It replenishes aquifers, which reduces the need for expensive irrigation (and helps farmers' bottom lines). A good rain helps “sweeten” the soil by flushing certain harmful salts, Stephen Pederson of High Ground Organics explains in his March 22, 2011 CSA newsletter. And if the [...]

Get Green – Los Angeles County Home Makeover Contest Offers Major Money

Get Green – Los Angeles County Home Makeover Contest Offers Major Money

Los Angeles County is sponsoring a home makeover contest through the Energy Upgrade California Program. So, you might want to know - What is a Home Energy Makeover? Home energy costs are climbing, and some energy-related home improvements are a one-time cost that can save you money every month for as long as you own your home. The Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles Home Energy Makeover [...]

 Page 2 of 12 « 1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »