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Hiring Now! Join Our Award-Winning Team

We are hiring for the 2019 season of Martha’s Vineyard weddings, parties and other special events! At Kitchen Porch Catering, we’re proud to have great staff AND great customers.  

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Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

Be BOLD! Do not be afraid of the word soufflé! Meals with lamb, spring greens, eggs are where my recipes bring Passover and Easter together in acknowledging both traditions. The Jews serve unleavened bread, and in our house, I simply avoid gluten altogether. Soufflés are fun and easy. Don’t be intimidated by them as...

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Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

The key to these greens is that everything is sautéed separately. This is really more about technique than cooking. Use everything including the stems, and cook them separately from the leaves. A large variety of greens is best and the key is to take your time in sautéeing the onions, leeks and garlic slowly...

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Baharat: Make Your Own All-Purpose Middle Eastern Spice Blend

Baharat is the Arabic word for “spices.” Used throughout the Arab world as well as in Turkey and Greece, this mix of warm spices and cooling mint adds distinctive Middle Eastern flavor to all kinds of meat and vegetable dishes. Try it on chicken! It has no salt, pepper or chilis, so you can...

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Vote Now for Best of the Vineyard 2019!

Vote Now for Best of the Vineyard 2019!

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.

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Zesty Za’atar

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...

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Oyster Stew

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:

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Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

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...

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Squash Soup

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...

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Harvest Chicken

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”...

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Honey Sweet GF Blue Cornbread

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...

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Prickly Pear

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...

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