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

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,…

Turkey, Kale and Lemongrass Fried Dumplings

This is an inadvertently healthy (adjacent) dish. Sure it’s fried, but it’s shallow fried for about a minute. And it has as many vegetables as it does meat.

Triple-Dog Dare Almond and Thai Pepper Salsa

My cousin gave us a massive amount of cilantro last week and I’ve been trying to use it all before it goes wonky. And the other night (perhaps propelled by wine inspired joie de vivre) Jedd and I decided to use the cilantro, almonds* and several Thai chilies to make…

Persimmon and Chili Jam

This is probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever put up here. And the crazy thing is that it only has three ingredients, but tastes like a whole fruit stand. It’s sweet and citrusy, and it’s got some real kick.

Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

The big day is coming up next week, and to err on the side of caution I bought a bag of cranberries so I wouldn’t be short on Thanksgiving. And, of course, I immediately wanted to play with them.