Clifton Inn Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series

Last Monday, the Clifton Inn hosted the second dinner of its Chefs in the Garden series where they invite additional chefs to join head Chef Tucker for a multiple-course dinner in the garden.  Each of the chefs dreams up and creates their own courses.  The most recent dinner featured Chef Joe Sparatta from Heritage (Richmond), Tim … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomatoes with Mayonnaise

I’ve been working on my food photography since going to a Food Photography seminar with Andrea and Sarah, the masterminds behind Beyond the Flavor.  I’m still using the camera on my phone, but I’m making an effort to take my dishes outside to photograph them in natural light.  I learned that it makes the color more … Continue reading

Beet Sliders

Beets are a little bit off the fall-flavor trend I’ve been sticking to, but I wanted to share the story of this dish regardless.  I just tried beets for the first time this year and found them delicious.  This is the first way I tried cooking beets, and they came out splendidly!  I started by … 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

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

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

Deviled Eggs

I made deviled eggs today for lunch.  I had hard boiled eggs a few days ago as a nice, easy snack.  I also had just made homemade, olive oil, sausage fat, and roasted garlic mayonnaise, so deviled eggs or egg salad seemed like the perfect application.  In this batch, I added some of my mayo, … Continue reading