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

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

Double Dipping

One weekend last fall after visiting the Charlottesville Farmer’s Market, I made this wonderful lunch for myself with a piece of focaccia.  I wanted to be silly and call this post “Double Dipping” because I made a different dipping sauce for each of the components of my lunch: a seasoned olive oil and a homemade … Continue reading

Mayonnaise Update – Chicken and Potato Salad

Just last week, I made a new batch of homemade mayo, using a combination of canola oil, coconut oil, bacon fat, and olive oil.  I also used Pinot Grigio wine vinegar in addition to lemon juice to cut a bit of the tartness, and I added a bunch of herbs.  Needless to say, it is … Continue reading