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Dear customers and friends, the balloting is on! Please vote for Kitchen Porch Catering as the Best Caterer on Martha’s Vineyard. We would be honored to have your support.  Here is the 2019 ballot »» Thank you! Sincerely, Jan, Rich, Ismail, Joan, Jasmine and all the rest of the Kitchen Porch crew.

Fun Food Jobs on Martha’s Vineyard

We are hiring for the 2019 season of Martha’s Vineyard weddings, parties and other special events! If you’d like to join our award-winning team, or you know someone who’d be a good fit, we have openings for Head Chef, Sous Chef, Kitchen Manager, Dishwashers, Servers, Porters, Drivers and Captains.   We offer flexible hours and great […]

Zesty Za’atar

I first discovered za’atar on a trip to Southern France, visiting a spice market with my dear friend Joan Nathan. Every spice merchant has their own version of this Israeli blend: Ours is made with dried thyme and sumac—both of which are easy to grow on the Vineyard—and white sesame seeds. We began packaging it […]

Oyster Stew

In late November, 2018, chef Ismail and volunteers from Island Grown Gleaning shucked 700 Martha’s Vineyard oysters in our kitchen! The frozen oysters will be distributed to Islanders in need, along with this easy recipe:

Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

Happy Holidays to all of you! I wish you a blessed and joyous season, gathered around the table with family and friends and cooking delicious, healthy food. I sent out an email last week about the challenges of serving those who follow diets that used to fall far outside the mainstream. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, […]

Squash Soup

SQUASH SOUP  This is so easy. We love to change out the flavors with different spices! At the Farmer’s Market, our full line of spices including our raz el hangout and kitchari curry are available. Either one of this spices would make the squash soup super tasty.     3 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil ( […]

Harvest Chicken

Harvest Chicken: Serves 6 Here is a super tasty end of September recipe! There are so many peppers coming out of the garden right now and I noticed that Morning Glory Farm has a ton of peppers (just as all the summer folks are leaving!!) This is one of those easy dishes that you can “Whip” up […]

Honey Sweet GF Blue Cornbread

Honey Sweet Gluten Free Blue Cornbread feeds 18-24 (approx. size of half sheet pan) always use local and organic ingredients when possible! We love using Anson Mills products. Founder Glenn Roberts and Creative Director Kay Rentschler , owner of The Millers Wife, a food truck on Martha’s Vineyard selling the most amazing Crepes (you can find her on […]

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear is in season in the Southwest. Last year I learned from a Mexican farmer who was harvesting prickly pear, that this cactus is the cure to many ailments and that is eaten in many different forms. Prickly pear cactus is called nopal in Spanish, is a plant native to the southwest where they […]

Lamb’s Liver Pate

Lamb’s Liver is the World’s richest source of B vitamins, and an incredible source of iron, zinc, copper, vitamin A and D. And, most interestingly, liver may contain yet-to-be-identified nutrients that exhibit profound influence on strength, resiliency, and endurance. We should all try to include liver in our diet and here I share a recipe […]

This is a mini series of how our lectures and cooking classes are presented

John Bagnulo and Jan Buhrman have been creating retreats together since 2009. The first series was called  “When Science Hits The Pan”. Throughout the years, and as we evolve on this path of heath, lectures have changed, foods are reconsidered, and new studies present new evidence. It’s all about the food, the soil, the environment […]

Please consider joining us in Taos New Mexico for a new approach, new recipes, and a new experience. There Are Limited Spaces Available.

We are inviting you to join us for a very unique detoxification and liver support program. Maybe you just need a check-in and realignment to get back on track with healthy eating and living. Perhaps you take medications, have had bouts of sugar addiction and/or excessive carbohydrate intake, have had limited sun exposure, or have […]

"The art of eating with pleasure: Animals raised well under the sun on bountiful pasture, with shade and plants and water. Plants grown from ancient seeds on soil rich in micronutrients and bacteria and worms. Good conversations around a simple meal of plants and animals and gratitude. "
Jan Buhrman

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