Winter Landscape


Simmer together with enough water to cover until soft: 4c. sliced fennel bulbs (cut out the tough core and save some of the fronds for garnish)3 ½ cups peeled chunked potatoes1T coarse saltPrepare 3-4 leeks. Remove the darkest green tops, divide into 4 inch sections and slice along the side.Soak and rinse to remove sand […]

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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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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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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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