Joan Bernstein lives in Manorville on land that has belonged to her family for over 100 years, but she grew up on the water in Center Moriches. As a youngster, clamming, crabbing off the dock, snapper fishing and power boating kept her busy when she didn't have her nose in a book. She has bred pedigree Tonkinese cats for the past 40 years. "Eat locally" is her byword whether she's at home or in Russia.

Joan’s Cauliflower Mash

Cut a large head of cauliflower into small pieces. In a microwave-safe bowl, steam the cauliflower with a little water until fairly soft. Drain and dry well with paper towels.