When it comes to ice cream, my partner and I could not have more different tastes. He is an ice cream fiend, known to stop by the ice cream parlor for a scoop of chocolate just seconds after proclaiming he is full from dinner. I, on the other hand, generally don't like ice cream (gasp!), as I am somewhat lactose-intolerant and prefer fruity sorbets. There is one thing we can agree on, however: our love for Delicieuse, a Redondo Beach ice cream maker with an emphasis on handcrafted, natural products. We recently had the opportunity to try several classic and seasonal flavors available through Delicieuse's new online shop. The company's founder, Patricia Samson, also gave us her apple tart recipe to share with Kitchn readers.
Nuts and seeds are so readily available at grocery stores that we may not think of them as being seasonal. But at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, where shopping is guided by the rhythm of the seasons, autumn is clearly the time for walnuts, sunflower seeds, and macadamia nuts.
Some of our relatives own a small persimmon farm, and they told us that peak harvesting season has just arrived. Our trip to the Hollywood Farmers' Market yesterday confirmed this news, as the brilliant orange fruits greeted shoppers at practically every turn.
For the past few weeks at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, we've been irresistibly drawn to these long, curved-necked Tahitian squashes. But with weight of up to 30 pounds, actually buying one of these giant squashes seemed like an option limited to those with very large ovens or freezer space...
Shopping at the Hollywood Farmers' Market last weekend, we were delighted by the omnipresence of brilliant rosy orbs. Although pomegranates started to appear at a couple of stands last month, this week our favorite autumn fruit finally reached peak season throughout the market. Click for more pictures and to learn what one of the farmers told us...
Ocean Spray has set up a bog at the Hollywood & Highland center in Los Angeles this week for 3 days only. If you've ever wanted to learn about how cranberries grow and how they are harvested, head on over!
With a recent string of 90-degree days, it doesn't exactly feel like fall yet in Southern California. But a stroll through the Hollywood Farmers' Market reveals that we are indeed transitioning to a new season. As the bounty of summer peppers and tomatoes starts to dwindle, farmers are filling baskets with the quintessential autumn fruit: the apple!