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

Ugli Fruit and Mango Salsa

It’s Beautiful and Spicy: Ugli Fruit and Mango Salsa

As we’ve established on these pages, I’m a cheap date. I don’t need flowers or chocolate to make my day. But I am a sucker for a new ingredient. So, when Jedd brought me home an ugli fruit the other day I couldn’t wait to use it. In case you’ve…

Oven Dried Tomatoes

Why Spend Money on Sun Dried Tomatoes When You Can Oven Dry Them Instead?

They’re great on a pizza, a sandwich or just as a snack. But, sun dried tomatoes aren’t cheap, and for $1.99 you can make them yourself. Not only will you have the satisfaction of saving a few dollars – but you get to have the simple childlike joy of performing…

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…