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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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Spicy Harissa BBQ Sauce

Spicy Harissa BBQ Sauce

You can get the Harissa Spice Blend directly from Kitchen Porch where we prepare it ourselves using the finest of spices.  We sell it along with other deliciously made items at The West Tisbury Farmer’s Market! 1 Cup organic ketchup ½ Cup lemon juice 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons Harissa Spice Blend

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Is Paleo Kosher?

Is Paleo Kosher?

I am often asked for recipes. Although I dream of one day only creating recipes and writing them up to share with friends, this is still far from reality. However, I did receive an email recently that I had to respond to. I was recently asked for a recipe for a Shabbat paleo dinner....

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A Taste of Place: Terroir

A Taste of Place:  Terroir

According to Wikipedia:  “Terroir is the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with the plant’s genetics, express in agricultural products such as wine, coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, heritage wheat, cannabis, and tea.” Simply:  It’s the taste of place, more complex; it is reconnecting with the flavors...

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Green Weddings

Green Weddings

Martha’s Vineyard Catering on the Vineyard. Creating Weddings with a  Low Impact on the Environment Something borrowed… Something simple… Something beautiful… Something GREEN! It is an interesting time to be planning a wedding. Weddings are a big investment in time, money and resources. I say spend loads of time thinking about what you really...

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Chicken Island – Coop de Ville: Part Two

Chicken Island – Coop de Ville:  Part Two

Read Part One A Few Terms to Understand About Chicken-Raising Here is an outline of farmers who raise chickens and sell eggs.  There are many growers and I do certainly know many of them, these are the larger egg producers that I am familiar with. The farmers I know who are feeding their chickens...

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Chicken Island – Coop de Ville: Part One

Chicken Island – Coop de Ville:  Part One

I am one of the leaders of Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and on August 4th, Slow Food MV will host The Coop de Ville Tour. This is the celebration of the local egg and chicken-raising on Martha’s Vineyard. We at Slow Food MV believe that what we do best is to bring educational experiences...

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Ramps

Ramps

Ramps or wild leeks, are the super foods of spring.  They are one of the earliest wild edibles to show, and for many they are the prize Spring foraging.  People have long depended on the Spring greens for their restorative qualities after long, hungry winters. Ramps are high vitamin C and have saved many...

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Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

I am working on some recipes for Kombucha and beer for this Sunday’s Heavy Nettles Fest Potluck brunch which is sponsored by Slow Food MV and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sunday, 10-2pm, we’ll have cooking demos and lectures happening. I promise you’ll learn loads about Nettles and how to grow them and eat...

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Raw Banana Pudding with Walnuts

Raw Banana Pudding with Walnuts

I haven’t written here in a while…  I work with Jan regularly behind the scenes here on the blog and marketing for Kitchen Porch – Culinary Experiences.  I’m actually always here in one way or another. I’m inspired by Jan in many ways.  Jan’s delicious recipes and her own inspirations, her resources and fervor...

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Ginger Harvest Vegetable Soup

Ginger Harvest Vegetable Soup

I had this at my friend Cindy Doyle’s house. I adapted it to be gluten-free and dairy-free while still maintaining its deliciousness. It is savory, satisfying, and super easy. I made this in 30 minutes. 4 cups stock 3 cups peeled and cubed butternut or Hubbard squash 1 cup peeled and cubed parsnip or...

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Swine & Dine Success

Swine & Dine Success

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. She came to our Swine & Dine Grand Gala Dinner event on Saturday night and blogged about it – Local: Swine & Dine Dinner. “A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an Overnight Bread Baker in Colorado,...

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