03/23/17 10:43am
Three's Brewing Categorical Error is our Beer of the Week. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Threes Brewing Categorical Error is our Beer of the Week. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

With summer just around the corner, I’ve cut way back on my beer consumption — not because I expect it will reveal some hidden mid-section six pack, but merely to get my full-on dad bod back. But, when I was at Whole Foods picking up a few ingredients that I can only get there, I saw it: a floor stack of Threes Brewing Categorical Error. (more…)

03/21/17 6:01am
The cover of the first northforker magazine. (Credit: photo by Bridget Elkin, graphics by Eric Hod)

The cover of the first northforker magazine. (Credit: photo by Bridget Elkin, graphics by Eric Hod)

The following is a message from the editor of northforker printed in the inaugural issue of northforker magazine. The free publication is available at wineries, restaurants and newsstands around the North Fork. Get your copy now.

What’s so great about the North Fork?

As the editor of northforker.com, it’s a question I’m often asked, so it seemed a fitting subject to explore in the inaugural issue of northforker magazine (see the magazine’s cover story).

We’d rather show than tell you what makes it so great — whether that be an Icelandic sheep farm providing sustainably produced meat to the community or the best places for a soul resetting hike on Shelter Island. We also want to share the stories of the people who make it all happen.

We hope to do all of that here. (more…)

03/18/17 6:00am
Slow-poached wild salmon with mussels and green sauce. (Credit: John Ross)

Slow-poached wild salmon with mussels and green sauce. (Credit: John Ross)

In “Walking the Poems of Ireland, Marilyn J. Middleton writes: “The landscape of Ireland became a poem upon my mind. I had seen those ghostly misty landscapes before. I had touched the ancient high crosses and felt the feelings of pilgrims long before that had touched them also. Touring Ireland was for me like going somewhere where you knew you belonged and finding some lost part of yourself …

“We arrived at the little seacoast harbor town of Dingle. … The sea here gave harvests of wild mussels, salmon, and shrimp.”

I have not traveled to Ireland, but I know the feeling that this author conveys in her book. I have experienced it in Germany when visiting the small, medieval villages that seem (more…)