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Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

Recent Posts by Chef Daniel Orr

October 18, 2013

Indiana banana 

paw-paw-cookies

Paw Paw Cookies, Puh-Please

Paw paws are called Indiana Bananas not just because they grow all over the state through the fall, but because the fruits' tastes and textures are similar.

October 18, 2013

Shoo! 

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Not Tonight, Deer! An All-Natural Deer Repellent

When it comes to pest control, it can be a real drag to be an organic gardener. Chef Daniel Orr has an all-natural solution for deterring hungry deer.

October 15, 2013

Gnocchi Pokey 

gnocchi and butternut squash

Throw A Gnocchi Party, Invite Butternut Squash, Gorgonzola

We're bringing Italy to Indiana with this dish cooked in a fresh sage butter sauce. It's guaranteed to be one of those meals you just can't stop eating.

October 1, 2013

One And Done 

bamboo steamer with chicken and vegetables

Bamboo Steamer Makes A Mean One-Pot Dinner

Chicken and veggies cooked in one of the most healthful ways possible. Use this recipe as a starting point and then let your culinary imagination run wild!

September 20, 2013

Dippy 

eggplant caviar

Eggplant Caviar

This is one interesting take on baba ghanoush. Don't forget the anchovies!

September 9, 2013

Seasonal Salad 

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Millet Caprese Salad Isn’t For The Birds

Millet is a common ingredient in bird seed, but we humans can enjoy it as well. Gluten-free eaters, this one's for you!

August 30, 2013

Cheers! 

wild-blackberries

Forage-Fresh Blackberries Get The Cordial Treatment

These blackberries might be a bit too tart to enjoy on your breakfast cereal, but they are perfect for making a fruity liqueur.

August 7, 2013

Finger Food 

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Sweet & Spicy Nut Brittle

Time for a treat! Select your favorite nuts for this Caribbean style nut brittle.

July 12, 2013

Herbalicious 

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Summer Tea Powered By The Sun

Use the hot summer sun to your benefit in this recipe. Fresh herbs steeped in sun-heated water makes a delicious summer beverage.

May 23, 2013

Tasty Seeds 

rainbow-quinoa

Quinoa: Taste The Rainbow

This simple side dish would work well as a bed for grilled salmon or as filler for a sandwich.

May 7, 2013

Sweet Tooth 

Mint And Orange Syrup Over Raspberries

Herbs With Fruit, How Sweet It Is

We’re making some herb-infused simple syrups to drizzle over fresh fruit we picked up at the market.

March 29, 2013

Food In The Round 

polenta with brussels sprouts

Polenta With Brussels Sprouts

The slice of taleggio cheese on top of this finished dish is what puts it over the top.

March 28, 2013

Bittersweet 

maple glazed turnips

Maple Glazed Turnips

We’re going to do something very Hoosier with turnips today, pairing them with some local maple syrup from Burton’s Maplewood Farm.

March 16, 2013

No Dishes Necessary 

wild rice salad served in endive boat

Wild Rice And Pear Salad With Pecans

The toasted pecans pair well with the nuttiness of the rice, and the d’anjou pear adds sweetness and color. And the lettuce serves as the bowl!

March 8, 2013

Southern Comfort 

hoppin john blackeyed pea salad

Hoppin’ John Blackeyed Pea Salad

No ham hocks or bacon in sight! This vegetarian dish could be vegan with a splash of olive oil instead of butter.

March 1, 2013

 

welsh cakes with butter and jam

Welsh Cakes

Move over English muffins! You can serve these tasty cakes with jam or smoked meats.

February 22, 2013

Taste Of The Tropics 

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West Indian Slam’n Yam Salad

Put a little bit of the Caribbean on your dinner table with this delicious and addictive salad.

February 14, 2013

Liquid Gold 

Green Goodness Breakfast Juice

Green Goodness Breakfast Juice

This juice recipe sort of looks like green sludge, but the kale and spinach are matched with sweet ingredients like pineapple and carrots.

February 8, 2013

Rabbit Food 

massaged-kale-salad

Massaged Kale Salad

Giving the kale a good, thorough back rub for this recipe. It tenderizes it and make it easier to chew.

February 6, 2013

Healthy Chips 

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Crunchy Curry Kale Chips

Who needs potato chips when you have these! A dusting of curry and garlic powders give these kale chips a great flavor.

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