Salmon With Fennel Recipe

Salmon Steak with sliced lemon and fresh fennel.

Here’s our recipe for salmon and fennel – especially for our new friend at Trader Joe’s! Enjoy! I was in my local Trader Joe’s earlier today and saw beautiful fresh fennel. It called to mind this family favorite recipe for … continue reading . . .

First Tomato Of The Season!

EncinoMom - First Tomato Of The Season sliced

Here it is; the first tomato of the season. This sun-ripened Lemon Boy was the first to the table from the vine. Right from the garden, sliced and sprinkled with a little freshly ground salt and pepper, a squeeze from … continue reading . . .

My Name is Lisa, and I’m a Tomato Maniac

“Hi, Lisa.” Walk with us through Encino on this lovely Sunday morning as we trudge through the mud to Tomatomania at Tapia Brothers (Hayvenhurst & 101). We started the morning at Encino Elementary’s Pancake Palooza where we had lavish lattes … continue reading . . .

Summer’s Here! Fire Up The Grill For The Fourth!

EncinoMom - Summer's Here! Fire Up The Grill For The Fourth!

The start of a wonderful meal, garden fresh fruits and veggies. I shop at the local farmer’s market for the foods I don’t grow in my own garden. Here are my fresh summer veggies, ready to roast. Luscious tomatoes, baby … continue reading . . .

Winter Tomatoes

  Just had to share this photo of the last of my homegrown tomato crop. Small, but so very delicious. Pictured here on my favorite vintage, stamped-aluminum serving tray with an antique vase filled with iceberg roses from my garden. … continue reading . . .

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