Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and SpiceTahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice – My New Go-To Sauce

We saw My Fair Lady the other night in an intimate performance on the Montana State University campus. So enjoyable, with such memorable songs and music. I’m still singing them throughout the day. “You did it. You did it! You said that you would do it, and indeed you did.” Continue reading

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger DressingBroccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Crunchy, Crisp & Zesty

When life gives you broccoli, make crunchy, zesty, no-cooking-required Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing. The tender, deep green heads of broccoli now appearing at our farmers’ markets seem especially suited for a broccoli slaw salad. So much fresher than the shredded and packaged “broccoli slaw mix.” Continue reading

Jade Salad w/ Broccoli, Snow Peas, Sugar Snaps & Sobas

Jade Salad w/ Broccoli, Snow Peas, Sugar Snaps & SobasOne Lucky Duckling

A mallard duck made her nest just under my office window aside our delphiniums. She sat patiently for a month. We only saw her move to adjust her position. Each day I would stop and look Continue reading

Baked Polenta w/ Corn, Goat Cheese & Roasted Broccoli Pesto—Part 2 in a Series

Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Pesto & a Poached Egg (c) jfhaugen

“Polenta? Oh, you mean Italian grits.”

A number of years ago I came upon a recipe for a most luscious and creamy polenta. That recipe was the real deal—calling for a high water to polenta ratio and taking about an hour to cook.This polenta was far removed Continue reading

Roasted Broccoli Pesto–Part 1 in a Series

Roasted Broccoli & Garlic (c) jfhaugenTo make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to;
to set off; to vary and render attractive.

A great definition of sauce from BrainyQuote.com—and a most fitting description of pesto. But it’s still winter and my garden basil is a distant memory and a future dream. What is in abundance Continue reading

Slow-Cooked Broccoli & Potato Soup

Broccoli Florets (c) jfhaugen

60 Minutes of Slow Cooking Makes the Difference

Broccoli soup can be delicious, though in days past perhaps it was the cream cheese and/or cheddar cheese that made it so. Plus, there was always a concern about cooking it quickly enough so that the color remained bright green and fresh tasting Continue reading