10/15/18 6:05am

Mimi Edelman’s crops are tethered to the Ark of Taste. (Credit: David Benthal)

Cooking is the end of a process that begins in a field’s rich soil. Almost everything that goes on the table, after all, reflects a farmer’s work and care … and learning curve. Mimi Edelman, who has been farming for 18 years, would be the first to tell you that. 

Edelman, the longtime operator of I & Me Farms in the lower Hudson Valley, relocated to Orient this past year for reasons that included the loss of her land lease and the desire to be near Long Island Sound. “I grew up in Connecticut, on the Sound,” she said. “I really missed it.” When she explored the possibility of leasing farmland from Priscilla Terry Bull, she discovered the Terry family and hers both originally emigrated from Elgin, Scotland. That clinched the deal. (more…)

10/14/18 6:10am

Mystic Seaport Museum. (Credit: Connecticut Office of Tourism)

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Precious weekends are no time to waste on the couch. Those 48 hours away from the office are just enough to invigorate your fall routine before the winter weather basically mandates hibernation.

The charming seaside town of Mystic is a quick Cross Sound Ferry ride away to blissful escape. (more…)

10/14/18 6:05am

The pork shoulder ragu is worth a try along with just about everything else on the menu at Orto in Miller Place. (Courtesy of Orto)

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One of the great things about the East End is how many truly enjoyable restaurants are located within such close proximity to each other — even outside of the downtown districts. You don’t often see this in such rural areas.  (more…)

10/13/18 6:49am

Noah’s in Greenport.

Noah’s in Greenport is known for its innovative farm-to-table menu. Locally sourced small plates such as Crescent Farm duck BBQ and seasonal entrees like corn risotto keep diners coming back time and again to experience chef Noah Schwartz’ latest creations.

Starting next month, guests will have more reason to stop into the Front Street hot spot. The restaurant is rolling out a new guest chef series designed to give diners the farm fresh fare they expect with a twist. (more…)

10/12/18 6:00am

No. 139 Red Cider. (Credit: David Benthal)

Fall doesn’t always mean pumpkin.

From caramel apple cider sangria to spiced squash ale, these five North Fork beverages can be your new go-to for autumn in a glass. They share one common theme: None contains pumpkin. (more…)