Maple Chili Squash Fries

Maple Chili Squash Fries

Mmmmm, winter squash and maple; these two were made for each other.  There is the traditional pairing of acorn squash baked with maple and butter.  Even picky vegetable eaters will partake in that dish because it is like having pie filling for dinner.  Another option... read more
Maple and Orange Tea Cake

Maple and Orange Tea Cake

This cake is another example of substituting maple syrup for any recipe that calls for making caramel.  I saw this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens (February, 2017) and immediately decided it had a higher calling with maple.  Essentially you make an orange cake... read more
Pudding Chomeur

Pudding Chomeur

We are very fortunate to live about an hour away from Quebec.  This means we are very close to a world of incredible gastronomy from the global cuisine of Montreal to the traditional French bistros just over the border in Sutton.  Quebec has its well-known specialties... read more
Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette

  Winter is the time that citrus is at its peak.  One can find just-picked lemons from Florida, Texas, California and Cambridge, Vermont.  Yup, Cambridge, Vermont.  I have had a lemon tree for 15 years.  I bought the six-inch seedling for fun, back when we lived... read more
The Dooryard

The Dooryard

With regard to our little region of the world, the availability of locally made or grown food is astounding.  Even given the fact that the ground is frozen for six months of the year and the soil is acidic and rocky, you can eat almost entirely from vegetables, meat,... read more

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