Vermont Poke Bowl

Vermont Poke Bowl

Poke bowls are the latest lunch craze.  Made with rice, raw fish, vegetables and dressing, they are popping up all over trendy neighborhoods across the country.  Being a landlocked state, we don’t have a lot of fish here in Vermont, at least nothing you’d want to eat... read more
Fried Brussels’ Sprouts with a Maple-Cider Glaze

Fried Brussels’ Sprouts with a Maple-Cider Glaze

There is a restaurant in Burlington, VT called Bluebird Barbeque.  We may be several hundred miles from the heart of American BBQ turf but these folks know how to make some fine pulled pork, brisket and ribs.  Without trying to copy Kansas or North Carolina, they put... read more
Kale Chips Glazed with Merquén and Parmesan

Kale Chips Glazed with Merquén and Parmesan

If you have a vegetable resistor in your house there are techniques to ease your green naysayer into veggie acceptance.  I call them “starter recipes”.  For example, when I was young, I didn’t care for avocadoes.  They seemed mushy and bland and I didn’t understand... read more
Beet, Arugula and Citrus Salad with Ginger Maple Vinaigrette

Beet, Arugula and Citrus Salad with Ginger Maple Vinaigrette

There are a few things that rarely show up in our kitchen because I am the only one in the family who likes them.  The first is cheesecake, which is desperately sad but probably for the best since the middle-aged metabolism has kicked in.  The other is beets.  I... read more
Spring Greens with Shrimp, Grapefruit, Snow Peas and Smoked Maple Vinaigrette

Spring Greens with Shrimp, Grapefruit, Snow Peas and Smoked Maple Vinaigrette

Smoky flavor in food is all the rage right now but fads exist for reason; a little smokiness gives a dish a fourth dimension.  This spring salad is a good example.  The shrimp and maple syrup provide the sweetness, the vinegar and grapefruit punch it up with acidity... read more
Crispy Tofu with Asparagus, Green Curry and Makrut Lime-Leaf Maple

Crispy Tofu with Asparagus, Green Curry and Makrut Lime-Leaf Maple

This is an easy weeknight meal that is healthy and satisfying.  The only ingredient that may be tricky to find is the green curry.  This is a Thai curry paste made from cilantro, green chilis, Thai lime leaves, ginger, lemongrass and other spices.  It is not very... read more

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