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Hamptons Wellness:Healthy Foods essential to your well-being…Take a look at these 3 food items that are healthy Foods to Eat…

bigstock-Fresh-salmon-fillet-29411951Salmon: Eating two or three servings of fish a week is a simple way to improve your health wellness and stave off certain illnesses and diseases. Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of fish to add to your diet. It supplies iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, as well as a whole host of other nutrients you need for good health. It has Selenium which is a mineral that keeps your thyroid working properly and boosts the health of your immune system. It also works as an antioxidant, which means that it destroys free radicals. Salmon has a specific type of unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids lower your risk of dying from heart disease, according to Mayo Clinic.

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Yogurt: protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Yogurt consists Probiotics which are “friendly bacteria” that are naturally present in the digestive system. Live strains of these “good bacteria” are also found in many yogurt products. While more research needs to be done, there’s some evidence that some strains of probiotics can help boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive wellness tract. If you can get greek organic.

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Oranges:

bigstock-Big-fresh-orange-28947719Helps Prevent Cancer: Oranges are rich in citrus limonoids, proven to help fight a number of varieties of cancer including that of the skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. Prevents Kidney Diseases, Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer, Lowers Cholesterol, Boosts Heart Health, Oranges are full of potassium, an electrolyte mineral is responsible for helping the heart function well. When potassium levels get too low, you may develop an abnormal heart rhythm, known as an arrhythmia. Oranges are full of vitamin C which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals cause chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease. Oranges are full of dietary fiber which stimulates digestive juices and relieves constipation. Oranges Helps Create Good Vision, Oranges are rich in carotenoid compounds which are converted to vitamin A and help prevent macular degeneration. The flavonoid hesperidin found in oranges helps regulate high blood pressure and the magnesium in oranges helps maintain blood pressure. Oranges are full of beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant protecting the cells from being damage which also protects the skin from free radicals and prevents the signs of aging.

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Update: 6/25/2019

Hamptons Farmers Markets and  Farm Stands 2019The following is a list of Farmers Markets and Farm Stands located in the South Fork and North Fork of Long Island.  

  Hamptons Farmers Markets and Farm Stands in Eastern Long Island both North and South Forks

 East Hampton Farmers Market
136 North Main Street
Nick and Toni’s parking lot
Fridays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May-September
 
The Ambers Waves Farm Farmers’ Market
367 Main Street, Amagansett,
Open daily 7am-7pm
 
Springs Farmers Market
Ashwagh Hall
780 Springs Fire Place Road
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
May – September
 
Flanders Farm Fresh Food Market (No word on dates for 2018)
David Crohan Community Center
655 Flanders RdSaturdays 10:00 AM– 2:00PM
 
Greenport Farmers Market: parking lot at the corner of Second and South streets, Friday 3-7pm & Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June to October
 
Hampton Bays Farmers Market
St. Mary’s Church
165 Ponquogue
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
May -September
 
Montauk Farmers Market
Village Green, Center of Town
Thursdays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
June- October
 
Riverhead Farmers Market
117 East Main Street,  Saturdays, 9am–1pm , May-October , Across the street from Suffolk Theater 
 
Sag Harbor Farmers Market
Bay and Burke Streets
In Front of Breakwater Yacht Club
Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May-October
 
Shelter Island Farmers Market
Shelter Island Historical Society – Havens House
16 South Ferry Rd.
Saturdays 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
May-September 
 
Southampton Farmers Market
25 Jobs Lane
West side of Southampton Cultural Center
Sundays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
May- October
 
Westhampton Beach Farmers Market
Village Green 
85 Mill Road
Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May – OctoberHamptons Farmers Market and Farm Stands FARM STANDS

Hamptons Farmers Markets and  Farm Stands 2019

NORTHFORK
  • Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952 
  • Briermere Farms4414 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 
  • Sang Lee Farms25180 County Road 48, Peconic, NY 11958 (certified organic farm & kitchen)
 
WESTHAMPTON
  • Fruit King Farm stand, 166 Montauk Highway, Westhampton, NY  
  • Farmers Market Farm stand, 76 Montauk Hwy, Westhampton

QUOGUE  

  • Hampton Fruit & Vegetable436 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue, 
HAMPTON BAYS
  • Nurel’s Farmers Market and farm stand 226 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, 
SOUTHAMPTON
  • Hank’s Farm Stand County Road 39 Southampton 
 
 
WATERMILL  
  • Babinski Farm Stand, 160 Newlight Ln, Watermill, New York Daily:10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Open June-October.)

