The Bernstein summer home in Pilot Hill Farm overlooking Vineyard Sound set the stage for an incredible celebration and new beginning for Bill and Lori. It was the perfect Vineyard weekend with blue skies and crimson sunsets. Those fabulous New Yorkers really now how to throw and attend a party.
In Early Summer of 2008 I teamed up with writer Ali Berlow to do an article for Cape Cod Life on making ice cream with local milk from Mermaid Farm and Dairy in Chilmark. There were only three sweet, simple ingredients in our recipe – milk, honey, and eggs. My chocolate lab Morelle thought the results were particularly delicious.
You can view the complete article and recipe by clicking the link below-
Just released, the Island Weddings Magazine, hot off the press with Monica & Bernard Baez on the cover. This Manhattan couple had an intimate wedding with a friends and family on May 31, 2009. This shot was taken as we were walking down to the lighthouse. Bernard just swept Monica off her feet and my finger triggered the camera right at the moment before kiss impact. These two were so in-love and I was honored to document their wedding day.
With the sun setting over Katama Bay, waders on, waist high in water and camera in hand I had the most delicious conversation about harvesting quahogs with this wonderful salty man – Paul Bangs. Our conversation kept flowing as I felt the true sense of what I was seeing, smelling, hearing and documenting. Mr. Bangs, a Martha’s Vineyard local, harvests bivalves and other watery edibles year round from the waters off his home shore. He is also the author of the most delicious savory Quahog pie I’ve ever tasted. Paul’s long time friend and chef Dee Geiger from Tea Lane Caterers has deftly created a savory pie with delectable results from Paul recipes, AKA: Quahog Pie”. I love that Dee decorates the pie with a Quahog shell, center stage, bringing the sea into the grocery store and shopper.
With the sky turning crimson red and chimney orange our conversation continued until we reached the shore and downed some of the stray oysters Paul picked up while quahogging.