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FruIt to go: a lunch box classic you can make at home

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I don’t know about today, but in the mid-1990s, Fruit Roll-ups were in all the cool kids’ lunch boxes. Needless to say, they were not in…

Hold the mayo

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES There’s something about mayonnaise that’s always bothered me. Mostly, I think it’s the consistency. Mayo is offputtingly gelatinous, and whether it’s being scooped out of a…

A taste of Stowe, from above

By Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Where do you like to go when your out-of-state friends visit you here in Vermont? I can think of at least a dozen possible itineraries,…

Loving lentils: In soups to main dishes, this tiny legume packs a protein punch

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I started on another popular diet recently. And I failed terribly. This time it was Paleo and I lasted less than a week. Between traveling out…

The heat is on: Six foods to help you keep your cool this summer

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We’re not even through the month of June and we’ve already seen more than a few days of sweltering heat. When that kind of weather sets…

Home brew: Versatile chamomile is good for you and your garden

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I companion plant as much as possible in my vegetable garden. That means, I try to match up plants that have mutually beneficial qualities and situate…

A hole lot of fun: Making doughnuts at home is easier than you think

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We’ve gone crazy for doughnuts. No longer are they just a humble side to a police officer’s cup of coffee; artisanal doughnuts are one of the…

Dressing for dinner: Fresh, homemade salad dressing is just a shake away

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES If there’s just one thing you can do to improve your cooking this summer as fresh produce comes to the forefront of our meals, it’s to…

Fiddler on the Hoof

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I won a sandwich competition last week. I know what you’re thinking. I don’t win things and frankly, I don’t make many sandwiches. Yet I was…

Oh, that mountain greenery: Spring perennials can brighten your yard and your plate

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES A friend stopped by the other day while I was out mowing the lawn for the first time this year. She almost immediately commented on the…