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

Orange Blossom Rhubarb Sauce

Every year when we get rhubarb from the farmers market, I try to put a savory spin on it. But this year, I decided to go a more traditional route, and make a sweet sauce with it. Jedd had given me orange blossom water for my birthday and I’d wanted…

Lime and New Mexican Chile Powder Crisped Chickpeas

This fall Jedd and I were watching a cooking show and they used “New Mexican Chile Powder.” I’d never heard of it. Jedd had never heard of it. And I made a note to self to check it out. Then low and behold on my birthday two of my presents…

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…