Natalia de Cuba Romero writes from her home in Massapequa Park, and chronicles simple seasonal recipes for the produce she gets as a Restoration Farm member at She is a full-time lecturer at Nassau Commmunity College.

A Mermaids and Pirates Breakfast to Fund Maritime Education

He is known as Pauly the Man, the Unofficial Mayor of the North Fork, a three-point specialist on his basketball team and the assistant manager at Front Street Station restaurant in Greenport on Monday nights. And now, Paul Drum, 29, is also known as a philanthropist who is taking on a couple of new titles and presiding over a very special breakfast for sea-loving families at this weekend’s Maritime Festival in Greenport.

RECIPE: David Rosengarten’s Linguine with White Clam Sauce

The combination of dried pasta and clams is a staple all over southern Italy. But the dish is usually different from what we see here in two significant ways. First of all, though Italian-American restaurants almost always choose linguine for clam sauce, in Italy you are much more likely to be served spaghetti with clam sauce; the Italians claim it holds the sauce better, and they may be right.