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DIY Memorial Day Snacks

If your’e planning a get together this weekend try these recipes out! We’ve compiled three unique Memorial Day Snacks you can “wow” you friends and family with!Untitled-1

Vanilla Rice Pudding via Delicioushappenings.com please click HERE to see their original post about this yummy treat.

2 cups water

1 cup Jasmine rice

4 cups reduced fat milk

1-1/2 cup cream

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped

Directions:

Combine the water and rice in a rice cooker and cook until light and fluffy.  Or…combine water and rice in large pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.  Cover and let simmer until the rice is light and fluffy and the water is completely absorbed.

Place the milk, cream, and sugar in a large pot over medium high heat.  Scrape the vanilla seeds from the vanilla bean and add both the seeds and the bean to the milk mixture.  Add the rice and decrease the heat to medium low and cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly(approximately 30-35 minutes).

After the pudding has thickened, pour it into a large bowl and immediately lay plastic wrap directly on the pudding to prevent it from forming a layer of skin on top.  Refrigerate 4-6 hours.

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Red, White and Blue Sangria via dietsinreview.com please click HERE to view the original blog post!

serves 4 

One bottle sweet white wine of your choice (we used Sauvignon Blanc)
1/3 container of fruit juice concentrate (we used apple cherry)
3 oz. Driscoll’s blueberries, rinsed
3 oz. Driscoll’s raspberries, rinsed
1/2 pint of Driscoll’s strawberries, de-stemmed and quartered

Pour wine into large pitcher, then add fruit concentrate and stir. While it incorporates, lightly muddle your berries in a large mixing bowl until a bit of juice forms at the bottom. Then add fruit to the wine mixture and stir. Serve chilled.

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Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle via Marthastewart.com Click HERE to view the original blog post and a very helpful video directions!

1 1/2 pounds raspberries (5 cups)

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 large orange)

10 ounces mascarpone cheese (1 1/3 cups)

1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Fine salt

20 to 24 ladyfingers (from a 7-ounce package), broken into 1-inch pieces

3/4 pound blueberries (2 1/2 cups

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine raspberries with 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and orange juice. With the back of a fork, lightly mash berries to release their juices and let sit 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together mascarpone and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Whisk in cream, vanilla, and pinch of salt and whisk until soft peaks form, about 4 minutes.
  2. Cut one or two pieces parchment 1 inch taller than side of an 8-inch springform pan and line inside of pan. Place half the ladyfingers in pan and top with half the raspberry mixture. With a small offset or rubber spatula, spread half the whipped cream over berries. Tap pan gently on counter to remove air bubbles. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers, raspberry mixture, and whipped cream. Top with blueberries and refrigerate until whipped cream is stiff and cookies have softened, about
    3 hours (or, tightly covered with plastic, up to 3 days). To serve, unmold trifle and peel away parchment.

 

Welcome to Shorecrest B&B on the North Fork of Long Island!

We were contemplating our next post about all the gardens on the property and around the area when a light bulb clicked. We never formally introduced ourselves. So…Hi! We are Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast an elegant yet modern Victorian B&B located on the North Fork of Long Island. Welcome to paradise.

A little history about our roots: Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast was once the summer home of a wealthy doctor when it was first built in the 1800′s. The elegance and opulence of the Victorian era still live throughout the house and it’s decor (for all you Gatsby lovers). The Inn overlooks the Long Island Sound and has access to two private beaches. The house is a gem on the North fork but the North fork is the gem of Long Island. The North Fork is home to a unique type of culture. The wineries, the farmstands, the beaches, the wharf towns, the history and the fantasy all come together to create this beautiful oasis right outside of the city. It’s only 2 hours from New York City and offers you an experience you wouldn’t think possible so close to NYC. The Farm-to-Table culture is present in many restaurants on the North Fork and the Wineries offer relaxing and entertaining day excursions. If the weather permits, GO SWIMMING!

A look inside Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast:

The Rose Room

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Enjoy the comfort and elegance of a queen size canopied four poster bed, a nineteenth century antique armoire, mirrors and dresser, ornate fireplace under 10 foot molded ceilings. Two large windows overlook the garden and water view of the Arshamomoque inlet of Shelter Bay in a park like setting to the South and West. The newly renovated attached bathroom features a 6 foot jacuzzi tub with shower.

