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

Green Chicken Chili

Green Chicken Chili

We are flush with vegetables and gourds from our winter CSA. And one of my favorite things in the world was prevalent this week – tomatillos. So, I whipped us up a batch of tomatillo salsa, and that was dinner one night with nachos. Then when the winter turned colder…

Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Blueberry Salad in a Champagne Vinaigrette

Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Blueberry Salad in a Champagne Vinaigrette

Poor Demeter. Her daughter, Persephone, was taken by Hades and carried away to the underworld. Demeter was the goddess of agriculture and the earth withered as crops dried up because Demeter was only concerned with finding her daughter. The cries of the hungry forced Zeus to get involved, and he…