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Let’s talk about kale

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I may have already let this slip, but I never tasted kale until I moved here almost 10 years ago. Guilty as charged. I have to say it was life-changing. You literally can do...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

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When you think of crops that Massachusetts is known for, cranberries are probably one of the first to come to mind. Cranberries require specific conditions to grow — acidic soil, a constant supply of fresh water, and a...

A wok in the park

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I love a good stir-fry; what I don’t love is coming out of the store with an armful of bags and an empty wallet. I find myself lured into putting about every veggie from...

Sweet ’n’ salty cakes

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When I was growing up, my mom taught me only a couple of things to cook. Mainly, she wanted to make sure I didn’t stick the butter knife into the toaster, or microwave the...

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

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Ten years ago, Island Grown Schools started a Harvest of the Month program to highlight a locally available seasonal crop each month in school cafeterias and grocery stores. The goal was to teach children,...

Filet mignon with a side order of biplanes

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I love a good breakfast place; there’s no better way to start the day. And recently I was meeting someone out at the Katama Airfield when I stumbled upon my new favorite breakfast place:...

Garden cake

We love cake of all kinds, so when summer intern Simone McGraw asked if we would be interested in a recipe for red velvet cake made with beets and buttermilk, we said, “Sure!” Little...

Just peachy

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A roadside shop — reflecting the Atlantic with a sea-green coat of paint — provides some of the Vineyard's best peaches. I admired a full and blooming garden, the stalks of a healthy vine...

Gone fishin’

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A relatively new restaurant in Vineyard Haven is bringing the West Coast seafood and street food vibe — surfboards, palm trees, and all — to Main Street. Past the bustling business district, the expansive deck...

Harvest of the Month: Jiló

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Jiló is a type of eggplant that’s often used in Brazilian cooking. About the size of a large egg, jiló turns from green to red as it ripens, though it’s traditionally eaten while still...

A win-win at Winston’s Kitchen

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If you want to try Winston's Kitchen next to Our Market on the Oak Bluffs Harbor, might I suggest giving yourself a little time. Only because there's going to be a long line ahead...

Taste the rainbow

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On a warm and overcast Wednesday morning, I followed the painted arrows guiding market-goers down 35 Panhandle Road. The gravel crackled under our car tires as we pulled into the large, open field of...

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...
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