COVER SHOT BY MICHAEL BUSCH
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WELL-BEING
FOLLOW THAT PATH TO WHAT YOU LOVE
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Do What You Love... BUT DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB. By Michael Busch
s I turned 46 years old in 2012, I had never considered a career change or side business. I was a happily married father of three, and enjoyed my work as an independent financial advisor helping people plan for retirement or wealth transfer with life insurance. The only problem with the work was you had to be inside! Since an early age, I was always fascinated by everything about the Great South Bay. The weather, clouds, beaches, surf, and the fish and wildlife that called it home. My wife and I both grew up around boats and shared a love for the Great South Bay and Fire Island. We spent whatever time we could out on the water. I usually packed a point and shoot camera and snapped the sunset or some surf from time to time. That all changed in the Spring of 2012 when I finally picked up an entry level Nikon DSLR with a couple of lenses. One of my first shots with the camera was of a bald eagle. Suddenly I was hooked! Things got a lot more serious in late October when Superstorm Sandy rolled over Long Island, changing the beach landscape forever. I was able to capture some decent images and video, during and after the storm, around Bellport and also at Old Inlet where a new inlet was formed during the storm. It soon became clear to me that not only was the inlet beautiful, it opened up in the perfect location to help clean out the bay. I decided I would try to get the word out through my photography that the inlet should remain open and things kind of snowballed from there. I soon started a Facebook page and website, called Great South Bay Images, and started displaying my photography in local libraries, galleries, and MacArthur Airport. I also started printing and framing my work and am proud to have some of my photography displayed in homes and businesses around the country, including Geico Corporate HQ in San Diego and also some of my favorite restaurants. My photography has also been featured on The Weather Channel, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Daily Mail, NBC, News 12 and USA Today. I am also a CBS 2 NY Weather Watcher with John Elliott and Lonnie Quinn, who feature my photos a few times a week.
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I also branched into Aviation photography and ended up winning the Smithsonian Air and Space Photo Contest last year with one of my aviation images. While I enjoy shooting everything from Wildlife to New York City Nightscapes, my main focus continues to be the Great South Bay and Fire Island. I am also really excited about a new website I started last year called Fire Island and Beyond. It features some of the best photographers and marine scientists on Long Island with news, events, video, and photography from all over the Island. You might think that this all takes away from my day job, but the reality is if you love something you can make time for it. Most of my photo opportunities are at sunrise or sunset, and mobile technology lets me keep in contact with clients, whether I am tied to a desk or not. I have found that the same people interested in
a framed photo for their home or business have the same retirement and insurance needs as the rest of my clients. I have no idea how far my “side business” will take me, but I can honestly say it has changed my life in only positive ways. I have met great friends and brought on new clients that I would never have met otherwise. So my best advice would be to follow your passion and see where it leads… you may find a balance where you can do what you love without quitting your day job.
To view full gallery and to purchase, go to Greatsouthbayimages.com or visit Long Island Photo Gallery in Islip.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS COVER STORY 2 Do What You Love But Don't Quit Your Day Job, Michael Busch
Joanne Lifavi ART DIRECTOR
Jennie Alberto CO-EDITOR
Michaela Connors CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Michaela Connors Mary Donnelly Michael Busch Anne Niland Karen Loeber Anthony Cerabino Karen Walden John Mclouglin DDS Andrew Tartaglia Sharon Romero
Michael Busch, Cover Shot & Story (fc/p2) Vicki Jauron, (p12/p20)
MUST KNOW 10 Fine Lines 11 Specialized Fitness in Bay Shore 13 A Non-Surgical Approach to Ageless Beauty 14 A Holistic Approach to Well-Being 15 Kiss Your Toxic Make Up Goodbye 18 Bridal Fashion Trends Kissable Breath to Love 20 Special Couples Awards 22 Spotlight on Suffolk Transportation 23 Wine Lovers Wine Recommendations 26 Furniture Rehab DIY 30 Why We Love Our Dogs
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Dear Readers, Welcome to our Love issue. It is intentionally published a few weeks after Valentine’s Day because we like to explore the many different and wonderful paths that lead us to all kinds of love. I’ve become convinced that one of the strongest catalysts for happiness is passion. Passion ignites an enthusiasm from your inner core, energizes your life, and gives you something to look forward to. Sometimes passions can change the direction of your path in life; or can simply remain an enjoyable activity that fulfills you. Either way, I hope you’re inspired by our theme and follow that path to what you love.
