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Pho-nomenal!: A Worthwhile All-Day Kitchen Project

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Confession: I don’t really “do” Thanksgiving. I love the concept (controversial roots aside) of a day of the year when we all stop to reflect on…

In like a lamb: A warm and cosy dish to welcome the winter

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Well, my fellow Rutlandians, I think we can all agree that after the last few days, winter has well and truly arrived. It took awhile, perhaps…

Any way you slice it: A fall treat and a fond memory of home

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES I feel like I do an awful lot of nostalgic reminiscing in this column. Maybe it’s because I’m so often reminded of dishes from my childhood…

A slice of home: Apple tea cake brings fond memories to an Aussie ex-pat

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES One of the major grocery stores in Australia, Coles, has always had a few stalwart products in its bakery section. Which is a huge relief, right?…

On the lamb: Part 2: Side dishes complete this Aussie feast

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES For my last column, I wrote about a good old Aussie roast lamb dinner. As we all know, side dishes can really make a meal. I…

On the Lamb: Sunday Roast, Aussie Style

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES For the last few days, I’ve been at “home” in Australia. I put home in quotation marks, because the longer I spend in Rutland, the more…

Salty sweet: A new twist to an old favorite

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES My husband is a lawyer, and since we arrived in Rutland more than two years ago, he’s been working for a few different judges as a…

Zucchini Slice: For When Nature’s Bounty Overflows

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES When I was growing up in Australia, the after-school snack was an incredibly important and treasured part of my day, as I am sure it is…

Chilly Beans: Cold Coffee for Warm Summer Mornings

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Ah, coffee. Sweet elixir of life. Best friend to workers, mothers of small babies, and all those who like to feel non-stabby in the morning. When…

Seasonal Produce: An Outsider’s Perspective

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES As someone born in Australia, one of my favorite things about living in Vermont is how we have actual seasons. Not just “oh, look, the pavement…