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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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restaurants

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: […]

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garden

April Showers

Those April showers are a little gloomy, but the bulbs peeking out are bring a brightnes to a dreary day. I’m so happy we planted them. Related posts: Random Pics from April 25 Planting Bulbs at SCF Our First Lilac […]

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garden

The First Daffodils of Spring

The first daffodils of the year! These little Tete a Tete daffodils are just brightening our first days of spring! Related posts: Spring at the Farm: Quince, Crocus, Daffodils and the Planting of Sweet Peas Update on the Garden: Lilacs, […]

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cocktails, recipes

Maple Rye Sour

Here’s a nice drink for sipping by the fire in winter. Maple Rye Sour 8 ounces rye 2 ounces lemon juice 2 ounces orange juice 1 ounce maple syrup 1 ounce amaro Albano Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker […]

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bees

Bad News on the Bees

It was warm enough to do a hive inspection. What we feared has come true: the green hive did not make it. Not enough honey. The white hive, though, is OK. Hoping there’s enough pollen now to get them off […]

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cocktails, recipes

Bronx Cocktail

Earlier this week, I received a big box of citrus from my friend Cherril’s trees. Cherril, a friend I met on my work trip to Nashville last year, lives in Arizona, and grows grapefruit, pomelos, blood oranges, Meyer lemons and more. […]