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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

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 

nut brittle spread onto sheet pan

Sweet & Spicy Nut Brittle

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

July 12, 2013

Herbalicious 

sun-tea

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 

west indian slammin' yam salad

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 

kale-chips

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.

February 1, 2013

Roasty Toasty 

roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, puppodums

Tuscan-Flavored Roasted Tomatoes

I like to serve these tomatoes during brunch but you'll find that they are versatile enough to serve along side just about any dish.

January 31, 2013

Gift-Wrapped 

bacon-wrapped garlic

Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Garlic

The garlic becomes smooth and velvety, perfect for smearing on biscuits.

January 24, 2013

Superfood 

chia breakfast pudding

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

I originally imagined this as a dessert, but it works even better as a hearty way to start off your day.

January 7, 2013

Tasty Veggies 

raw cauliflower popcorn

Snack Time: Cauliflower Popcorn

This is just about the easiest snack you can make -- and it's raw, gluten-free and vegan!

November 16, 2012

Super Side Dish 

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Quinoa With Caramelized Onions

This superfood is prepared in a super-simple way, with caramelized onions and plenty of garlic.

November 7, 2012

Kitchen Tips 

marking chicken in a pan

The Perfect Roast Chicken

The perfect roast chicken starts with the freshest ingredients. Then, cook it simply. Sounds easy!

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