foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

sorrel pesto

A few weeks ago, a vendor at our Farmer’s Market was selling bags and bags of sorrel.  So much so that not only were we able to make the wonderful … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

ruth smith’s sweet pickle relish via b’s cucumber page from the ua lunar and planetary laboratory

How’s that for a post title?  I know it seems convoluted, but I found this recipe via a random Google search, so let’s break this down.  The University of Arizona’s … Continue reading

August 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

king arthur flour spiced peach muffins

One of the best things about our CSA with Wayward Seed is the fruit share.  Every week, we end up with pounds of the stuff.  Even splitting the bounty with … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc garlic confit

The garlic confit is one of the ad hoc lifesavers recipes. This little recipe not only gets you terrific mellow garlic cloves, it is the base for garlic puree and … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

ad hoc hamburgers

I know the immediate thought is probably, “how hard could hamburger possibly be?” Well, it’s not hard, but there is a way to elevate them…and not in that whole “cover … Continue reading

August 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

bon appétit’s yukon gold cinnamon rolls

Potato breads and I have not typically gotten along.  Until Bon Appétit ran their recipe for Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls in their March 2009 issue.  Seeing as how husband loves … Continue reading

August 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

vegetable gardner magazine’s whole beet pasta sauce

I actually got beets in my CSA basket two weeks ago, but you know what happens when you forget to trim the greens off of your beets and throw them … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

alton brown’s homemade soft pretzels

When I view an episode of Good Eats everything always seems like a great idea during that half hour.  And then there are those episodes where I really, really, really … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc santa maria-style tri-tip steak

The santa maria-style tri-tip was a two day affair, but with really short steps on both days. Tri-tip is a cut even your mega-mart butcher will probably have on-hand.  Don’t … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

kitchen tigress’ spicy pickled cucumbers – sichuan style

The joy of planting cucumbers is that it’s a slam-dunk crop.  The downside of planting cucumbers is that it’s a slam-dunk crop where you’ll end up swearing that you really … Continue reading

August 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

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