Saturday, September 09, 2006


This evening I had the good fortune to be invited over to Katie Falk's house for some real live down home Greek cooking. Katie prepared traditional spanikopita, which is a Greek spinach feta pie made using phyllo dough that is brushed with LOTS of butter. She actually brushed butter on every layer of the thin pastry dough, which made for a deliciously buttery (and fattening) final product. Hopefully the recipe will be available soon and I will post it here.

I'm Crazy about Martha's Vineyard!

I was lucky enough to be invited to Martha's Vineyard last month to stay with my Uncle Phil, Aunt Lynn and cousin Amanda. They own this gorgeous house located in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. While I was there I was treated to many culinary delights - in fact it seemed as though we never stopped eating!! Highlights include the wonderful smoked shrimp and crab dip available at John's Fish Market where they also fry up some some delectable fish and chips, a wonderful dinner at Lambert's Cove Inn where I got to sample sea bass and lamb, fabulous pies sold in front of Eileen the pie lady's house by her husband, and several tasty meals cooked up right at the house by the talented Lynn Hallen.

John's Fish Market and Takeout Look at that lobster!!! We went through about 5 containers of the smoked crab and shrimp dip before it was all over and it was worth every penny. I wonder if they deliver!?

Lambert's Cove Inn was a delightful place for dinner and the lamb was really out of this world!

Eileen Blake bakes up some scrumptuous pies - we had Cherry Crumb and Triple Berry.

My cousin Amanda and I enjoyed some delicious ice cream in Vineyard Haven.

And, no trip to the Vineyard is complete without THE BIG CHEESE! This wheel is pure Vermont White Cheddar.

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