10/04/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

A weekly round-up of can’t miss events on Shelter Island.

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10/03/18 3:06pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS Roasting squash in a sheet pan is fast and you get a nice crust.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS
Roasting squash in a sheet pan is fast and you get a nice crust.

Because I have tried to operate a motor vehicle on the North Fork during a weekend in October, I fear the pumpkin. The influx of visitors looking for parking generated by pumpkin-picking opportunities combined with the wanton use of pumpkin spices in everything from coffee to dog biscuits (yes, really) are why I see pumpkins as potentially dangerous.

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09/26/18 4:30pm
SUSAN BINDER PHOTO Bucatini, the spaghetti-shaped noodle that has a hole through it.

SUSAN BINDER PHOTO
Bucatini, the spaghetti-shaped noodle that has a hole through it.

Bucatini All’Amatriciana! Where have you been all my life? I am a pasta lover who has always snubbed bucatini – the spaghetti-shaped noodle that has a hole through it – until a friend of mine insisted I reconsider.

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09/15/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Ms. Zavatto’s new book offers Island-themed cockail recipes.

STOCK PHOTO
Ms. Zavatto’s new book offers Island-themed cockail recipes.

Not ready to let go of summer yet? September on Shelter Island can sometimes be a sweet dessert after the multi-course menu of June, July and August. Step out on the porch and enjoy a soft breeze while the sun still sparkles on the water. Before you do, though, pick up Amy Zavatto’s book, “Prosecco Made Me Do It,” and fix yourself a refreshing cocktail.

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08/30/18 4:30pm
SUSAN BINDER PHOTO Utilize fresh, locally grown tomatoes in this tart.

SUSAN BINDER PHOTO
Utilize fresh, locally grown tomatoes in this tart.

I’m not the biggest tomato fan: I can’t imagine popping a cherry tomato in my mouth as a snack; I don’t like tomato added to a sandwich (other than a BLT); and I’m a shy salsa eater. You get the picture. (more…)