Category Archives: Rutland Bites

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

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…

Zucchini Slice: For When Nature’s Bounty Overflows

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES When I was growing up in Australia, the after-school snack was an incredibly important and treasured part of my day, as I am sure it is…

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…

Chilly Beans: Cold Coffee for Warm Summer Mornings

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Ah, coffee. Sweet elixir of life. Best friend to workers, mothers of small babies, and all those who like to feel non-stabby in the morning. When…

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,…

Seasonal Produce: An Outsider’s Perspective

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES As someone born in Australia, one of my favorite things about living in Vermont is how we have actual seasons. Not just “oh, look, the pavement…

Not just for kids: A summertime treat gets a grown-up makeover

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Now that summer is here, it’s time to talk about hot-weather food. And what’s better on a steamy afternoon than a popsicle? What? No, they’re not…

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…