Saturday, December 3, 2022

Eat & Drink

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...

Take the heat out of the kitchen

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I don’t know about you, but these high temperatures and humid summer mornings have been making it difficult for me to turn on the stove. The extra heat from the burners is simply too...

Me and Ina Garten

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I love Ina Garten. I love when she has those little dinner parties at her East Hampton, N.Y., home. Ina goes to local markets to pick up ingredients and sometimes a little surprise for...

A cool lime freeze

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I’m sure you’ve noticed summer has turned the heat up on us. The beaming sunshine combined with high humidity is making me sweat in places I really don’t enjoy. A refreshing cold beverage is...

Fresh summer salad

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Spring weather rolling into summer had some cool nights, but it didn’t stop me from planting a row of dill among the fresh vegetables and fruit. I planted around six seeds for the dill row...

Triple-dipping

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What’s better than having a dip to serve up as an appetizer before the burgers come off the grill? Three dips.  It was hard to choose just three dips to write about, but I decided...

Harvest of the Month: Summer squash

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...

Juicy reviews from the burger man

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Ben Pion from Providence, R.I., has started quite the controversial food series on the Islanders Talk Facebook page with his Islandwide burger reviews. The 29-year-old's reviews have drawn attention from food lovers, burger fanatics,...

Dressed to perfection

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Susanna Herlitz-Ferguson opened MV Salads four years ago on Circuit Avenue, and the shop quickly took off, with its fresh salads and ingredients sourced from several Island businesses.  Now, the salad shop is extending its...

Grow your own

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Over the past week, I had some interesting conversations about growing blueberry bushes at home with Roxane Kapitan, landscape manager of Oakleaf Landscape, and Susan Murphy of Murphy Blueberry Farm. “Blueberries, unlike other edible crops,...

What’s for dinner?

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The Island Grown Initiative’s Mobile Market is back on the road this summer. This market on wheels contains and delivers affordable, fresh, locally grown produce and eggs. There are also some lightly processed Island-made...

A family tradition

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I have learned all I know about food from my mom, and have been cooking with her for as long as I can remember. It has always been one of my favorite things to...

Rocco’s rocks

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A cozy night in, a group dinner on the beach, or a tasty midnight snack, pizza is the perfect food, and Rocco’s Pizzeria does it right. After ordering, I had an inclination that they...

Harvest of the Month: Salad greens

This June we’re celebrating one of the first crops to poke through the soil in the spring — salad greens! Salad greens are easy to grow yourself, and by planting a row of seeds...

The return of the Taste

After a two-year hiatus, the Vineyard Preservation Trust’s Taste of the Vineyard was back at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House and Gardens last Thursday to kick off summer. The night brought great music from...

In the captain’s chair

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Edgartown’s Square Rigger is a throwback to the coastal restaurants you might remember from your childhood. The kind of restaurant where you could get a warm loaf of bread and a ramekin of butter...

Rags to riches

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My story starts with a loaf of white bread I found at Stop & Shop on a mega sale; “marked down” is the term the store clerks use. For a mere 64 cents I...

Fresh catch

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The Red Cat Kitchen in Oak Bluffs is always looking for new ways to utilize the fresh and wholesome ingredients available right here on Martha’s Vineyard. Chef de Cuisine at Red Cat, Dan Kelleher, has...

A New England classic

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Over the past week, I cruised around the various fish markets and grocery stores across the Island to find out where to buy local codfish. On 5 Martin Road sits John’s Fish Market and...

Beautiful blueberries

By Ione Bissonnette “I'm sure that I first had it at a potluck, but have no other recollection about it except that it is easy to make and pretty spectacular to look at, and a...