About Imen McDonnell

Imen McDonnell

Imen McDonnell is an American cook, writer, and farmer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, and Food & Wine, among other publications. She used to spend her days working in broadcast production while living in New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. She now resides with her husband, Richard, and their young son, Geoffrey, on a centuries-old farm in rural Ireland and shares stories of farm life on her popular food blog, Farmette. McDonnell is also the author of a book by the same name, The Farmette Cookbook. @imenmcdonnell

A round of farmers cheese resting on a piece of cheesecloth in a bowl.

Farmer Cheese

This homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, lovely, and crazy easy to make. Sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta. Here’s how to make it.

Sheet pan lined with parchment and sliced maple roasted parsnips

Maple Roasted Parsnips

Just three ingredients–parsnips, maple syrup, and olive oil. And it’s so easy. Just slice, toss, roast, and be reminded just how nice simple tastes.