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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

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 

quinoa-container

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!

October 26, 2012

Second Helpings 

persimmon panna cotta

Persimmon Panna Cotta

This dessert tastes like fall in Indiana. Enjoy it as a light ending to any meal.

October 12, 2012

Deep Fried Deliciousness 

squash-tempura

Acorn Squash Tempura

Here's a local and seasonal spin on a traditional Japanese dish. Local acorn squash and local beer make this tempura especially Indiana.

September 27, 2012

Tooty Fruity 

watermelon whale with fruit

A Whale Of A Dish: Carved Watermelon With Tequila Lime Syrup

Put smiles on the faces of your brunch guests with this watermelon carved as a whale. But this dish isn't for kids. Fruit is covered with tequila lime syrup!

September 21, 2012

Fungus Love 

Broiled King Oyster Mushrooms

King Oyster Mushrooms Served In Napa Cabbage Leaves

These mushrooms are so meaty that they could easily take the place of the piece of meat on any dinner plate.

September 14, 2012

Foundation Of Cooking 

veggie scraps for chicken stock

Kitchen Basics: Chicken Stock Recipe

Stocks are the building blocks of cuisine. Use your leftover chicken bones and veggie scraps to make a tasty chicken stock for soups, stews and sauces.

September 12, 2012

All-Natural Fruit Juice 

watermelon puree

Simple Pleasures: Watermelon Purée

The juice from this gorgeous watermelon harvested fresh from the garden is accompanied by a few mint leaves -- and that's it.

September 10, 2012

Early-Bird Produce 

stuffing chicken with herbs

Chicken Baked In A Pumpkin Pot

Thanks to a rainy spring season and hot summer temperatures, I started harvesting pumpkins from my garden in July. I'm using one in which to bake a chicken.

September 9, 2012

Fresh From The Garden 

sauteed long beans

Sauteed Long Beans With Garlic, Ginger And Sesame

After blanching and shocking the long beans, they get the fiery treatment with garlic, ginger and sesame oil.

September 4, 2012

Family Favorite 

apples and spices cooking for apple butter

Break Out The Biscuits For This Homemade Apple Butter

This recipe is a great way to use apples that maybe don't look the most appealing but still taste great.

August 29, 2012

Rawsome 

raw okra salad

Raw Okra Salad With Southern Indiana Vinaigrette

Choose small, young okra for this recipe. They get more fibrous and are less ideal for raw dishes as they get larger.

August 11, 2012

Fresh Herbs 

store-bought salsa

Invigorating Store-Bought Salsa

We are taking something simple and readily available and making it into something spectacular.

August 4, 2012

Sammy Time 

world's best BLT

The World’s Best BLT

This is not your typical BLT. The goat cheese and herb wasabi mayo add a unique kick.

July 27, 2012

Fresh From The Garden 

sesame long beans

Asian Long Beans With Sesame Oil

This recipe couldn't be easier. Pick these long beans from your garden when they're young and they'll have a texture similar to pasta.

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