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

A Cheddar Cheese Ball That’s Almost a Gift Itseslf

The secret arrow in my holiday quiver is this cheddar cheese ball. It’s simple to make, is incredibly addictive and can even make uneven gift giving seem on par. It’s kind of magical that way. For instance, my cousin gave us a DVD player (with Wi-Fi!) as an early Christmas…

Thanksgiving Wine Parings

A Thanksgiving Menu with the Perfect Wine Pairings

(Editors’ Note: Planning a full Thanksgiving menu can be a formidable challenge. Picking just the right wines to serve with that feast can be equally challenging – especially if you don’t want to break the bank. So, to help make your Thanksgiving dinner a success, we’ve joined forces with our…

Homemade Horseradish

From Gnarly Root to Powerful Condiment: The Perils and Beauties of Homemade Horseradish

Gas masks, protective goggles and amazing food. Those ideas seem incongruous. Or so I thought years ago, before I met Launie and before I heard the details of her family’s tradition of making horseradish from scratch. The first time Launie told me stories about members of her family donning gas…

Candied Almonds with Sea Salt in an Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad

Candied Almonds with Sea Salt: A sweet surprise in an Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad

I’m not a big fan of sweets other than fruit, and I’m also not a huge blue cheese fan. But, the combination of sugar-coated almonds and blue cheese in this salad elevates both ingredients. It’s ridiculously good. Ridiculously. Good. I’ve been trying to really get into blue cheese for over…

Light and Cheese Crackers with Scallions, Jalapenos and Olives

An Early Birthday Present: Light and Cheese Crackers with Scallions, Jalapenos and Olives

I’m going to divulge a deep and dirty secret about being a food blogger. We live and die by daylight. Artificial overhead light ruins the look of food and the right light is tricky. So, when the fall/winter light disappears by 3 p.m. in our north-facing apartment, it’s difficult to…