We’ve all been there. You find that perfect fantasy-looking dish on Pinterest and think, “Hey, I can make that. Easy.” Two hours later, you have a kitchen counter laden with over-priced grocery store fruit or flour – a testament to your hard work gone awry as you realize you may need a bit of culinary guidance. (At least, I’m hoping this has happened to others besides myself…). … Continue reading 6 Easy Ways to Step Up your Culinary Game
August 3-9, 2015 is Vermont Open Farms Week. What better way to celebrate locally grown fresh fare than at the farmers market in our own backyard? When May 23 – October 10, 2015 | Every Saturday from 9am-1pm Directions Intersection of Rt.11 and Rt. 100 in Londonderry, VT. See map here. When you arrive, you can park at the Mill House Tavern restaurant right on … Continue reading Venture Vermont: West River Farmer’s Market
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 … Continue reading The Green Apron Competes to be the Better Burger
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. … Continue reading Keep It Local
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 … Continue reading Go ahead. Play with your food.
By Lucyann Murray Stratton Food and Beverage Achieves “Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State” Designation A number of initiatives have been cooking behind the scenes this winter in Stratton Mountain Food & Beverage. While striving for quality and consistency, an element of sustainability has been incorporated through local sourcing of food, conscious sourcing of non-food products, energy efficient measures, and waste diversion away from … Continue reading “Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State”
By Kelsey Boyce The original North American sweetener, the sweet nectar of the gods, liquid gold for your tastebuds. Whatever you like to call it, Maple Syrup is a North American tradition in both creation and consumption. Oral stories vary from Native American and First Nations peoples on the discovery that the clear liquid from tapping maple trees could be boiled to become a sweet … Continue reading The Maple Syrup Season