Some of the ingredients used in Jonathan and Carly Copeland’s pho dish. (Credit: David Benthal)
The symbolic Thanksgiving bird brings back childhood memories of gathering around the table and donning fall versions of holiday wear with extended family. The day often includes games of football outside while the heads of household work in the kitchen. Food is piled high on the table, celebrating the season’s bounty. Gen Xers and older millennials may even consider Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song” as a holiday classic to be played. It does, after all, pay homage to the star of the show: turkey.
It’s time to stop recycling. Don’t separate your plastics from glass or aluminum. Skip breaking down cardboard boxes. Though recycling is one of the three R’s learned in school, it does not really address the problem of plastic pollution. Reducing consumption and opting for reusable and eco-friendly alternatives is what will mitigate concerns about waste. (more…)
Macari Lifeforce Sauvignon Blanc paired with Catapano Dairy Farm Peconic Bel. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Ah, the age-old love story that is cheese and wine. It’s a common pairing at events, dinner parties and, if we’re being honest, on a chill Friday night at home. What may be less common, however, is knowing which wines complement which cheeses, and why. Seven Long Island cheese aficionados provide the answer, offering up some of their favorite vintages from our vast and diverse region to pair with delicious cheeses. (more…)
Get out on Peconic Bay in a pontoon boat through Lighthouse Marina in Aquebogue. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
When you want to explore the bays and harbors of the East End, swimming sometimes just doesn’t cut it.
If you don’t have a boat, you may feel your options are limited, but have no fear. When you get tired of floating around on one of those hipster swan floats, consider these fun and easy ways to get out on the water around the North Fork this summer. (more…)
Biking from vineyard to vineyard is one of the best ways to enjoy Long Island Wine Country. (Credit: Madison Fender)
Being surrounded by water, some activities are just a given come the summer months. Fresh, salty air and sunshine are often all you need for a day well spent. Whether by land or by sea, we have the perfect roundup of must-dos for your best summer yet. (more…)
A Cross Sound Ferry passes the Orient Point Lighthouse. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Over the next few months, city dwellers will be looking to make the great escape from Manhattan to the East End, spending long weekends in the seemingly far off land of the North Fork.
If you dream of sipping local wine at one of the many vineyards, taking lazy afternoon dips in the Long Island Sound, and dining at one of many fabulous restaurants just steps away from the beach in all directions, here’s how to get from concrete to sand this summer.