Edible Manhattan

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My No-Frills Kitchen Garden

Comment | By | Photographs by T.W Barritt

I’ve had to be brutally honest with myself. The harsh reality is that when it comes to horticulture, while I may aspire to a green thumb, mine is mostly black and blue. No amount of planning, Miracle-Gro, cultivating, raised beds, sweat or physical labor has ever produced the kind of stunning vegetable sanctuary I dream of.

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Fourth Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball on June 2

Comment | By | Photographs by society-in-focus.com

The 2014 Long Island Hospitality Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held on Monday, June 2 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Tickets are $125 per person and include event entry, parking, entertainment, and unlimited food and drink. Tickets may be purchased here. Tickets will be $175 at the door.

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    Sign up for Meat Shares from Spring Lake Farm

    Comment | By | Photographs by Ulla Kjarval

    Ulla Kjarval’s family has been raising pastured pork, lamb, poultry and 100-percent grass-fed beef for well over 30 years at their Spring Lake Farm in the lush valleys of Delaware County in upstate New York. Having sold to buying clubs in New York City, Kjarval and her teacher husband recently moved to Long Island and decided to start a club, Long Island Meatshare, offering her family’s pastured and grass-fed meats.

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    Top Reasons to Go to a Local Wine Dinner

    Comment | By | Photographs by Karen Ward and Natalia de Cuba Romero

    As I drove my full, happy belly back from Tom Schaudel’s Jewel Restaurant in Melville after an exciting and convivial wine dinner featuring Paumanok wines, I considered the reasons why it is so worth it to plunk down big money for a wine dinner, even if you can only do it every once in a while.

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