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About The Kitchen Island

Dedicated to the art of cooking simply and tastefully.

Square Foot Gardening

This year we tried the “square foot gardening” method of raising veggies for The Kitchen Island. Webster was skeptical at first but he’s starting to see the benefits now! Herewith, The Kitchen Island’s kitchen garden!

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The 5th Annual Kitchen Island Bake-a-Thon!

OMG! Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark! For the fifth year in a row The Kitchen Island hosted a Christmas Bake-a-Thon, a day-long sugar and caloric bacchanalia of epic proportions to which Wanda invites a slew of her many nieces – ages … Continue reading

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Crab and Corn Chowder with Mashed Potatoes

It’s December and it’s cold! That usually calls for a goose down parka and mittens, but for The Kitchen Island, cold weather suggests a belly-filling, hot bowl of comfort. So, grab your large enamel pot and let’s get started! This … Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Eggplant with Goat Cheese

Our recipe posts here at The Kitchen Island are not always our own creations.  We comb through cookbooks; scan the magazines while waiting in the checkout line; and spend endless hours surfing the worldwide web.  Most of the time, we … Continue reading

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Clam and Bacon Pizza! OMG!!

Sunday night at The Kitchen Island, after a hard day of arduously relaxing aboard Faith under sail on the Chesapeake Bay, a less formal – but no less formidable – dinner is the order of the day. Home-made pizza with bacon … Continue reading

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Soft Shell Crabs are in the House!

Grilled Soft Shell Crabs! (Yummm!) At this time of year in our neck of the woods, soft shell crabs become available and, as with the short-lived white asparagus season in France, lovers of these delicious creatures begin to get the … Continue reading

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Missing Soft Shells! Oh no!!!!!

Our last post – the one about grilled soft shell crabs – has suffered a technological mishap. presumably not fatal. The video wouldn’t load! Our team of crack propeller-heads has been loosed on the problem and the post will back … Continue reading

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