Kale and Swiss Chard Gratin

This recipe is rich and full or flavor. Mixing Kale with Swiss Chard creates a gratin with both soft texture and enough body to hold up under the bread crumb topping. Béchamel Ingredients: 4 Tbs butter 1/4/ cup flour 2-3 cups milk salt and pepper to taste ground nutmeg Ingredients: 1 bunch Swiss Chard leaves,…

Spicy Fermented Kohlrabi

It takes 1 week to ferment kohlrabi – so bear this in mind when planning to make and use this recipe. Ingredients: 1 kohlrabi, peeled and finely diced or sliced 20g of sea salt 60g of sugar 60g of ginger, peeled 30g of garlic, peeled 1 red chili, deseeded 40g of fish sauce, or light…

Blanching Directions

Directions: Wash, drain, sort, trim and cut vegetables. Use 1 gallon of water per 1 pound of prepared vegetable. Submerge vegetable into boiling water (may use wire basket, coarse mesh bag or perforated metal strainer) Cover. Start counting blanching time as soon as water returns to a boil. Keep heat high for 3 minutes if…

Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir fry

This simple, quick stir fry is a satisfying way to enjoy delicious and crisp bok choy. We enjoyed it all the more with Blue Oyster mushrooms grown right here in Andover, VT by Little Pond Mushroom Co. Ingredients: 1 head bok choy , clean and chopped into bite sized pieces 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 4…

Angel Food Cake

We received this recipe from a favorite picture book in our home, ‘Amelia and Elanor Go for a Ride’ by Pam Muñoz Ryan. It is now a family favorite dessert as well. The book says to eat Angel Food cake with Elanor Roosevelt’s Pink Clouds, but we generally just eat ours with a fruit sauce,…

The Best Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Marshmallow and Chocolate Pizza

This recipe, featuring delicious strawberries, was created and made by our eldest child. What fun new recipes have you, old or young, cooked and/or created? We’d love to hear! Ingredients: pizza dough for 1 pizza peanut butter chocolate chips mini marshmallows fresh strawberries, cut Directions: Preheat oven with pizza stone to 500 degrees F. Roll…

Strawberry and Red Currant Sauce

This is our own go to recipe for fruit sauce. Other types of fruit can be substituted as well: blueberry, raspberry… etc. I think red currants compliment strawberries so well. We use it to top pancakes, ice cream, yogurt… or even fluffy pieces of Angel Food Cake! The little trick of adding the corn starch…

Charred Scallions with Grilled Pork Chops

A perfect meal to enjoy over the grill. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon aniseed or fennel seeds 4 1-inch-thick bone-in pork chops (about 4 pounds total), patted dry Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided; plus more for grill 2 bunches scallions, roots trimmed Directions: Toast aniseed in…

Oven Roasted Bok Choy

Oven roasting is a easy, delicious way to enjoy Bok Choy. Eat this alongside rice and your favorite Asian dishes. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Bok Choy, roughly chopped 1 head garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Red pepper flakes, black pepper and sesame seeds to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Lay Bok…

How to Soak and Cook Dry Beans

Dry Beans require an extra step of soaking before they can be cooked. Soaking creates a creamier finished product, reduces cook time and makes them easier to digest. How to Soak Dry Beans: Place dry beans in a large pot (beans with expand to three times their volume so give plenty of room). Cover beans…

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This is a simple and versatile summer meal. Rice paper can be filled with what vegetables, greens and herbs you have on hand. Cooked sausage, grilled tofu or other protein can be added if desired. Topping with a creamy peanut sauce makes it delectable! Ingredients: Rice paper, generally sold in circle sheets at Asian markets…

Beet Hummus

Arguably the most beautiful hummus! Add cooked beets into a traditional chickpea hummus and the results are gorgeous and delicious. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas 1 small roasted beet 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini (you can substitute peanut butter) 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more…