Our magazine’s cover, shot by photographer Michael Busch, is symbolic of this theme. I am thrilled to share his beautiful photographs with you. I’m certain you’ll enjoy reading about his own inspirational story in the article he wrote for us.
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H E A LT H & B E A U T Y
FINE LINES BY ANNE NILAND
What is the line between vanity and self-preservation? Is it a thin one, and how do we know if we’ve crossed it? It’s a question worthy of both genders, but clearly, women grapple with it more than men. This too shall pass; they’re catching up to us. From all indications, we’re obsessed with both feeling and looking good. Baby Boomers, unlike their parents, view quality of life as mandatory, not optional, and they want to dress the part. They kicked limitations of age to the sidelines while wearing youthful game faces. Generation X and Millennials ran with it. America leads the race in cosmetics spending, but ranks 23rd worldwide in “satisfaction with life” polls. It’s no surprise that Sweden and the Netherlands spend the least on haircare, skincare, and makeup but have the best rankings in SWLI (Satisfaction With Life Index). They don’t strive to keep up with the Kardashians. That
said, meat keeps longer in cold temperatures. Insert smile. Still, an argument can be made for how looking good promotes feeling good. This works well for those who sell youth in a jar. But, what if we turn the tables and put feeling good in the driver’s seat? Despite a few bumps in the road, we arrive at looking good, or to be authentic, looking better. It’s a good thing. When digging into our pockets for quick fixes, would money be better spent on gym memberships that yield both feeling and looking good, or are we on the fast track to shortcuts? If all the anti-wrinkle creams and treatments live up to their promises, why are lines not so fine?
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Conversely, there is something to be said for self-preservation. We don’t think twice about the upkeep of our houses and make repairs as needed within our economic framework. Shouldn’t the same apply to self-maintenance? Why is it that we’re comfortable posting before-and-after pictures of new kitchens on Facebook, but only confess to friends off-line that we’ve had a little work done? It’s amusing that the work done is always “a little”. It’s laughable when celebrities deny cosmetic intervention, even though we have their old movies on VHS. Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley and Victoria have secrets. They claim the age-defying answers are hidden in the products they sell. Blinded by the lights of soft focus cameras and expert makeup artists, we remain in the dark. It would serve us well to ask ourselves some hard questions: Is our quest for looking good in line with larger priorities? Will upgrading the exterior translate to the interior, or is it the other
way around? In essence, should we fix the roof first, or save face? The answers are personal. For those who avoid efforts to turn back the clock, buying into “beauty culture” means selling out. For others, staying in the vain-game means doing whatever it takes to remain a player. No judgment. So here’s the take-away: selflove means never having to say you’re sorry. However, for those of us who love cosmetics, we need to be at peace with our war paint.
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A Non-Surgical Approach to Ageless Beauty BY MARY DONNELLY On that first warm day in March, many of us throw open our windows to welcome fresh air into our homes. The cleansing breeze channels an energy that makes us feel young and carefree again, almost as if we’ve turned back the hands of time. Indeed, the passage from winter to spring truly rejuvenates our senses and our spirits. Husband-and-wife team Michael and Donna Roemer know something about the power of rejuvenation. They built their livelihood in an industry dedicated to giving clients a feeling of rejuvenation through a non-surgical approach to ageless beauty. In the fall of 2012, the Roemers joyfully opened their first location of South Shore Laser, a successful local business that draws a diverse clientele of both women and men from Manhattan to Montauk. Though from all walks of life, their clients have one important thing in common: they all seek personalized rejuvenation through safe and natural cosmetic enhancement. “Every client is different, but anti-aging is important for all,” said Michael Roemer, who meets men and women of all ages with varying concerns about the health, appearance and wellness of their body and skin. “If you start early, it’s possible to slow things down,” he said, adding that there are a number of therapeutically preventative procedures that give clients the opportunity to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance over time. The Roemers' relationship with their clients is rooted in a simple concept: treat everyone like family. In fact, it was through family that Donna Roemer was first introduced to the business of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement. She admitted that her first connections with clients were eye-opening. “I was a big skeptic,” she said, “until I saw the amazing results myself.” The Roemers quickly established South Shore Laser in Babylon Village as the go-to place for clients from near and far to experience the benefits of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement. Nearly five years later, their business has doubled in size. Clients can now visit South Shore Laser in Babylon or Islip. Both locations offer a variety of services dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of one’s self. Services include Laser Hair Removal, Body Contouring, Non-Surgical Face Lifts, Skin Tightening, Age/Sun Spot Removal, Microdermabrasion and Rejuvenating Facials, just to name a few. Growing in popularity is a service commonly referred to as the “Lunch Time Face Lift”, which is a series of six to eight 30 minute treatments designed to improve
