February 9, 2015

In The Dish Pit with Chef Jon.

When I was 14 ½ I got my first real job. I was a dishwasher in a little restaurant in Albuquerque NM that was split down the middle, half Seafood Shanty and half Chinese Restaurant. It was truly amazing! The dish pit was centrally located and on one half was a row of fryolators and […]

November 21, 2014

It’s Here!

It’s the third Thursday in November, and that can only mean one thing; the Beaujolais Nouveau is here! The first wine of the harvest, it is meant to be drunk young, and this stuff is only 60 days old. Fruity and playful, this lighthearted, cheerful wine is just plain fun! The 2014 vintage is the […]

November 14, 2014

Hard at Work!

November can be a slow time in Vermont…the leaves have stopped changing and are dropping as quickly as the temperature.  This is the time for plenty of Vermonters to get themselves ready for the oncoming winter season.  Barrows House is no different — we have spent the last two weeks taking advantage of the quiet […]

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. […]