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Springtime Barley Pilaf Recipe

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Let’s think about barley beyond soup and give it another stage. This mild, toothsome grain is a perfect vehicle for the clean flavors of spring. This can be served as a main course, along with a green side salad and…

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Pantry Gold

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Even I am often guilty of asking the question, “What to eat?”. Monday morning, in the whirlpool of breakfast and lunch-making, is when the wheels begin to turn on what I should make for the week. I head to the…

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Instant Pot, Instant Oats, Instant Love

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Instant Pot, instant love. Well, not exactly instant love. I stared at or walked past this contraption for a full week after untangling it from its box. That was a year ago. Now, there are days when I’ve used it…

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Ask a Local Chef: Kristin Hamaker

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Chef Kristin Hamaker is a longtime Mississippi Market Co-op member and founder of Goosefoot Kitchen, a weekly meal-planning service focused on healthful food, self-sufficiency, and mindful eating. In addition to being a local chef, she’s also a cooking instructor, good food advocate, and edible gardening guru. You can find her teaching meal-planning classes at the co-op and demoing simple from-scratch recipes while you shop.

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Making the Most of Citrus Season

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen We’re still in the heart of citrus season, and there are many delicious options to choose from. Speak with your co-op’s produce staff to learn which citrus is best at the moment and don’t hesitate to ask for a sample!…

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Healthy & Resourceful New Year’s Eating

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen I dig the spirit of reflection and revision this time of year when we’re considering New Year’s resolutions. From where I sit, in the Goosefoot Kitchen, my hope is that we can cultivate more delight in cooking, eating,…

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Seconds Count – Using Ugly Produce

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Presented by Kirstin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen, Mississippi Market’s exclusive chef partner. Scabbed, bruised, punctured, gnarled, undersized, crooked. Here’s to imperfections, and unrecognized beauty. Ask your farmer or produce manager for any “seconds”, the ugly and discounted produce that often gets thrown away. Food waste statistics…

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Creamy Tofu & Herb Sauce

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Makes about 1½ cups In this recipe, the tofu gets blended with yogurt and/or sour cream. But you can be extreme if you like and use all tofu, or no tofu, and yogurt and/or sour cream. MARKET LIST ¾…

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Quick & Easy Aioli

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Makes ½ cup Traditionally made aioli is wonderful and you should attempt it one of these times, but you can also easily dress up a bit of mayonnaise. Easily double or divide this recipe. MARKET LIST 1-2 fresh garlic…

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