03/20/19 6:01am

Holly Browder with one of her rare breed of sheep. (Credit: Tara Smith)

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Holly Browder and her husband, Chris, were up to their ears in wool sheared from their flock of about 20 heritage Cotswold sheep raised on their Mattituck livestock farm.

“We didn’t know what to do with it all,” Browder said, sifting through a large paper leaf bag brimming with raw fleece. (more…)

03/12/19 6:02am

Up look in the Library Room at Shinn and you’ll see a barrel-inspired ceiling concept with distinctive lighting. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Winter is a picturesque season on the North Fork.

There is a quiet calm in the air that can be truly appreciated from the comfort of the tasting rooms at Shinn Estates Vineyards in Mattituck. Enjoy a glass of their red blend while looking out onto a snow-blanketed vineyard to experience a personal slice of North Fork paradise. (more…)

02/27/19 6:04am

A scene from a wellness retreat held last September. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch)

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The clock is winding down on winter and it’s time to break free from hibernation mode. If you’re looking to recharge in time for spring, this wellness retreat at Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue offers a combination of mindfulness, movement and community to get the season off on the right foot. (more…)

02/20/19 5:00am

The warm bread pudding at Goodfood. is a treat on winter days. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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The warm bread pudding at Goodfood. in Mattituck can best be described as comfort by the spoonful.

The specialty food store and café is a go-to spot for healthy meals made with fresh, local and organic ingredients — but the rich desserts owner Luchi Masliah whips up are worth the indulgence, especially on dreary winter days when we could all use a little extra pep in our step. (more…)

02/06/19 6:05am

The bone broth at 8 Hands Farm is simmered for five hours. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Cold gray days have a way of zapping your energy and having you reaching for a third cup of coffee before the clock strikes noon. These are days when mac n’ cheese and chili comes calling for lunch. But you might consider selecting a different kind of comfort food.

The warming bone broth at 8 Hands Farm is a lighter option that could give you the pep back in your step without the espresso. (more…)