Category Archives: Dinner

Valentine’s Day at The Kitchen Island: Moules á la Monsieur Arnaud

Webster traveled extensively during his misspent youth (a period that ended a little more than 10 years ago, when he met me), and, aside from anything else he picked up, he certainly picked up some cooking skills. On our first … 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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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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