Beach Plum Crazy

I snuck out back with a beach pail, and lo and behold the branches that were covered in white blossoms were now fully laden with ripe deep purple beach plums.

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.

Burgers Abound in Stony Brook Village

For consecutive weekends I went for a hamburger in two restaurants across the Stony Brook village green, Mirabelle Tavern at Three Village Inn and the newly opened Latitude 121, which occupies the space that formerly housed the Brook House. They’re both so classic Long Island, a meld of cultures: Mirabelle Tavern reminds me of something you’d find in the Hudson Valley while Latitude 121’s style and décor feels very New England.

Wild and Edible Sea Beans

Surprisingly, they don’t look very edible. Their abundance during low tide seems too good to be true. How could a salt water plant so lavishly available and worth $15 per pound just be sitting on our shores without being ransacked?

Tilefish Report from Dock to Dish

Friend of Edible Sean Barrett, founder of Dock to Dish, the first community supported fishery on Long Island, sends out weekly newsletters to his subscribers. It is always jam-packed with information about what’s going on in the fishery, specific species and the men and  women who fish our waters. This week: tilefish.