Category: Savory

Applewood Smoked Brined Chicken

Applewood Smoked Chicken

Awhile ago, a windstorm blew down one of my favorite apple trees. Matt, ever the optimist, suggested we make some apple chips for smoking meat. It has turned out to be one of my favorite dishes. I start the day before with a maple/lemon brine and then plan on 4 hours for smoking the next day. The result is fall off the bone deliciousness!

Start with a brine the day before,

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Delicata Squash with Maple Sugar and Butter

Delicata Squash with Maple Sugar and Butter


Delicata squash is in season in September and October in Vermont. It is a small winter squash with very delicate skin, making that part edible. It’s easy to grow, and also readily available at farmstands and grocery stores.

Preheat the oven to 350. Slice two delicata in half, lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Slice each half into 1 inch pieces.

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Sunday Chicken Wings

Sunday Chicken Wings

This is a nice winter dish, best made on a day that you’re at home for a long afternoon. We always use Misty Knoll wings as they’re a humane, free range farm. Cooking times vary, and you can change the cooking liquid to accommodate your tastes.

Start with 2 packages of wings (generally 2-3 pounds).

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little olive oil.

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Baked Salmon With Maple Ginger Marinade

Baked Salmon With Maple Ginger Marinade

In Vermont, it can be hard to find good fish. I love salmon but I try to steer away from huge cuts of farm raised fish which are often fed dye to create the bright pink flesh. However, when I do come across something wild caught or farm raised without coloring, I pounce! Salmon and maple are a natural combination and I have yet to serve this simple dish without pleasing everyone at the table.

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Maple Pulled Pork

Maple Pulled Pork

Winters are long and cold in Vermont, so we look for lots of comfort foods to help us through. This slow cooker recipe is perfect for a cozy Sunday. We often spend the day skiing and then load up on pulled pork in the evening. We are then well prepared for the week ahead!

Use 2 pounds of pork shoulder. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon each:salt,

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