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Comfort food overload? Get a taste of the tropics with fresh citrus fruits

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES It’s about this time of year when I start to get a little restless with winter cooking. Stews and soups all start to taste the same…

Nutloaf: meatloaf for the vegetarian

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Winter is the time for roasts. While I can manage chicken, pork, turkey and beef fairly well, there was one I had never attempted – the…

Batch Breakfast: Making your oats instant is easy and quick

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites When it comes to making a decent breakfast on weekday mornings, I do a terrible job. Part of the reason is I don’t have much…

Should auld acquaintance be forgot… but remember these favorite recipes throughout the new year

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES A new year is a time to look ahead and plan for the future. While we may often like to forget the past — most of…

Spice is nice: Cranberries dress up this spicy Gingerbread

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Out of all the possible holiday treats, gingerbread is my favorite. But gingerbread is a loosely applied term. It can refer to cookies, cakes and breads….

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…