A little bit  about me….

 Some people throw themselves into a hobby. Knitting, painting, scrapbooking….I choose to cook. I like to think of cooking as a means to an end. Now, I don’t just mean whipping up some Hamburger Helper between swim practice and Zumba, I mean researching the perfect recipe, tweaking it to be my own and making magic on the LG.
Cooking for myself and my family is more than just a necessity.  I truly enjoy it.  Now, that doesn’t mean that I wake up every morning, tie on an apron and start taking orders.  No way!  But I do enjoy the happiness that a tall stack of pancakes or a dish of steaming hot enchiladas brings my 2 boys!  Nigella Lawson once said, when asked what she thought of a particular dish on Iron Chef, that if the food brings her pleasure to eat  then it is good. 
about Heather
My food isn’t fancy but it is real.  My recipes aren’t from Le Cordon Bleu but they were tested in my kitchen and they work for me.  My Panel of Judges seem to agree as well :)
So I hope you enjoy reading about my culinary successes as well as my failures……  and all of the life that happens along the way.

A few of the places you can find my work:

Basilmomma on Facebook

Basilmomma on Twitter

Basilmomma on Pinterest

Indianapolis Star

Earth Eats

Aspire Johnson County

Zesco Restaurant Supply

Nuvo Magazine


Indiana Dunes Magazine

Indianapolis Woman Magazine May 2012

Host of Around the Kitchen Sink Radio airing on Toginet.com and EdibleRadio.com

Weekly guest with Sean Copeland on B105.7 soft rock (Indianapolis)

I appeared bi-weekly on Fox59 WXIN Indianapolis in my Friday ‘Eating Around Indy’ segment with Jim O’Brien

I am a monthly guest on IndyStyle (WISH TV)

Host of the Earth Eats Test Kitchen on The Friday Zone (WTIU/WFYI)

Former Editor of Edible Indy Magazine

Freelance writer for 4 local print publications

Indianapolis Business Journal


Local family meal advocate and volunteer for DigINdiana.org

Monthly cooking classes at the Little Red Door Cancer Agency

Brand Ambassador for brands such as: Red Gold Tomatoes, King Arthur Flour, Toufayan Bakeries, Sabra Hummus, Hurst Beans, Best Boy and Co, Burton’s Maplewood Farm, Indiana Artisan food artisans, Indiana Wine, Indiana Dairy, Indiana Pork, Wisconsin Cheese Board, Maple Leaf Farms duck, Indiana Corn and Soybean Alliance, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Viking Lamb, Superior Lamb, Al Fresco Sausage, Visit Indiana, Home Run Inn Pizza,  GE Appliances, Pure Michigan, Visit Indy, Visit Bloomington.

Host of Around the Kitchen Sink Radio, I am a family-friendly food writer. I also do certain product reviews as well as cover local dining, locavore living, farmers markets, antiques, family fun events, etc.  Please contact me at heatherltallman@gmail.com if you have any questions!