Sunday, October 25, 2020

Eat & Drink

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...

The Larder’s fried chicken

The Larder, a storefront farm stand and kitchen across from the Little House Cafe in Vineyard Haven, was the brainchild of Jefferson Monroe, owner of the GOOD Farm, and longtime friend Daniele Barrick, chef...

Bean-based burgers

I was at the beach recently, flipping through a food magazine that I grabbed on my way out of Stop & Shop. It was cookout-themed, with recipes for big salads and chicken thighs. Nothing...

Fine dining, picnic-style

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of life’s epicurean pleasures must be cast aside, and rightfully so. As we move into this next phase of guidelines and toward a new normal,...

Pasta salad nostalgia

I love summer food. It really is its own category, isn't it? Barbecue, fresh fruit, veggies on the grill ... I could go on forever. After enjoying a handful of sunny May afternoons, I've...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

Herbs are one of my favorite types of plants to grow and cook with. Just a small amount can completely change the taste of a dish, and there are so many different types, the...

Beer’s here

Bruce Rayvid from West Tisbury is a partner in the beer company Aeronaut, out of Somerville. They have a taproom there that is closed now due to the coronavirus, and Rayvid has decided to...

Catering to the community’s needs

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, caterer Jaime Hamlin of Island favorite V. Jaime Hamlin & Sons Catering and Party Design, along with sons Alexander Schilcher, Nick Schilcher, Duncan Schilcher, and MacAleer Schilcher, reimagined their...

Cauliflower Taco ‘Meat’

Hear me out for a second, and notice that the word meat is in quotations! This Cauliflower Taco "Meat" is a great addition to your weekly menu, and a tasty one at that. This...

Savory puff pastries for when you feel like baking

Staying at home more often has made me think about how to use ingredients for baking and cooking using the same methods to make the pastry dough as the egg tart dough I used...

Spaghetti all Amatriciana

For the past month, recipes we make at home have to line up with the following criteria: few ingredients, quick to make, and utterly delicious. That's what you'll find below in this fancy-sounding pasta...

‘Amy Schumer Learns to Cook’ premieres May 11

Stand-up comedian and Emmy Award-winning actress Amy Schumer and her husband, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer, have quarantined themselves, their son, his nanny, Jane, and their dog at their home in the woods...

Whipped coffee, the drink that took over the internet

As a coffee lover, when I saw this whipped coffee trend — which really isn’t anything new, but we will get to that in a minute — I knew I had to make it....