Fresh from a small island off of Japan, new ideas for familiar seafoods.
Chris Fischer & Catherine Young
Weeks, months later, it seems like maybe we’ve had enough of tomatoes for a while. But give us one minute of winter and we’ll be pining for them.
No, there aren’t any vineyards on Martha’s Vineyard. Nor are there any wineries. Many a tourist’s hopes have been dashed upon discovering this is not the Napa of the East. Still, there are plenty of wild grapes.
The venerable concoction is popular on the Island, in part because sailing is a big deal here, and most anywhere more than one sailor gathers, rum is probably going to show up.
One sniff of that licorice- and lemon-laced aroma of basil and you are transported to a sunny day, a wonderful al fresco meal, a friend’s kitchen garden.
Ryan Shea is an optometrist by day and his business partner Nick Peters is a contractor. But on nights, weekends, and any spare minute they can manage, they make vodka.