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Clam Chowder

By Jan Buhrman

1 gallon serves 10-12 #1 Bacon, diced 4 Large onions, diced 8 Stalks of celery, diced 1 bulb fennel diced 4 large potatoes, diced Bouquet garni of 3 sprigs thyme, 4 parsley, 2 garlic cloves, and ½ teaspoon peppercorns in cheesecloth and tied with kitchen twine 6 sprigs of thyme #2 clams, chopped; 3...

Pork Curry

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 4 tablespoons coconut oil two onions, finely chopped two apples cut into small pieces 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2” ginger 2 teaspoons ground...

Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! SERVES 8 We used 20-25 wild shrimp in the shell. We removed the shells and reserved the shells the day before serving and made...

Sweet Potato and Spinach Fritters

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! Makes 24 small one-bite fritters Disclaimer: This recipe may come out differently dependent on method of cooking sweet potato/spinach, etc. I made these a...

Cabbage, Carrot, Radicchio Salad with Pomegranate & Curried Nuts

By Jan Buhrman

This is a perfect winter dish!  This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! Serves 5-6 3 medium carrots, shaved or shredded 1 medium fennel, trimmed and shredded 3mm thick 5 tbsp...

Oysters with Spinach and Spices

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu.  Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 1/4 cup butter ½ onion minced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste 15 ounces fresh chopped spinach...

Nettle Soup

By Jan Buhrman

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...

Rabbit with Onions and Raisins

By Jan Buhrman

3 rabbits whole 3 red onions sliced thin 2 cups golden raisins 1/2 bunch cilantro and parsley each chopped fine 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon each ginger, black pepper, salt, cinnamon, turmeric, Ras el Hanout 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup oil Mix the wet rub well and massage into rabbit. Allow to marinate for...

Greek Kakavia

By Jan Buhrman

Serves 6 Use whatever fish you have available. I like to use odd cuts of fish and shellfish from our local waters. In Greece, the fishermen make this out at sea, using whatever they’ve hauled into their boat that day, and cooking it in seawater. I learned this from a Greek chef who worked...

Korean Spicy Fish Soup

By Jan Buhrman

Serves 8 Several years ago I had a client who was from Korea. She wanted a Korean inspired menu and we served kimchi family style with cod fish cakes followed by this Korean Soup. The main course was brown rice with seared cod with miso and bok choy. Everyone loved it and especially this...

Gingerbread Dough for Making Houses + Royal Icing

By Jan Buhrman

I am making gingerbread houses with my neighbor boys who are 8 and 10 this week and this is a good recipe. It is too hard to eat, but after many years of making gingerbread houses, this one does work and holds up well. One year, I saved our gingerbread in the basement with...

Tzimmes

By Jan Buhrman

5-6 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds) 4 Tablespoons butter ½ cup honey 1 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup figs chopped into small pieces ½ cup pitted prunes chopped into small pieces Slice sweet potatoes, place in casserole dish and roast in 350 degree F oven for 35-40 minutes...

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