Nuts and Edible Seeds

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Company Recalls Nut Butters Sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Others Due to Salmonella

    Careful before you snack everyone, there's another nut butter recall going on. nSpired Natural Foods, a food company that produces nut butters for Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger, and a bunch of other stores issued a voluntary recall Tuesday over some salmonella concerns. The recall affects peanu ... More >>

  • Food

    July 11, 2013

    Food Factory Grill: A Karahi By Any Other Name

    [Hole In the Wall] This Lake Forest eatery has great grub, a bad name

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Ten Great Salads in Orange County

    Salads get a bad rap. It's the name: salad. We tend to associate the word with lettuce, usually iceberg, which is flavorless, bland--the antithesis of a steak. For those on a diet, salad is punishment. But perhaps the comedian John Pinette put it best when he said this about salad: "Salad isn't foo ... More >>

  • Food

    April 4, 2013

    Knafeh Cafe's 99 Ways of Sweet

    [Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim bakery sells the best Middle Eastern pastries in Orange County

  • Food

    December 20, 2012

    Go to Nimroz for an Afghan Holiday

    [Hole In the Wall] This Lake Forest restaurant is lonely, so go give it some love!

  • Food

    December 13, 2012

    Koo's Catering Truck: Are You Hot for Hotteok?

    [Hole In the Wall] This Garden Grove food truck makes awesome Korean pancakes—but they're not pancakes!

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    On the Line: Mike Dimmitt of Garlic Scapes, Part Three

    Creating a garlic dish that not only paired well with white wine, looked appealing when plated, but also didn't require silverware was something Garlic Scapes' Mike Dimmitt spent time conceptualizing. The recipe he shares with us fulfills all three requirements.  Mike also explained a common mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    The Seabirds Truck e-Cookbook A Recipe For OC Weekly Readers

    ​ Have you ever wanted to cook delicious vegan food like the crew of OC's own Seabirds Truck? Well, fire up your tablets, because over the Christmas weekend, the Birds released an e-cookbook of the all-vegan luxe lonchera's greatest hits.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    On the Line: Diane Yoon of Merely Sweets, Part Three

    Photo by Kevin Lara​Our favorite thing about interviewing a baker: guaranteed dessert recipes! Make a batch of Diane Yoon's signature walflours for someone special (or someone you need a favor from). To learn more about our sweet subject, catch up on our coffeehouse interview with Yoon in parts on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    A Sneak Peek at Le Pain Quotidien, Newport Beach

    The daily bread...​Signage announcing the upcoming Belgian bakery and café has been up for months. Situated directly across from La Brea Bakery inside Bloomingdale's, one can't help but wonder what makes Le Pain Quotidien any different from La Brea -- or any comparable brand, for that matter. Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Dessert, Deconstructed: Mel i Matò

    Dave Lieberman​Sometimes I'm in the mood for pie, cake or a baked fruit dish, and sometimes I can't be bothered. Sometimes I need something fast, when it's too hot to bake, and I turn to mel i matò, a Catalan dessert that's almost as simple as figs on a plate.Mel i matò is deceptively simple: it ... More >>

  • Food

    May 26, 2011

    St. Roy Chef's Pub Is the Cure for the Common Gastropub

    You can get great food, excellent beers and top-flight wines at this San Clemente bar—just don't call it a gastropub

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Food Profiling: Hopkins AG Almonds

    ​When I hear the term "nonpareil," visions of candy and Rolls-Royces normally come to mind. To Dustin Hopkins, this is a French term for unparalleled; It's also the variety of almonds his father farms in Bakersfield. What began in 2009 as an alternative means of income in a single market has bloss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    How It's Made: Hans' Homemade Ice Cream

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyA batch of Praline Pecan goodness. ​Sure, it's only January, but ice cream is ice cream, and when it's Hans' ice cream, it's [insert wistful sigh] ice cream.   An engineer of frozen goodness, Hans Biermann has been churning out the richest, creamiest and arguably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Green Walnuts

    Flickr user amayu​Walnuts, like almonds, start off life on the tree as a soft fruit; as the fruit matures, the nut inside hardens inside a shell. Just like almonds, green walnuts are edible, though their window of availability is even shorter than their gelatinous, amandine cousins. Due to the unb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    A Cake for Any Fruit

    Willy BlackmoreAlmond cake with white peaches​When summer fruit season is at its peak, as it is now, and the temperatures outside or rising, as they were last week, baking can be a uncomfortable task to face. Why sweat while the oven preheats when the fruit is so good to eat out-of-hand? But bake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Snacking in Farsi: Melon Seeds from Mission Ranch Market

    Willy BlackmoreRed Melon Seed​Work took me far outside of my usual Long Beach, north Orange County eating territory the other day, to Mission Viejo, giving me the opportunity to wander around the Persian grocer Mission Ranch Market. As is often the case in any ethnic market in Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Gabriel Caliendo of The Lazy Dog Cafe, Part Three

