10/13/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Close your doors! Squirrels are coming for this zucchini bread.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Close your doors! Squirrels are coming for this zucchini bread.

There are a lot of trees around Lily Hoffman’s Shelter Island home, but that doesn’t really explain why squirrels invade her kitchen. What we do know is this, when Lily makes a certain kind of zucchini bread, the squirrels will come.  (more…)

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10/13/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tom Hashagen is never far from a stringed instrument, or a kitchen.

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Tom Hashagen is never far from a stringed instrument, or a kitchen.

In 1979 an itinerant guitar-playing chef named Tom Hashagen decided to quit his rambling ways, move to Shelter Island, and stay for good. (more…)

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09/29/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Roger Horowitz at the home on Menantic Creek that has been in his family since the 1960s.

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Roger Horowitz at the home on Menantic Creek that has been in his family since the 1960s.

Roger Horowitz grew up on the Upper West Side, went to school in the city and spent every summer of his childhood on Shelter Island, where he learned many important life lessons.

One involved chicken. (more…)

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09/15/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dulcinea Benson and Frank DeCarlo on the dock/dining room of Barba Bianca, their Greenport restaurant.

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Dulcinea Benson and Frank DeCarlo on the dock/dining room of Barba Bianca, their Greenport restaurant.

On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, a vintage Mercedes sports car the color of New England clam chowder pulled up to Southold Fish Market, inches from picnickers enjoying oyster po’boys.

A white-bearded man in chef’s whites and worn leather clogs hopped out. Carrying a large, empty plastic tub, he jogged inside and began sorting through every porgy in the store. There were a lot of them. (more…)