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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…

A sticky situation: Served warm from the oven, this tasty treat is sure to impress

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Five years ago, I had the first official date with my girlfriend. And of course, I cooked for her. It was a brunch date, because that…

A time to plant: Get a head start on your garden by sowing seeds indoors now

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Snow may still be on the ground but spring is here. And that means it’s time to get ready for planting the vegetable garden. Whether you…

Mighty little fish: Heart-healthy nutrients, packed in like sardines

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I like to think that I eat rather well. Yet there is one commonly accepted dietary standard that I’m failing to achieve. It’s eating fish on…

Cutting carbs: Whether you’re gluten-free or carb-conscious, these “breads” are easy and delicious

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Everyone seems to be cutting back on carbs these days. Contrary to what years of USDA nutritional guidance has suggested (think the old food pyramid), many…

Amaranth: Protein positioned for A pop-ular future

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When quinoa is finally displaced as the world’s favorite superfood grain, I’m betting amaranth will take the lead. Although amaranth has both an edible leaf and…

Birthday Desserts: Tiramisu isn’t as challenging as you think

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites Happy birthday, to me. It’s my birthday this week, and in celebration, I made myself my favorite dessert: tiramisu. Tiramisu is made with a light…