Author: Liz

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family

The Headband Game!

My family is a bunch of dorks. And it makes me so proud. A rainy morning at the cabin and Sarah breaks out “Headbands.” You put this on your head. Everyone else knows what you are. You do not. So […]

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family

Twin Jammer!

Today on the boat: Twin Jammer, with Sam going solo! First, a little dock and swim action. Then, her solo voyage. Well, not solo, but without an adult. She was so proud of her bravery! Related posts: Sam’s First Swim […]

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family

Chattanooga Lookouts!

An excursion this Wednesday morning, to see the Chattanooga Lookouts, a minor league team in the farm system for the Minnesota Twins. It was a hot morning, to be sure. The cousins got caps, of course! Aren’t they adorbs? Family […]

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family

Evening on the Porch

Today’s agenda: local beer and leftovers. Here’s the saison I bought from Monkey Town Brewing. Delicious! Bright and citrusy. Les dorkage at the table. Today’s leftovers: Rose in a rain storm. We drink rose in all weather. And afterwards, a […]

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cooking, family

BLT Dinner!

I bring you today’s supper at The Cabin: BLT with bacon from Main Street Meats and sourdough bread from Bluff View Bakery. First, a cucumber cocktail creation by Sarah. Gin, lime, cukes and SS. Greg presides over the fixin’s bar. […]

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family

Sunset Cruise

For today’s sunset cruise, we went upriver and explored a couple of coves just north of our property. Mae got the chance to drive! Blurry, but we took this photo because the house is for sale.  Before Instagram filter: After: […]

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family

Happy Birthday Claire

Claire turned five — five? — and celebrated with a tea party. Jane pulled out all the stops, with little tea sandwiches and cupcakes. The kids ran around, played dress up and had a wonderful time. Sam in her tea party […]

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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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family

Kindergarten Orientation

How. Did. This. Happen? Four and a half years, gone in a flash. Samantha — and many of our neighborhood and Nyack friends’ kids, too — is now oriented. To kindergarten. She and Claire walked in to Upper Nyack Elementary School, greeted […]

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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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family

Pizza Supper!

Despite a chilly, blustery evening, Bob fired up the pizza oven so the boys could do some pies for the fam. Pizza one is sort of like the first crepe or pancake you make. It’s never going to be just […]

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family

Doris Turns 90!

When the matriarch of your family turns 90, you celebrate! Annie put together a party for Doris, who was the toast of the town. Everyone from long lost cousins to the mayor of St. Peter stopped by with well wishes. […]

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family

Family Supper

Smoked meats, broccoli salad, family. A good gathering around Bob and Annie’s table. Sam and Reece painting. Greg and Mark:  Smoked meatloaf (AKA Bob’s Midwest Sushi!):  Smoked Flank Steak: Broccoli and Grape salad: Grilled asparagus, too: Jessica and Mark: Jessica, […]

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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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family, travel

Heading to Minnesota

We’re heading out on what has become an annual trip to Minnesota. We’re looking forward to visiting with family and friends, and celebrating Doris’ 90th — yes 90th! — birthday. Our travels. How could I not shoot a photo of […]

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outings

Volunteer New York Breakfast

An inspiring way to start your day: to hear stories from people who volunteer and make change in our community. The annual Volunteer Spirits Awards Breakfast, held at the Marriott in Tarrytown. Karen, Mary and Traci: Gary and me: Breakfast! […]

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family

Brick House for a Birthday

A low-key birthday supper at Brick House! Pizza, salad and, of course, ice cream. Happy birthday to me! Related posts: Mom’s Birthday at Hudson House Birthday Supper at o lar Happy Birthday Claire! Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill

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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 […]