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

Blackened Maple Whiskey Pork Tenderloin with Cherries

My mother and I were on the phone the other night talking about food. We’re both avid cooks or “kooks,” as my adorably heavily accented Canadian Great-Grandfather pronounced it. And somehow the subject of whiskey came up. More to the point, a bottle of maple syrup whiskey that I received…

Instant Pot Chicken Mole

I’m not a “gadget person.” Sure, I have the necessities – a blender that can be stored on a shelf, a full-size food processor, and a mini-food processor that can be tucked away – but an instant pot just seemed silly to me. And then Jedd bought me one. Oh….

Sichuan Peppercorn and Star Anise Braised Shingo Pears

Are you looking for an insanely delicious treat? These pears fit the bill. They’re full of ginger and anise, with a titch of extra savory goodness from Sichuan peppercorns. Jedd’s mother’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that braised pears would make a nice co-dessert with…

Preserved Lemon and Pomegranate Chicken with Blood Orange Salsa

We’re all brave, and we’re all fearful. I can be pretty fearless in the kitchen. I throw flavors together like a drunk college student, and they generally work out pretty well. But for no apparent reason, I’m terrified of any sort of preserving. Sure, I can quickle with the best…

Chicken with Three Hot Pepper Sauce Tacos

Every year for my birthday Jedd gifts me with a new type of dried hot peppers. Pasillos, Chipotles, Arbol, etc. It’s a pretty great birthday gift because I get to play with new flavors – which of course is the gift that keeps giving. However, my bag filled with bags…