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

Cheddar Cheese Ball

A Cheddar Cheese Ball That’s Almost a Gift Itseslf

The secret arrow in my holiday quiver is this cheddar cheese ball. It’s simple to make, is incredibly addictive and can even make uneven gift giving seem on par. It’s kind of magical that way. For instance, my cousin gave us a DVD player (with Wi-Fi!) as an early Christmas…

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…

Light and Cheese Crackers with Scallions, Jalapenos and Olives

An Early Birthday Present: Light and Cheese Crackers with Scallions, Jalapenos and Olives

I’m going to divulge a deep and dirty secret about being a food blogger. We live and die by daylight. Artificial overhead light ruins the look of food and the right light is tricky. So, when the fall/winter light disappears by 3 p.m. in our north-facing apartment, it’s difficult to…

Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Blueberry Salad in a Champagne Vinaigrette

Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Blueberry Salad in a Champagne Vinaigrette

Poor Demeter. Her daughter, Persephone, was taken by Hades and carried away to the underworld. Demeter was the goddess of agriculture and the earth withered as crops dried up because Demeter was only concerned with finding her daughter. The cries of the hungry forced Zeus to get involved, and he…