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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…

In praise of pretzels: Making those mall treats of yesteryear at home

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES It’s been years since I’ve had a decent soft pretzel. As a kid, I’d get one on the occasional trip to the mall. They’d rotate under…

It’s mango time: Early summer weather is perfect for the king of fruits

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites Although it was only just Easter, it sure felt a lot like summer this past week. The warm weather had me out in the yard…

A honey of a treat

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We’ve all had honey, but have you ever had honeycomb? Real honeycomb is made up of a hexagonal pattern of waxy cells, that like honey itself…

PB & J for today: More than just that soggy sandwich in your lunchbox

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We think of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a cheap kids’ lunch. Yet this wasn’t always the case. In the late 1800s, peanut butter…