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