foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

ad hoc slow roasted veal shank with creamy polenta

Oh, glorious veal.  Why must you be so expensive?  You make such delicious things.  Well, you also could easily make this with lamb shanks. If you don’t like lamb…this is … Continue reading

July 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

easy freezer pickles

I had never heard of or tasted freezer pickles until meeting my mother-in-law.  Before then, a pickle was a cucumber that’s pickled in a brine (sweet or sour) in a … Continue reading

July 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

red pepper, sausage, and chard risotto

We had some beautiful rainbow chard that came with the CSA the other week, but we wanted to do more than just saute it.  I wanted it to be part … Continue reading

July 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

tilapia with tomato-fennel sauce

The Wayward Seed basket included Orion fennel the other week.  It’s flatter than a traditional fennel bulb, but it still smells and tastes the same.  I love fennel in just … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

flatbreads & flavors georgian cheese boat breads (adjaruli khachapuri)

Flatbreads and Flavors by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid represents a dream job for me (and probably most of us) – travelling the world and sampling authentic cuisine so you … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc blowtorch prime rib roast & horseradish cream

This was the recipe that got husband immediately on board with the idea of cooking through ad hoc at home.  Meat + blowtorch = manly fun in the kitchen. That’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

farmgirl susan’s no sugar green tomato relish

My first canning project of the season went to a relish this year (last year, it was strawberries, but the supply just wasn’t there this year).  This was well worth … Continue reading

July 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

zucchini ribbons with tarragon

This week’s CSA basket from Wayward Seed brought all sorts of fun.  We’re snacking on the last of the cherries that came in the basket tonight. The rest of the … Continue reading

July 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

king arthur flour popovers

Popovers are a little bit of magic.  It’s bread that rises, but none of it comes from a traditional leavener or yeast.  It’s all done through the power of steam … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

ad hoc pan-roasted chicken with sweet sausage and peppers

Ah, this sounds easy, right? Or so husband thought when he picked out this recipe to try after just glancing at what looked like a pretty straightforward recipe. See, here’s … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

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