the overall texture and tone of the skin, revealing a brighter, healthier and youngerlooking complexion with no down time. Michael Roemer admitted that the word “laser” might seem intimidating to potential clients; however, they should be restassured that there’s nothing to fear. This treatment is virtually pain-free, as well as safe for all skin textures, complexions, and hues. The laser is additionally beneficial because it treats more than the superficial aspect of one’s skin, penetrating deep below the surface to stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity. Whether you are looking to improve fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and sagging, or prevent these signs of aging, laser treatment is the perfect solution. There’s no need for chemicals or injections. “The laser is a safe, non-surgical option with little-to-no downtime after treatments. Skin tone and texture are noticeably improved after each treatment,” he said, “and best of all, it is safe for all skin types.” Roemer added that these treatments can also be performed on the décolleté (upper chest) and hands, too, which, along with the face, also tend to show the first signs of aging. Another common misconception about non-surgical cosmetic enhancement is that it’s costly and out-of-reach. “It’s true that a lot of people are afraid of the cost,” said Donna Roemer. “Then many are pleasantly
surprised with how affordable it actually can be.” First time visitors receive a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of South Shore Laser’s professional staff, whose primary purpose is to educate and inform the client. Each of the licensed estheticians has also been specially trained and certified by the manufacturer of the lasers they use. Customized payment plans are offered, allowing clients the flexibility to pay as they go rather than paying in full prior to the first treatment. Donna Roemer noted that confidentiality is also a concern for clients. “We value your privacy and your time,” she said, “Nobody needs to know that you’ve explored the benefits of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, that is, unless you wish to tell them.” When asked what he loves most about his work, Michael Roemer’s answer came without hesitation. “The reward is our clients,” he said. “There is nothing more rewarding than sharing in their results. It makes us even more passionate about what we do.” If you’re even just a little bit curious about how non-surgical, cosmetic enhancement can improve your appearance, rejuvenate your skin, and boost your confidence, then schedule a free consultation today. The time to act is now. #1 CHOICE
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A Holistic Approach to Well-Being BY ANTHONY CERABINO, BM,LMT,MSLAC
ealthcare Wellness Center has been part of the Bay Shore community of complimentary healthcare providers for over ten years. The Center is a dedicated team of certified healthcare practitioners who are committed to offering the best in alternative healthcare on a customized, individual basis. The focus is to heal all aspects of the person: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. That’s why it is called “Holistic Medicine”. Services at the Healthcare Wellness Center include Acupuncture, Medical Massage Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Vitamin and Mineral Support, Reiki, Reflexology, Meditation Classes, Spiritual Counseling, and even Tai Qi. For those of you not familiar with acupuncture, it is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, usually
by gently inserting “hair-like” needles into the skin, to alleviate pain and help treat various health conditions. Acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment for both adults and children. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even addictions are all on the rise. Many of us have been directly affected by one or more of these diseases. The fast pace of today’s lifestyle combined with overloaded schedules only increases the threat of these conditions. Exercise, proper nutrition, and incorporating healthy practices into your lifestyle are essential to well-balanced living. Healthcare Wellness Center is rooted in providing drug-free, holistic alternatives to help support, strengthen, and heal the body, mind, and soul. A rapidly growing treatment offered at the Center is NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique). Developed
in 1983, this very effective acupuncture technique is used to treat both food and environmental allergies as a safe alternative to allergy medications. The Center also offers services which help support cancer patients through post-chemotherapy procedures. Support services are not only for the cancer patient, but for the caregivers as well. More recently, acupuncture is producing encouraging results in treating Autism Spectrum Disorders and also ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) in children and adults. Acupuncture is becoming more widespread and many insurance policies do cover treatment. Insurance compensation varies according to policy; check coverage with your carrier. Healthcare Wellness Center does accept any insurance that covers acupuncture.
