Pear Maple Ginger Sorbet

Pear Maple Ginger Sorbet

This Pear Sorbet with Maple and Ginger is the ideal finish to a heavy meal.  It is light and sweet with just a hint of ginger spice from the infused maple.  And given how few ingredients it uses, it could not possibly be easier. One thing to keep in mind when using... read more
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
Dutch Pear, Baby

Dutch Pear, Baby

I remember making Dutch Apple Baby in elementary school and thinking that, though the name was peculiar, the Dutch had some very good notions about apples and pancakes. It turns out that though the Dutch are very fine people, the dish has nothing to do with Holland.... 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
Maple Rum Cake

Maple Rum Cake

This recipe is a mix of Midwestern practicality, Eastern stubbornness and Vermont magic.  I first tried rum cake when my sister-in-law, who is originally from Kansas, made it for me.  It has been my experience that Midwesterners know how to bake excellent cakes and... read more
Galaktoboureko with Rum Barrel-Aged Maple

Galaktoboureko with Rum Barrel-Aged Maple

I get recipe suggestions all of the time and have learned to keep an open mind, but I have to confess, the sound of this one left me dubious.  It is a traditional Greek pastry, which was recommended by my husband’s aunt, Sheryl, and when I read the description, it... read more

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