Quick Rising Bread

1 loaf 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (two packets) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 cups water 3 1/2 cups bread flour 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar In the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer put the yeast, sugar, and water and let it sit. Heat the oven to 450°F.

Sycamore Canyon Hike

Located in the Puente Hills, and owned by the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority, Sycamore Canyon provides exceptional hiking into beautiful riparian habitat. The entrance is off of Workman Mill Road. Enter an open gate and continue on the road to the parking lot. Keep to

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes offers many activities to do in both the summer and the winter. The Village at Mammoth is an upscale pedestrian village in the heart of the township of Mammoth Lakes. There are shops, restaurants, and lodging, and the Mammoth Mountain Village Gondola

My Mom's Chiffon Cake

Ingredients: 1 3/4 C flour 1 1/2 C sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 C oil 5 egg yolks, unbeaten 3/4 C orange juice 2 tsp vanilla 2 tsp orange rind 1 C (7-8) egg whites Directions: Mix dry ingredients Add oil, yolks, juice, rind Mix well Beat whites until stiff and fold into yolks mixture Bake in

Malibu Creek State Park

A world apart from urban Los Angeles – and just 30 minutes away! Malibu Creek State Park is over 4,000 acres of beautiful scenery that is often spectacular. There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes.

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, includes large areas of native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, tot lots, fishing lake, lotus pond, community center and five miles of trails. There

Trail Canyon Falls Hike

19600 North Trail Canyon Road Tujunga, CA 91042 The trail crosses the stream a few times before climbing the wall of Big Tujunga Canyon. Glimpses of the falls can be seen ahead. The trail makes its way around the canyon and opens up on a large granite

Los Liones Hike

Enter the trailhead at the end of Los Liones Drive at the end of the cul-de-sac. Los Liones Trail weaves through a lush canyon just a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Slivers of big blue sea can be seen from much of the ivy and chaparral-lined