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that helps reduce the physical, emotional and cosmetic side effects of cancer therapies. Committed to learn what links exist between disease and the chemicals found in beauty products, Cynthia searched for self-care products that were as safe as they were beautiful. This put Cynthia on the path that would ultimately lead to the creation of Life On Mars Beauty. “My passion in being a makeup artist has always been to make people feel better about themselves. In creating Life On Mars Beauty, not only am I able to do that, but I am relieved to
know I am not compromising the health of my clients…only enhancing it”, says Cynthia. The dedication to finding the best and safest products available transcended into the most beautiful line of beauty and wellness products on the market. Cynthia and her team researched every angle to develop, source and bring to market a clean, organic beauty line. Equally important was keeping it ultracool, with products that are high performing, long lasting, healthy and beautiful. At Life on Mars, their mantra is “beauty without compromise”.
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Wise Words from Special Couples “A perfect relationship is not that you never get angry, upset or irritated with each other, it’s how fast you resolve and bounce back to normal”
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SUFFOLK TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in NY State Widely recognized for its groundbreaking safety initiatives, innovative employee training programs, cutting-edge technology, and community involvement, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., the leading Long Island school and public transportation provider and Suffolk Bus Corporation, their public transportation division, have been selected as ”best companies to work for in New York State” for 2017. This prestigious honor was based on the results of a comprehensive questionnaire given to employees to offer their opinions anonymously on working conditions, company leadership, employee training, wages and benefits, and company culture. Suffolk Transportation Service is one of just 50 large companies to be honored in New York State. “We are honored to receive this award and join an elite group of
top employers,” said Phil DiDomenico, Chief Operating Officer. “I am very proud and thankful to our hardworking, highly skilled, and dedicated employees at every level of our company, who create the culture of excellence that we are committed to every day.” The “Best Companies to Work for in New York State” program is sponsored by the NY State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM), The Business Council of New York, Best Companies Group and Bridge Tower Media, which ranks the State’s best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. Suffolk Transportation Service will be honored at an awards dinner at the Hilton Albany in April where they will be officially given their rank in the top fifty. A special publication highlighting the award
recipients will feature a profile of the company. A family business for over 50 years that consistently sets industry standards for service and safety, the company employs over 2,000 people and has an executive team with more than 150 years of combined transportation experience. Among the company’s many innovative programs are an extensive employee portal, a state-of-the-art GPS tracking platform, and a new computer/phone application that enhances safety and convenience for parents and caregivers by providing school bus arrival times and locations. With eight state-of-the-art facilities on Long Island, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. combines the most advanced technology with top-notch leadership and caring employees to provide the highest level of safety, security, and professionalism. Suffolk Bus
Corporation, the public transportation division of the company, not only serves the general public, it also has a dedicated staff specifically trained to work with people with special needs. The company’s many awards and distinctions include: two New York Bus Contractors Association’s “Contractor of the Year” Awards; the Public Transportation Safety Board’s “A” rating; First Place in the National Special Needs Competition; and Winner’s Circle distinction more than forty times in annual New York State safety competitions. Additionally, Chief Executive Officer John Corrado was named one of the top 40 CEOs on LI by Long Island Business News. For more information on Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., visit www.suffolkbus.com.
