Author: Liz

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First Fire of the Season

Sometimes a fire is more welcome when the day has been warm. It takes off the chill of the evening. We started outside with martinis — — and a few rounds of “My Little Pony.” Then the cold chased us […]

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Happy Birthday Campbell!

A neighborhood party for Campbell! The album cover: Happy Birthday! Related posts: Campbell’s Birthday Party Happy Birthday Claire! Happy Birthday James! Happy Sixth Birthday to Claire!

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Nyack Drive-In: The Wizard of Oz

Hooray for Kris and Rivertown Film. Another fun community event downtown: the screening of The Wizard of Oz on the telephone building. What a world! What a world! Related posts: Drive-In Nyack: Mary Poppins Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons! ‘The […]

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Barrow House in Clifton

Delicious Green Goddess salad with shrimp at the Barrow House in Clifton. Related posts: Dinner at Hudson House in Nyack Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in Clifton

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Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

It’s just my favorite time of year to shop the market. With tomatoes like this, how can you resist? Related posts: Chattanooga Farmers Market Loaded for Bear at the Farmers Market Shopping in Palisades: the Market and the Farmers Market […]

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First Day of School: First Grade

First day of first grade, can you believe it? Our big girl. Obviously on the first day of school, we are out of coffee, so at the crack of dawn, I’m down at Starbucks. My reward: a beautiful sunrise. Always […]

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Labor Day at Oratamin

Nice weather this year for the annual Labor Day Games at Oratamin. I made Snappy Bloody Marys (and regular ones) for the club, Samantha competed in a few races, and, later, Candace and Chris joined us for a drink poolside. […]

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Sunday Supper at the Farm

Supper with the folks at the farm this Sunday. Only a few pics, but tomatoes are still a big part of the program. Snacks: Drinks: Tomatoes. Steak was also served. Good times! Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Farm Labor […]

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So Good in Closter

Out with my crew for lunch in Jersey at So Good, a new Korean barbecue restaurant that opened just a few days earlier. The restaurant is very cool and modern: Panchan: Cooking on the grill in the center of the […]

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Burrata Supper

With our own homegrown tomatoes. Delicious. Related posts: Brussels Sprouts Pizza and More at Burrata in Eastchester Sunday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Heirloom Tomatoes To Gemma, For Boo’s Burrata Pizza Saturday Night Supper on the Patio: Corn Soup and […]

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A Visit to the New York Botanical Garden

We’re back! We visited Chihuly once earlier this year, but it’s worth a second trip, not only for the artwork, but to see the Botanical in full bloom. We’d never been in August, and we highly recommend a summer trip. […]

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The Farm Gets New Chairs

Another DWR employee sale yields two sets of very beautiful chairs, one outdoor and one indoor. Moller dining chair:   Related posts: New (Old) Chairs at the Farm New Clock, New Chairs The Farm Gets New Porch Furniture Living Room […]

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Sunday in the Park (and at the Pool)

Karen’s visit continues with sunbathing, swimming and a concert in the South Nyack park. Randomly matching bathing suit and borrowed goggles: Obviously gin and tonics are involved. Yay! Related posts: Concert at Franklin Street Park The First Concert in the Park! […]

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A Visit with Karen

More pool time, this time with supper — and a special guest from Australia: Karen! Related posts: Fall at the Farmers Market, With Karen! Back at Ippudo, With Karen! To Harry’s, with Karen Aviation Cocktails with Karen

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Swimming and Sunning

Here’s the thing about repetitive shots of G&Ts and roses and Sam swimming. They show how often we enjoyed the swim club this summer. Most every weekend. Lots of weeknights, too. It was relaxing, easy and enjoyable. And she loved […]

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Summer Friday

  One last day off this staycation, spent sunning and swimming. Caprese! Back home, enjoying the summer sky.   Related posts: Fun Friday Relaxing at the Pool Summer Day at the Pool Summer Supper: Burgers and Tomatoes

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Pool Afternoon

On this vacation, an activity in the morning, and the pool in the afternoon. Cheers! Steak with arugula and tomatoes. Sammy and Mommy. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at […]

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A Visit to the Bronx Zoo

That was the big ask from this week: Mommy? Can we go to the zoo? Please? Please? I acquiesced. I have a few lessons learned to share here, too. First: Yes, go in the Bronx River Gate. But then drive over […]

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To Jersey, to See the Eclipse

The plan was to go to the Liberty Science Center to see the eclipse, and participate in a few of the activities they had organized to along with that. That plan was a bust. Lots of other people had the […]

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Dinner Party at the Farm

We welcome Kris and Tom back from Africa with a patio party, and they bring gin from Malawi! But first, an afternoon at the pool. A butterfly rests on my leg: My rose. Clams + prosciutto and pickles. Some recipe […]

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Pool Supper

More summer suppers — a beautiful Caprese, grilled zucchini, corn and chicken. Related posts: Grilled Pork Chop Supper Caprese Supper at the Pool Corn and Zucchini Salad Family Supper on the Porch

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Cocktails at Hi-Life

Heading out on the town. Ready, Kelli? Back to an old friend, Hi-Life. Love this sign. Always have. A martini is appropriate. Kelli had a minty gin drink. Afterwards, I met Karen at the Raines Law Room. And we supped at […]

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A Walk on the Highline

After lunch, a leisurely walk up the Highline — and all the way back to the apartment on the East Side. A good bit of exercise! Such a great project. Related posts: Lunch and a Walk with Sam Friend Me […]

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Untitled at the Whitney

A lovely restaurant week lunch at Untitled. Unfortunately, not many photos. But trust me, the food was delicious, the setting was beautiful and the company was a pleasure. Fluke crudo with cucumber, husk cherries, jalapeno and green tomato salsa: Roasted […]

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Calder in Motion at the Whitney

An enlightening trip to the Whitney, where,for the first time, I see what Calder had in mind with his mobiles. We’ve only seen them displayed as a still object before. During this exhibit, Calder: Hypermobility, a handler goes around with […]

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Charlie Bird in Manhattan

To New York, for a visit with Kelli and a delicious meal at Charlie Bird in SoHo. It starts with a martini. Cute place. Super loud, but the buzz was fun. Fried zucchini blossom. Crunchy and sweet. Delicious. Fluke. Isn’t […]

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Tomato Time

At the Nyack Farmers Market, where everything is beautiful. These cucumbers will soon be pickles. Still life with heirloom tomatoes. Related posts: Recipe: Watermelon-Peach-Tomato Salad with Chili and Lime Bloody Marys with Tomato Water Wheat Berry Salad with Zucchini and […]

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Flowers and a Story

More flowers for the office, and an evening on the patio with The Little Prince. A good Monday.   Related posts: On the Hunt for Evening Fragrant Flowers Ugly Flowers Cocktail Porch Flowers 2014: Shopping at Rosedale with Sam Barrel-Aged […]