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

Happy Spring! Tomato Ricotta Tart

Spring is in the air. I can say that with authority because when I walked around town doing errands today, I kept running into friends and acquaintances who all said, “Spring is in the air!” See, I told you I was authoritative. Street chats aside, the other reason I know…

Ugli Fruit and Mango Salsa

It’s Beautiful and Spicy: Ugli Fruit and Mango Salsa

As we’ve established on these pages, I’m a cheap date. I don’t need flowers or chocolate to make my day. But I am a sucker for a new ingredient. So, when Jedd brought me home an ugli fruit the other day I couldn’t wait to use it. In case you’ve…

Cranberry Beans Stewed with Sage

A Many-Monikered Bean: Cranberry Beans Stewed with Sage

Launie and I are real suckers for a pretty ingredient. Especially if it’s one that we’ve never cooked with before. Launie’s been known to squeal a little when she finds one.

Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

Trying to Fight Off a Cold With Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

As I chopped the vegetables it dawned on me that they would be great with lentils, and that together they could create a ridiculously healthy salad.

Candied Almonds with Sea Salt in an Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad

Candied Almonds with Sea Salt: A sweet surprise in an Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad

I’m not a big fan of sweets other than fruit, and I’m also not a huge blue cheese fan. But, the combination of sugar-coated almonds and blue cheese in this salad elevates both ingredients. It’s ridiculously good. Ridiculously. Good. I’ve been trying to really get into blue cheese for over…