03/25/17 6:02am
cookiedough

Photo Caption: Scoops of raw cookie dough are now being sold at Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead. (Credit: Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe’s Facebook)

For those of who can’t help stealing a few spoonfuls of raw cookie dough while making a batch of chocolate chip cookies, Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead has got a new product for you.

The longtime establishment announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that beginning March 23, they would be serving edible chocolate chunk cookie dough. Made without eggs, the new offering follows a recent trend where shops — such as DO in New York City, which opened in January — began selling cookie dough in scoops, just like ice cream is served. (more…)

03/25/17 6:00am
Black Ankle Vineyards

Black Ankle Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Md. makes some tasty albariño, according to our Lenn Thompson. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Last week was my 13-year anniversary of writing about wine, both on my blogs and for various print outlets. It’s become a bit of an obsession, but started as nothing more than a hobby, a diversion from my less creatively interesting job in the software industry.

I was, and still am, infatuated with local wine. Back then I felt so lucky to live in a place that had its own emerging wine region with wines that both enticed and excited. I still (more…)

03/24/17 12:30pm
Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. The store could soon open a second location in Greenport.(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. The store could soon open a second location in Greenport.(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Two Mattituck businesses are looking to expand to Greenport, northforker has learned.

The owners of both The Village Cheese Shop and Goldberg’s Famous Bagels have plans to open locations in Greenport Village. (more…)

03/24/17 6:05am
The historic Latham-Beebe house in Orient. (Credit: courtesy)

The historic Latham-Beebe house in Orient. (Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate courtesy)

Built over 160 years ago, one of the newest houses on the market has one of the oldest stories to tell.

The former Orient home of Daniel Terry Latham was built on Main Road house using materials brought over from New London. Conn. When his relative Emma Latham married Oscar Beebe in 1899, he gave the house to them. (more…)

03/24/17 6:02am
An Icelandic sheep at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

An Icelandic sheep at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Icelandic sheep flock at 8 Hands Farm, in Cutchogue, can increase from 80  to 200 animals during lambing season. That’s when dozens of woolly little lambs come not-quite-yet baaing and bleating into the world, sometimes as many as 15 a day.

“The whole month of April, you’re on call,” said Tom Geppel, 51, who owns the farm with his wife, Carol Festa, 49. That requires Geppel to literally roll up his sleeves and help laboring ewes deliver their lambs, which may often be twins or even triplets. “You talk about a learning curve,” Geppel said. “No one can teach you that.” (more…)