Sunday, November 27, 2022
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A cookie classic

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There is nothing better than a warm, gooey, sweet chocolate chip cookie on a gray, cold, fall afternoon. When I am at home with my family, it is very rare that I am not...

Tastes of Hanukkah

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With the dark, cold days of winter coming upon us, Hanukkah is a joyful celebration of light. In fact, it is referred to as the Festival of Lights because the menorah stands central to...

Chicken practice before the ‘Turkey Show’

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Not that I am scared, but I usually opt for picking up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken at the market because they are fast, unintimidating, hassle-free, really tasty, and cheap. (I can never understand why,...

Salt works

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A snack became the germ of an idea that changed Heidi Feldman’s and her husband Curtis Friedman’s lives some 10 years ago. Feldman was happily munching away on a bag of salt and vinegar...

Romantic dinner on the go

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The boyfriend and I were due for a date night, the week ahead filled with busy schedules and the week past put to bed. Friday night at my place. We decided the night before...

Harvest of the Month: Root Vegetables

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As the weather gets colder and fresh produce becomes harder to find, root vegetables are my go-to for an easy, healthy meal. Because they grow underground, they absorb lots of nutrients from the soil, and...

The brave little toaster (oven)

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This pound of ground beef has done the freezer shuffle for months now; It skipped the dinner rotation time and time again. After moving it from the freezer to the fridge, I had committed...

Fall into comfort food

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It’s harvest time, which means there is a bounty of squash in the grocery stores and at farmstands — and that makes me happy. Hard to believe at one point in my life I turned my...

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...

Never too much tofu

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College is back in full swing, and this fall semester has been keeping me busy. With classes, extracurriculars, and time for friends keeping me occupied, cooking a gourmet meal is normally out of the...

Creative in the kitchen

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I’m always thinking about the easiest and simplest recipes to cook. There are parts of cooking I don’t enjoy, I don’t like following complicated recipes, fine chopping, and searching for ingredients in the store....

Stretch the season

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Gardens are at their end-of-season best, the Farmers Market full of beautiful produce and CSAs delivering an abundance of summer goodness. What to do with this excess bounty? Stick it in the veggie bin...

Binging on broccoli

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I don’t remember eating much broccoli when I was growing up. My mom, God bless her, didn’t like to cook. She liked to work. When we did have broccoli, it was cooked way too...

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

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Back in 2011, 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,...

Something old, something new

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The summer tourists and winter locals all seem to frequent Bangkok Thai Cuisine. The Thai restaurant located at the bottom of Circuit Ave. in Oak Bluffs always seems to be open. Even on a...

Clam crisis averted

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Life brings with it a fair share of emergencies, but when your crisis is of the raw bar kind, finally there is a modicum of relief. Wrapped in a European-style ambulance with cresting waves...

Adjusting expectations

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Despite our midsummer vacation being still weeks away, and perhaps Pavlovian in nature, my tongue began wagging in early July: Where to eat? A common conundrum, I suppose, and the greatest “first world worry” you...

Take a dip

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When I was about 12 years old, my stepmom's family put in an in-ground pool. When I was growing up in New Hampshire, beach days were few and far between, unlike living here on...

Here comes the fried

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Some dinner dishes are simple enough to whip up in no time at all, but are delectable and classy enough for a nice date night at home. This tasty chicken recipe, made with a...

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...