Author Archives: The Kitchen Island

About The Kitchen Island

Dedicated to the art of cooking simply and tastefully.

The Bug’s Masterpiece!

OMG!! A 6-layer coconut cake! This weekend was the occasion of Webster’s birthday. The Bug, inspired by countless hours of TV cooking shows and the constant activity aground The Kitchen Island, created this magnificent edifice that is sure to please … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Island Hits the Road: Nu Yawk City!

A long overdue visit to be sure, but The Kitchen Island crew arrived in Gotham a week ago for a virtuoso piano recital by the internationally renowned Alex Tuchman, pianist extraordinaire and one of Webster’s seemingly infinite supply of nieces … Continue reading

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Oysters with Ginger-Soy Butter

Oysters!!!! My hat comes off to the first desperate soul who cracked open that first  slimy, muddy bivalve to discover the salty, meaty delicacy we now enjoy on a regular basis.  A quick search on the worldwide web, dates the … Continue reading

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SALMON! Pan Seared with Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts

Believe it or not, once upon a time, I would not even look at a piece of salmon.  The only fish I would consider was an occasional piece of flounder, which is very white and very mild.  Salmon, being very … Continue reading

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Shrimp Nachos

Although I was born and raised in the good ole USA, my culinary preferences occasionally lean towards our southern neighbor, Mexico.  Cumin and coriander mixed with a little garlic and jalapeno, initiate a taste bud happy dance!  With Webster being … Continue reading

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Whine a Little, Why Don’tcha?

To follow up on an earlier post, this post is about another wine blog we like. Chicago-based winer Rob Frisch blogs about “odd” wines at oddbacchus.com. Why odd wines? Well, it seems that he buys most of the wines that … Continue reading

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The Summer Garden!

From the Webster Man… Well, it’s in! Tomatoes, squash, eggplant, basil, peppers, rosemary, lettuce, zucchini, strawberries, cucumbers, pole beans, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree – or so it seems. Four days – … Continue reading

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