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

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…

Broiled Honey Butter Grapefruit

My maternal grandfather farmed all day, enjoyed a tipple in the evening while he played guitar, adored his wife and family, and gave any spare time he had to anyone who needed a hand. He didn’t have a greedy bone in his body. Unless there was a grapefruit in the…

Maple Chili Blood Orange Salad

Jedd has been making himself a spinach salad every morning for breakfast along with his eggs. Which to me just makes good sense, because greens are refreshing – which is what you want when your feet first hit the floor. We also both like a decent amount of citrus in…

Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

This recipe couldn’t be simpler or more utilitarian. Who doesn’t need easy chicken that can function in pretty much any dish from chicken noodle soup to enchiladas, from a freezer staple to a quick weeknight casserole? Hello, luvah. We recently got an instant pot and now our inside joke is,…

Apple and Mint Pancakes

Sadly – oh so sadly – our farmers market season is winding down. But currently, we’re in the incredible sweet spot of produce and fruit. Kale, squash, tomatoes, and hot peppers all still nestle against each other on wooden stands. Last weekend I torqued my back, and was on the…