Summer Nosh Nostalgia

On a Sunday in July, I head east to Patty’s Berries and Bunches in Mattituck for blueberry power picking. Then, I haul the goods back to my kitchen for an afternoon of cooking and preserving blueberry jam. The serenity of Patty’s bucolic berry fields is relived each time I crack open a jar of that homemade jam.


Alpine Pastry Shoppe: The Best Cannoli

Sunday mornings when I was a mere lad meant attending church with my parents followed by a trip to the bakery. Each Sunday I had my choice of the following: a crumb bun, a cinnamon crueler or, my all time favorite, an apple fritter. I vividly remember enjoying each bite while having a cup of tea with some milk and just a tad bit of sugar.