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Spring chicken: Celebrate the season with this colorful and spicy dish

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Well, spring is finally here, folks. There’s something about the first sniffs of truly warm weather that makes me want to eat light, crunchy vegetables. And…

A sign of spring: Carrots in your cake

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Boy, this winter is certainly hanging on, isn’t it? I can’t believe I got a winter weather advisory today for the weekend. It’s not fair! Have…

Love match: The perfect marriage of everyone’s favorites — brownies and cookies

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Dear readers, things sure have been busy in the Sun household this week. Our plates are fully loaded, all of us, even the toddler. To be…

The Right Roast: Doing pork right requires skin for crackling

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES One of the most surprising, and, frankly, deeply distressing things about moving to the USA from Australia is the fact that there are no pork cuts…

Bagels for breakfast: Yes, you really can make them at home!

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES For all my talk about getting away from breakfast, I’m afraid we’re back again, folks. What can I say? I just love baked goods, and a…

Kitchen Olympics: Go for the gold with this easy Korean-themed dish

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Have you noticed a bit of a theme in the last few columns? With the exception of Steve’s last one, there’s been a real breakfast vibe…

Biscuit bliss: Start your day with these fresh-baked treats

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES The story goes that life is supposed to get a little less busy after the holiday season, doesn’t it? Well, not for me, not this year…

Nooks and crannies: make your own English muffin

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES I don’t know about you folks, but I had a wonderful Christmas. Some friends from Canada visited and we ate, talked, played with the baby and…

Pavlova: A Christmas Dessert from Another Hemisphere

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Where I’m from in the subtropical region of Australia, temperatures are a little different at the moment. As we here in Vermont are trying to stay…

Edible gifts: For loved ones with a sweet tooth

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES I absolutely love Christmas. It’s my favorite time of year. As an Australian who’s used to southern-hemisphere summer Christmases, you cannot imagine how enchanting it is…