08/15/18 6:10am

Stop thinking of salads as something at the start of your meal. Done the right way, using fresh local produce, a salad is a meal. (Credit: David Benthal)

Once upon a time, main-course salads were pretty much limited to chicken or seafood concoctions heavy on the mayo, or virtuous efforts composed of stodgy brown rice and not much else. These days, however, they are a great showcase for all sorts of interesting salad greens and other glories of the season, as well as staple ingredients from around the globe. Main-course salads are also an opportunity to channel your inner forager, whether you’re on the prowl at a farm stand or sizing up the contents of your refrigerator or kitchen cabinets.  (more…)

06/09/18 6:10am

Owners Karen and Fred Lee hold up the Snail of Approval award. (Credit: Lucy Senesac)

Locals know Sang Lee Farms as a staple for organic produce. The certified organic farm in Peconic operates year-round — giving us colorful veggies in the summer and winter alike.

The farmers make every effort when it comes to growing and educating the community — Sang Lee often hosts cooking classes and wellness series’ with expert guides.  (more…)

02/24/18 6:15am

Bedell Cellars was one of several local wineries to pour at the event. (Photo credit: Krysten Massa)

Long Island Winterfest launched its 11th season with a kickoff party at Hotel Indigo East End Friday.  (more…)

01/16/18 6:13am

Feast your eyes on the ultimate North Fork breakfast. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

There’s much to be said about breakfast on the North Fork. There’s the spicy and smoky chorizo and egg sandwich from Wednesday’s Table,  the savory kielbasa burrito at Wendy’s Deli or the mound of bacon on a Sterlington Deli sandwich.  (more…)

01/06/18 7:09am

Chicken noodle soup at Love Lane Kitchen (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Soggy socks, numb fingers, a tight back — ah, the joys of shoveling. Frigid temps and buckets of snow leave much to be desired this time of year, but solace can be taken in the soul-warming nourishment from a piping hot bowl of soup.  (more…)

06/15/17 6:01am

We made this tea with lemon verbena, mint and edible flowers. (Credit: David Benthal)

Growing your own herbs, so you can harvest just what you want when you want it, is one of life’s most inexpensive luxuries. The plants flourish without too much attention, and even if you don’t have a garden, a pot or two will be very happy on a sunny windowsill. Just a few sprigs are all you need to brighten a marinade, sauce or platter of sliced tomatoes. (more…)