Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

A few years ago, I visited the Alaska State Fair and ate my way through a variety of comfort foods, including Hungarian mushroom soup, or gomba leves. It’s a mushroom-heavy soup spiced with Hungarian paprika, dill, and thyme. This soup just hits the spot on a cold night. There are a number of variations that…

Meyer Lemon Margarita

Meyer Lemon Margarita

IngredientsCocktail:1½oz. Patrón Silver Tequila1Tbsp. sugar cane (raw brown, organic)½cup ice¼cup Meyer lemon juice (1-2 whole ripe Meyer lemons, depending on size.) Do not discard after juicingGood salt (pink Himalayan or regionally made salt)OPTIONAL: ½ of a ripe passion fruit, scoopedPreparation PreparationStep 1Set up your station: lay a wet paper towel down and a small cutting board…

Winter Spiced Margarita

Winter Spiced Margarita

IngredientsCocktail:1½oz. Patrón Reposado Tequila1tsp. agave nectar½oz. lime juice½oz. blood orange juice½tsp. vanilla extractRim/Garnish:½tsp. flaky salt½tsp. sugar¼tsp. cinnamon¼tsp. chileOPTIONAL: cinnamon stick, star anise pods, and/or blood orange slice (for garnish)PreparationPreparationStep 1Combine the sugar, salt, chile, and cinnamon on a small plate. Rub rim of an old-fashioned or rocks glass with lime half; dip in spice mixture.…

Los Angeles district attorney faces recall effort less than 3 months into term

Los Angeles district attorney faces recall effort less than 3 months into term

LOS ANGELES — A campaign to oust Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón kicked off Saturday evening as pressure mounts over his criminal justice reforms that critics claim have gone too far.Recall advocates, including victims’ families and law enforcement officials, claim Gascón, who ran on a progressive campaign to implement sweeping change in the district…