Snacks & Sides

Home-made Potato Gnocchi

From our Facebook Live video series: these are the lightest, most delicate Potato Gnocchi. We learned this technique from reading Paula Wolfert’s recipes. She recommends keeping the potatoes as dry as possible at all times, to keep the gnocchi from getting weighed down by liquid. So this recipe is really just a technique, and a […]

Ramp Season is Here: Pickles & Pesto

Recently we did a video on how to cook with ramps that you can find in the woods this time of year. Franck made Pickles & Pesto with ramp bases and leaves: Ramp Pickles Enough of the bases/stems/white part of ramp to fill a pint jar, well cleaned 4-6 times 1/2 c honey 1 c […]

Spicy Moroccan Harissa

We have so many requests for this recipe, we thought it was time to share it here.  This harissa has a great balace between spicy and sweet, with a large amount of roasted red peppers & sundried tomatoes blended in to the spice mix.  Perfect with grilled fish, kebabs, on the side with your Moroccan […]

Easy Pickles for “Real” Gardeners

In the kitchen, and in the garden, there’s the fantasy, and then there’s real life… I love the idea that I’m going to go to the farmer’s market in the summer, bring home loads of yummy local produce, cook lots of delicious stuff for our family to work on through the week, and repeat the […]

Franckie’s Turmeric Tonic Ice Cubes

We’re never really about moderation around here…we love what we do, we love to eat, it all goes hand in hand.  The results can be euphoric or destructive…it’s a mixed bag and often both at once.  For cooks, it’s really hard to find a balance between not standing too much, not lifting too much, not […]

Not Your Average Crackers

Houseguests last summer arrived laden with gifts:  home-made jams (they’re jam junkies), books, fresh-picked fruit from a farm close to their Vermont home, and huge tins of home-made…um…crackers… I have to admit, the last part left me a little less excited.  Never really been a particularly keen cracker-eater.  Always preferred my carbs in bread or […]

Einkorn Sourdough Bread

We aren’t the first, and we certainly won’t be the last, to be amazed by the fantastic results that a home baker can get by baking bread in a Dutch oven placed inside your regular oven.  We were, however, perhaps the most disappointed when we finally tried this incredibly easy and satisfying way to make […]

The Ultimate Homemade Lemoncello

Once you start making things from scratch for yourself, it starts to be a bit obsessive.  We’ve worked Lemoncello into our repertoire gradually.  A friend who is a flight attendant took up the adorable habit of bringing us bottles of delicious, creamy lemoncello whenever she flew to Italy.  Then another friend decided to hand out […]

Blueberry-Lemon Scones: a recipe with photos

Fruit, Oat & Einkorn Scones Makes 16 scones Adapted from Linda Rondinone, Block Island, RI Photos by Greg Nesbit Photography In an industry which specializes in hot and crazy, you have to be pretty selective about your jobs.  It’s rare to stumble into a dream job: a kitchen with a window and a decent amount […]

Corn Souffle

A Light and Delicious Corn Souffle at the end of the Sweet Corn Season   It’s tricky timing, but we do get many recipe requests in the summer and I’m doing my best to catch up with them all!  Pinning Franck down to a written recipe is the first part of the challenge sometimes; but […]