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What’s up with the Derby?

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Every fall on Martha’s Vineyard, anglers come from far and wide to participate in a fishing tournament. They compete for more than thirty days...

Becoming Cakes by Liz

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These days, Cakes by Liz is synonymous with special occasion cakes on the Island. But as with many Island businesses, she came from humble...

There is more than one way to fry chicken

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A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with Chef John Wilson of Water Street Kitchen in Woods Hole. In the off-season...

Recipe: Ginger Brussels Sprouts

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Growing up, my family had several recipes that appeared at every holiday feast, none of which I will be sharing with you. Not because...

Final Derby days 

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The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is nearly complete, and the general consensus around the Island is, things have been slow.  Last week’s...

Fishing responsibly

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The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is just about at its halfway point. As can be expected, some days have been more...

Derby’s in full swing

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The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is in full swing, and just a few days in, I for one have been giving...

Fishing into fall 

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The bonito have held in strong, finally moving into Menemsha in the same kind of numbers that they were appearing down-Island for weeks. I...

Fishing is heating up 

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It’s been an interesting summer for me. Though fish have been caught consistently all summer, I haven’t been the one catching them. It’s not...

Real Bakers Use Grams

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Several months ago, I submitted a recipe for a simple pasta dough to an editor at The MV Times (and one of the editors...

Bluefish are in

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Saturday was a good day for bluefish. I have been hearing from several people that they haven’t seen bluefish in large numbers, or of...

Shiitakes, grown up-Island

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A few years ago, while working at 7a Foods in West Tisbury, I was introduced to Martha’s Vineyard Mycological’s (MVM) wild-harvest shiitake mushrooms. We...

One-pot edible gardening

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Susie Nedley, owner of Bee Well MV, is a seasoned gardener, beekeeper, herbalist, and a woman of many talents. I first got acquainted with...

Scup is an underrated eating fish

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This week I didn’t get out fishing much. With only one day to wet a line, and the ambition to cook my catch, my...

Learning to fish all over again

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For several years, I have thought about trying my hand at fly-fishing. Something about the intention and focus it requires just speaks to me....

Fishing Report: Stripers moving in relentlessly

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Fishing, to me, is worth losing a little sleep over. This week I sacrificed my slumber for the opportunity to fish several times. I...

Fishing Report: Tourneys spring into action

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It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. The towns and beaches were flooded with visitors and Island residents alike enjoying the sunny weather. Though...

Spring migration

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Spring is in the air, and I have been clamoring to get back out on the beaches to fish from shore. Though I did...

Pasta on point

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Every year I try to do something new to better myself. Last year I took a long road trip and staged with a chef...

Setting the stage

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Chefs have a long tradition of “staging” (pronounced more like stodging), in which you go and work in a kitchen with chefs you would...
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