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…

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…

Make your own seasoned salt

Making Homemade Seasoned Salt in a Pinch

I racked my brain and thought of what was in seasoned salt, and I realized we had everything in the kitchen to make my own.


Oven drying hot peppers to make your own chili flakes

We have all seen the ubiquitous little shakers of red chili pepper flakes in pizza places. But I like to make my own dried chilis because they are cheaper –  37 cents vs. $3.50 for a jar in the grocery store. They’re also  prettier. With beauty comes pain, though, so…