    Babinski Farm Stand 
    Photo credit: Babinki Farm Stand
  •  Green Thumb Organic Farm 829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
  •  Halsey’s Farm and Nursery 513 Deerfield Road Water Mill Vegetables and cut flowers grown on-site, fruits, baked goods, juices  
  • The Milk Pail Farm stand 1346 Montauk Highway Water Mill
  • Seven Ponds Orchard Farm stand 9am-6pm Daily 65 Seven Ponds Rd. Water Mill    (opening June 27th 2019)    
 
BRIDGEHAMPTON

  • Fairview Farm 69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 631-537-6154 ,Kid friendly Fri-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May-October)  
  • Round Swamp Farm 97 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY 
  • Open Minded Organics farmstand , 720 Butter Lane in Bridgehampton, open 7 days 9 till 5  

SAG HARBOR

  • Serene Green Farm Stand  3980 Noyac Rd (Brick klin Rd) Sag Harbor Fresh local seafood
from Montauk & Shinnecock 

local fresh produce : fresh local dairy: 
mecox bay cheese
, fresh mozzarella, cheese
 catapano,dairy goat cheese
  Fresh baked goods,
 bread,
pies, 
cookies, 
pound cakes
, crumb cakes 

SHELTER ISLAND

  • Shelter Island Farm Stand 87 N Ferry Rd, Route 114 (next to Bob’s Fish Market) Shelter Island –Thursday 10am-5pm *Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm *Sunday 10am-2p- Late June-Labor Day Weekend 

EAST HAMPTON

  • Little Farm Stand / Spring Close Farms 92 Spring Close Hwy. East Hampton or 631-267-6150. Vegetables, fruit, ostrich and chicken eggs, baked goods, flowers. Pony rides Sat.
  • Regina’s Farm Stand 42 Oak View Hwy. East Hampton Organic and conventionally grown vegetables, fruit and flowers  
  • Round Swamp Farm 184 Three Mile Harbor Road East Hampton 

AMAGANSETT

  • Amber Waves Farmers market367 Main Street, Amagansett, NY Open daily 7a-7pm 

SAGAPONACK

  • Pike Farms Farm stand 82 Sagg Main Sagaponack 9am-6pm daily June-October Vegetables, fruits, baked goods, cut flowers 

MONTAUK

  • The Sea Bean Farmstand- Montauk’s First Organic Farm 
  • Montauk Seaside Market – (Round Swamp Pond) 71 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk

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 Hamptons Best Pizza (update 2019)
Pizza is one of those food items that everyone loves, I guess because it is so customized for your personal taste. For some it’s all about the crust thick or thin, for others it’s the sauce and then there are those where it’s all about the cheese for me I want all three crust, sauce & cheese. I really like thin crust because I feel like you can really taste the toppings more when you’re mouth isn’t full of bread. Also important for me is that there isn’t too much tomato sauce. I hate a pizza where the sauce is gushing out with every bite and causing the cheese and everything to fall off. I vary with toppings, I like mozzarella, tomatoes and basil (but the mozzarella & tomatoes need to be sliced thin), I love really good pepperoni, yummy sausage & peppers or mushrooms. What are your favorite toppings?

 Who has The Hamptons Best Pizza? The Hamptons is home to many pizzerias many of which I have personally visited and many I have not. Based on suggestions from friends, my personal experience, google & yelp reviews is how this list was developed? Some will say Pizza in the Hamptons is not as good as NYC pizza like Gabby’s Pizza in Queens or Ray’s Pizza in NYC two of my favorites but I think you will be pleasantly pleased with the selected Hamptons pizzeria’s. My hubby tells me however no one compares to the legendary Gloria’s pizza that used to be in Flushing Queens, he continues to show his age.

These are my top Hamptons Mouthpiece picks for The Hamptons BEST Pizza…criteria: Crust, sauce, cheese, toppings and of course taste.  If your favorite did not make my list, email me and I will stop by to taste and if it meets my requirements for BEST PIZZA, they will be added to the list and a shout out on my social media, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin.

email: hamptonsmouthpiece@gmail.com

Plain pizza

  • Hampton Market & Kitchen, Sag Harbor
  • American Pie, Bridgehampton, NY
  • La Capannina Wainscott, NY
  • La Parmigiana, Southampton, NY
  • Sam’s Restaurant, East Hampton
  • Astro’s Pizza  & Felice’s Ristorante, Amagansett
  • Francesca’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Hampton Bays
  • Tonino’s Pizza, Westhampton Beach
  • Primavera Pizza, Montauk
  • Springs Pizza, Springs

  

Southampton, NY: Dinner and Cabaret at Southampton Inn at Claude’s was both delicious and very entertaining. I recently dined at Claude’s at the Southampton Inn with my cousin and my daughter, we decided to dine inside and stay for the show. Thursday’s nights is a Prix Fix Dinner from 7-9pm with a Cabaret show starting at 9 pm. 
The $75 Prix Fix includes two-course dinner, one glass of house wine & a ticket to the show.
$40 at the door starting at 845pm included one glass of house wine & ticket to the show.

