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Purses? On a food blog? Yes! Purses! No, I’m not talking about Prada or Coach. However, these purses are handcrafted Italian perfection! With each pocket of pleasure comes a burst of flavor from the basil mozzarella combination. I love to … Continue reading
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The Bake-A-Thon’s Denouement!
Webster sez… There were survivors. It was questionable at first but as the torpor of the food coma began to wear off, monosyllabic grunts became audible and murmurs became phrases. From the older girls full sentences followed. The younger ones, … Continue reading
6th Annual Christmas Bake-A-Thon
The ingredients. The scene before the participants arrive… Over the next eight hours, there will be more calories generated on The Kitchen Island than are generally permitted per month at one single address in the Old Dominion. There will also be … Continue reading
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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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The Down and Dirty Martini
Webster sez: One of Wanda’s cold-weather favorites! The extra dirty martini. She uses vodka but gin is acceptable, too. (Admittedly, given my proclivity for a Tanqueray and tonic, the gin inventory here at The Kitchen Island is always in flux, … Continue reading
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All Hail Caesar! (The salad that is!)
My first Caesar salad was almost 10 years ago, when Webster took me to meet some of his old friends in Virginia Beach, VA. We visited with this couple for a little while and then he took me to the … 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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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
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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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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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
Market day, indeed! And this was the first day of the season for this particular market, one of our favorites. Webster and I were strolling the stands by 9.30am…that’s pretty good for yours truly. I don’t believe I had ingested … Continue reading
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On The Road…
Webster sez… The girls and I made a trip recently to Wrightstown, NJ, a small town on the outskirts of McGuire Air Force Base, not far from the state capital of Trenton. We ended up in this unlikely spot because … Continue reading
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Wine Blogs We Like
Webster sez… We have wine with every meal (except with the Cheerios, of course) and have built a wine storage/display case in our kitchen. We’ve started following a couple of wine blogs and will be dishing on these periodically. The … Continue reading
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Killer Parmesan Shrimp and Grits!
Well, here it is! The first recipe! When I first posted this photo on Facebook, it received a huge response. I knew it had to be the first one posted to this blog. The recipe, instructions and a bunch of … Continue reading
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Lobster Fest! Good Heavens, look at those babies!
A celebration at the Kitchen Island! Friends who bought lots near us are about to sit down and enjoy one hell of a lobster dinner! Steve, Juliann, Norm and Kirsti will follow shortly but look at those lobsters!! (And Webster … Continue reading
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