Author: Liz


Recipe: Butterflied Leg of Lamb

This is a great do-ahead recipe for a dinner party. It’s a butterflied leg of lamb has some Indian-spices, but the flavors are just subtle enough where people will be asking themselves (and you!), what’s that I’m tasting? You marinate […]


Apple-Pear Crisp

I have found a gold standard for crisps: a nutty, dark topping with plenty of oats and nuts, and a snappy, bright filling with lemon and ginger. I just love the contrasts of both tastes — high notes of lemon […]


Saturday Morning Breakfast: Eggs and Toast

Soft boiled eggs, cooked for exactly five minutes and then shocked with ice water. Cranberry-walnut toast from Bobolink Dairy. Before. After. Slurp. Related posts: Saturday Morning Breakfast Sunday Morning Brekky: Eggs with Arugula, Tortillas and Salsa Breakfast at The Friendly […]


(Fellini) Fish Farm at Napeague

Out on Napeague Harbor, there’s an aquatic farm where they raise fish in big tanks. Its real name is the Fish Farm — and the sign (and Google) say Multi-Aquaculture — but I rather think it should be called the […]


Art Barge Bike Trip

Greg, Patrick and I took the bikes out to the Art Barge, the Napeague Bay and the Fish Farm. And back. It was scenic — and a lot of fun. Related posts: A Bike Tour of North Haven Island A […]


At the Beach in Amagansett

Here are a few photos from an afternoon spent relaxing on the beach in Amagansett. One of the most beautiful places on the planet. Related posts: Back at the Beach Lettie’s Beach on the North Fork Clam Bar at Napeague […]


Back at Restaurant North in Armonk

I had a few sips and snacks with my friend Katherine at one of our favorite new restaurants. Here’s the tuna on a cracker: Related posts: Restaurant North in Armonk Ferry Back from North Haven Dinner at Nebo Lodge Inn […]


Breakfast at City Limits Diner

Kelli and Hugh met me for an early morning breakfast at City Limits Diner. I got the house-smoked salmon. Boy was it tasty. Related posts: Lunch at Rockport Diner Breakfast at Nebo Lodge Breakfast with Local Strawberries and Fresh Goat […]


Sunday Night Pasta Supper

There’s no better pasta supper than one with a sauce made from scratch from plum tomatoes and mixed with sausage, then loaded with Parmesan cheese and topped with basil. Wow. Just. Wow. And the wine, after the jump. Related posts: […]


Putting Up Tomatoes

We bought a box of “utility” tomatoes from Dr. Davies Farm. These are the tomatoes that are really only good for sauce — they’re almost ready for the compost pile, unless you cook them immediately. So we did that. Related […]


Fall is Here, and We Have Squash for Supper

For our first squash of the season, we roast acorn with a bit of butter and brown sugar. Welcome, fall. Related posts: Supper in the Orchard Saturday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Polenta Sunday Supper at the Ranch Recipe: Charmoula […]


Saturday Morning Breakfast

Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey. Related posts: Sunday Morning Breakfast at the House Sunday Morning Brekky: Eggs with Arugula, Tortillas and Salsa Breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth Fried Chicken Saturday Night Supper


Opening the Bee Hive

Here, John and Philippe demonstrate how to open a bee hive and check that the girls are doing OK. Related posts: The Farm Gets Bees! A Lawn Party at John and Philippe’s Bearding Bees


PLT Sandwich: Pancetta, Lettuce and Tomato

No bacon? No problem. Crisp up some pancetta and you’ve got yourself a delicious sandwich in no time. Related posts: Saturday Supper: Korean Lettuce Wraps with Boo and Irene Another Great Sammy: Tomato, Basil, Prosciutto and Mozzarella on Toast Dinner […]


Killer Fried Chicken at The Redhead

I’m working on a story about trend of Southern food sweeping the North. If it means I can get fried chicken like this at The Redhead in the East Village, I’m all for it. Continue sweeping, South! Related posts: Fried […]


Grandmom’s Birthday Dinner

We kept it simple for Grandmom’s birthday this year — a cookout at the Ranch. Smile, grandmom! Related posts: For Mother’s Day, Grandmom’s Favorite Dishes Dinner and a Walk with Grandmom A Very Nice Dinner at Juniper in Hastings Sunday […]


Scallops for Supper

While Cathy and Thor met friends in the city, we stayed in and sauteed some scallops and boiled up some sweet corn. What a sweet supper. Related posts: Sunday Night Supper: Scallops and Mushrooms Sunday Night Supper: Scallops Supper in […]


The Farm’s First Pear Harvest

We finally got a harvest from our Anjou pear tree. We planted it at least four years — four years! maybe five! — ago. How exciting! Related posts: A Tree Comes Down in Nyack The Sour Cherry Harvest Sunday at […]


A Recap of Our Trip to Minnesota

Thanks Sour Cherry Fans, for hanging in there, even though our postings have become so infrequent. I am trying my darndest to catch up, and today, I did make some progress. Reports from our June trip to Minnesota are now […]

cooking, entertaining

An Easy Supper: Hot Dogs!

We wanted to visit with the folks, but didn’t feel much like cooking. So I went to Old World Market and stocked up on salads from their deli counter, chili, bun and, of course: hot dogs! Related posts: Easy Supper […]