We started with an appetizer Lobster Mando Salad w/ Avocado Mousse, pickled cucumbers and red pepper vanilla bean dressing,  I liked it, it was a refreshing summer dish, but I can’t say I was wowed by it. We also ordered the Maryland Crab Cakes,the Shrimp and calamari as starters .

2nd Course: I ordered the Pan-roasted day Boat Halibut with wild mushroom ragu, truffle potato puree, and crispy leeks.

My cousin ordered the Seafood Fettucine w/Truffle Cream, lobster, scallops, shrimp, and crab.

My daughter’s entree was the Roasted Murray Chicken w/ Garden Herbs, potato puree, summer vegetables, marjoram Jus.

We liked the appetizers but we did not love them, we thought each dish tasted bland but we were pleasantly pleased with the entrees because each dish was delicious, well seasoned and full of flavor.  We each loved what we ordered and everyone tasted the other dishes and loved them. The halibut with the with wild mushroom ragu was delicious, the Chicken was succulent but the Seafood Fettuccine w/Truffle Cream with lobster, scallops, shrimp, and crab was incredible and my personal favorite.

As we finished our dinner the show was about to start, Konstantin Soukhovetski stopped by our table to say hello, we were fascinated with his Bespoke Swarovski Strass Shoes which he designs. This summer he is performing his “In His Shoes” on an Acrylic baby grand air piano, Thursday’s evenings until the end of August at Claudes.

Konstantin is an amazing Rock Star Pianist,” his one-man show, titled In His Shoes, Konstantin performs his own versions of the popular hits of Madonna, Celine Dion, and other iconic artists as well as a collection of stories from his international career and his experience as a Russian-American coming of age in NYC. My favorite was his rendition of Evita.


Dinner, of course, is not complete without dessert and we were not disappointed. We ordered three desserts but my personal favorite was the caramelized banana tart w/Nutella center, miso butterscotch, and coconut gelato. It was hot and heavenly. 

Overall, we had a beautiful dining experience at Claude’s, the Prix fix with a cabaret show with delightful, something different in the Hamptons. The ambiance was aesthetically pleasing, the service was impeccable and attentive, the food was delicious and the entertainment was a perfect ending to a beautiful night out. Going out to eat is a treat and as such, you would like to have a fantastic dining experience, but a dining experience is not just about the good food there are other factors that complete the experience. Good Food, Ambiance, Service and topped off with entrainment makes for a good evening.

Bridgehampton, NY: Bobby Vans Crab Salad

I am in love with this Crab salad at Bobby Vans in Bridgehampton, I have ordered it 3 times in the last 2 weeks and each time it has tasted exactly the same as the first time. I love the consistency of good food. I often find a lack of consistency in the Hamptons during the summer season. I am not sure why perhaps because of the influx of people during the summer. It is very rare that I make the effort to dine out in the Hamptons during the summer, but when I do I want that dining experience, good food, and amazing service.

This salad hit all of my taste buds, it includes avocado, bacon, lumps of real crabmeat, lettuce, shredded carrots, yellow tomatoes and wontons for a crunch, topped off with a delicious homemade dressing. I was pleasantly pleased and it left me wanting more and daydreaming about the next time I would have it. My only hope is when I return I will have the same dining experience. The service was wonderful, the atmosphere was enjoyable and it was not a long wait for our food to arrive. It was the perfect dining experience for a beautiful lunch with my hubby on a summer Monday afternoon in the Hamptons. I might add it was not over the top expensive.

I am a fan of Bobby Vans because I have always had a wonderful dining experience in many of the locations I have visited. I remember dining at an NYC location a couple of years ago with my daughter and we had a food experience that literally put us in a food coma.

Next time you are in Bridgehampton stop there for lunch I also recommend the SWEET CHILI TOSSED CALAMARI, the calamari was tender and the sweet chili sauce gave it a pop. OMG, it was so delicious.