12/03/16 4:34pm
Maria's Kitchen Baja Fish Taco

The baja fish taco at Maria’s Kitchen. Chef Maria Schultheis will cook at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, December 7. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

At the next Celebrity Chef dinner, Chef Maria Schultheis, from Maria’s Kitchen will cook a multi-course menu featuring:  guacamole with chips and pico de gallo, pollo a la plancha with sauteed peppers and onions, rice, beans and salad, tres leches cake and Churros. (more…)

05/25/16 7:08am
A Shelter Island view from the 'Kissing Rock.' (Credit: Charity Robey)

A Shelter Island view from the ‘Kissing Rock.’ (Credit: Charity Robey)

Shelter Island is more than a charming, boring version of the Hamptons, a bucolic identity that travel writers have stuck on it. The island has welcomed visitors for two centuries with a contrariness that comes with being able to roll up the gangplanks every night and let the rest of the world go to hell. There’s a lot here, especially for people willing to bike or float, and a long summer day is enough time to get a taste.  (more…)

11/13/15 6:00am
Green juice from Marie Eiffel Market in Shelter Island Heights. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Green juice from Marie Eiffel Market in Shelter Island Heights. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

If you’re like us, you believe there’s no better way to get a quick energy boost in the afternoon than a big tall glass of green juice made fresh at a local market.  (more…)

10/29/15 12:06pm
Baja Fish Taco at Maria's Kitchen (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Baja Fish Taco at Maria’s Kitchen   (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Fresh is the word that immediately comes to mind when you bite into a Baja fish taco at Maria’s Kitchen on Shelter Island.

Served on a flour tortilla with fried or grilled fish, the tacos are topped with chipotle mayo, cabbage, a hint of lime, pico de gallo and two slices of avocado.

The freshness of the flavors stand out because you can taste each one separately. You taste the pico de gallo, you taste the avocado, the lime juice. The tomatoes and red cabbage are crisp and crunchy, the fried tilapia is light, tender and flaky.

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09/02/15 11:00am

Erik's Breakfast

Nutritionists say it’s the most important meal of the day and Shelter Island offers plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a classic sit-down breakfast, a lazy brunch or a grab-and-go, here are some great options when you’re on the Rock. (more…)

08/25/15 2:36pm
Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Most people who have never visited Shelter Island assume they need a car to traverse the island. But that is not entirely true. (more…)

03/17/15 9:19am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Maria Schultheis in her Kitchen on North Ferry Road.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Maria Schultheis in her Kitchen on North Ferry Road.

Maria Schultheis was working in the kitchen at Greeny’s, a store that would become her own Maria’s Kitchen, when she saw a heart appear on a piece of foil covering a steaming pot of quinoa and vegetable soup. The unmistakable shape formed like a black and white photo developing in a darkroom. So she framed it. (more…)