Category Archives: Rutland Bites

Rutland Bites – Everywhere and anywhere in Rutland to get a bite to eat. Carts, restaurants, dives, delis, barbecues and more.

Think you don’t like celery?: Give this light and fruity salad a try

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I hate to make assumptions, but I feel confident in saying that no one would admit to celery being their favorite vegetable. I certainly wouldn’t, and…

Remy the rat’s Ratatouille: Recreating the movie’s classic dish with the bounty of your garden

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Ask me my favorite meal and the answer will vary depending on the time of year. Right now, I’d say ratatouille. I can’t think of a…

Backyard pizza: Use your grill for that wood-fired taste

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I hardly ever think to make pizza on the grill, but it’s actually a much closer experience to wood-fired pizza than you can get from a…

Messy memories: Updating a school lunch favorite

By Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When’s the last time you had a sloppy joe? I bet it’s been a while. These fun to eat, loose meat-filled sandwiches are often considered…

Heat wave refresher: A hot-weather standard gets a boost from the herb garden

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites It’s shaping up to be a hot summer. When it gets to be this way, I get lazy in the kitchen. No one really wants…

Strawberry fields forever: Pick your own for the freshest taste, and start jammin’

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Have you gone strawberry picking yet? Now’s the time, and the local season doesn’t last for much longer. Picking your own is the best way to…

Radish rehab: Don’t just pick them out of your salad — cook them

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES The older I get, the more I find myself appreciating foods I once detested. Most recently, it was radishes. I once considered radishes a bitter and…

Not your grandmother’s Betty: Updating some old ideas from the Betty Crocker Cookbook

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I recently inherited my grandmother’s copy of “Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook,” a book created by General Mills specifically for the 1950s housewife. In case you didn’t…

Radical rhubarb: This spring treat can do more than flavor pies

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites I admit that I haven’t always loved rhubarb. It’s honestly kind of a weird food. It looks a bit like celery, can be stringy and…

Spring chicken: Celebrate the season with this colorful and spicy dish

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Well, spring is finally here, folks. There’s something about the first sniffs of truly warm weather that makes me want to eat light, crunchy vegetables. And…