Slow-Roasted Tomatoes — The Essence of Summer

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes—The Essence of SummerPreserve Summer’s Bounty w/ Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Thirty-two degrees on the temperature gauge this morning. We fortunately took the time last night to cover the garden and all our containers of flowers and herbs Continue reading

Stir-Fried Edamame w/ Garlic, Chili & Ginger

Stir-Fried Edamame w Garlic, Chili & Ginger My Sister Made Me Do It

But then, it didn’t take much for her to persuade me to try the edamame (eh-dah-MAH-meh) at El Segundo, California’s only Japanese restaurant. They were fun 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—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

Sautéed Spinach—Basic and Dressed to the Nines

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic, Almonds, Raisins & Lemon (c) jfhaugen“I’m strong to the finish when I eats me spinach,
I’m Popeye the sailor man! Toot toot!”

You’re One of the Few that Know
As a kid growing up in Southern California, I was a guest on the local Popeye Show featuring Tom Hatten and original Popeye cartoons. Kids from all over the greater Los Angeles area sent in a post card with their name and phone number. Continue reading