foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

spaghetti with bacon and brussels sprouts

At the end of the Farmer’s Market, the Brussels sprouts are everywhere.  One of these years, I’ll stop thinking and just buy the ten-pound flat and be done with it, … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

roast chicken with potatoes and butternut squash

Not even 100 years ago (in 1928, so 84 years ago if we’re being persnickity), one of Hoover’s slogans was the infamous A chicken in every pot, a car in … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

open-faced duck egg, braising green and ricotta sandwiches

So we’re at the farmer’s market and the same place where we got our duck for smoking is also selling a dozen duck eggs for $6.  Duck eggs are bigger … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

homemade ketchup

Yes, that’s my ketchup.  If you’re the least bit not crazy, you’re probably thinking, “why?”  After all, doesn’t that Heinz company even make an organic without high-fructose corn syrup that … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

smoked duck – using chili cheese fries’ method

Our Farmer’s Market has ended for the season (the CSA has moved to our North Market for the next several weeks), but I have a few entries to catch up … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

a take on cooking light’s black bean and chorizo chili

This entry could easily be sub-titled “or what to do when you’ve got a lot of CSA, garden and farmer’s market finds that you really need to cook now.”  It … Continue reading

November 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

chicken baked with puffballs

Starting last month, the puffballs began making an appearance at the Farmer’s Market.  These giant mushrooms are about the size and shape of dodgeballs.  That is, the dodgeballs of long-ago … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

eating well’s eggplant pomodoro pasta

I live in a house divided.   I think we all do.  For us, eggplant and peas are at the top of the divide.  He loves peas, I do not.  I … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

salmon with fresh sorrel sauce

A few themes you may have noticed pop up here: my sorrel obsession, Cooking Light and the need to eat more fish.  Good things happen when when these things all … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

food & wine’s orecchiette with spinach, mozzarella and chickpeas

There are those times I read through letters to the editor in my many cooking magazine subscriptions, jealous of those that write in with their threats to end subscriptions over … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

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