01/06/17 6:00am
The Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. (Credit: Randee Daddona file photo)

The Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. (Credit: Randee Daddona file photo)

Have you heard of Hygge?

It’s the Danish word for cozy and for the Danes it’s a way of life. Now you can seek out your own hygge (pronounced HOO-gah) — a lifestyle that includes the pursuit of fuzzy socks, hot tea and good company — on the North Fork.

So while the NoFo winter might be bad for sunbathing and water sports, there are other ways of seeking bliss.

Here are eight places to get cozy on the North Fork. (more…)

09/06/16 6:05am

5 Campground Cir
Good things do come in small packages. Take this two-bedroom Victorian cottage, for example.

Built in 1904, this historic house sits on .10 of an acre in the private beach cottage community Campground Circle, which is within walking distance of both of Jamesport’s beaches.

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06/30/16 6:45am
American Beech will host outdoor clambakes from July 1 to September 2 (Courtesy photo)

American Beech will host weekly clambakes from July 1 to September 2. (Credit: American Beech)

What do you do on Friday afternoons in the summer when your restaurant has a beautiful outdoor bar and dining area? If you’re the team at American Beech in Greenport, the answer is to host a weekly New England Clambake all summer long.

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05/27/16 6:20am
Chef Kasia Dabrowska with her chicken 'Sassy.' (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Chef Kasia Dabrowska with her chicken ‘Sassy.’ (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Climbing into a chicken coop behind the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport, Kasia Dabrowska shows no fear. The chef handles each bird carefully, even balancing one on her arm as it clucks and coos.

“These guys are about 6 weeks old,” said Ms. Dabrowska, a native of Poland. “They’re mixed breeds; one is a mix of silkie and some kind of heritage hen.”

The chickens are just part of the agenda in her role as the restaurant’s new chef. She’s also planting a hydroponic garden on the property and preparing for a busy summer events season at the historic inn on South Jamesport Avenue.  (more…)