Gingerbread Spice Makes Everything Nice

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When you are longing to share warmth and comfort indoors, a batch of gingerbread can do just the trick! Inspired by Mildred Orton’s original recipe, ours takes the ginger aspect up a notch with the addition of crystallized ginger, which gives the bottom of the cake a sweet, sticky layer. The batter will seem thin… Read more »

Keep Colds at Bay with Oil of Oregano

During the hectic holidays, it’s easy to get run down. When you’re focused on taking care of everything, taking care of yourself is often the last thing on your long list of things to do. It’s time to put your health ahead of other to do’s, so you can stave off the colds and illness… Read more »

Serve a Plum Pudding for Christmas!

The plum pudding is the quintessential Christmas dessert. It’s rich, dense, intensely fruity, yet subtle and complex. And of course, it has a kick of rum or brandy. Some people say they don’t like plum pudding; they have never had a really good one. There is nothing like it. Plum puddings aren’t simple, though. They… Read more »

Savoring Christmas Traditions

Like any family, we have a host of Christmas traditions we observe year after year, and we cherish them all. But our favorite holiday traditions, and holiday memories, seem to be about our traditional Christmas foods. When we were kids, our grandmother used to make special dinner rolls just for Christmas. They took all day… Read more »

Are We Old-Fashioned or On-Trend?

Old-fashioned or On-Trend? How about both!?

“Can a store be both totally old-fashioned and on point for current trends at the same time?” That’s the question author Gail Ciampa asked in her recent Providence Journal article about The Vermont Country Store. It’s a question my brothers and I ask ourselves a lot. We take great joy in being able to offer… Read more »