The first item on today’s agenda is to say thank you for subscribing to and reading our blog. We appreciate it. Our goal is to share useful information about the Inn and the East End of the island.
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“The season” is approaching and that is our favorite time in the Mill House Inn kitchen. Our new menu is developing with more emphasis on local farms and as always, a good dose of fresh, organic, and healthy ingredients.
The real buzzword in this week’s blog post is the title “Invisible Green.” This is our commitment to being green and so much of that effort occurs behind the scenes.
It’s everything we do to bring you the best food possible, while being environmentally responsible.
- Cooking methods
It’s even in the “invisible” slice of the pie — the practices we avoid.
While local is defined as being within 150 miles, we make every attempt to beat that. We’re mostly hyperlocal, our larder filled with the best from the twin forks farmers, artisans and craftspeople.
This week I’m highlighting some of our favorite vendors and sharing links to their websites. Many of these special foods would be well placed within your home pantry …
Going Local, Going Green
Blue Duck Bakery is proud of their artisanal breads. The primary ingredient is a passion for the craft of baking, along with a promise to use only the finest all-natural ingredients. To quote Blue Duck “Each loaf is formed by hand, assessed by eye, and subject to the baker’s judgment every step of the way.” That’s why they are known as the Village Bakery and are our source for craft baked breads!
Hal’s New York Seltzer Waters are beverages we just had to feature. We discovered them during our beverage research. Filtering five times achieves water that’s 99.99% pure, all natural with no sugar. Hal’s is delicious and locally made on Long Island. Add some local fruit, a slice of lime and a cocktail is in the making.
Palais des Thés are new to MHI and provide us with a unique selection of teas. Their passionate Tea Sommeliers guide our selections and make us smarter tea drinkers. We are always happy to share our knowledge. They’re based in New York City, and their Soho store on Spring Street features classes and tastings that are not to be missed. Their responsible buying policy builds friendships and trust with growers worldwide … and us!
North Fork Roasting CO is based in Southold NY, that’s the NF to locals! Jennilee Morris and Jess Dunne are artisanal coffee roasters who care about the entire trip their coffee bean has taken. Where the coffee was grown, the altitude, processing and transportation all filter into the process of selecting the best bean. They roast in-house with care for the precious beans and if you’re traveling that way they brew a mean cup of joe! With tasting notes like “blueberry, lemon zest, maple” and “milk chocolate, light orange zest, caramel undertones” becoming the best possible “caffeinated you” is a foregone conclusion! BTW you can order their coffee online, perfect for when you’re not at the Mill House!
And that’s all for the first edition of Invisible Green. Next week we’ll include a few more of our special artisanal vendors and the beginning of the season for our local farms and markets.
We invite you to come experience the joys of Invisible Green with us anytime. Call us or email us today to schedule your stay!