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

Blackened Maple Whiskey Pork Tenderloin with Cherries

My mother and I were on the phone the other night talking about food. We’re both avid cooks or “kooks,” as my adorably heavily accented Canadian Great-Grandfather pronounced it. And somehow the subject of whiskey came up. More to the point, a bottle of maple syrup whiskey that I received…

Blackened Vermouth Chicken with Chilies

I still keep good white wine around to add some flavors to sauces – but only just barely. My heart now officially belongs to dry vermouth. It makes pan sauces extra savory and velvety – and makes the kitchen smell like a 5-star restaurant. For less than 5 bucks a…

Spicy Thai Noodle and Egg Stir Fry

What can you do with a bulb of kohlrabi, a few eggs, a dozen strands of chives and a handful of peanuts? No, this isn’t the season finale of Chopped. This was what I saw this morning – hungry, in need of coffee, and with my lower back still throbbing…

Spicy Lemon Arugula Pesto

I’m a little bit of a heathen, because I like pesto more as a snack than on pasta. Just give me a bowl of pesto, some vegetables and bread – and I’m happy as a clam. And I love this recipe because no matter how much arugula we eat (and…

Star Anise and Ginger Poached Pears

These pears will make you fall in love with yourself. They will make you fall in love with ginger, they will make you fall in love with star anise. And it just makes sense, because these were made with love for family Our nephew’s 1st birthday is coming right up,…