05/23/15 7:22am
Lenz chardonnay

Lenz White Label Chardonnay. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

As a wine columnist, I’m inundated this time of the year with PR stuff about pink wines from every part of the globe. While this is a far better inundation than Noah’s Flood (and while I will get around to writing about summer rosés), I’d like to make a case, instead, for Long Island chardonnay as your go-to, goes-with-everything summer beverage.  (more…)

05/22/15 6:56am
Brian, left, and Evan Huber are big fans of powerful vehicles. There's hope for mom, too. (Credit: Laura Huber)

Brian, left, and Evan Huber are big fans of powerful vehicles. There’s hope for mom, too. (Credit: Laura Huber)

I have a mom confession to make. My boys can easily manipulate me.

No, they can’t have iPads or video games during the week. I won’t let them up at 5:30 a.m., no matter how much they want to. They can’t put each other up for adoption. And they can’t get ice cream every time the truck comes through the neighborhood. But they have managed to get me to do some really cool things I never would have done by convincing me that they were really cool things.  (more…)