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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Cold Asian Salad with Apartment-Grown Corn Sprouts

  We’ve had some big good life news. After nearly a decade in a small dark little railroad-style apartment, we moved into a big new place with lots of light. However, even though we gained an eating space, dishes are still stacked perpendicularity on the kitchen counter. Mama didn’t gain…

Chocolate, Almond and Goji Berry Bars

Chocolate, Almond and Goji Berry Bars

I love almonds. But now with the drought in California, eating them is making me feel a wee bit guilty. One little almond consumes a gallon of water. And together, the almond crop gulps up 1.7 trillion gallons per year. Glug, glug, glug. So, I’m probably going to assuage my…

Ginger Drink Recipe

Appalachian Island Wah-Hoo!

My brother-in-law, Cheyenne, only gets back to our little state about once a year. But when he comes up for vacation, it’s like a little vacation for us too. This time it was even more of a nightly “time out” from the stresses of everyday life than usual, because he…

Chipotle Lime Lentil Salad

Chipotle Lime Lentil Salad: It’s a Slow Heat

We all have our own versions of food as “pick me ups.” Whether it’s soup when we’re fighting off a cold, cayenne to warm up, or ice cream to celebrate – there’s some sort of food to fit that need. For me, it’s lentil salad when I’m tired or run…

Homemade (No-Mayo) Ranch Dressing

Homemade (No-Mayo) Ranch Dressing

When we were first dating, Jedd and I could talk for hours about things we loved and disliked. We both love the Beatles and Rolling Stones. We both dislike mayonnaise. Those two topics could keep us chatting for hours after work, over a pint of beer. (More music than mayonnaise…