Friday, October 15, 2021

Eat & Drink

Birds of a feather

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One of the simplest pleasures in my life is enjoying a crispy chicken Parmesan with mozzarella cheese and spaghetti underneath it. Something about that crispy coating on a juicy piece of chicken makes this...

Sister act

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At my house, we eat a lot of stir-fry and noodle dishes that require a decadent sauce to turn veggies and grains into masterpieces. My sister, Susan, decided to become a vegan about a...

When life gives you clams

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Ferrying toward Martha’s Vineyard for Memorial Day weekend, it was the first of many visits to come this summer. It was also the first since last August’s annual family getaway tradition, having spent the...

Puff pastry paranoia

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I make the same salad every weekend — chopped Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, kalamata olives, chickpeas, feta cheese, avocado, and green onions, with a very tasty Dijon vinaigrette. Everyone loves it. In fact, I made...

Shakshuka, how I love you

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I love visiting my daughter in Brookline, and not just because she’s my most brilliant and beautiful daughter, but also because there are so many great restaurants within walking distance of her little apartment....

Springtime on the half-shell

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Spring is quite possibly my favorite time of year here on Martha’s Vineyard. You can almost taste the anticipation in the air as we all work hard to prepare the Island for another busy...

A Cinco de Mayo–inspired dinner

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I decided to make one of my favorite Mexican dishes for Cinco de Mayo, fajitas. I love fajitas because they are basically a DIY dish. In a restaurant, they arrive at the table on...

Avocado Key Lime Pie

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I’m here writing to you today to sell you on a healthy dessert. It’s a plant-based twist on Key lime pie. The twist is that it’s made with avocados and coconut milk instead of...

A night out on the Town

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Everyone likes a restaurant where they can enjoy a tasty and satisfying meal in a laid-back environment, without having to wait for a special occasion. Although the Town Bar and Grill MV in Edgartown is...

Veggie spaghetti

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We were out at the Cape Cod Mall, picking up my annual supply of Bath and Body Works goodies, when I decided we needed to have a late lunch at Not Your Average Joe’s....

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

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Access to fresh, local seafood is just one of the many things that makes life on Martha’s Vineyard so special. There aren’t many places where you can buy fresh scallops or lobsters right off...

More power to you

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I started ordering ‘power bowls’ — those good-size serving bowls filled with things like quinoa, brown rice, raw kale, roasted veggies, and sometimes a tangy sauce — as soon as I saw them pop...

Fresh-squeezed beats being salty

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On a visit to my doctor last year during my annual physical, my blood pressure was somewhat elevated. Under new guidelines at the time, I was on the cusp of needing medication to deal...

Feeling the pressure (cooker)

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This non-Irish cook decided he was going to take on the St. Patty’s day staple, corned beef and cabbage, on the day of the March holiday. Not only had I never made corned beef...

Foul weather? Fowl soup

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You know there are still some chilly days ahead. We’re not out of March yet, and even April can have some surprisingly blustery days. So there’s still plenty of time to enjoy soup, and...

Family dinner

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Dinnertime has always been one of the most important parts of my day. Not only because food thrills me more than most things, but also because it is mandatory family time. Starting in elementary...

Potato salad anytime

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If you haven’t purchased “The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100” by Dan Buettner by now, I’ll wait while you pick up a copy. What a great read, and the recipes aren’t...

One-pot recipes

We asked readers to send us some of their favorite recipes, and we heard back from Ione Bissonnette, who told us she loves one-pot meals, especially with veggies. Send your favorite recipes, along with...

Get with the times

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I was anti-TikTok for a long time. My assumption was that it was a constant stream of 17-year-olds making dancing videos and trying to get famous. While this is partially correct, there are a...

Chilly out? Chili in

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On a particularly raw day recently (and there have been quite a few of those), I sought comfort under a throw on the sofa with my puppy cuddled up close. The only thing missing...
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