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

Sichuan Peppercorn and Star Anise Braised Shingo Pears

Are you looking for an insanely delicious treat? These pears fit the bill. They’re full of ginger and anise, with a titch of extra savory goodness from Sichuan peppercorns. Jedd’s mother’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that braised pears would make a nice co-dessert with…

Citrus Habanero Sauce

In the fall our farmers market is busting at the seams with hot peppers. They range from medium hot, to “What the hell is wrong with you? Why would you eat that?” I buy a pretty wide variety of the sane hot peppers, along with some of the “Why did…

Broiled Honey Butter Grapefruit

My maternal grandfather farmed all day, enjoyed a tipple in the evening while he played guitar, adored his wife and family, and gave any spare time he had to anyone who needed a hand. He didn’t have a greedy bone in his body. Unless there was a grapefruit in the…

Maple Chili Blood Orange Salad

Jedd has been making himself a spinach salad every morning for breakfast along with his eggs. Which to me just makes good sense, because greens are refreshing – which is what you want when your feet first hit the floor. We also both like a decent amount of citrus in…

Pomegranate, Rosewater, Honey and Cardamom Ice Cream

My aunt has started keeping bees, and I was the lucky recipient of some of her honey. And with that in mind, I decided to make a dessert that was worthy of her hard effort and honey love. I had some coconut milk on hand, and some aromatic spices that…