Heirloom Tomatoes

Last Saturday Slow Food Bloomington and the Parks and Rec Dept. sponsored an heirloom tomato tasting at the Market and it was a sight to behold. A constant line of people patiently snaked its way to tables laden with every color and size of tomatoes, waiting to savor their different flavors, acid sharp and sugar…

Cooking for Zoë

  Sorry for the silence this week; it’s been a tough one. What time I’ve spent in the kitchen has been devoted to cooking not for us but for Zoë. Zoë is our 12 1/2 year old shepherd mix, a gorgeous lanky girl who back in the day could run like an arrow, pluck a…

Potluck

  I just had the most amazing lunch – a medley of leftovers from last night’s Slow Food potluck. Slow Food, if you are just joining us, is an international movement that celebrates, and increasingly advocates for, a way of eating that is local, sustainable, leisurely and fun. Read all about it here, here, and…

Watermelon and Goat Cheese

  We all know the classic fruit and cheese combinations — grapes and brie, apples and cheddar, manchego and quince paste just to name a few. A couple of years ago I watched Dave Tallent do a cooking demo at the Bloomington Farmers Market where he made a salad with watermelon, feta, and tarragon, in…

Bloom

Went to the launch party for Bloom magazine last night at tutto bene. Bloom is a new (and free!) culture/lifestyle magazine “celebrating life in Bloomington” and it is fabulous – beautiful, glossy, and exciting. Bloom showcases the brilliantly artistic, the quirky, the plucky and compassionate, the quaint and funny in our town – attributes of…