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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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Chicken Soup

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...

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My Favorite Holiday Recipes

My Favorite Holiday Recipes

My favorite holiday recipes. I wish for you jolly times around the table with  your favorite recipes, good friends and those you love this holiday season. I share with you some of my favorite holiday recipes. Wassail I have created my own version of apple cider and eggnog. I had something like this in...

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Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup This is a perfect recipe. It freezes well and is just perfect as the days grow shorter and the fields slow in their growing season! The flavors sweeten and develop over the following days with this soup.  I often use chicken stock when I am at home, but in my kitchen,...

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Spiced Grape Jelly

Spiced Grape Jelly

I love a good jelly with my pork or lamb. This is the perfect jelly for these meats.       Makes 12 jelly jars 1 gallon grapes with stems removed 1 pint red wine vinegar ¼ cup cloves ¼ stick cinnamon 1 pound of sugar You could make this jam entirely local with the...

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Back Porch Larder to Open Mid May Stay Tuned!

Back Porch Larder to Open Mid May  Stay Tuned!

Located at 14 A Street, Edgartown, MA   (across from the RMV- right side of the building) Each day we will offer a daily special as well as Chilmark Coffee, Teas, our Fabulous New England Traditional (Dairy Free) Wampanoag Chowder, hand pies, dips and salsas, and more. Our bakery will also be pumping out baked...

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The Sustainability Claim

Notes for Talk on Sustainable Claim: Written for talk on Women, Chefs, and Restauranteurs in Los Angeles 4/18 I’m a caterer on Marth’a Vineyard and supporting my local farmer’s is what gets me excited! We have been creating menus with fresh produce from our Vineyard fields, and seafood from our our shores for 26...

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Easter Lamb

For years, I claimed that most lamb was 100% grass-fed, since lambs grow fairly quickly (8-10 months) and can thrive on minimal land.  So imagine my surprise when I discovered that over half of American lamb is actually confined and “finished” on fed grain (GMO CORN!) To make this more complicated this past January,...

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Goose is Cooked

Goose is Cooked

I’m cooking a goose this year for Christmas. We have always made a standing rib roast and I think it is time to replace the roast beef with goose. I feel I need to pay homage to a “pet” goose that we recently killed. A goose moved onto our property back in June when...

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Turkey: Farm To Table

Turkey:  Farm To Table

Seventy years ago, turkey breeders changed the way they raised birds. The trend began with breeding turkeys to have large breasts and small legs. These birds could grow to full size on less feed and in half the time as the old-breed turkeys – this leads to turkeys being raised cheaper, faster, and (I...

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Oyster Shells – for Ear Ringing & Chickens

Oyster Shells – for Ear Ringing & Chickens

My husband is standing over the sink, staring at a pile of oyster shells. “How is one suppose to eat oyster shells?” he asks me. “Why would you want to?” I respond as I’m peering in the sink at a pile of shucked shells. “That’s what I am suppose to eat according to the...

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Demystifying the labels continues…

Demystifying the labels continues…

Today I saw an egg carton that had the term “Free Run” written across it. There’s a new term I am not familiar with… most likely another confusing marketing ploy to make consumers think they are buying something better than free range? It’s bad enough that the term “free range” doesn’t really mean either...

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