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
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
Seared Scallops with a Maple-Miso Glaze over Swiss Chard

Seared Scallops with a Maple-Miso Glaze over Swiss Chard

Though our small town of Cambridge is located deep in a landlocked state, we can get remarkably fresh fish.  Our own Cranberry Bob works on a fishing boat off of New Hampshire and delivers fresh tuna, flounder and large scallops on Fridays.  Cranberry Bob is his own... read more
Pairing Runamok Syrups with Cheese

Pairing Runamok Syrups with Cheese

Perhaps our greatest discovery with the infused, smoked and barrel-aged syrups is finding out how well they pair with cheese. One night at a party, we set out the Pecan Wood Smoked Maple with sharp cheddar and the guests loved it.  Realizing we were on to something,... read more
Braised Pork with a Maple, Mustard and Fennel Sauce

Braised Pork with a Maple, Mustard and Fennel Sauce

  Maple and pork were meant for each other.  Here I have taken a nice, marbled cut of pork and braised it for hours in a tangy cider and fennel broth.  Once the pork is done the broth is used to make a sauce, adding mustard and maple syrup for the perfect... read more
Maple Candied Cranberries

Maple Candied Cranberries

The best Christmas treats are as dazzling to the eye as they are to the palate.  My son, Henry, and I were scrolling through ‘Holiday Recipes’ on Food52 the other weekend and came across a gorgeous photo of Candied Cranberries.  They are whole cranberries soaked in... read more

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