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Come on, Irene! : Hurricane Couldn't Stop a Food-filled Weekend.

Kysha Harris | 9/7/2011, 3:24 p.m.
Come on, Irene! : Hurricane Couldn't Stop a Food-filled Weekend.

The fries were crispy, the fresh coleslaw was clean and there were great condiments for the sandwich of sliced tomato and fresh arugula. I only wish that the cook had not over-toasted my soft brioche roll to the point of slightly burnt. Seafood has such a delicate flavor that something like the ash from burnt bread can ruin the experience. Next time...

Our final night, we brought 10 lobsters and some crabs from the "lobster guy" to the Harris household (no relation, but now is my cuz from Chitown!) for an end-of-vacation throw down. I prepared the crustaceans with farmer's market corn on the cob, steamy red bliss potatoes and drawn butter plus Grace's handspun-dry green salad. It wasn't on "the roll"-it was on the money!

What's the saying? "If you wanna eat something, you gotta make it yourself"? No?! Well, something like that.

I took that leftover lobster meat, and with the help of some errant hamburger rolls and salted butter...boom! I made two for the road. Lobster roll mission accomplished!

Grrr to Ms. Irene! Yay to the Pinns, the Harrises (world-over), vacationing friends, Martha's Vineyard and lobsters! You made my visit possible and memorable. Thank you now and forever.

Enjoy, get eating and thanks for reading!

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Kysha Harris is owner of SCHOP! which is available for weekly service or for home entertaining. Questions? Comments? Requests? Feedback? Email kysha@iSCHOP.com.