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July 08, 2016 in Culinary / (0) comments


if you’ve ever been to Germany or it’s neighboring countries in the springtime, you may have noticed a particular vegetable making it’s way into many delicious dishes. White Asparagus—or spargel as its known in Germany—is the wildly popular cousin to the green asparagus we grow in the United States. Asparagus is somewhat of a “super food” with all the health benefits… Read More

February 25, 2016 in Culinary / (0) comments

Eggplant Parmigiana, Sicily, Cooking Class

Travelers on our Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages tour will get to learn how to make a traditional Italian dish, Eggplant Parmigiana, during an included cooking class while staying at the Killikoros Country resort and Spa outside of Noto. VBT Sales Trainer, Laura B., recently returned from this vacation and shared with us the wonderful recipe for what she… Read More

We don’t mean Elvis, nor the royal home of the Whopper. We’re talking about the German king of vegetables now that it’s white asparagus season. Germans (and many Swiss and Austrian neighbors) are a jubilant bunch of eaters especially with the arrival of spargel—as the German’s call it—the ghostly-white stalk that heralds “spring is here!”  It’s the first crop of… Read More

October 01, 2015 in Culinary / (0) comments

butternut squash soup

As the leaves change and the chill of autumn permeates the air, there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to keep you warm—especially after returning from a refreshing bike ride or scenic walk surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. As Farmer’s Markets make their annual transition from the likes of ripe tomatoes and succulent peaches to hearty squash and… Read More

March 15, 2015 in Culinary / (0) comments


Caroline J, a longtime associate who seemingly worked in every department at VBT over the years has shared one of her favorite recipes to make a delicious and healthy Salade Nicoise.  Caroline is an avid gardener and supporter of Vermont’s renowned farm-to-table movement and loves making this dish in the summer time when her garden is bursting with fresh veggies,… Read More


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