'Tis the Soup Season

A bowl of soup’s got it all: Simplicity, comfort, joy, nourishment and togetherness. 

Yes, it’s togetherness season. With family coming to visit for the holidays—not to mention those hockey games and holiday parties that eat in to dinner-making time—one soup recipe can go a long way towards feeding a lot of people, or your own family over a couple of nights. 

Mariko's Magic: Making A Holiday Wreath Like A Pro

Years ago, as a young commercial and fine art photographer living on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., Mariko Kawaguchi had a problem. 

“I was killing house plants, right, left and sideways. And this was the era when, you know, houseplants were your friends…everybody had houseplants,” she remembers. “So I went to the library and got a book to learn about houseplants.”

And then, evidently, she filed the entire contents of the book in some part of her brain she knew she could get back to someday.

The Double Life: Betty Burton, From the Stacks to the Shelves

Whether you're seeking knowledge or seeking nourishment, Betty Burton is at your service.

Heidi Feldman Gets Salty on Down Island Farm

The Vine catches up with the co-founder of MV Sea Salt, Heidi Feldman, an entrepreneur with a deep love for the Island who found a unique niche in the Island farming economy

Pie, Oh My!

No baking required! This holiday, thanks to a wealth of talented Island bakers, you've got options.

The Double Life of Brian Athearn

Nine to five, he's the MV Tech guy; after that, Brian Athearn is the sheep-breeding, pig-keeping, chicken-raising man on the tractor at Runamok Farm, his family homestead.

John Thayer Crafts Elements of Style

Cabinetmaker John Thayer crafts heirloom-quality furniture with the eye—and experience—of a fine boat builder.

The Beautiful In-Betweens

There are places in which we live that are easily quantified and qualified. They are light, they are dark. They are open, they are closed. They are intimate, they are populous. Then there are those spaces that are less easily defined—they fall in the gaps of grey. The beautiful in-betweens.

The Musical Mechanic, An Interview with Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson of Nelson Mechanical Design is an expert in green heating and cooling solutions--by day. At night you can often find him on stage at Island venues with his band the Jelly Roll Horns.

A Separate Porch Solves Design Dilemma

A West Tisbury couple created an outdoor destination for dining and living, while keeping their new porch from blocking lightflow to the house.

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