Firenze Files: Food Presentation

Certain dishes and foods lend themselves well to grand and beautiful presentations. Things like sausage and bean stew on the other hand, do not. Or at least I haven’t found a way yet to make it as enticing on the plate or in a bowl as it is in the mouth, which is why I … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Restaurant Report

Ciao! ¬†I am finally back with another post from the lovely Firenze. ¬†It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with visits to Sienna, San Gimignano, Chianti, and the Amalfi coast. ¬†Not to mention I’m still at school so I do have to go through the motions of homework and midterms and the like. ¬†This post … Continue reading

Foods from the Past: Spaghetti Squash

I take pictures of almost all of my meals, and lately, I’ve been realizing how many pictures from the past that I have stuck in a folder on my computer, waiting to be featured on this blog. ¬†So I’m going to make an effort to go back through and post old meals and recipes so … Continue reading

SlowFoodieBear Returns with Burger Sliders!

Dearest followers! ¬†The SlowFoodieBear has returned to blogging after an¬†inexcusable break for which I profusely apologize. ¬†I have so many pictures of the delicious food I’ve made over the past year sitting un-shared on my¬†computer, and I couldn’t bear to withhold them from you any longer! ¬†I’m going to be posting a mass of old … Continue reading

Zocalo during Cville Power Outage

Part of Charlottesville has had a power outage for the last day and a half. ¬†My house didn’t have power, and driving from my neighborhood into downtown Charlottesville, I could see the exact point at which the power outage ended and the rest of the city had power because all of a sudden the stop … Continue reading

Cville Goodies

Another new post! ¬†Hooray! ¬†I’m trying to get back in the swing of posting, so I’m churning out a bunch right in a row. ¬†This quickie is about two great restaurants in Charlottesville that I want to draw some attention to. ¬†First is a brand new place I visited today for lunch, called the Citizen … Continue reading

Great Harvest Lunch

With all my recent cooking, I haven’t eaten out in Charlottesville very much, despite the plethora of great restaurants here. ¬†Great Harvest happened to be a perfect stop during errands one day though, and I wanted to share a picture the lovely sandwich I had for lunch. ¬†It was a roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, … Continue reading

Easter Brunch

This post is about Easter brunch, an iconic meal, and about what you can do with the leftovers. ¬†My mom made her famous frittata with bacon, potato, and¬†Gouda¬†cheese. We had a bright and beautiful fruit salad along side. I was the lucky one who got the frittata leftovers which made for quick, protein-rich meals when … Continue reading

Perfect Summer Salad

When there are ripe avocados at the store and when farmers’ markets feature heirloom tomatoes, it’s ripe time to try this salad. ¬†It’s so simple and easy, but it’s simply divine when the ingredients are fresh and in season. ¬†I’ll admit, I still make it during the winter with imported tomatoes because I can’t resist, … Continue reading

Ultimate Steak Sandwich

This post features a steak sandwich I made earlier in the fall. ¬†My sister was in volleyball season, and I met my family at a few of her games, bringing a picnic lunch featuring Cville’s wonderful ingredients. ¬†I made a few great BLT’s with avocado and brie cheese and homemade mayonnaise during tomato season, but … Continue reading