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12/06/19 4:30pm

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…)

11/27/19 8:00am


The Shelter Island Historical Society found this roast duck recipe in its archives. November means Thanksgiving with families getting together to gorge on turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, but there was a time on Shelter Island when turkey was a luxury and celebration dinners were homegrown vegetables and hunted meat.

The society couldn’t find a recipe for turkey in any of its old cookbooks, but here is one for duck, short on vegetables but long on fat and onions. It comes from ‘The Rumford Complete Cookbook’ that belonged to Fannie Cartwright and is dated 1912.

10/25/19 8:00am

Family fun including hayrides will be offered at the manor’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Celebrate the Harvest Season at Windmill Field

Harvest season is upon us and to celebrate the beauty and abundance of the East End, Sylvester Manor is hosting its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. at Windmill Field.