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

Highbrow/Lowbrow Spicy Saffron Chicken with Turmeric Rice

Okay, so the title of this post is a little misleading, because turmeric isn’t really “lowbrow.” But for years I’ve thought of it as “saffron coloring for the fiscally challenged.” I love to use it in rice because it makes it so bright and cheerful for pennies a batch. It’s…

Parsley Gazpacho

Parsley Gazpacho

I love salad for breakfast. Up until a few years ago I thought this made me a little odd. I had been mocked enough by roommates and friends that I learned to keep my fondness for morning salads to myself. I can’t tell you how many times in various situations,…

Blackened Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Bell Pepper Salsa

Blackened Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Bell Pepper Salsa

You know you come from a family that loves food, when you can have a completely excited and animated conversation with your mother about baby bell peppers. That happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Jedd and I were visiting my parents when somehow baby bells were mentioned. My…

Orecchiette Salad with Fresh Basil and Capers

Orecchiette Salad with Fresh Basil and Capers

Wow, I don’t have my heat sea legs under me quite yet. But it’s not my fault. Today it’s 90 degrees, and last week it was in the 40’s. That’s a big jump. And now it’s definitely pasta salad weather. Looking in the fridge (or what I like to call…

Baby Artichokes with Lemon and Fresh Basil

A Dream Realized: Baby Artichokes with Lemon and Fresh Basil

It was April, 2002, when a tentative and occasional home cook saw baby artichokes in the grocery store for the first time. She bought a package of them and brought them home. Because she was a little nervous by nature and was working long hours, she kept putting off trying…