Author: Liz

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everbody. We did the usual: church, a meal, a quiet afternoon. Well look at that! The Easter bunny brought a basket for Samantha! The altar is all flowers. Our little girl is getting so big. Family. An egg hunt […]

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Garden Update

The daffodils are really coming into their own. It’s nice enough to have dinner on the lawn! A view from above. Related posts: Update on the Garden: Lilacs, Flower Quince, Daffodils and More Spring Garden Update and the Patio’s First […]

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Egg Hunt in South Nyack

The village hosts an egg hunt each Easter weekend. It’s more of a free-for-all than an actual hunt. But the kids have fun. ck Related posts: Easter Sunday: Church and Egg Hunt On the Hunt for Blueberries On the Hunt for […]

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Simple Smoked Ham

A simple recipe for smoked ham, perfect for Easter, Christmas or any holiday. Adapted from Michael Ruhlman’s recipe for American-Style Brown Sugar-Glazed Holiday Ham in Charcuterie. Side view: Simple Smoked Ham For the brine 1 gallon/4 liters water 1 1/2 […]

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Dyeing Easter Eggs

Most years, I like to use natural dye for Easter eggs. But when you’ve got a demanding job and visiting niece, it’s time to turn to Paaz. So we did that. But not before a pancake breakfast. Paaz tablets and cups: […]

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Friday Night Supper with Lexi

The first mint juleps of the season. Cheers! Swordfish, scallops, green beans and cauliflower: What. Obviously we wear swim goggles at the dinner table. Sam and LeighLo: Lexi and Sondra: Happy supper!         Related posts: Supper at […]

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Spring at the Nyack Farmers Market

A lovely spring day at the market. Young greens from Blooming Hill. Larchmont Charcuterie, how I love thee. Hello tulips! If only! Glad the market is back outdoors again! Related posts: Berries at the Nyack Farmers Market Loaded for Bear […]

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Sunday Supper

Something about those crisp spring evenings makes a fire more welcome even than in November, doesn’t it? We started with drinks of the porch, but then moved indoors to warm up by a welcoming blaze. Sam helps. But gets a […]

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Sunday with the Family

The Nyack Street Fair. A little gardening. A few crafts. Just a fun, do-nothing kind of day with cousins. And that suits us just fine. Making candles at the street fair: Some sort of massive pinwheel. Princess phones! They were […]

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Hudson House in Nyack

A gorgeous Sunday, perfect for brunch at a sidewalk table at the Hudson House. Our little Sam tried her first Shirley Temple. I got the bloody mary. I told Samantha the story about when Sarah and I were at the […]

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Lexi Comes to Visit

Cousin Lexi is spending her spring break in New York with us! Tonight, it’s pasta by the fire. Related posts: Supper at the Ranch: Farewell to Lexi Dinner and an Outdoor Movie, Lexi Edition Dinner and a Movie with Lexi […]

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Porch Season Opener

It’s opening day of porch season, folks! Time to get those cushions out, dust them off, sweep and mop and get ready for summer! Related posts: The Porch Season Has Begun! Porch Season Opener Porch Opener: Sidecars Outside, Then a […]

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Neighborhood Play

Just playing around with the kids in the nabe. Claire, Gianna and Sam. Related posts: A Neighborhood Pot Luck Chores and Play at the Farm Neighborhood Party! Sunday Morning Play

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Supper with Irene

Irene is back from two months in London! She was helping to run the WastED pop-up at Selfridges. It was a grand success, and now she is regaling us with the tales. Martinis. And regaling Sam with tales of Dinosaurs. […]

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iPhone Video Training

We continue to become more and more digitally focused at The Record and NorthJersey.com. Today, our own Marko and Pete from lohud are leading iPhone and iMovie video training so reporters can produce their own videos. Here we go! Here’s […]

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Sunday in Morristown

  With Jessica’s training in Bridgewater, we decided to drive her down there and make a day of it. Brunch in Morristown seemed the perfect destination. Turns out, a lot of people like to do Sunday brunch in Morristown. We […]

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Supper with Jessica!

Jessica is in town! She is in for a week’s worth of training in Bridgewater, N.J., but is spending Saturday night with us. Hi Jessica! Sam is dancing up a storm. We served our favey new recipe, crispy chicken thighs.  […]

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To Columbia, for Prospects

The Columbia Journalism School Career Expo is held once a year on the campus. We attended, in hopes of finding the talented journalists for The Record and the USA Today Network. Ed, Leif, Manny: Talking with candidates.    The boys […]

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Supper with Ken and Jessica

A fun Friday with good friends. Ken’s new cookbooks are out! Kids are playing dress up. Some ice pops for dessert. Now it’s time for grown-up supper. Sausage and salad from the farmers market, plus spaghetti squash with tomato sauce. […]

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Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ takes its inspiration from the South, but comes to us from New York City. Our outpost in Clifton seems to combine the best of both. It’s an order-at-the-counter type place. And you move down the line. As […]

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Fortina in Rye Brook

A wonderful and productive lunch meeting with Christine Sloan of Fios TV’s Restaurant Hunter NJ! We chose Fortina because we both happened to be in Westchester that morning. Hello, old friend. Arugula salad with chicken. The best, if you can’t […]

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A Saturday in Nyack

Just a day to pal around town with my favorite partner in crime. First, new hair. Then, a trip to the library. Next, a walk around town. With a stop at Didier Dumas. And home in time for cocktails. And […]

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Random Wednesday Morning

A couple of photos from a random Wednesday morning! Seeing how the outfit looks. Sammy in the all-purpose room. Early to school today! Related posts: Random Pics from April 25 Sunday Morning on the Porch Sunday Morning Play Morning Music

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Nix in Manhattan

Surprise! The farm’s great friend Diane is in town! A trip for dinner is in order. Down to the village we go. It’s been ages since we’ve seen each other. Though thanks to our blogs, at first, and social media, […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Kris and Tom have generously hosted a St. Patrick’s Day supper for several years running. This year, they generously offered to bring it to us. We drank rye. And served good food.   YUM. A messy living room dinner. It […]

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Homemade Corned Beef

Everything old is new again. The farm is heading down the homemade sausage, homemade corned beef, homemade ham route. Just like we did nearly 10 years ago when we experimented with duck confit, sausage and cassoulet. This week, Greg is […]

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Hair and Makeup! A Photo Shoot for 201

Five moms, with five kids each! A good story for Mother’s Day, yes? For what ended up being the May cover of 201 magazine, Heather and Deirdre brought these moms in to the studio for a photo shoot. Here’s a […]

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Rocky’s Pasties in Wharton

Every culture’s got a meat pie. Turns out the miners from Cornwall, England, who settled in the hills of Morris County, N.J. have one too: a pastie. Rocky’s in Wharton has been selling them for four generations. The meat pastie […]