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WINES people love Greg Bartolotta, Co-Owner of Barrique Wine Bar, Babylon Village “My personal favorites… Sauvignon Blanc: Cakebread, Napa Valley Cabernet: Oakville Vineyards, Napa Valley Merlot: Hall Vineyards, Swanson Vineyard, Napa Valley Any rose from Provence, France, like Whispering Angel. Pinot Noir is my true j Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard or Clark & Telephone Vineyard, or on a more reasonable side, Meiomi or La Crema Winery
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Why We LOVE "The Industry" BY ANDREW TARTAGLIA
IN THE RESTAURANT WORLD, we tend to call our industry “The Industry”. Some of us have taken long, winding paths, to end up here in this fast paced, taxing business. For others, like my partners and I, it’s what we’ve been doing our whole lives. It’s what we know and love best. As anyone in The Industry will tell you, it’s not all glitz and glamor. Having recently made the leap of faith from bartenders, managers, and chefs to local business owners, we feel blessed to be a part of, and have the support of, such a wonderful South Shore community. As we go “once more unto the breach, dear friends” to bring our vision of Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar to Bay Shore, we look, as always, to each other and our fellow
industry friends for inspiration. Folks on the South Shore know well that “a rising tide lifts all ships”. With such great restaurant scenes evolving in our towns, and many more in the works, there is a fantastic camaraderie and determined will to create greatness for our guests. Creative competition is built into our friendships in The Industry, and it breeds the kind of excellence we all strive for. Be it the coolest cocktails, the best burger, optimal location, the hippest new local products, or, more importantly, ways to give back to the community. Our South Shore restaurants are here because they love the South Shore and hope to continue to share that love with you.
Anthony & Zach of Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar, Bay Shore One of the things we love most about opening a new restaurant is seeing the entire project take form. Starting a new business, especially a restaurant, is a tremendous endeavor. Right now we are in the building phase and we love to unlock our creative side and draw from our experiences as motivation. Being in The Industry has afforded us the opportunity to travel and work in some really cool places, and the coastal, warmer climate destinations have really captivated us. Not just the beaches, but the people, culture, architecture, style, and, of course, the food and drink! I am passionate about the whole “Coastal” lifestyle and attitude, and hope to bring some of our travel-inspired ideas back to our coast here in Bay Shore. Being a long time member of this community and watching it grow has been very inspiring. We hope to bring a unique experience to town with our take on globally inspired coastal cuisine, cocktails, and atmosphere (complete with pool, darts, and shuffleboard).
Daniel Kitson of Henley’s Village Tavern, Brightwaters I’ve been working in the restaurant industry since I was 16 years old. Over the years, I’ve been a bus boy, waiter, bartender, line cook, bar manager and general manager. I purchased my first bar/restaurant, Mighty Quinn’s Pub, in my mid 20’s. Later that year, I partnered with a long-time friend in purchasing Declan Quinn’s in Bay Shore. After selling Declan Quinn’s, I went to work for the Lessing’s Restaurant Group. Learning from a company that’s been successful in the hospitality business for 125 years was an amazing professional experience. Over the last few years, I started comprising ideas for my next restaurant venture. I understood that the town of Bay Shore was developing a great restaurant scene and I really wanted to be a part of the rejuvenation. Living minutes away from the beautiful village of Brightwaters, I would drive through the four corners daily and pass the Toddler House. I felt that the size was perfect for the concepts I
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wanted to execute, and that the location and surrounding village would welcome the revitalization of the location. It took some time, but I was able to purchase the Toddler House and create Henley’s Village Tavern. The amount of positivity and support for Henley’s throughout this town has been unbelievably humbling and exciting. I have ambitious goals for Henley’s. With the help of my chef, we strive to create a fresh, seasonally driven, healthy-hearty menu by molding traditional concepts of tavern, bistro, gastro, fine dining and comfort styles. To me, the restaurant business is about growing, adapting, acquiring knowledge, and, most importantly, believing in yourself, your staff and your town.
Ryann Flynn of Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore To say it was easy to get to this point would be discrediting all the hard work it took to build a dream. Surviving in “The Industry” requires incredible drive, passion and patience, with an adventurous palette and sense of fearlessness. Through years of hard work, travel and research, you realize in the end it’s all about love. Love for the people, food, and community. Being able to share a vision with so many wonderful guests from our community and beyond is a true blessing. The gratitude we feel when Salt & Barrel is filled with smiling faces brings a sense of pure joy and success. To have built a platform based on creativity both in and out of the kitchen has allowed us to educate people in new flavors and combinations within a culinary tale. We find tremendous pleasure introducing Long Islanders to a variety of oysters and a creative culinary/cocktail experience. Isn’t it exciting that some of the most flavorful oysters on the market right now are from our own backyard? Sustainable and locally sourced keeps us mindful and supports local business. There is so much excitement in an industry that is forever changing and continues to grow rapidly, just like our hometown of Bay Shore. We love being a part of this re-birth and take pride in our craft and community. Remember… “The World is Your Oyster”. Go spread the love.
