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The Green Apron Competes to be the Better Burger

How do you like your burger? Meat? Veggie? Lettuce, tomato, onion? Blended with mushrooms? …Wait… What was that last one? Hamburger meat blended together with mushrooms. Hmm, that sounds interesting. Well, as part of a new health initiative, the chefs at Stratton’s Green Apron will be hard at work this summer putting their culinary artistry to the test by competing in the James Beard Foundation Better Burger Project. Throughout the summer,…

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Introducing Venture Vermont: A Vermont Travel Guide

It is no secret that many of our readers and guests may only visit Vermont in the winter time. However, have you ever visited us in the summer, to witness the beauty of the Green Mountains in all its green glory? This summer, starting June 18, join us on the journey to Venture Vermont and explore Southern Vermont’s best summer activity spots, all within a short distance to Stratton Mountain. Our goal with…

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Keep It Local

By Courtney DiFiore Growing up in the Adirondacks, a love for fresh, local produce was instilled in me; I could walk into my backyard and pick my own berries. When I moved to Vermont, I found it even easier to stock up on locally made products. Stop by any farmer’s market and you’re surrounded with the freshest veggies and the most unique hand crafted goodies. Typically, you’ll find me wandering…

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Go ahead. Play with your food.

By Myra Foster Every day is different as our farms and gardens deliver a rolling cast of flavors and colors. Of fruits and vegetables. Today it’s favas, bright green in their giant pods and nothing at all like those beige beans you find in the supermarket. Even if you are no Silence of the Lambs fan, you must try fresh fava beans during their ever-so-brief  appearance.  Gone  before the end…

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A Vinaigrette that screams “Summer!”

By Myra Foster With four Farmer’s Markets in my path each week, there’s no challenge to meeting my daily quota of vegetables without ever cracking a V8. Ruby lettuce. Baby turnips. Chioggia beets – they look like candy canes and roast up ever so sweet. Fava beans, elusive but so worth the hunt. Toss it all together with Chef Alex Shinn’s Wanderlust vinaigrette, pour a glass of pinot gris and…