Food

Alla Vita Adds Oil, Vinegar and Salt to Montpelier’s Foodie Playground

Alla Vita Adds Oil, Vinegar and Salt to Montpelier’s Foodie Playground

by Amy Brooks Thornton Walk down State or Main or take a turn on Elm, and you can find handmade chocolates, loose-leaf teas, locally roasted coffees, creamy gelato, flaky pastries, freshly baked breads and bagels, wine vendors and artisanal taprooms—and now, a wide variety of natural olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sea salts. Alla vita, […]

Securing the Future of Vermont’s Working Landscape

Securing the Future of Vermont’s Working Landscape

                          by Jeremy Carter On December 17, 2013, temperatures plummeted, snow plastered the streets and schools closed. And yet, inside Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont, hundreds of Vermonters were busy tilling the soil and sowing seeds—planning the next step for the future […]

Memory Café Opens

By Lisbeth Dodd The first Montpelier Memory Café for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders will be held Saturday, January 11, at 10 a.m. at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, on 58 Barre Street. Eric Friedman will be the featured guitarist, and Mick Byers, founder of Vermont’s first Memory Café at Valley Terrace residential facility in White […]

Get in the Spirit Libations, Alcoholic and Non, for the Holidays

by Kate Mueller Tis the season to be jolly. So put on your fancy (and fun) duds, join the chorus and make merry. And a big part of the merry making is tippling delicious holiday cocktails. Several traditional drinks make the round this time of year. Perhaps foremost is eggnog, with or without rum. This […]

Healthy Recipes for Peaceful Holidays

Healthy Recipes for Peaceful Holidays

by Lisa Masé   Winter is here. Now is the time to savor sweet, earthy foods like winter squash, oats, rice, beans and root vegetables. For more recipes, visit harmonizedcookery.com. Tuscan Ribollita Soup   My family keeps a pot of this soup bubbling on the stove during holiday time. It is a complete meal that […]

Making Applesauce

Making Applesauce

by Barbara Dall The first year my neighbor Jody and I canned applesauce together, we canned big. After work one afternoon, we picked apples for an hour. First picked were the apples an arm’s length away, then out came the ladder. Easy, fun, satisfying picking. How could we let any of those apples go to […]

It’s Apple Season in Vermont

It’s Apple Season in Vermont

  by Claire Fitts Georges When my husband and I were getting to know each other, we bonded first over our love of food, but when he said in an e-mail, “Is it just me or does it seem like there are 40 different kinds of apples out there?” I knew that we came from […]

From Morrisville to Montpelier: A Taste of Sweet Melissa’s

by Lisa Masé Tom Moog and Jason Jack opened Moog’s Place in Morrisville in order to feature local musical talent every night in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Based on their success, they have opened a sister venue in Montpelier. Sweet Melissa’s, named after Jason’s wife, boasts nightly music and a selection of wine, local […]

Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan Delivering the Taste of Integrity to Every Meal

by Lisa Masé “Let children develop an appreciation for good food,” mused Ariane Daguin, owner and founder of D’Artagnan, a New York–based company offering a range of gourmet products, from poultry and foie gras to truffle oil and coco tarbais beans. Her story of moving to New York from France and raising her daughter, Alex, […]

Summer Fare: Montpelier’s Tea Rooms and the Recipes They Inspire

by Lisa Masé As a foodie and a folk herbalist, I feel grateful to be able to access delicious, healing food in Montpelier. In a world where, as Michael Pollan elucidates, “corporations cook for us,” it is fortunate to have café options for artfully prepared, real food. Both Tulsi Tea Room (34 Elm Street) and […]