Author: Liz


March Snowstorm

There’s always one, isn’t there? A big storm hit the farm this March. It was a school and work days, so you know what that means.   And also a nice brekky. Going back to help out the bees.  And a walk […]


Happy Birthday Abby!

A fun birthday party at a local gymnastics place for our friend Abby. Cuties! Hi Gigi!   Happy birthday Abby! Related posts: Happy Birthday Claire! Happy Birthday James! Happy Birthday Claire Happy Birthday Nina!


Crush Eleven in Cocoa Village

My favorite meal of our Destinate trip to Florida was at Crush Eleven in Cocoa Village. Suzy had primed me for the bacon-bourbon old fashioned, so that was a given: We shared Medjool Dates with Goat Cheese, Millionaire’s Bacon, Malbec Gastrique: […]


A Walk through the Viera Wetlands

Not 10 minutes from our hotel is a wonderful nature preserve, the Viera Wetlands. It was the perfect place for an early morning walk. Look at all the birds!          Amazing! Pink ones!    Alligators are best observed from the […]


Cedars Cafe in Melbourne

Suzy, being the food writer at Florida Today, knows how to pick a restaurant. And, not surprisingly, chefs know how to treat Suzy when she picks their restaurant. We arrived at Cedars Cafe in Melbourne, and the table was already […]


Florida Lunch

A rooftop lunch, and a walk around the little village of Cocoa, Florida. A very nice break from our Destinate work. Suzy and Annette in the wind. Windy. The downtown is cute. Afterwards, a coffeeshop work session. Palm trees. I’m not […]


A Visit to Florida Today

Team Destinate is sets up camp at Florida Today, and discovers a lot of quirky old newsroom items. Here is a bust of Al Neuharth, for example. There are sheep. Morning news meeting. Long hallway. Mostly empty newsroom. Sadly, a […]


To Florida, for Destinate

I am off on a work trip, to help set up Destinate for its next phase: a full-on expansion throughout the state of Florida. Here are a few pics from my Instagram story that day.  Rainy day at Newark Airport. Orlando! Tarmac. […]


Legos with Dad

Just a nice time building with Legos. Related posts: Baseball with Fisher; Legos with Reece Quiet Family Dinner Lego Fun Cafe au Lait at Didier Dumas


New Clock, New Chairs

Some new furniture at the farm! Our new Nelson Eye Clock, nabbed at a recent Design Within Reach warehouse sale, and two new Noomi Swivel Chairs. Clock! Chairs! The chairs have replaced the red wing chairs, which were the last […]


Oratamin Winter Social

The annual Oratamin Winter Social was a fun and fabulous party, held at Nikki and Danny’s house this year. Look at these fabulous women! Pics from the evening: Nice spread. More party-goers. Les dorkages: Megan goes in for the cake: […]

family, outings

Sam Goes Ice Skating

What a day! Samantha got up on ice skates for the first time! We headed to Bear Mountain on a very cold and windy day. Turns out, this was best, because it kept the crowds away, and there was plenty […]


A Visit to the Trenton State House

Our team in Trenton needs metrics. So we deliver them. Personally. Here’s the TV upon which they will display. Dan and I head down to the bureau, TV in the back of his Ridgeline. Our shop is first in line. […]

entertaining, family

A Welcome Home Supper

Sondra and Leigh have returned from their annual six-week trip down south. Those snowbirds! So we welcomed them back with a meal of double-cut pork chops, green beans with bacon and a nice salad. Meat snacks. Cocktail hour. A big […]


Rockland Lake Walk

Rockland Lake on a misty morning. A good walk. Related posts: Rockland Lake Walk A Walk at the Lake A Snowy Walk at the Lake More Biking: 16 Miles to Rockland Lake and Back


Cyndia’s in Totowa

I have become more than a little obsessed with the Spinach Salad at Cyndia’s. It’s a little luncheonette in Totowa, N.J., just a few miles from my new office. And this salad fits my new low-carb diet to a T. […]


The Twisted Oak in Tarrytown

When the chef says he’s going to cook for you, and you plead that he take it easy because you’re off carbs? And you have a great meal and still stick to your diet? That’s a great evening. Thank you […]


The Centennial of Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers — author, playwright, tragic figure — would have turned 100 years old this year. She spent more 20 years living in a house on Broadway in Nyack, where she wrote some of her best-known works, including Member of […]


Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

A cemetery to the famous. And the not-so-famous. Green-Wood, a historic landmark, is home to the resting places of such notables as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Horace Greeley and Leonard Bernstein. At least those were the three we chose to visit. You […]


Design Within Reach Warehouse Sale

Next step on our Big Day of Fun: The Design within Reach warehouse sale in Industry City in Brooklyn. A balmy day, indeed. This is a similar sale to those that Greg has often worked in Secaucus. Tables: Furniture: Our […]


Pok Pok NY in Brooklyn

No sleep til Brooklyn! We are heading out on a Big Day of Fun people, and it starts right here with a delicious Thai meal at Pok Pok NY. Heading down in the family truckster: We were a few minutes […]


Broadway Nights: Sunset Boulevard

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a night at the theater with Boo. Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close was a treat. She alone was worth it. I started with a Manhattan in Manhattan, at Brasserie Athenee. Grilled shrimp.  Pretty […]


Morning Music

The coolest, best music teacher ever sings with the children each morning before school. If I am there while it’s going on, I always stop and listen for a while. It makes me so happy. Here, a rendition of Bowie’s […]


Aviation Cocktail

We haven’t been drinking many Aviations lately. But they are an old favorite. This one was particularly delicious. Absences makes the palate grow stronger? Aviation Cocktail Makes two drinks. 3 ounces gin 1 ounce maraschino liqueur 1 ounce lemon juice […]


Snow Day in Nyack

On this snowy day in Nyack, Sam and I walked down to the library to check out a book, hit Didier for a macaron, and then snuggled in front of the fire to watch a movie. A perfect Saturday. Related […]


Snow Day at the Farm

Our first real big snowstorm this year. We weathered it fine, and at the end, enjoyed a nice drink. Cheers. Related posts: Snow at the Farm: So We Have Hot Chocolate Snow Day at Sour Cherry Farm Snow at the […]


A Visit from Kelli

Kelli spent two nights at the farm on the way to and from a skiing trip. It was great to catch up. Related posts: Supper at Kelli and Patrick’s Drinks with Kelli Kelli and Sarah at Don Antonio’s Brisket with […]


Old Fashioned

Recipe here: Old Fashioned. That is all. Old Fashioned. . . . . . ————————– #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #nomnom #food #yummy #hungryaf #westchester #rocklandcounty #lohudeats #lohudfood #northjerseyeats #njeats #cocktails #rye #instafood #instadrinks #sourcherryfarm A post shared by Liz Johnson […]