Eva Rawposa asked me to photograph her raw cooking class for her new web site. Even though it was December on Martha’s Vineyard, her class was filled with eager students ready to understand and learn simple techniques for cooking raw. Eva’s knowledge mixed with her casual and fun teaching style made for a very inspiring class.
It was a great day!
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-
This month I worked with Holly Bellebuono, a local herbalist, and Catherine Walthers, a local food author, on a piece for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine on wild edibles. It is the third of a three part series on foraging for food on the island. This edition featured yummy edibles such as autumn olives, sassafras, and of course beach plums, along with a recipe for Ethel Sherman’s beach plum jelly.
It’s early Summer on the island, time for the first fruits of the year -strawberries. I recently visited local farmer Andrew Woodruff at Whippoorwill Farm in Oak Bluffs to do some picking in his fields. He grows strawberries every year for the 500 members of his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. My kids and I walked carefully down the rows, on the lookout for ripe crimson berries hidden under leaves, and we gathered enough to take home for strawberry smoothies and muffins.