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

Blackberry Chipotle Sauce

Our grocery store had a sale on blackberries this week. So, now my crisper is full of them. Aside from the usual sweet treats, I thought it would be fun to make a savory sauce with them. Berries plus savory of course, made me think of spice. So I pulled…

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…

Roasted Orange and Salad Cranberry Salad with Mozzarella

Roasted Orange and Cranberry Salad with Mozzarella

I’ve been obsessed with oranges and lemons lately. Every morning for breakfast I’ve been eating an orange, and following it up with a glass of lemon water. For dinner, I’ve been making lemon chicken several times a week. It’s not like I’ve started an odd citrus diet or become overly…

Homemade Soft Pretzel Rods

Homemade Soft Pretzel Rods with Spicy Cheddar Onion Dip

I love homemade pretzels. Whether they’re rods, bites or twists, they’re the perfect warm and savory snack. Or a meal, in the case of this recipe. Hello, fifty pretzels! Hello, spicy cheddar dip! Serve these with some crudités to feel like a good adult who eats their vegetables, and you’ll…

Cheddar Cheese Ball

A Cheddar Cheese Ball That’s Almost a Gift Itseslf

The secret arrow in my holiday quiver is this cheddar cheese ball. It’s simple to make, is incredibly addictive and can even make uneven gift giving seem on par. It’s kind of magical that way. For instance, my cousin gave us a DVD player (with Wi-Fi!) as an early Christmas…