09.01.15

More. I always want more. More sea glass, more fireworks, more Menemsha sunsets, more fair food, more summer. I know I sound like a small child with a bad case of the “I wants,” but at least I am honest about my hedonism. There’s a reason I live on Martha’s Vineyard after all; simple pleasures are never far beyond the grasp of my sticky fingers.

By Susie Middleton

09.01.15

Serve this hearty gratin with grilled bluefish or roast chicken. Sit outside. Sip something cool. Tell stories. Have seconds.

By Susie Middleton

09.01.15

For some, weddings may mean champagne toasts and lengthy best man’s speeches, but for old-school folks, it’s all about the punch.

By Jessica B. Harris

09.01.15

It’s an ancient rite of late summer, dating back to long before the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. In a good year, typically around the first week of September, on coastal plains and dunes on Martha’s Vineyard and throughout New England, dozens of small, tart fruits dangle from the branches of the beach plum plant and are gathered by those who know a good thing when they taste it and are lucky enough to know a good patch for picking.

By Catherine Walthers

09.01.15

This dish is a simple roast chicken preparation with a savory spoon bread.

08.01.15

Ceviche, a dish that originates in South America, is fresh fish cured and cooked in lime juice.

By Catherine Walthers

08.01.15

You may need to make this in 1 or 2 batches depending on the size of your skillet. Serve with a nice summer side, such as corn on the cob or a tomato salad.

By Catherine Walthers

08.01.15

A charcoal fire results in the best-tasting fish here.

By Catherine Walthers

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