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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

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


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.

July 25, 2012

Cold Soup 

Green Gazpacho

Green Gazpacho With Cucumbers

A bowl of cold soup is refreshing during these hot days. Change up your traditional gazpacho recipe by using cucumbers instead.

July 23, 2012

The Every Sauce 

beets fresh from the ground

Beet And Honey Vinaigrette With Orange

This versatile condiment goes well on just about anything, from a burger to a salad.

July 20, 2012

Seeing And Tasting 

Frittata of squash blossoms with sauteed new potatoes

Frittata Of Squash Blossoms With Sauteed New Potatoes

Flower can be just as delicious as they are beautiful. Combine squash blossoms with new potatoes, eggs and goat cheese for this creative breakfast dish.

July 1, 2012

Christmas Colors 


Tomatoes And Snow Peas Salad

This colorful salad celebrates seasonal veggies. It doesn't contain any acid in order to maintain the vibrant green of the snow peas.

June 23, 2012

Breakfast Of Champions 


Silky Strawberry Smoothie

Start your morning off right with this easy to make smoothie. Yes, it includes tofu, but you'd never know it!

June 15, 2012

Glorious Greens 

japanese spinach salad

Japanese Baby Spinach Salad

There are plenty of greens available this time of year. Do something interesting with them by adding Asian flavors.

June 10, 2012

Pretty In Peas 

petits pois

French Style Peas (Petits Pois à la Française)

A classic dish with a Midwestern twist. Instead of lettuce, we're using wild garlic mustard greens.

June 2, 2012

Unexpected Breakfast 

cattail pollen muffins

Cattails: The Supermarket Of The Marsh

Cattail pollen is often used in pancake recipes. We're changing it up a bit with this recipe for muffins.

May 27, 2012

Fishy Flavors 

cedar plank salmon

Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon

Add some local maple syrup, red onions and salt and pepper to your 6-7 ounce salmon fillet. Then get creative with additional seasonings!

May 24, 2012

Celebrate The Season 

strawberry rhubarb tart

No-Bake Rhubarb And Strawberry Tart

Strawberries and rhubarb make a classic pairing of flavors in this simple springtime dessert.

May 23, 2012

High-Class Grilling 

grilled duck

Get Out And Grill: Duck BBQ With Grilled Peaches

Check out our mouth-watering recipe for BBQ duck with grilled peaches to help you do something a little different for the summer holidays.

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