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

  The idea for these cookies came about like this: I was talking to our friend Steve on the phone, while we each were enjoying a cocktail. “So, I made something crazy good this week,” Steve said. “Oh yeah, what was it?” I asked. “Chocolate chip cookies with seasoned salt,” he…

Rhubarb horiz

Mom’s Rhubarb Crisp

When it comes to “tiny” kitchens, my parent’s camp in the 70’s won the gold star. Back when my folks converted my grandfather’s old shed into a little camp in the woods, the amenities were few. We had a cook stove, a fire pit, and a well. Evenings were spent…

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…

Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce

Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce

In honor of The Gilmore Girls finally coming out on Netflix streaming (and because it’s autumn – the perpetual season in Stars Hollow) – it only seemed right to make a sweet dessert. I was inspired by the following exchange to make an apple tart. Lorelai: “I can live without…

Berry Whip

Proust Had Fond Memories of Madeleines, We Had Cricks In Our Necks. Hello, Berry Whip!

Yesterday was my mother’s birthday and I told her I would like to make her a birthday dinner – but that she was on her own for her birthday dessert. Because she makes amazing deserts. Why not have the best? So I made her a pork wellington filled with meat…