Granola

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G- VINEYARD BLEND Be My Guest, All Natural Granola, $7.79 More than a cereal, this Edgartown recipe has notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Find it at Morning Glory, Alley’s General Store, and online.

R- FARMHOUSE GRANOLA Fiddlehead Farm, $14.59 Ride your bike to West Tisbury to try Fiddlehead Farm’s scrumptious variety. Refresh with a cold drink and pick up a fancy cheese while you’re there.

A- SUNRISE GRANOLA Black Dog Café, $8.95 From schooner charters to t–shirts to party donuts, the Black Dog does it all. Their granola is made with pure maple syrup, almonds and vanilla.

N- GAY HEAD GRANOLA Orange Peel Bakery, $7.99 Apricots, flax seeds and pecans are the stand-outs in this crunchy treat that comes to us alllll-thewayyyyy… from Aquinnah. Find it at both Cronig’s locations.

O- OVEN BAKED GRANOLA State Road Restaurant, $14 Described as “irresistible,” State Road can barely keep this big bag of granola on the shelves, thanks to the coconut, cashews & golden raisins packed in every bite.

L- BAKEHOUSE GRANOLA Scottish Bakehouse, $5 You can count on this spot all year round– wind, snow, rain and shine. Sold by the counter in mini containers, great for stashing at your office or in your Subaru.

A- SUNSHINE GRANOLA Little Rock Farm, $6.99 This granola had humble beginnings as a holiday gift for relatives, and it’s now one of the most sought after granolas on the Island. Find it at both Cronig’s stores.

Granola

Salt

1. BALINE SEA SALT
Local grocery stores, around $7/lb.

2. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT Fiddlehead Farm, $6.75.

3. WILLIAM BOUNDS LTD SALT GRINDER LeRoux, $39.99.

4. WILLIAM BOUNDS GOURMET SEA SALT CRYSTALS LeRoux and grocery stores, $5.

5. MATCHA SALT Fiddlehead Farm, $8.25.

6 & 15. MURDICK’S FUDGE SALT WATER TAFFY $7.95 per bag.

7. BY THE SEA SALT Alley’s, $4.49.

8. MARTHA’S VINEYARD SEA SALT Coming soon! Look for it in 2013: mvseasalt.com

9. CYPRUS FLAKE LeRoux, $11.

10. STATE ROAD ISLAND GROWN BAR $7-$9, State Road Restaurant donates all proceeds to Island Grown Schools.

11. SALT SPOON Local thrift stores.

12. SOCO CREAMERY SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM 7a Foods, $4/small, $5.50/large.

13. JOSÉ CAN YOU SEE SALT Alley’s, Cronig’s, LeRoux, $7.

14. FARMER’S SALT Fiddlehead Farm, $13 in MARBLE SALT CELLAR LeRoux, $7.99.

16. MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE & ALMONDS SEA SALT BAR 7a Foods, $8.50

17. ARTISAN SALT CO. CYPRUS BLACK LAVA LeRoux, $11.

18. BÉQUET CELTIC SEA SALT CARAMELS LeRoux, 2 for a $1.

2, 5, 7, 9, 17. CERAMIC SALT CELLARS BY CAITLIN COOK Handmade on Martha’s Vineyard, $22. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Salt

When it rains…

Take a break from puddle jumping and mud pies to enjoy fun stuff for kids and for the young at heart.

1. JUNIOR APRON

Use natural dyes to tie-dye mini white aprons found at LeRoux. Your little chef will have fun making and wearing it. $14.99

2. KID O CUTTING FRUIT

Food makes fractions more fun. Find this at The Toy Box in VH. $25.95

3. CHOP CHOP MAGAZINE
A cooking magazine for families with kid-friendly recipes, articles, puzzles and more. Visit: chopchopmag.org.

4. RATATOUILLE (2007)
Dinner & a movie! Watch this Disney-Pixar movie and follow Remy the French Rat’s journey to becoming a chef. Turn to page 15 for eV’s Ratatouille recipe. Check local libraries.

5. MINI KITCHEN TOOLS
Child’s first cutting board, knife and whisk by Joyce Chen. Functional, adorable and safe. Available at LeRoux.

6. PUZZLES
Find them at Mardell’s in VH, Granite Ace Hardware in Edgartown and Island thrift stores.

7. PIRATE SHIP CAKE PAN
This heavy cast aluminum pirate pan is perfect for breads, molded desserts and cakes. The end result is so much fun, you’ll have to fend off the scallywags who will try and devour your booty. Yarr! $32.

Mmm… Donuts

(CLOCKWISE STARTING AT TOP LEFT)
1. LIMPOPO

State Road Restaurant
2. POWDERED SUGAR
Dippin’ Donuts
3. ZACHARY DONUT
Dippin’ Donuts
4. COCONUT COVERED
Martha’s Vineyard Bakery (Backdoor Donuts)
5. BUTTER CRUNCH
Martha’s Vineyard Bakery (Backdoor Donuts)
6. RASPBERRY FILLED
Martha’s Vineyard Bakery (Backdoor Donuts)
7. OLD FASHIONED
Humphreys Bakery
8. CRULLER
Humphrey’s Bakery
9. BELLY BOMB
Humphrey’s Bakery
10. CHOCOLATE COVERED
The Black Dog Bakery
11.PARTY DONUT
The Black Dog Bakery
12. CINNAMON SUGAR
The Steamship Authority snack bar

Mmm… Donuts

Old Chatham Sheepherding Co. Sheep’s Milk Camembert

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(Soft, mild) Find this Camembert among many other artisinal cheeses at Fiddlehead Farm, West Tisbury, (508) 696-6700 $8.50/4 oz.

Vermont Classic Chevre

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(Soft, mild) Also try the creamery’s butter! Sold in logs, with or without herbs. Available at local grocery stores. Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, $3.89/4 oz.

Organic Champlain Triple Cream

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(Soft, mild) A real party pleaser, this triple cream is a must for your cheese plate. Buy it at local grocery stores or by calling the creamery. Champlain Valley Creamery, Vergennes, VT, (802) 877-2950, $7.49/4 oz.

Maplebrook Farm Mozzarella

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(Soft, flavorful) Hand-stretched and made from premium raw cow curd, this cheese is a perfect pair to anything savory. It also freezes well, just thaw in the fridge overnight. Sold at Cronig’s. Maplebrook Farm, Bennington, VT, (802)
440-9950, $10.89/lb.

Sugarbush Farm Mountain Jack

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(Semi-hard, mild) We suggest making this your go-to cheese for all sandwiches. Try layering thin slices of this Jack on warm buttered toast for a grilled cheese; it is the perfect melting cheese. Sold at local grocery stores and online
at sugarbushfarm.com. Sugarbush Farm, Woodstock, VT, $9.99 for a 4 oz. block.

Blythedale Farm Vermont Brie

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(Soft, acidic, flavorful) A New England take on a classic French cheese, this Brie has a very tender and supple rind; the perfect cheese for a dinner party. Try it with warm, crusty bread. Sold at Cronig’s. $8.99/7 oz.