Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Eat & Drink

That’s a spicy o’meatball

As a young man who still cooks and eats like he’s in college, these meatballs were a big step for me, but they’re relatively simple to make for everyone else. Now you might be wondering,...

Summer ceviche

There is absolutely nothing I love more than Island seafood — freshly shucked oysters, buttered lobster rolls, fresh scallops, you name it. After spending a few summers here, however, it’s important to learn how...

Dishing: Finds

M.V. Smokehouse was started in 2014 when friends Chef Nathan Gould and Island native and fisherman Gus Leaf went fishing and caught a bluefish. Nathan smoked the filets, and gave them to Gus. “Gus...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

“Don’t leave your car unlocked in August — 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...

Fly to the Coop this summer

Beloved Island restaurant Coop de Ville hasn’t missed a beat this pandemic as they continue to serve up their famous wings, and offer some great new additions, like their new Shuck Shack raw bar. It’s...

Real-deal salads

I'm a salad person. I find that when I'm with friends or family, deciding what to grab to eat, salads often end up at the bottom of everyone's list. They're thought of as an option...

Gatos and golf

The old Island Cove Adventures is wearing a new hat, and is no longer just a place to channel your inner Tiger Woods, but one with some darn good food, and an enticing outdoor...

Home cooking in Oak Bluffs

We were having ribs anyway, and what could go better with them than some comfort food from the new Sarah Brown's in Oak Bluffs? I called my order in, and then braved the Sunday...

Dining with children

My daughter Hallie, who often accompanies me on these dine story missions, once again came with me Saturday night to the Winnetu, to have dinner at the Dunes. You must all be tired of hearing:...

Salt life

For me, summers on the Vineyard have always been defined by small family rituals — waking up at 6 in the morning to make it to the Right Fork Diner before the crowds, eating...

Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Why did the mushroom get invited to all the parties? Because he’s a fungi! Mushrooms are also delicious, simple to prepare, and packed with nutrients. They have a uniquely savory flavor while containing nearly...

At home at Seaweed’s

When guests sit down for a meal or glass of wine at Seaweed’s in Oak Bluffs, they will find a manifesto on the back of the menu. The declaration reads in part, “Earth provides...

Feel-good cookies

Every once in a while I execute a stroke of genius in the kitchen, and I've apparently passed the gene down to my daughter, Cate, because she's the one that came up with this...

Little cafe around the corner

Authentic Italian food is a precious commodity on Martha's Vineyard, and Chef Salvatore della Torre is bringing it to the table with his new Vineyard Haven restaurant, Salvatore's. If you loved his dishes at...

Learn as you go

Growing food requires patience and dedication; my goal was to use the snap peas I planted back in April in a fried rice recipe. I found a pork fried rice recipe on allrecipes.com. The preparation...

Cooking with what’s available

This summer has been different; instead of eating out at my favorite restaurants, I have been taking the opportunity to cook more meals at home. Some nights, I have taken over the responsibility of...

Cakes by you

Have you nailed chocolate chip cookies and brownies, a little hesitant to try something out of the ordinary, but feeling a bit adventurous after months of quarantine? Ever secretly fantasize about being on one...

Satisfy your sweet tooth

When I went to Vermont for a little vacation, I looked up some healthy dessert recipes to try out over the summer. These days I am watching what I eat, but I don’t want...

Thinking KFC?

I’m a big fan of sneaking off with my husband to the Barn Bowl & Bistro on a weeknight in the off-season to grab a beer and some apps, so I was happy to...

Get shuckin’

Martha’s Vineyard has an appetite for oysters. Last month a Grand Oyster Giveaway was held at the Agricultural Hall fairgrounds, and cars were backed up as far as the eye could see to get...
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