07/16/13 8:00am
composed salad recipe

Photo by Charity Robey | Tomatoes from Wickham’s, basil from Sylvester Manor and mozzarella from Goodale Farms are the basis of this simple salad.

Every year around this time, I think a lot about when the tomatoes are coming. The weeks prior to their arrival at the Farmers’ Market are anxious ones for me. Just as my hound obsessively checks every inch of the floor under our dining room table, so do I sniff around the offerings at the stores and markets. Are they from a greenhouse? Worse yet, did they arrive by truck, from far away? (more…)

06/24/13 8:00am

sesame noodles recipe

The Shelter Island Farmers Market is now in operation every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Historical Society, and what a boon to those who love to eat. Which is everyone I know.

On a recent Saturday, I decided to organize my visit to the market around a modest goal — the creation of a large bowl of sesame noodles that I could serve to my menfolk and myself. (more…)