Saturday, December 20, 2014

Crispy Butternut Squash Chips, Two Ways

Over the past few weeks, my CSA share has left me with an abundance of various winter squashes.  And by abundance, I mean they've been occupying half of our kitchen table.  I didn't grow up eating winter squash, so I'll admit it's a bit of a culinary blind spot.  Plus, it seems like no matter how it's prepared it has a vaguely baby-food-like consistency.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cauliflower-Cheddar Soup

Guys, I can't believe it's already December!  My full-time job has seemed to overflow these past few months with project after project... after project... after freakin' project.  It's been insane, but I love my job and I'd much rather be crazy busy than crazy bored.  But the blog's been backlogging, so I wanted to share this delicious soup.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chicken Roulades with Kale, Mushrooms, and Gruyere

It's hard to believe October is upon us!  The foliage in northern Vermont this time of year is AMAZING, and the crispness in the air beckons heartier recipes and winter greens.  Truth be told, I actually made this recipe last year during my blog draught (seriously, 2013 had a ton of amazing recipes that never made it to the internet).  But I wanted to wait until autumn to post it, because it's just too perfect for the season.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Creamy Chowder with Halibut & Corn

For some reason, I love soups in the summer.  Whether it's the refreshing chilled gazpacho I posted last week or eating pho at a neighborhood Vietnamese place, there's just something I find comforting about making a light soup the center of a meal.  So when I found a packet of halibut in the back of our freezer from our Alaska vacation last summer, I knew a chowder was in order.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summer Garden Gazpacho

I love my CSA share this time of year.  Granted, the growing season in northern Vermont is pretty short, and we don't always see those summertime classics (zucchini, basil) until after most of the country has been enjoying them for a month or two.  But right now, we're getting tons of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuces, and I couldn't be happier.  This produce is so fresh and delicious, it almost seems like a crime to cook it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Citrus, Rosemary and Bay


Have you ever been thinking about a recipe all day, and when you finally get home and review your recipe notes, you discover that the recipe requires a lengthy marinading time?  Yeah, that just happened.  I knew I was craving the herby-citrusy-slightly-sweet pork tenderloin, so what's a girl to do?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Raspberry Infusions (Vodka & Tequila)

Fresh raspberries added to jars of vodka and tequila
I bought some raspberry flavored vodka the other day, thinking it might be nice to make a fruity beverage or two.  I'll spare the specific brand name, but let's just say I was woefully disappointed.  I can't recall if my younger self actually thought this plonk was drinkable, or if perhaps they've altered the flavor (perhaps to keep costs down)?  In any case, I was reminded why it's so much better to flavor things myself.