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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Chicken Panzanella Salad with Flax Seed Croutons

Flax seed croutons in a panzanella salad? Yes please. For years I wished I liked wheat bread. I know how good it is compared to white bread, but the taste just turned me off. Jedd loves wheat bread, my parents love it, even my grandmother, who’s in an assisted living…

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Rhubarb Mimosas: The Perfect Drink For a Party

There’s an old saying, “Simple syrup makes everything better.” Wait, that’s not an old saying? I just made it up? Busted. But simple syrup does make things delicious. Along with rhubarb, which is taking over our crisper. Last week I went to the farmers market, and got there at the…

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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…