Grapefruit Amaranth Yogurt Parfait

Though somewhat unknown, amaranth is an ancient grain that was once popular in Aztec cuisine. It’s tiny, quick cooking and highly nutritious, not all that unlike quinoa. While amaranth fell into obscurity for a number of years, it has recently seen a resurgence. With plenty of iron, protein and even some Vitamin C, some are considering…

Read More

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

What’s a hot toddy? Some say it’s the best cure for the common cold. Believe it or not, whiskey has the ability to act as a decongestant and it also helps you fall asleep. Before you reach for the cough syrup, give one of these a try. With fresh blood orange juice, this toddy is…

Read More
Navels: The Mutant Oranges

Navels: The Mutant Oranges

Navel oranges are a common citrus fruit and one of the most popular oranges in the world. That wasn’t always the case, however. In fact, navel oranges should have never existed. They don’t have seeds and they can’t self-propagate. Yet in the early 1800s, through a mutation of a sweet orange tree at a Brazillian…

Read More

All Purpose Spray Cleaner

This spray cleaner is great for everyday cleaning around the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom. You can customize the scent by using your favorite essential oils. Citrus, lavender, tea tree and peppermint are a few options. Experiment with your favorites.

Read More
Ready to Welcome with Staples of the Middle East

Ready to Welcome with Staples of the Middle East

This week, Rutland welcomed its first group of Syrian refugee families. As our community spent months preparing for their arrival, we saw an outpouring of generosity. We heard from our members about how we could work together to help ease the transition. We also received concerns about what foods our new community members might be…

Read More

Baked Falafel

Falafel is a Middle Eastern staple simply made from ground chickpeas and a few flavorings. Most agree that the key to good falafel is using soaked, dried chickpeas, rather than cooked. That means you’ll want to soak the chickpeas overnight or for at least 12 hours. Just make sure you plan ahead. Baked falafel doesn’t brown…

Read More
Going Beyond Borders at NOFA-VT’s 35th Annual Winter Conference

Going Beyond Borders at NOFA-VT’s 35th Annual Winter Conference

Exciting news from our friends at NOFA-VT regarding their annual winter conference Feb 18 – 20. Burlington, VT – The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has attracted two international giants in the food and farming world to speak at the 35th annual winter conference on February 18-20 at University of Vermont. Dr. Fernando…

Read More