Saturday, July 2, 2022

Eat & Drink

Gentle lentil

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I love lentils — they’re so versatile and healthy, and they basically assume the taste of anything you mix them with. Some prefer whipping up a salad, but my lentil dish of choice is...

Fabulous feta

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Remember when TikTok brought us that tomato and feta recipe? The one where the feta melts into creamy oblivion when you mix it with the tomatoes after baking? It’s so easy, and something fabulous...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

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It’s March, which means spring is on the way! The weather might say otherwise, but the proof is in the crocuses beginning to sprout, and sunlight that lasts past 6 pm. This time of...

Sensational sausage pasta

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I went to the grocery store with plans to make pasta with vodka sauce, sausage, peppers, and onions for dinner. Needless to say, I came out with less direction. I went off-track when I...

Food Truck euphoria

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I’ve been singing the praises of the Food Truck, parked at the M.V. Ice Arena, for some months now. A few lucky co-workers took my advice, and have become devotees as well. We took...

Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

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February gets a new Harvest of the Month this year — cabbage! This versatile vegetable prefers a colder growing season and is usually harvested in the fall. The cabbage heads can then be stored...

Married to a soup-er woman

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As faithful readers know, I’ve been on a bit of a soup kick lately. It makes for a great lunch and with the weather the way it’s been, I’ve enjoyed the warm comfort of...

Spicy, crispy, tender

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When I was a kid and we went out to dinner as a family, I would always order the chicken tender basket, regardless of the caliber of the restaurant. As an adult in my...

Let’s talk tacos

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You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday to roll around to enjoy a fun time out with your friends or family at Dos Mas in Oak Bluffs. There are all sorts of spots to...

Harvest of the Month: Potatoes

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This January we’re celebrating potatoes, a hearty and filling root vegetable that can be grown in the summer and stored all winter long. In our area, potatoes are usually planted in early spring and...

Why save the dip for parties?

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Everyone loves a good spinach and artichoke dip, including me. What’s not to love about an ooey, gooey dip packed with flavor and golden brown cheese melted on top? It’s a classic restaurant appetizer...

I Love Jan Buhrman Part II: A Christmas Story

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As a naval architect and marine engineer, my father traveled all over the globe, returning home with stories about the wonderful and sometimes unusual meals he’d enjoyed. My mother, the good wife, would duplicate...

Soup-er easy Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

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It’s soup season. There’s nothing like coming in after a walk through the blustery streets of Vineyard Haven to a piping hot bowl of soup for lunch. And there’s nothing more delicious than homemade...

Holiday bakers’ best

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There are a few commonalities within the human race that are historically universal. These are the elements that bind our species together, and create a sense of community in an otherwise combative world. Cookies,...

Magical dining

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It was Thursday evening, which feels a lot like a Friday night around the Times’ office, and some of the production staff were talking about going out to Oak Bluffs to try the new...

Slow and low

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The chicken Crock-Pot recipe was posted somewhere on Facebook, with a low-quality photo mashup of the four ingredients — boneless, skinless chicken thighs, Lipton French onion soup mix, Catalina dressing, and cranberry sauce. “That’s...

Cold night, hot vanilla

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Imagine my disappointment when I discovered last night that I’m not the only person who makes hot vanilla. I thought for sure I made up this well-loved family recipe, but alas, Google has yet...

Make the most of your toast

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Late one night, I was itching for a little post-dinner dinner. I was craving French toast. I had the ingredients, and decided I would make a couple of slices up for myself. When I...

Mandoline misgivings

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A while back I wrote about my fear of puff pastry; today I add to that list: the kitchen mandoline, that incredibly sharp apparatus that enables us to slice things so thin that you...

Harvest of the Month: Root Vegetables

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As the weather gets colder and fresh, local produce becomes harder to find. Root vegetables are my go-to to add veggies to a winter meal. Because they grow underground, they absorb lots of nutrients from...