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We Have a Fig!

This is the first year in many, many that our tree has produced figs. It’s also the first that it wintered over next to the house, in the same sandy bed with rosemary and jasmine. I figured like with like, […]

cooking

Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

We’ve both lost a ton of weight giving up carbs and sugar. But one thing we really miss is pasta. So on this chilly night, we made a substitute. Meatballs – made without breadcrumbs — with tomato sauce, served over […]

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Squash Supper

Our garden this year produced a volunteer acorn squash plant, which produced very tasty squash — white on the outside, orange on the inside. We roasted one or two, mixed in some bacon (and bacon fat!) and served it topped […]

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Sunrise at the Farm

Good morning, Nyack. Related posts: Sunrise at the Farm From Sunrise to Supper in Nashville Saturday at the Farm Breakfast Buffet for the Farm Guests

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Fink’s BBQ in Suffern

I haven’t had Fink’s barbecue since he was manning the smokers down at Bailey’s in Blauvelt. But our after our trip to Secor Farm we were hankering for lunch, and what should we discover but his Suffern outpost! Here’s the […]

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8 North Broadway in Nyack

A fun date night with sips and snacks at the bar at 8NB. Manhattan: Martini: Delicious gravlax: And sizzling octopus: A nice pour of rose! Delicious and fun, as always. Related posts: 8 North Broadway: A Saturday Night Out! Date […]

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Jockey Hollow in Morristown

I literally held my hand over my heart I was so pleased with the wine list at Jockey Hollow in Morristown. And then there were the oysters — so fresh, so clean, so succulent. (Almost all from New Jersey, too.) […]

Work

(201) VIP Party

A party for (201) advertisers and VIPs, a Morton’s Steakhouse. It’s an annual thank you that North Jersey Media Group likes to throw for our partners. I was pleased to meet them. Here’s a little video from the event, and […]

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Bridging Art: A lohud Event

‘Bridging Art’ was a terrific event — a salon, really — arranged by Peter Kramer and the lohud team. Pete asked artists to “present creations inspired by the Tappan Zee Bridge, its replacement Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge or a bridge as […]

garden

Success with Zinnias

It was an odd year in the garden. After losing the pear tree last year, there’s been a hole in the landscape that we’re not quite sure how to fill. For this year, anyway, we just decided to throw some […]

entertaining

Saturday Night Parties

We double booked this Saturday night, with a Pig Roast at Oratamin and a fundraiser for the Nyack Parks Conservancy at Laura’s house on the Hudson. Both were super-fun. Rose at the club. For the last time this year. Ken […]

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Roost in Sparkill

With Sam having a sleepover at Sondra and Leigh’s, we took the opportunity to have a nice meal out! Roost for the win. Smoked fish platter, which has salmon, trout and smoked whitefish salad with all the accoutrements. Lovely. A […]

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Markt in Manhattan

A nice supper with Boo at Markt, a Belgian brasserie known for its mussels and beer. Still, they serve a very nice martini. We had shrimp cocktail: = Wings: Mussels with cream and garlic. Delicious. OK, I had a couple […]

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Sunset at the Farm

A lovely sunset this evening. This time of year they’re beautiful. Related posts: Saturday Night at the Farm: Margies, Movies and a Marvelous Sunset On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and a Beautiful Sunset A Beautiful March Sunset […]

cooking

A Delicious Breakfast

Working from home this morning, so time for a lovely breakfast of eggs, ham, avocado and tomatoes. Yum. Related posts: Snowstorm Breakfast Breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth Sunday Morning Breakfast at the House Breakfast in Boston: Eastern Standard

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Church Garden Fundraiser

As get-together for a fundraiser for the Columbarium. This year’s theme: Tapas. There is albarino, obvioulsy. Party throwers: Various tapas, including Manchego and membrillo. Mussels escabeche: Beautiful church. Sondra, with a little history lesson for the group. Washington Irving Ivy. […]

recipes

Alice Waters’ Ratatouille

The great thing about Alice Waters’ Ratatouille recipe? You cook the eggplant first, then remove it while you cook the rest of the ingredients. Then it does not get slimy and soggy. The recipe is already here on the site […]

outings

Great Nyack Get Together

The Great Nyack Get-Together is a community event in Memorial Park meant to show Nyackers all the services and organizations that call the village home — and have things to offer, causes to join and programs to attend. Meanwhile, there […]

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Steve’s Burgers in Garfield

If you’re not following Steve’s Burgers on Instagram, you’re not living. The burgers he posts to the feed are so outrageously delicious looking that you won’t be able to help plotting a visit to his little burger shack on Route […]

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Barrow House in Clifton

Delicious Green Goddess salad with shrimp at the Barrow House in Clifton. Related posts: Dinner at Hudson House in Nyack Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in Clifton

shopping

Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

It’s just my favorite time of year to shop the market. With tomatoes like this, how can you resist? Related posts: Chattanooga Farmers Market Loaded for Bear at the Farmers Market Shopping in Palisades: the Market and the Farmers Market […]

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Sunday Supper at the Farm

Supper with the folks at the farm this Sunday. Only a few pics, but tomatoes are still a big part of the program. Snacks: Drinks: Tomatoes. Steak was also served. Good times! Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Farm Labor […]

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So Good in Closter

Out with my crew for lunch in Jersey at So Good, a new Korean barbecue restaurant that opened just a few days earlier. The restaurant is very cool and modern: Panchan: Cooking on the grill in the center of the […]

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Burrata Supper

With our own homegrown tomatoes. Delicious. Related posts: Brussels Sprouts Pizza and More at Burrata in Eastchester Sunday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Heirloom Tomatoes To Gemma, For Boo’s Burrata Pizza Saturday Night Supper on the Patio: Corn Soup and […]

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A Visit to the New York Botanical Garden

We’re back! We visited Chihuly once earlier this year, but it’s worth a second trip, not only for the artwork, but to see the Botanical in full bloom. We’d never been in August, and we highly recommend a summer trip. […]

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The Farm Gets New Chairs

Another DWR employee sale yields two sets of very beautiful chairs, one outdoor and one indoor. Moller dining chair:   Related posts: New (Old) Chairs at the Farm New Clock, New Chairs The Farm Gets New Porch Furniture Living Room […]

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A Visit to the Bronx Zoo

That was the big ask from this week: Mommy? Can we go to the zoo? Please? Please? I acquiesced. I have a few lessons learned to share here, too. First: Yes, go in the Bronx River Gate. But then drive over […]

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To Jersey, to See the Eclipse

The plan was to go to the Liberty Science Center to see the eclipse, and participate in a few of the activities they had organized to along with that. That plan was a bust. Lots of other people had the […]

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Dinner Party at the Farm

We welcome Kris and Tom back from Africa with a patio party, and they bring gin from Malawi! But first, an afternoon at the pool. A butterfly rests on my leg: My rose. Clams + prosciutto and pickles. Some recipe […]