Author: Liz

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Halloween Parade in Nyack

A rockin’ Saturday night in Nyack! A parade and two really fun parties. Here we go, folks… I was a cowgirl. Greg was “your worst nightmare.” Sam was a mouse., That ain’t coffee, friends. Halloween parade fun: Angie, I mean… […]

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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, […]

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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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Garage is Clean!

We have cleaned the garage! I should have taken a before photo, but I had so much anxiety about how messy it was I couldn’t bear to. I’m feeling better now — and we can find stuff again! Best feeling […]

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Fun at Tallman State Park

A simple trip to the playground turned into a serendipitous afternoon of fun with Ashely, Loa and Arlo. Yes, as we were walking up to the playground, I started squinting: Is that Ashley? Indeed it was. We played on the playground […]

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Trunk or Treat

The annual trunk or treat event at Upper Nyack Elementary is a fundraiser for the PTA, and a fun-raiser for all the kids. There’s a hand in there! The cars are really done up. Jen’s car: Creepy! Fall fun: All […]

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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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Sam Writes a Story

Our little auteur is making her debut. “Once upon a time…” Get pen to paper, girl! And we have to document on social media, or it didn’t happen, right? Related posts: A Story with Irene Farmers Market Loot Flowers and […]

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Supper at the Ranch

Saturday night supper at Leigh and Sondra’s. One in a series of “Leigh with a drink.” And mom, too. Chicken supper with kale. Love and grammy. Related posts: Saturday Supper at the Ranch Supper at the Ranch Saturday Night Supper […]

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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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Secor Farm in Fall

Our second annual trip to Secor Farm, for a hayride and a little pumpkin patch. Hay ride: Ooh, scary! Pumpkin patch (sort of): Here we are! Corn maze! Corn: Hello silly family: Some fall portraits of Sam: Selfies! Cute girl. […]

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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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Fall Festival at Green Meadow Waldorf

A fine fall day at Green Meadow Waldorf, where we rode on a dragon coaster, took a hay ride and made some candles. Orchard:   Candle dipping: Caramel apple! Related posts: Fall Festival at Green Meadow Waldorf School A Few […]

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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.) […]

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(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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Blessing of the Animals

This year’s Feast of Saint Francis — the Blessing of the Animals — was really something. We had a mule show up! Plus all the usual critters: dogs, cats, even turtles. It’s an event I look forward to every year. […]

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Day Off!

Some much needed R&R on a Friday off. Yoga, massage, and new hair. In the chair! Done. And, in the evening, a birthday party for Gigi! Can you believe they’re six now? Related posts: Gigi’s Birthday Party at Muscoot Farm […]

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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 […]

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Concert in the Park

One of the best things about the concert in the South Nyack park — the little one between Depot Place and Franklin — is that we can enjoy the music while keeping an eye on Sam as she plays on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]