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A gift that cuts the mustard: Give something homemade from your kitchen this holiday season

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Homemade gifts always win in my book. Anyone who takes the time to make me something, no matter what it is, has put time and a…

Where’s an elf whenyou need one? Tips to de-stress your holidays

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I have to admit that I actually enjoy this hectic time of year, especially all of the opportunities to cook. I know that’s nuts, right? But…

Spoiler alert: How safe is your food after a power outage?

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Last week’s wind and rain storm left many Vermonters without power for several days. I was lucky to be without for just a few hours. But…

When life gives you lemons… make lemon curd:

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES When I left Australia for the USA in April of 2015, I had to make some incredibly difficult decisions about what to take and what to…

Canadian classic: Poutine is comfort food, Canadian style

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Time sure flies, doesn’t it? Until last week, it had been more than three years since my last trip to Montreal. And it’s only about as…

Spaghetti love: Harvest those tomatoes and sauce them up

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES According to my girlfriend, nothing beats spaghetti and meatballs. Unless, of course, it’s accompanied by a glass of red wine and desert includes homemade ice cream….

Be a scrumper: Tiny and tart, plentiful crab apples make a delicious jelly

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Fall means it’s time to head to the orchard and pick apples. Though if it’s apple jelly you’re looking to make, you may have another option…

Fall favorite: A hearty dish with a taste of autumn

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I’m often asked what I like to cook. And at this point, I should have a decent answer. But I don’t. Because it doesn’t really matter…

Summer’s bounty: Here’s a tasty way to serve up almost anything from your garden

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Sometimes I find myself with an assortment of small quantities of food. A couple of carrots, an ear of corn, a piece of cabbage, a few…

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…