The West Room

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Three floor to ceiling windows overlook views of the Long Island Sound and spectacular sunsets to the west. The color theme of soft blues and beige, 19 century prints, antique mirrors and furnishings plus fine linens and a top of the line mattress complete the mix of comfort and old world charm. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV with premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn. This room has light curtains, does not have room darkening shades and is the brightest room in the Inn.

The East Room

eastroomFrom three floor to ceiling windows guests enjoy views of the Long Island Sound, spectacular sunsets to the north and morning sun to the east. The mahogany sleigh bed, 19C antique furnishings, finest linens and mattress add to a luxurious experience. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV, premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn.

The Southwest Room

southwestsouthwest2Three floor to ceiling windows offer views to the south of the Arshamomoque inlet through the leaves of ancient maple trees. Sunsets over the Long Island Sound to the West bathe this room in a rosy glow each evening. The decorative theme is the Victorian Traveler in Asia. Wine colored shantung silk drapes, an intricately carved four-poster ‘rice’ bed and an eclectic mix of antique 19C furniture, prints and textiles complete the theme. A flat screen TV, premium cable and newly en suite renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn.

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On the second floor the Silk Road room, with a King bed is the largest we offer. Gold colored embroidered silk drapes frame the spacious floor to ceiling bay window through which you can see the Long Island Sound to the North and garden and woods to the East and South. Walls are painted a soft fern green with coordinating linens that cover the King size sleigh bed. The bathroom is spacious with a shower, large vanity and two floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden to the East. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV, premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn. Average Rates: Jan-March: $265 April-May: $275 June-Sept: $305 Oct-Dec: $285 Ask about special pricing for mid week and extended stays, special packages including dinner, wine classes and tours or in room massage or see them on line when you check availability under the specials and packages tab.

North Fork Spring Brings the Songs of Birds and the Rhythm of Jazz

Crocus push their way up through the patches of snow. Trumpets heralding the arrival of spring on the North Fork.

The sixth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme 2013 Long Island Winterfest is greeted with signs of Spring on the North Fork. Pools of water from storm induced high tides and spring run off flood the local woods to produce serene vernal ponds just down the lane. Corcus, Hellebore (Lentin Roses) and early spring flowers push up through the snowy remains. And this weekend the songs of the spring birds will be competing with the sounds of the bands, groups and trios that make up this week’s Winterfest.
In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances. Even though it has been extended after this weekend there is only one weekend left, so make sure you plan on coming out soon or you will miss some amazing music performed in the romantic ambience of our beautiful east end wineries.
The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.
But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:
• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:
• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport
• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)
• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings
• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.
Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:
March 16, 2013, Saturday
3:00 Dillberto Winery- Jane Hastay/Peter Martin Weiss
3:00 Sannino Bella Vita Vinyard- Dave Lobenstein/Steve Salerno Duo
3:00 Sherwood House Vineyard- The Blur Division
4:30 Harbes Family Vineyard- Sarah Elizabeth Charles Quartet
4:30 Lieb Cellars- The Marc Divine Trio, presented by Times/Review Newsgroup
4:30 Raphael- Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet
7:00 Hotel Indigo- Live at the Indigo
March 17, 2013, Sunday
2:30 Jamesport Vineyards- Montana Skies
2:30 Clovis Point- Michael Weiss Trio
2:30 Duck Walk North- Amanda Ruzza Group
4:00 Raphael- Mambo Loco
4:00 Sparkling Pointe- Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil
4:00 Bedell Cellars- Heather Hardy Quartet with Joseph Carter

Fifth Week of Jazz on the Vine Promises Music, Romance and Fun

March 8 begins the fifth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances. Even though it has been extended, there are only a few weekends left, so make sure you plan on coming out soon or you will miss some amazing music performed in the romantic ambience of our beautiful east end wineries.

The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook.  Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

March 9, 2013, Saturday

3:00   Raphael- The Trevor Davison Quartet, presented by Hamptons.com

3:00   Palmer Vineyard- Dida Pelled