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restaurants

Big Wong in Chinatown

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast on a cold winter’s day it’s hard to get something more satisfying than congee, the Chinese rice porridge. It wasn’t exactly chilly the day I tried it at Big Wong, but it was […]

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restaurants

Brickhouse in Nyack

@seekingsandwiches told us. And he was right. The chicken sandwich at Brickhouse in Nyack is crazy good. lohudfood recommended the best fried chicken sandwiches in the region, and the one at Brickhouse made the list. Our correspondent, Anthony of Seeking […]

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restaurants

Great Northern Food Hall

The Great Northern Food Hall opened in spring, 2016 at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Claus Meyer, one of the founders of the restaurant noma, is taking over the train station, leaving his Scandinavian mark on the tastebuds of travelers and […]

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restaurants

Rosemary & Vine in Rye

Rosemary & Vine in Rye is the sort of restaurant that never would have existed even just five years ago. But today, Middle Eastern-influenced, vegetarian food has a certain cool factor, thanks, in part, to chef Yotam Ottolenghi.   A […]

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cooking

BLT Supper at The Cabin

Tonight’s summer supper starts with a sipper: The Cucumber Creek, a cucumber-mint-gin number concocted by Sarah. Angry Greg in his flag shirt! Plus, watermelon, cucumbers, corn salad and … tomatoes! Our delicious sammy, on sourdough bread. Related posts: The Last […]

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Katonah Reading Room

This bahn mi will change your life. It’s served, not at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant, or from a street vendor. But at an adorable (maybe even a little too twee) cafe in Katonah, N.Y. I present the Katonah Reading Room. […]

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travel

Time Hotel Opens in Nyack

A big hotel opening in Nyack: Time, a boutique hotel. Our story on lohud.com says the hotel could be a “game-changer” for Nyack, helping to bolster tourism with a cool factor (and a place to stay!). We were invited to a […]

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bees

Bees Swarm!

This year we were determined not to have a swarm. We split our white hive into a nuc box, and included some brood, some honey and some nectar, trying to trick the bees into thinking they’d already swarmed. Well maybe […]

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recipes

Bob’s Midwest Sushi

Bob broke out the big guns for Friday night supper. He prepared a bacon-wrapped meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella. And then he smoked it. The method of preparation was so similar to rolling sushi that we started laughing, and calling the […]

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garden

Cardinals!

We have a family of cardinals nesting in our yard this spring. Daddy Cardinal likes our seed cake! Related posts: Of Cardinals and Street Fairs and Gardens and Such Planting Bulbs at SCF The Galette That Launched an Instagram Frenzy […]

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restaurants

Roost in Sparkill

One of our favorite restaurants in Rockland is Roost. Chef Kevin Reilly is so very talented — his food bursts with flavor, and is always expertly executed. Tonight’s dinner was no exception. Longtime SCF fans may remember our many, many […]

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garden

Blueberries and Bumblebees

Just a couple shots from the front-yard garden this morning. The garlic is sprouting nicely, and the bumblebees are helping our blueberries along. Happy spring!     Related posts: Samantha Picks Blueberries Update on the Fields: Blueberries, Basil, Geraniums and Jasmine […]

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garden

Porch Season Opener

We christened porch season with a gin and tonic. And why not! The weather was warm enough — at least until the sun went down! A quick, but enjoyable, opening. Cheers! Related posts: The Porch Season Has Begun! Porch Opener: […]