10/29/19 6:00am

Behind the register stands the man who made it all happen, Chris Junda. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Everything at Junda’s Pastry Crust and Crumbs is homemade, from the breads, pies, strudel, babkas and cakes that have made it a fixture on the North Fork, to the sign out front, leaning against the façade of the building — which happens to be the oldest residence in Jamesport — with the words “homemade pies” painted in broad, slightly uneven strokes of green against a tan backdrop on a large piece of plywood.  (more…)

06/26/15 3:46pm
A flight of teas at Vitale A Tea Photo Monique Singh-Roy

A flight of teas at Vitale A Tea (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

You wouldn’t think tea would be served from a martini shaker. So watching Carolyn Poncato vigorous shakes the silver metal capsule, before pouring a cold mixture —ice cold organic pomegranete rasberry tea — into your shot glass may throw you off. (more…)

12/12/13 12:14pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Christopher Junda of Junda's Pastry Crust and Crumbs.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Christopher Junda of Junda’s Pastry Crust and Crumbs.

Believe it or not, Christmas is less than two weeks away. Between all the shopping and decorating, the thought of breaking out flour, sugar, pots and pans to bake goods for your celebration is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, there are several local spots to get your holiday treats on the table without the hassle. (more…)