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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…

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…