    Kimberly Valenzuela​In the final installment of this week's On The Line, Executive Chef Gabriel Caliendo of The Lazy Dog Cafe shares with us a recipe for Cast Iron Idaho Trout with roasted summer vegetables, sea salt roasted marble potatoes and citrus-walnut brown butter.In case you missed it, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Life on the Veg: Taco Verde at Raw

    Anyone that has been grocery shopping will know that one of the worst moves to make is to tour the isles on an empty stomach. Unless you've brought your mother along to help you "just say no," chances are you'll end up with a cart full of crap you didn't come for.I almost suffered this same fate the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Whole Foods Recalling Hazelnuts Because of Salmonella

    ​Whole Foods is recalling organic and non-organic raw hazelnuts (known also as filberts) sold in bulk at stores in California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. So far, according to the company, no illnesses have been reported. You can call 512-542-0656, for more info ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Dessert of the Week: Crazy Bananas at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

      After looking over the dessert menu at Cafe Tu Tu Tango, the choice seemed pretty clear for the Dessert of the Week: Crazy Bananas. With a description that included sliced bananas, vanilla bean ice cream, walnuts, sopapillas (think tortilla chip meets churro), whipped cream, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Christmas Has Come Early: Posh Choc and Champers Tasting at Morton's

    ​And when we say champers, we mean the good stuff, and to go with it, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, no less. Yes, them of the bacon and chocolate combos, although, sadly, I can't find any of those on the following menu:Featured Wine and Champagne:Piper Sonoma BrutPiper-Heidsieck BrutPiper-Heidsieck Rose S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Update: The ampm on Bristol and Red Hill Still Selling Expired Kit-Kats

    ​But now it appears that they're trying to hide them with cashews.The harrowing original tale here.IMPORTANT NOTE: The king-sized Kit-Kats, clearly visible in the picture, do not appear to be expired; at least, it's not visually obvious either way due to the lack of Batmans (I will check for sure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    New Mother's Market Not Worth It--Yet

    The latest Mother's Market had a soft opening this past weekend, and thank God for that: The proposed mother ship of O.C.'s O.G. hippy-dippy eco-food industry has a lot of work to do. I visited late Sunday, jonesing for some munchies. The deli portion of the place won't be finished until its grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Every Burger

    Name: Every Burger Origin: Japan Found at: Freshia Market, Tustin Cost: $1.99 Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Cacao Mass, Milk Powder, Palm Oil, Shortening, Margarine, Lactose, Cocoa Butter, Sesame Seed, Butter, Condensed Milk Powder, Egg, Corn Starch, Poppy Seed, Maltose, Wheat Meal, Gluco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Foods to Show Country of Origin

    According to various news reports and this one from ABC News, beginning this week, the USDA is requiring that all food retailers label some foods with their country of origin. The law, called COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) will mandate that the consumer is informed where all "raw beef, veal, lam ... More >>

  • Food

    February 7, 2008

    [This Hole-In-the-Wall Life] Pozole Paradise

    Breaking the rules at Las Brisas de Apatzingan

  • Food

    November 29, 2007

    Santa Ana Savoring

    Quick—Discover Jason’s, before everyone else does

  • Music

    October 18, 2007


    Stacks the Vinyl Authority

  • Food

    August 17, 2006

    Not Just for the Sake of Crazy

    Have your tea and eat it too at Chuao Chocolatier in Irvine

  • Food

    April 20, 2006

    Persian Paradise

    Enjoying Darband with the Farsi fanatic

  • Food

    April 13, 2006

    No Man Is an Elvis

    Stuffed on stuffed French toast at Two Umbrellas

  • Food

    November 17, 2005
  • Articles

    August 18, 2005
  • Unknown

    January 20, 2005
  • Food

    December 2, 2004

    Hopelessly New Age-Y But Its Great!

    Screw Native Foods milieu and enjoy their vegan bounty

  • Food

    September 25, 2003

    Mint Juleps, Cornholinand Memphis

    Our suet-y Southerner squeals like a pig for Memphis crab cakes

  • Food

    August 21, 2003

    Pine Nut Paradise

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner with the Hawaris at Kareems

  • Features

    July 24, 2003
  • Food

    May 15, 2003

    Palo Fields

    The majestic meals of Caspian Restaurant

  • Food

    April 3, 2003

    Chewing the Chatpatas

    From Bollywood to La Palma with Haldirams Indian Munchies

  • Food

    December 19, 2002

    Wandering the Dessert

    Sarkis Pastry finds prosperity, peace in Anaheim

  • Food

    December 5, 2002

    Piling On

    Secrets of a sandwich star

  • Music

    December 5, 2002
  • Food

    August 29, 2002

    Hot Shank, Cool Jazz

    Delicious Mediterranean fare at Byblos Cafe

  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Laguna Niguel

    Cul-de-sacs and soccer fields

  • Columns

    August 9, 2001
  • Food

    May 10, 2001

    Thyme and Space

    Anastasia is many places in one

  • Food

    July 15, 1999

    Double Happiness

    Finding inspiration at Ten Ten

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