In a small, Northern Vermont Kitchen, we sate our appetites with homemade meals and a love of local ingredients.
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5-Spice Pork with Wasabi Barbecue Sauce

There are some condiments that I always need to have on hand. One of them is sesame oil. Do you have some leftover chicken you want to liven up? Boom! Sesame oil. Do you want a fun vinaigrette? Boom! Sesame oil.

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Cucumber, Orange, and Wasabi Salad

This year I must have been very good, because I found a micro plane in my Christmas stocking. I’ve always used my little cheese grater for zesting, but wowza, what a difference. Normally I have to work to zest, but this was effortless. So with an orange in hand, I…

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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…

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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…

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Spicy Lentil Salad with Chili Oil Vinaigrette

Happy 350th recipe everyone! That’s kind of a fun number, so I’m going to post this recipe which is one of my favorites. I love this salad. The hands on time is basically about 5 minutes, and it’s deliciously spicy and fresh. It’s perfect for lunches (or even lunch boxes)…