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Furniture "Rehab" BY MARY DONNELLY
I love visiting thrift stores in search of treasures, hoping for those needle-in-a-haystack like rare finds. While browsing the West Babylon Salvation Army during a half-price sale, I stumbled upon an older solid wood credenza in excellent condition. It would have worked perfectly as a media cabinet for my den, but its style didn’t match my existing furniture. For just fifty bucks, how could I go wrong? On Pinterest, I learned about something called Chalk Paint, which was invented by British artist Annie Sloan. It’s a decorative paint engineered for ease of use by DIY dummies like me. This brand is sold in a few specialty boutiques on Long Island, including Suite Pieces, in Huntington Station and in Massapequa. Valspar also offers it’s own affordable “chalky finish” paint for purchase at Loews. First, I removed the cabinet doors and hinges, the drawers and the tarnished pulls. I lightly sanded the wood to remove the glossy finish. I then applied three coats of paint over the course of three days, sealed everything with a satin acrylic wax, and installed new brushed-nickel pulls that I purchased online. I replaced two drawers, opting to
replace the third with a custom cut wood shelf. For a grand total of $115 and some elbow grease, I managed to transform a thrift store credenza to a uniquely beautiful piece that I will treasure for years to come. It’s easy to begin your own furniture rehab project. Plenty of how-to videos and articles are available online, and Suite Pieces offers monthly DIY workshops in their shops. Be careful; it’s addicting! After receiving so many compliments on this project, I’ve since “rehabbed” an oval stand mirror and my kitchen cabinets. My next project is the biggest one yet: I will transform 1950s-era bedroom furniture once owned by my grandparents!
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Blood oranges are usually only in season and of good quality in the winter. They are citrusy like an orange, with a unique, almost raspberry flavor to them. They're by far our most popular Margarita when we have them in stock, and pair very well with most of our foods, especially Peconic Bay Scallop Ceviche that we also use fresh blood orange juice in. Ingredients
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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara BY STEPHANIE RACANELLI
This winter, why not make something for dinner that makes coming home on a cold day more enjoyable? A perfect comfort dish to soothe your spirit is a pasta with a sauce of few ingredients; the authentic Italian preparation is silky and heavenly, bursting with satisfying flavor and texture. Ingredients • 2 tbsp unsalted butter • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil • 8 oz (approx. 3 slices, ¼ inch thick) pancetta, sliced into thin strips (Boar’s Head brand sells a prepackaged, cubed pancetta that is good also) • ½ large yellow onion, chopped • ¾ cup dry white wine
• 2 whole eggs plus 2 egg yolks • 6 tbsp grated cheese (I prefer an equal mixture of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino-Romano) • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped • ¼ tsp salt • ¼ to ½ tsp freshly ground pepper (your preference)
Directions 1. Bring a large (4 quart) pot of salted water to boil. 2. In a medium sized skillet, add the butter and olive oil and cook over medium-high heat until the butter is melted. Add the pancetta and cook until it just starts to brown. Add the onion and cook 2 minutes- adjust the heat so that the pancetta does not become crispy. When the onion is just turning translucent, add the white wine and simmer until the wine is reduced by half. Turn off the heat and set skillet to the side. 3. Begin cooking the spaghetti in your salted, boiling water.
4. In a large bowl (big enough to hold all of your pasta), gently beat the eggs and the egg yolks, the cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. When the spaghetti is cooked al dente, place the skillet containing the pancetta mixture on high heat for a moment to heat through. 6. *Drain the spaghetti (reserving a cup or two of the pasta water) and immediately add it to the bowl of the beaten egg and cheese mixture. Gently toss until the spaghetti is completely coated with the egg and cheese mixture. Promptly add the contents of the skillet to the bowl of coated spaghetti and gently toss again. If you feel it is too thick, add some reserved pasta water until desired consistency. *These last steps must be done quickly as the pasta/pancetta mixture provides the heat which lightly cooks the eggs. 7. Serve immediately. Buon appetito! Stephanie Racanelli cooks from the heart and loves sharing it with others. Watch for her new blog, Affair of the Hearth, coming this spring.
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