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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. …

Summertime Beers

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ The goal of a summertime beer is all about refreshment. Having a nice cold brew on a warm summer day (or as warm as it gets here on island) will never go out …

We’re on a Boat!

by Leah Mojer I love watching the harbor fill up, slowly over weeks and weeks. It starts with a handful of barely noticeable sailboats and motor boats, then it seems like overnight that the harbor explodes with hundreds of white masts and hulls. Nantucket on the water is one its …