In a small, Northern Vermont Kitchen, we sate our appetites with homemade meals and a love of local ingredients.

Local Food

Playing with our local fruits and vegetables. Seasonal recipes inspired by our CSA and local farmers markets.

From Scratch

Everything is from scratch, even the ketchup, tahini and - yep - the microgreens...

Nothing is Impossible

Well, almost nothing. You can't make your own homemade MSG.

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Persimmon and Chili Jam

This is probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever put up here. And the crazy thing is that it only has three ingredients, but tastes like a whole fruit stand. It’s sweet and citrusy, and it’s got some real kick.

Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

The big day is coming up next week, and to err on the side of caution I bought a bag of cranberries so I wouldn’t be short on Thanksgiving. And, of course, I immediately wanted to play with them.


Just What Is It About Cilantro Anyway?

(This is a repeat post from 2012. It seems pertinent with the holidays coming up. If you don’t feel like talking politics around the Thanksgiving table, just bring up cilantro! ~ Launie)   Politics, religion, same-sex marriage, breast feeding, health care, sometimes it seems that there’s nothing that American’s don’t…

Chicken with curry leaves

Chicken with Curry Leaves

Jedd has been burning the candle at both ends. He’s been helping to care for a family member who’s recovering from surgery, he’s in two bands, and he still has to – you know – work. Oh, and hang with me and the kittens. Busy, busy, busy. But not too…

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Spicy Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Tomatillo Quinoa

I love this recipe because it’s simple, spicy and fairly hands off. Hello, easy meal when you don’t necessarily feel like cooking! The pork is crazy tender, and the quinoa is full of citrus flavor from the tomatillos. You could also serve the flavorful pork on nachos, sandwiches, or with…