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Caesar pleaser

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My favorite bites of pasta dinners are always the last couple, when the side salad meets the noodles. The pasta is no longer piping hot and the salad is no longer cold. The pasta...

A new way to watermelon

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Watermelon is one of my all-time favorite fruits, especially for a summer on the Vineyard. It’s delicious in a fruit salad or just on its own. Usually my mom just cuts it up and...

The sandwich specialists

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When executed properly, the sandwich can be an excellent vehicle for creativity and craftsmanship, and TigerHawk Sandwich Co. in Oak Bluffs exemplifies this idea with its unique sandwich style. Who knew you could pack...

Shakin’ it up

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Today I celebrate three years of being sober. I remember not so long ago I would be itching toward the door to leave work and have a drink. I still do that same thing,...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

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“Don’t leave your car unlocked in July — someone might fill it with zucchini.” When summer squash is in season, it’s really in season. You won’t be able to get away from it, and...

Cheesy made easy

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Every Tuesday when I was growing up, my dad would make his homemade mac and cheese. For this reason alone, Tuesdays became my favorite day of the week. There were always two different shapes...

Garlic’s curly counterpart: the scape

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In order to get some inspiration for my dinners this week, I decided to venture out to the West Tisbury Farmers Market at the Ag Hall on a beautiful Wednesday morning. This venue is...

Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens

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This June we’re celebrating one of the first hardy crops to poke through the soil in the spring — salad greens. Salad greens are easy to grow yourself, and by planting a row of...

Pasta salad with a twist

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I start each day making my bed, brushing my teeth, making coffee, and cooking noodles or rice for dinner. It feels like summer is here and my days are long, jam-packed, and oftentimes stressful....

Birds of a feather

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One of the simplest pleasures in my life is enjoying a crispy chicken Parmesan with mozzarella cheese and spaghetti underneath it. Something about that crispy coating on a juicy piece of chicken makes this...

Sister act

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At my house, we eat a lot of stir-fry and noodle dishes that require a decadent sauce to turn veggies and grains into masterpieces. My sister, Susan, decided to become a vegan about a...

When life gives you clams

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Ferrying toward Martha’s Vineyard for Memorial Day weekend, it was the first of many visits to come this summer. It was also the first since last August’s annual family getaway tradition, having spent the...

Puff pastry paranoia

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I make the same salad every weekend — chopped Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, kalamata olives, chickpeas, feta cheese, avocado, and green onions, with a very tasty Dijon vinaigrette. Everyone loves it. In fact, I made...

Shakshuka, how I love you

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I love visiting my daughter in Brookline, and not just because she’s my most brilliant and beautiful daughter, but also because there are so many great restaurants within walking distance of her little apartment....

Springtime on the half-shell

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Spring is quite possibly my favorite time of year here on Martha’s Vineyard. You can almost taste the anticipation in the air as we all work hard to prepare the Island for another busy...

A Cinco de Mayo–inspired dinner

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I decided to make one of my favorite Mexican dishes for Cinco de Mayo, fajitas. I love fajitas because they are basically a DIY dish. In a restaurant, they arrive at the table on...

Avocado Key Lime Pie

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I’m here writing to you today to sell you on a healthy dessert. It’s a plant-based twist on Key lime pie. The twist is that it’s made with avocados and coconut milk instead of...

A night out on the Town

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Everyone likes a restaurant where they can enjoy a tasty and satisfying meal in a laid-back environment, without having to wait for a special occasion. Although the Town Bar and Grill MV in Edgartown is...

Veggie spaghetti

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We were out at the Cape Cod Mall, picking up my annual supply of Bath and Body Works goodies, when I decided we needed to have a late lunch at Not Your Average Joe’s....

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

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Access to fresh, local seafood is just one of the many things that makes life on Martha’s Vineyard so special. There aren’t many places where you can buy fresh scallops or lobsters right off...
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