Living Local

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 […]

Chicken Soup

It’s flu season and one way to stay healthy is to keep your immune system strong. I believe that a dose of healing soup can be as preventative in keeping the flu away as a flue shot- with offers much better after affects. The Healing Recipe: Chicken Soup The key is to start with good […]

Plum Puddings and Hard Sauce

You can find our plum puddings for sale here. Every holiday season, we create 100s of puddings out of of our day old croissants and popovers. We have been making puddings for over 20years and it has become a Kitchen Porch tradition to have a plum pudding. To serve our plum pudding, steam for 1 […]

Best of the Vineyard

Best of the Vineyard gives businesses and non-profits and places, the chance to be recognized for their work and achievements, and we at Kitchen Porch and Back Porch have been so humbled by all the support we’ve received over the last four years. Please consider voting for us again. Last year (2017) we were voted […]

Spice up your Holiday Recipes

This holiday season consider a dinner that brings out the warm spices of cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. Similar to the spices of apple pie and oatmeal cookies, these spices originate in North Africa and the Middle East and originated as savory meal enhancers.. These flavors work well together; consider a ginger whipped […]

Plastics and Our Health

John Bagnulo and I offered a Fall Cleanse retreat last week. Our focus was on Plastics, Gut Health and a Low Carb Diet. Gut health and the interrelationships between environmental or psychological stress was the common thread throughout the week. Plastics have a huge effect on human health, and cause long-term pollution in our food […]

The Thanksgiving Menu

Created by  Jan Buhrman and Meave McAuliffe Here we have created a Thanksgiving menu with all the recipes. We offer gluten free alternative and no white sugar. We substitute the sweetness with dates and honey and love! This is the menu for the Thanksgiving Cooking Class. One 12-16-pound turkey ~ cooks about 1.5 hours: Allow […]

We Are Preparing for Our Upcoming Cleanse this October

John Bagnulo and I have been teaching workshops since 2009 and we are a solid team. John teaches science and I teach the recipes. We both teach about balance and well being and ways to tune into your own health. We have a lot of fun teaching and learning from our participants and from each […]

Black Bass made simple and easy

I am always asked for easy recipes and really, this is the way I cook most dinners. This week on Martha’s Vineyard the fish of choice is Black Sea Bass. I whipped this up from the basic staples I have on hand in the pantry. (Hint: always have ginger, tamari, onions and chili on hand.) […]

Keftes Garaz, Syrian Meatballs with Cherries and Tamarind

A gift from my dear friend Joan Nathan. I just love her to pieces and many of my classic dishes either have been inspired by her recipes or they were gathered in her presence! This is one of my favorite recipes from her new book, King Solomon’s Table. I cooked a load of recipes from […]

Caponata Siciliana di Melanzane alla Giudia

I gathered with my dear friend Joan Nathan this week. We are each cooking a recipe from her new book, King Solomon’s Table.  I just love her caponata. It is a bit different than mine in that it has carrots and celery in it. I recently adapted my recipe to hers. So here I share […]

"For me, food and life are one and the same."
Jan Buhrman

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