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07/29/16 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Menantic Mess is based on a dessert invented  in England that was meant to be served  at a cricket match.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Menantic Mess is based on a dessert invented
in England that was meant to be served
at a cricket match.

When my husband and I arrived in England for a vacation less than a week after the Brexit vote, there were signs of disarray; a protest in Piccadilly Circus, screaming headlines in the papers, and vociferous politicians on television.

We had lunch at a brasserie in a neighborhood of art dealers and financiers, and at every table the discussion seemed fraught, the word Brexit often audible. (more…)

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07/29/16 10:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Roz Dimon, pictured in her studio, will moderate a panel discussion with three ArtSI artists on August 5.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Roz Dimon, pictured in her studio, will moderate a panel discussion with three ArtSI artists on August 5.

In gearing up for the 2016 Artists of Shelter Island (ArtSI) Open Studio Tour, the library will dedicate its Friday Night Dialogue on August 5 to a moderated panel discussion with four of the artists. (more…)

07/15/16 2:00pm
Summer treats in store

Summer treats in store

I was so happy last week to have my first corn of the season — tender, sweet and delicious! I decided to use it as a base for this recipe, adding local ingredients to make a succotash.

When helpmate saw that I was using beans and zucchini she said, “Why don’t you call it three sisters?” (more…)

06/14/16 4:30pm
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO Expert Martial Arts owner Sung Choi, far left, leads students in kicking drills Thursday evening at the Aquebogue school.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO Expert Martial Arts owner Sung Choi, far left, leads students in kicking drills Thursday evening at the Aquebogue school.

Whenever I tell someone I have a black belt in karate, his or her eyes invariably widen. Seconds later, I’m usually subjected to the following half-joking inquiry: “Could you beat me up?”

Well, maybe. (more…)

06/03/16 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | From unlikely-looking ingredients a magical dessert pops up.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | From unlikely-looking ingredients a magical dessert pops up.

Many people who enjoy baking share a childhood epiphany that occurred when they were allowed to mix a handful of dusty flour, a lump of butter that smelled like a cow, and a cup of gritty sugar, and make a cookie. The first time you participate in the transformation of two or three seemingly inedible substances into something as delicious as a sugar cookie, it’s a revelation. (more…)