Candy that’s digest-friendly. Available at Cronig’s Healthy Additions, Vineyard Haven, The Ginger People, $1.49–$3.79.
Sip a cold bottle on the steps of Alley’s General Store, about $1.50.
Indian cusinine’s perfumey after- dinner mints and digestive. www.indianblend.com, $6.99.
A lickety-splity after- dinner mint, right out of the days of supper clubs and
Oh, snap! These crunchy, spicy cookies are just what you need when you’re having your mid-afternoon cup of tea. Crush them up and put them in ice cream, too. Available at Cronig’s, Mi-Del, $3.79.
from: “Summer Blues”
Beware of the skinny dip with this mermaid. Don’t follow her in too deep, for she can hold her breath for a very long, long, time. Blue curacao, hypnotiq, pineapple rum, splash of lime. $12 @ the Sidecar Café and Bar, 16 Kennebec Avenue, Oak Bluffs.
Kitchen Tip of the Day: Smear a little- to-a-lot of new lane Sundries ja- lapeño Hot pepper jelly on cream cheese or goat cheese atop crackers or in a grilled cheese sandwich for some zoom. Jelly-mama Linda Alley says, ‘But wait, don’t stop there!’ Seek out her other brazen conserves, includ- ing Red Pepper Ginger Marmalade. Available at Cronig’s, West Tisbury Farmers’ Market, Alley’s, Fiddlehead Farm, Garcia’s Deli, and Katama General Store; about $6.
José can you Sea Salt—so the label warns—“could be addictive.” Yo, José, you ARE addictive – own it! We carry you around in our bag and shake you out to season our egg sandwiches, hummus, soups, popcorn…you name it, we José it. Made in Chilmark, available at Alley’s General Store as well as many fine stores and pantries across the Island or visit www.bytheseasalt. com. 4-ounce jar, about $4.50.