In a small, Northern Vermont Kitchen, we sate our appetites with homemade meals and a love of local ingredients.
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Triple-Dog Dare Almond and Thai Pepper Salsa

My cousin gave us a massive amount of cilantro last week and I’ve been trying to use it all before it goes wonky. And the other night (perhaps propelled by wine inspired joie de vivre) Jedd and I decided to use the cilantro, almonds* and several Thai chilies to make…

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Cucumber, Orange 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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Sunday Afternoon Bloody Mary

Now that the hot weather is over, I can have a Bloody Mary again. Jedd is hard core, and will drink them even if it’s a 100-degrees in the apartment. But to me a Bloody Mary is definitely one of the many benefits of fall and winter. Here’s Jedd’s recipe….

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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.

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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…