November 7, 2014

Winter is Approaching

As I come over the pass from Danby to Dorset I run through the first snow line. It’s just spitting now but you can feel in the air it means business. Our corn Exchange gentlemen are back for the season and looking forward to roasted lamb chops. Don’t forget the mint jelly don’t you know. […]

October 25, 2014

The In-Between Season

It’s getting to be that in-between time here in Dorset, Vermont. The leaves have almost all fallen, and the wind carries the scent of snow, but there are still plenty of things left to do and enjoy before the ski season starts. Join us at Barrows House on Thursday, October 30th, from 7-9pm for a […]

October 14, 2014

Did you know?

Did you know that you can roast a spaghetti squash whole? Well you can! Just turn your oven up to 400, spray some non-stick on it, put it in a pan and bake for about an hour. That’s it!!! Let it cool a little, peel the skin off, slice in half length wise, scoop out […]

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September 26, 2014

Tiiiiiiiime, is on my side… Yes it is!

As I sit in my kayak, on a pond that will remain un-named, I am reminded of just how lucky I am! I live here! Where is here Here is where I am. Here is now. Here is Vermont. I watch the geese fly overhead on their journey to points south. There are two otters […]

September 26, 2014

Autumn in the Manchester Area

It’s inevitable – it happens every year – nothing I’ve ever been able to do to stop it! The days get cool and crisp and get a lot shorter, the mums and pumpkins appear everywhere, the leaves turn: you know the drill. Some people thrive on this – I think it’s because it’s the last […]

September 26, 2014

Enjoying Vermont!

Chefs don’t get much quality time outside of the kitchen. Luckily for us, we are surrounded by the great outdoors and Mother Nature’s endless possibilities. This summer I was able to take two fishing and kayaking excursions to a few of my favorite spots! The Connecticut River Lake Champlain I was able to get away […]

September 26, 2014

21 Days Later

This is not a zombie blog. It is the incubation period of a chicken egg. Fertilized eggs will hatch after about 18 days — you may even be able to hear the chick peeping in the egg and in response the mother hen will start to cluck back as encouragement for the chick to hatch. […]

September 26, 2014

Labor Weekend in the Manchester Area

Labor Day Weekend seems to be a natural time to celebrate the end of a fantastic summer and say hello to the start of an exciting autumn in Vermont. The warm days are turning into cool nights and it’s time to turn in bathing suits for bonfires! Looking for fun things to do? No worries, […]

September 26, 2014

Mercury Rising

Mud season is well behind us, the days are longer and the mercury is rising. I am often asked if there is anything to do in the area and I always respond……there is as little or as much as you want to do. From napping in a hammock, curling up with a book in a […]

September 26, 2014

Locally Foraged Mushrooms!

Fantastic. It has been a banner year for mushrooms! One of the pluses of cooking in Vermont is the natural variety of the seasons. First the Morels and now the boom of the Chanterelles and the Black Trumpets. The Hen of the Wood and the Chicken of the Wood will makes the scene soon. Menu […]