11/22/19 6:00am

Goodfood.’s roasted cauliflower soup defines comfort in a bowl (Credit: David Benthal)

There is perhaps no greater joy on a cold winter’s day than a hot bowl of soup. With your sleet-covered boots kicked off, each slurp invites a wave of warm comfort as you cozy up on the couch.

From the healing power of chicken noodle to the nostalgic tomato served beside grilled cheese, soups not only have the ability to turn hunger to satiety but lift moods by the spoonful — even on the coldest of days.
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01/29/19 5:05am

Every so often, Peconic farmer Fred Lee is approached by someone who wants to know how he had the foresight to convert his farm to organic more than a decade ago.

The move, which saw the farm become certified organic in 2007 but began several years earlier, came just ahead of a dramatic shift in more consumers seeking healthier, organically farmed produce.

“Some people say, ‘Wow you really switched at the right time. You’re a marketing genius,’ ” Mr. Lee said.

But the transition, he added, was more fortuitous than clairvoyant and more a personal decision than one dictated by market trends.  (more…)

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…)