Author: Liz


Visiting a Fantastic Garden in Bedford Hills

Our Open Days visit to Phyllis Warden’s spectacular garden in Bedford. Woodlands, a potager, a croquet court, wetlands… it’s all here, and all gorgeous. Here’s our tour: Related posts: Open Days: Rocky Hills in Chappaqua Farm and Fowl; Supper in […]

outings, travel

A Drive through the Prairie

After lunch, we took the car out to the prairie for some sightseeing and nostalgic visits to places like “the home place,” where Greg’s dad grew up. When the wind whistles the tall grass and it sways back and forth […]


The Sour Cherry Harvest

We harvested 94 cherries this year. We think next year is going to be the breakout year. If we can just hold on! A video of the harvest: Related posts: Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm How to […]


Sour Cherry Galette

The second sour cherry pie of the season seemed to work out a little better. I gathered the dough a little tighter and didn’t put quite as much filling inside. This sour cherry pie filling, by the way, is great […]


The Bees are Buzzing!

I ran the lawnmower in front of the bees, and boy did they get all uppity about it! They were buzzing so much I had to get the camera out. So here’s a look-see. More photos, after the jump. Related […]


Pleasantville Farmers Market

The neighbors joined us for a trip the P’ville Market Saturday morning. Guess what we found? That’s right, folks. It’s sour cherry season! More photos from the market, after the jump. Related posts: Shopping in Palisades: the Market and the […]


Supper at Day Boat Cafe in Irvington

After drinks at the Red Hat, we walked around the corner for supper at the Day Boat Cafe, a new seafood restaurant in Irvington. The ceiling is lined with red oars. Our fish dinner, after the jump. Related posts: Drinks […]


Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm

We harvested lettuce, beets and carrots from the fields this afternoon, and made a delishy salad for dinner. Roasted carrots, roasted beets, goat cheese, fresh lettuce with lemon vinaigrette and garlic bread. After the jump, the harvest: Related posts: Welcome […]


Recipe: Lemonade

It couldn’t be easier to make delicious homemade fresh lemonade — and it’s oh-so-much better tasting than anything you mix up from a powder. Related posts: Recipe: Shrimp Cocktail Watermelon-Basil Mojitos Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe: Creme Fraiche Ice Cream


Back at Barcel

It’s just so easy for us to go to Barcel. It’s four blocks away, we love the food, and it’s not that expensive. I guess that’s why we go so often. This time, we went for brunch! Even the toast […]


Recipe: Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

I got a bee in my bonnet about having some creme fraiche ice cream to go with all the good fruit and pies we’ve been having, and that’s not something they have in the freezer aisle at the store. So […]


Farmers Market Loot

I don’t do this feature anymore much, but these strawberries looked so darn good I just had to share: Related posts: Shopping in Palisades: the Market and the Farmers Market