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Nantucket Daffodil Festival Picnics

Daffodil Fest Picnic Food

This year there are two picnics to choose from during Daffodil Festival Saturday, April 30. The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce (the brains and the brawn behind Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend), is hosting a Family Beach Picnic at Children’s Beach in addition to the famous ‘Sconset Tailgate Picnic. Both start …

Holiday Recipes

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday feasts, whether it be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, this is the time of year when you want to present a memorable spread. Judi Hill has collaborated with Chef Pamela A. McKinstry to reprint her classic Nantucket …

Nantucket Cranberry Festival

Crash Course on Cranberry Cocktails

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Epernay Wine & Spirits The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and you want to know how to recreate fall flavors into an adult libation. Here on Nantucket, look no further than the local cranberry bogs for inspiration. …

Cider Revolution

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Epernay Wine & Spirits ~ The leaves are starting to fall, the kids are back in school, and it’s time to enjoy the next couple of weeks on Nantucket that will lead us into an Indian Summer. This …

Chocolate Oysters | Nantucket Chocolate Company

Nantucket Chocolate Oysters

We’ve discovered a new treat for island celebrations that pairs deliciously with champagne: chocolate oysters handmade by Nantucket Chocolatiers at the aptly named Sweet Inspirations. John and Kathy West and their team love to design unique confections and have become known for recreating island icons and Nantucket favorites in fine …

Tomatoes

Fruit of the Vine – Tomatoes

by Wendy McConnell Tomatoes are one of the most popular plants among home gardeners. By now, if you’ve successfully kept the island deer and the hornworms away, you should be harvesting your crop. Tomato plants like a hot, sunny, humid climate; these past few weeks on Nantucket have been perfect. …