Maple Custard from Alice Waters

We use quite a lot more maple syrup for our BOLA granola Barely Sweet. When we started making it we wanted to find a local producer who could supply us. We met Pete Phelps of Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown when we were introducing our wares to travelers at the Berkshire Farms Market at Logan […]

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roasted vegetables for when you roast a chicken

When in Doubt Roast a Chicken

When in Doubt Roast a Chicken. Here in the north country we take advantage of every opportunity to create warmth. Cooking and baking certainly help to warm up the kitchen and the soul. Much as I love to bake bread and the occasional sweet, I like roasting something tasty for dinner best. Sweet potatoes, beets or leeks, […]

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Dreaming of Snow & Chocolate Truffles

Inevitably at this time of year I want to bake all of my favorite things. There’s nothing more cheering than good smells in the kitchen and sharing the results. Just as inevitably I run out of time. It’s 2 hours till the party and you promised to bring a dessert or at least a gift! […]

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BOLA scones

BOLA granola scones recipe by Michele Miller

BOLA scones In the bowl of a food processor combine: 1c AP flour 1c. ground BOLA granola 3T brown sugar 2t Baking powder ½t baking soda ½t coarse salt Pulse and cut in: 8T cold butter Pulse until no chunks of butter remain Combine and pulse in: 1 egg ½ c yogurt ½t almond extract […]

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Oven-baked French toast

Oven-baked French Toast Recipe by Michèle Miller

Baguette: Cut a baguette on the bias 1+” thick to provide as much surface for the buttery crust as possible. Beat 5 eggs with enough milk (1 cup) to bring the mix to a light warm yellow. Stir in 1 Tablespoon or less of real vanilla Soak the cut baguette until it is wet through, […]

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Easy Lima Bean Soup from Craig Claiborne

Easy Lima Bean Soup by Michèle Miller

Courtesy of Craig Claiborne Simmer 3/4c of chopped shallots in 5T butter until translucent. Add 1 1/4 lbs of frozen (or fresh if you can get them) baby lima beans to the pot with 1/2 teaspoon herb salt, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper and 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram. Simmer together briefly with 1/2 cup […]

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BOLA granola THUMBPRINT COOKIES by Michèle Miller

BOLA granola Thumbprint Cookies  Process until finely ground and then set aside: 1 cup BOLA granola Barely Sweet  Cream: 1/2 cup butter with 1/3 cup brown sugar and 2T white sugar ** if you are using Original BOLA granola, leave out the white sugar ** When well combined, add 2 egg yolks at a time, scraping down between additions […]

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Waiting for summer with rhubarb custard pie

Waiting for summer with rhubarb custard pie

Just a few weeks more until the longest day of the year and the delicious days of summer. Hammocks and beaches and iced tea! But while we still can, we are reveling in the fruit of spring. One of our favorites is this rhubarb custard pie derived from a James Beard recipe.     Combine: […]

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Black Bean “Chili”

Pick over and Rinse: 1 pound dried black beans Bring to a boil in: 2 qts water Remove from heat and let sit 1 hour Meanwhile chop 6 green peppers, 2 onions and 6 garlic cloves. Saute in 2/3 cup olive oil for 20 minutes. Stir in 1 T. + 1 t. kosher salt, ¼ […]

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