Long-Cooked Green Bean, Tomato & Chickpea Stew

Long-Cooked Green Bean Stew after 15 minutes (c) jfhaugenA Pan for Almost Everything

Great pots and pans make cooking so much more enjoyable. For a number of months I had been admiring a certain All Clad simmer/sauté pan—the perfect size, 12 inches, with high (5 ¾ inch) sides and a lid Continue reading

Mint & Scallion Soba Noodle Salad w/ Cucumber, Carrot & Green Bean Threads

Mint & Scallion Soba Noodle Salad (c) jfhaugen“Everything is Great with Soba Noodles.”

That is a direct quote from my husband, Paul. Our introduction to soba noodles came while we lived in Los Angeles and frequented an area around Sawtelle & Olympic Boulevards that has many Japanese shops and restaurants. We discovered what was soon to become our favorite restaurant, a “noodle bar” named Mishima. Continue reading