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

Yes, Virginia. You Can Freeze Scallions and Make a Sriracha Pancake with Them

The title is a play off of the movie “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” because for the last two years I’ve only had these amazing scallions in the summer and was stymied about how to make them last. Then it dawned on me – freeze them for the…

Spicy Asian Beef and Radish Stew

Spicy Asian Beef and Radish Stew

Recently we were inundated with radishes, which is never a problem. Radishes with butter and a little sea salt make one of the best summer snacks. But, it got to the point where it seemed like we just couldn’t make a dent in the pretty, purple, peppery, little guys taking…

Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce: It’s the Gift That Keeps on Giving

A few weeks ago Jedd and I went out to dinner, which is a rarity for us. I write about food for paychecks, so I cook several times a day. Although what we have in the fridge by the end of the day may not make sense as a full…

Recipe for Master Chicken

Meeting Lynne Rossetto Kasper from The Splendid Table and a Recipe for Master Chicken

(Nobody was sitting, everyone wanted to stand in line for an autograph!) There are a lot of food “personalities” that we love, but only one has ever gotten us out of the apartment (and kitchen) to drive the length of the state on a rainy day. And that’s Lynne Rossetto…

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Making your own Chinese hot chili paste (La jiao jiang)

The name literally translates as ‘hot pepper paste’. You can buy it at most grocery stores or specialty markets, but it’s so easy there’s really no reason not to make it yourself. I made this batch the other day so I could add it to some spicy Lanzhou cilantro noodle soup I’ve been craving for a long time.