11.01.09

Already living a community-oriented lifestyle, the families who inhabit the sixteen homes at Island Cohousing in West Tisbury are further united by the sharing of one large garden – primarily maintained by Cohousers Lynn Weber and Paul Lazes.

Linda Black & Alexanda Bullen

09.01.09

Our series on the variety of food and ingredients you can find on the Island – in your backyard, in fields, in forests, and on beaches – continues with autumn’s bounty. Plus recipes for beach plum jelly, elderberry syrup, banana-berry muffins, and autumn olive fruit leather.

Holly Bellenuono & Catherine Walthers

08.01.09

Growing corn is a labor of mishaps and love – and fortunately, it’s a labor you don’t have to get into with the folks at Morning Glory Farm doing it for you.

Tom Dunlop

07.01.09

While you’re enjoying the beach and the sun, be sure to include nature’s summer bounty in your day. It’s easy to locate and harvest many useful wild plants on the Vineyard, and even easier to make delicious food and drinks with them. Here are the descriptions you need to find tasty flowers and nutritious greens to go with every meal of the day.

Holly Bellenuono & Catherine Walthers

05.01.09

After the long, cold winter we spent indoors, spring has arrived to push us outside to collect new green leaves and dig up fat roots. This is the time, according to tradition, for spring cleaning – and we don’t mean the house. We’re referring to an ancient folk belief about cleaning the blood, renewing the spirit, and energizing the body.

Holly Bellenuono & Catherine Walthers

04.01.09

Heading out at low tide with a sturdy rake and a floating basket, and wading through the Vineyard’s shallow waters can provide for good eating. And clamming, for the Vineyarders who love it, is more than just the pursuit of a tasty quahaug supper. A few hours spent plying the clam flats also offer a chance to escape from whatever one must – to explore the mystery of life hiding just below the surface of all that salty water, and to connect with a culturally rich past.

Charlie Cameron

12.01.08

The Vineyard has plenty of amenities to offer its inhabitants, but there’s one thing many would say is missing that would make life complete: a plentiful supply of ethnic food, preferably reasonably priced.

When off-Island, Vineyarders make a point to get our fill from ethnic restaurants in Boston or New York, or else pick up takeout on the Cape to enjoy on the boat ride home.

Catherine Walthers

10.01.08

As she spent the summer promoting and signing copies of her new cookbook, Table Talk, Espresso Love’s Carol McManus found affirmation for the idea the book is based on – that busy Americans are gradually giving up an important aspect of family life: the family dinner.

She thinks that’s a mistake.

Catherine Walthers

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