Author: Liz

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A Nightcap at the Clover Club

When you’re done with dinner at 8, there’s really nothing wrong with stopping in the local cocktail club for a post, is there? We thought not. Related posts: Goatherd Book Club: A Room with a View A Nightcap at the […]

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Walking in Brooklyn

A walk through Park Slope to Carroll Gardens — two days before Halloween. We saw costumes, bats, spiders, and some very scary other things, like warehouses along the Gowanus Canal. But first, the pretty stuff. Like pumpkins. Related posts: An […]

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An Afternoon at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brilliant fall colors. A native flora garden. Blooming roses. All in a day’s visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Prospect Park. Related posts: Garden Party at the Chisholms Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Farm and Fowl; […]

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Ribeye and Baked Potato: Comfort on a Plate

A meal that’s half summer and half fall: grilled steak and baked potato. It suited us just fine for Sunday supper at the Farm. Related posts: Amazing Barbecue Baked Beans, a Recipe Supper: Hickory Smoked Chicken and AB’s Baked Beans

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Planting Bulbs at SCF

We’ve been living on the farm for 8 1/2 years now, but this is the first fall we’ve gotten it together in time to plant bulbs for spring. A couple weeks back, I did the orchard: tulips, hyacinth, crocus. Today, […]

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Recette in the West Village

Recette is a charming little corner bistro in the West Village where the artful presentation of the food belies the simple, comfortable space. The chef, Jesse Schenker, is talented indeed. Here, the Berkshire Pork Belly, Rock Shrimp, Turnips, Romesco, Sherry […]

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Sunday Night Supper: Balsamic Chicken

What’s better than a baked potato? A baked potato with salad and a sauteed chicken breast with balsamic reduction: Related posts: Sunday Night Supper: Scallops Fried Chicken Saturday Night Supper Sunday Night Supper: Scallops and Mushrooms Sunday Night Supper: Dorie […]

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Saturday Night Supper: Posole

For Saturday night supper, we used a little of the homemade chicken stock to thin out the leftovers from the posole we’d served for book club on Thursday. I’ll get to that post (and the recipe for the posole) soon […]

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Dim Sum at Aberdeen in White Plains

After some errands Saturday morning in Westchester, Greg and I decided to hit Aberdeen, the Chinese restaurant in White Plains that does dim sum every day. Related posts: Lunch at Haiku in White Plains Recipe: Olive Oil Roasted Tomatoes and […]

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Pre-Theater Supper at Chez Napoleon

We’re always looking for new places to try before the theater, so when a new-old spot popped up on the Sifty Fifty — a list of New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s favorite New York City restaurants at the […]

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Supper: Grilled Chicken and Zucchini-Tomato Gratin

Sunday night supper uses the last of the summer produce. Bye summer! Here’s the recipe for Zucchini-Tomato Gratin. Related posts: Recipe: Zucchini-Tomato Gratin Supper: Hickory Smoked Chicken and AB’s Baked Beans Sunday Night Supper: Scallops and Mushrooms Fried Chicken Saturday […]

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The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze

Each year during October, Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson sets up thousands of Jack O’Lanterns on its property. It really is a sight. Related posts: Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton The Great Nyack House Tour Pork Chops, […]

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Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton

Supper didn’t turn out quite as we’d hoped at Umami in Croton-on-Hudson. We got there just 10 minutes after Kelli and Patrick, but weren’t able to get our dinners in time before we had to leave for the Great Jack-o’-Lantern […]

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Barcel, for a Celebration

Mom had a big anniversary to celebrate. So we celebrated. The four of us went to Barcel. We ate well indeed, as usual. Mom’s shrimp and chorizo: Related posts: Supper at Cafe Barcel Back at Barcel Friday Night at Barcel […]

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Sunday Night Supper: Dorie Greenspan’s Scallops

We had scallops from the Pleasantville Farmers Market once again, so we decided to try out a new recipes from Dorie Greenspan: Scallops with Orange-Caramel Sauce. It’s easy and delicious. Related posts: Sunday Night Supper: Scallops Recipe: Scallops with Orange […]