Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Eat & Drink

Real-deal salads

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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