Maple Hot Wings

Maple Hot Wings

If they are not crispy, chicken wings can be a big disappointment.  I never cared for them until I tried a recipe that involved baking them in high heat for almost an hour.  Wow, what a difference.  Most of the fat is rendered, leaving crispy skin and tender meat. ... read more
Runamok Sesame Noodles

Runamok Sesame Noodles

There are certain dishes for which people get rather persnickety regarding origins.  For example, Italy may claim ownership over all kinds of popular dishes, but consider that tomatoes are a New World food that weren’t introduced to Europe until the sixteenth century.... read more
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

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