Author: Liz


Christmas Eve 2017

Merry Christmas, all! Here’s our annual photo on the stairs of Grace Church: One of my favorite hymns is “In the Bleak Midwinter.” Pretty church: Our cocktail this year was a Old Fashioned, doctored up by cocktail guru Dave Arnold: […]


Pajama Day + Winter Concert at UNES

Yes! Pajama Day AND a winter concert? A banner day in first grade, for sure. Happy girl: What’s cuter than a bunch of first and second graders in their jammies? Maybe a bunch of first and second graders SINGING in […]


‘A Christmas Memory’ Reading

It’s fruitcake season, Buddy! Time for our annual reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.” Irene hosted this year’s reading. Cheers, I! A sweet vintage version: After the reading (and the tears), the food (and the laughter): A wonderful Christmas tradition. […]


Happy Birthday Boo!

First, drinks at The Algonquin, then, a pizza dinner. Happy Birthday to my dear friend Boo. Cheers! At the Algonquin! Very festive. The famous round table: Then, downtown to Norma. So cute! Arugula salad! Chopped salad: Pizza. My eggplant: Our […]


Drinks with Friends

We got the team together for holiday drinks at The Barrow House. A great turnout, with only two of our colleagues having to miss it. My manhattan. Chris, Jessica and Joan: Having fun! Front: Kim, Cindy, Jim, Bill. Rear: John, […]


Pretty Snow Day

After the Saturday snowstorm, we witness the beauty of winter, both at home and at church. Related posts: First Snow of Winter Oh. Look. More Snow Snow Day at Sour Cherry Farm A Snow Day Monday


Snow Day + Baking + Holiday Parties

A fun start to the holiday season, with a little light snowfall, an afternoon of baking, and an evening of enjoying good friends and good food. Snow!   Building a snowman! Now, we bake Christmas cookies! And then, off to […]


Watching Day at Ballet

The fall semester of ballet has come to an end. For the recital, the girls perform The Nutcracker Suite. (Of course!) Samantha is the Sugar Plum Fairy. Related posts: Watching Day at Ballet Watching Day at Ballet Watching Day at […]


The Tree is Up!

Somebody is pretty excited about decorating the tree. This year, we decided to move the wardrobe to get the tree farther away from the fireplace. Always a good move.       The one that ended up on Instagram: And later, relaxing. […]


Boqueria in Manhattan

A long wait for a table — we did not have a reservation, and for a party of 6, tables are hard to come by during Sunday brunch — proved more than worth it. Our lunch at Boqueria was a […]

family, outings

To The Met, with My Cousin

My cousin Cathy and her friends were in town — the perfect opportunity to spend an afternoon catching up. Me, Sam, Katie and Cathy: Met Christmas tree: Armor! Temple of Dendur: Remington. George Washington crossing the Delaware. After the Met, […]


Imocha Thai

To send Kristin off in style — even though she’s not leaving the newsroom, just changing jobs within the company — Elyse and I took her out for lovely Thai lunch at Imocha in Woodland Park. Larb. Nice and spicy! […]


Storm King Art Center

A wonderful fall day at Storm King with the family. Sam and me. November light. A temporary exhibition this year: Maya Lin: Willow. The family: On top of the world! Sam was a little scared of this one. Album cover. […]


Woody’s Farm to Table in Cornwall

We lucked into a great spot for lunch before (or after) Storm King: Woody’s Farm to Table in Cornwall. The food is excellent, the room is comfortable, and it couldn’t be closer to Storm King. Hi Sam! You order at […]


Friday Supper

Lexi is in town, so on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we dine at the farm. Cheers. Related posts: Friday Night Chicken Supper Friday Night Supper with Lexi Good Friday Supper: Fish Three Ways Sam on a Friday


Happy Thanksgiving!

A somewhat small one one this year, with Lexi and Alice, John and Suzanne. Love when the temperature allows for outdoor storage! Mom’s table.   Pemaquid oysters! Suzanne really loved those! Cured meats and pate. Greg and John. Cozy. Time for […]


Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving celebration at school! Geoffrey! Sam’s turn! Gregory! Holly! Leo! Joaquin! Sam and Yumi. Adorable. Related posts: For a Christmas Celebration, Shannon, Tasha, Sushi, Soup and Tom and Jerrys! Thanksgiving at the Ranch First Thanksgiving, First Dinner Party Dry-Brined Turkey […]


Making Gravy for Thanksgiving

No need to wait til the turkey is done to make the gravy. Do it ahead by roasting turkey legs and wings, and stirring up a lovely broth. Our recipe: Turkey gravy. It will be divine. Related posts: Thanksgiving Turkey […]


Seafood Supper

A fun Saturday night at home, sharing supper with Irene. Oysters from Wegmans! Our favorite, Pemaquids, from Maine. We made the last of our volunteer albino acorn squash: And Irene brought scallops from the 1. Scallops over arugula with bacon-squash […]


Fall Garden Cleanup

Somebody is not happy about chores. Stacking chairs in the garage. Related posts: Playing, Planting and Garden Cleanup Fall in the SCF Garden: Montauk Daisies Wherein We Hoist a Sail and Enjoy the Garden for Happy Hour Farm Cleanup!


Champagne Dinner at Bice in Ramsey

A lovely evening tasting Dom Perignon and dining on delicious food. Thank you Marcello and Anthony! This was my favorite. And a lovely evening with Irene, too! Related posts: Fried Chicken and Champagne Kinchely’s Tavern in Ramsey Dinner at Hudson […]


Birthday Dinner at OVI in Nyack

For her real birthday, a trip to “the restaurant” was in order. Wings and salad at OVI, please, and a chocolate cake for the 6 year old.   Related posts: Happy Birthday Sam! Fries for Supper! Grandmom’s Birthday Dinner Samantha’s […]


Thanksgiving Prep

Lists and recipes. Tis the season. Related posts: Christmas Dinner Prep Thanksgiving 2016 Thanksgiving 2011: Sam’s First Thanksgiving Thanksgiving at the Ranch


Happy Birthday Michey & Leo

Sam and Michey and Leo usually have their birthday parties on the same day. This year was no different. This year, they had their party at the Y. Happy birthday boys! And here’s to the end of a long day. […]


Sam’s 6th Birthday Party

After years of a civilized birthday party brunch at home with bloodys and bagels, I have caved. She really wanted Bounce U. It’s her party, after all.   Games. Boucing. Football scores. Party guests.   Birthday parents. I have retired […]


Happy Birthday Sam!

The weeklong birthday celebration for Sam kicks off with dinner with Grammy and Leighlo. Cheers! Leigh with a drink. Cocktails! Presents! Books from Grammy and LeighLo: Chicken supper. The Brussels sprouts got a little crispy. Yum! Love this photo of […]


Delicious Lemon Chicken Thighs

Ever since we first made the recipe for Crispy Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs last December, it has become a winter staple at SCF. It takes about 10 minutes to put together, and comes out perfect every time. Here, my Instagram […]