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

Mom’s Rhubarb Crisp

When it comes to “tiny” kitchens, my parent’s camp in the 70’s won the gold star. Back when my folks converted my grandfather’s old shed into a little camp in the woods, the amenities were few. We had a cook stove, a fire pit, and a well. Evenings were spent…

Chicken Panzanella Salad with Flax Seed Croutons

Flax seed croutons in a panzanella salad? Yes please. For years I wished I liked wheat bread. I know how good it is compared to white bread, but the taste just turned me off. Jedd loves wheat bread, my parents love it, even my grandmother, who’s in an assisted living…

Rhubarb Mimosas: The Perfect Drink For a Party

There’s an old saying, “Simple syrup makes everything better.” Wait, that’s not an old saying? I just made it up? Busted. But simple syrup does make things delicious. Along with rhubarb, which is taking over our crisper. Last week I went to the farmers market, and got there at the…

Cold Asian Salad with Apartment-Grown Corn Sprouts

  We’ve had some big good life news. After nearly a decade in a small, dark little railroad-style apartment, we moved into a big new place with lots of light. However, even though we gained an eating space, dishes are still stacked perpendicularity on the kitchen counter. Mama didn’t gain…

Lemon Pepper Steak with Red Wine Shallot Sauce

Lemon Pepper Steak with Red Wine Shallot Sauce

Going through the freezer a couple of nights ago looking for an elusive bag of green beans, I stumbled on a grass-fed piece of steak that Jedd bought at the farmers market this fall. Hot diggity! I marinated it in lemon juice and pepper and threw together an insanely simple…