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The Local Ingredient: Summer cucumbers

If there is an unsung hero of the summer vegetables, it is the cucumber. Unlike tomatoes or corn, with full-page spreads and recipes galore, cucumbers...

The Local Ingredient: Lamb

It took a trip to Ireland to be reminded how delicious lamb dishes can be. Everywhere you travel there, you see sheep on rolling...

The local ingredient: Pea shoots

Easy to love, pea shoots can’t be beat for tenderness, a pleasantly mild pea-like flavor, and slight crunchiness, and for their whimsical visual addition...

Local Ingredient: Rose petals

Many seem surprised that rose petals fall into the ranks of edible flowers. The petals can be used as beautiful garnishes, or lend their...

The Local Ingredient: Feta

There’s a saying in my kitchen, “Everything’s betta with feta.” Feta, the creamy, crumbly Greek specialty cheese, improves most salads, not just Greek ones, adding...

Local Ingredient: Leaf broccoli

George Bush Sr. famously admitted he did not like broccoli and declared that while he was in the White House, it would not be...

Local Ingredient: Plum tomatoes

There is a method for preserving excess tomatoes that gets little notice: roasting. With this technique — my fall favorite — tomatoes are cut...

Doug Rauch cuts waste with food innovation

Doug Rauch had a great idea that might help feed the hungry and help solve the growing food-waste issue at the same time: a...

The Local Ingredient: Island Bee Co. hits the sweet spot

Spring is a busy time at the Island Bee Co. — for both the bees and the beekeeper. After initial checks on the winter survival...

Five essential vinaigrettes for the summer

Summer-fresh vegetables — the tender and tasty leafy greens we see now, and the garden cucumbers, tomatoes, and produce to come — are available...

Local Ingredient: Morning Glory Farm spearheads the asparagus harvest

Morning Glory Farm picked its first asparagus spears this week, signaling a start to the local growing season and a rush to enjoy this...

The Local Ingredient: Sausage, a link to local farms

Cooks can choose from a wide variety of sausages on the Island. There’s spicy chorizo, traditional hot and sweet Italian sausages, organic kielbasa, lamb...

The Local Ingredient: A Red Fife wheat resurgence on Martha’s Vineyard

A resurgence in small-scale grain farming around the country has found its way to Martha’s Vineyard, leading to the Island’s first commercial grain production. “It’s...

The Local Ingredient: Microgreens, a healthy garnish and more

Microgreens can offer a beautiful garnish for an appetizer, a decorative splash on a fish dish, or sparkle of green on a winter braise....

The Local Ingredient: Cooking ideas for the bay scallop

In 16 years of cooking bay scallops this way and that each fall, one of my favorite scallop dishes remains the very first I...

The Local Ingredient — Honeynut squash

Morning Glory Farm occasionally tries a new or unique vegetable variety with varying success — and sometimes without any success at all. Take okra....