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12/06/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Okinawan sweet potatoes make a great holiday pie.

Okinawan sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. Having grown up in Hawaii, there was an abundance of them commonly found on dinner tables, menus and at luaus. But here in New York they’ve made their way onto my Most Wanted but Hard to Find List. (more…)

09/06/19 10:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS
Clam chowder made from Melva Sherman’s recipe.

On the East End of Long Island, people have been opening clams and eating them for a very long time, starting with native Americans who left piles of clamshells behind to attest to their enthusiasm. The Shelter Island Historical Society has a letter written in 1820 by Sylvester Dering describing the discovery of a large number of clam shells found while digging a well- 40 feet down, suggesting some very old archaeological evidence of clam consumption. 

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07/27/19 8:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
This crumble is great with any berries.

A crumble for any berry.

It’s a bear market. By which I mean when I go to the market, I behave like a bear; gathering berries with my paws, bringing them home to my den, and consuming them quickly and voraciously. 

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05/02/19 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
In early April, the New York Press Association awarded Ms. Walz an honorable mention in the category of Feature Photography for this iconic image of three girls doing handstands on a picnic table at Crescent Beach. The judges summed up her photograph simply and perfectly: ‘Pure joy!’

With a three-month long school break on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to look into summer fun for the kids. Shelter Island Recreation youth summer programs are now open for registration.

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