Author: Liz


Supper at Cafe Barcel

We had a little bit of an anniversary celebration at our favey local restaurant, Cafe Barcel. I got the frisee salad with lardons, blue cheese and, yes, the poached egg. That’s right. Related posts: Supper at Day Boat Cafe in […]


Linguine with Clam Sauce

We picked up some clams at Stew Leonard’s, too, so it was use-it-or-lose it time. We used it. We made Linguine alla Vongole. Greg said it was the best version ever. Related posts: Quick Barbecue Sauce


Restaurant North in Armonk

I don’t say this about too many restaurants, but I walked out the door of my meal at North last week plotting my immediate return. This is not a real review — the restaurant had only been open 6 days […]


Leftovers for a No-Cook Supper

The heat is still unbearable. We can’t cook. So we forage. Greg found tuna salad from Stew’s and made a toasted sandwich, and loaded up with iceberg wedge, leftover green beans and potato chips. My plate is chicken salad on […]


Back at the Beach

We packed it up from the North Fork on the Fourth and still had a couple of vacation days. So why not head back to the beach? We did just that. Ocean Grove this time. Good thing. It was a […]


Lunch at Surf Taco

I adore Surf Taco. Best fish tacos on the East Coast, I say.  So when we realized we were getting to the beach just about lunchtime, we made a detour. For lunch. Fish tacos, of course! Related posts: Tacos, Tortillas […]


Lobster Rolls for Supper

It was so darn hot that we knew we couldn’t cook for supper. So on the way home from Long Island, we stopped at Stew Leonard’s and picked up some lobster meat. A little mayo, a little lemon, a little […]


Bearding Bees

We were quite frightened when we first saw the bees doing this. But once our bee friends told us it was completely normal, we quite liked watching them try to stay cool in hot weather. It’s called bearding. And it […]

outings, travel

Wine Tasting at Croteaux

Lettie’s place in Southold is right across the street from Croteaux Vineyard. How convenient! Related posts: Rose Blind Tasting: Which Long Island Wine Will We Choose? Wine Tasting at Indian Island Winery Dinner at Love Lane Kitchen Lettie’s Beach on […]


Lunch at Louisa’s

Louisa, a friend of Lettie’s, invited us to a poolside picnic for lunch on July Fourth. We got to have a nice swim and admire her lovely view of farmland. Related posts: Rose Blind Tasting: Which Long Island Wine Will […]

restaurants, travel

Dinner at Love Lane Kitchen

We’d been to Love Lane Kitchen once before — and adored it. Now was our chance to go for dinner. With Lettie, who’d become a regular since moving out to the North Fork last October. It’s a homey, comfortable place […]

cooking, garden

Our Best Apricot Harvest — Ever

We got 16 in this round of harvesting, but we also snuck a few in before that, so I’d say we had close to 25. Aren’t they gorgeous! Related posts: Homegrown Strawberries and a Carrot Harvest The Sour Cherry Harvest […]


Swordfish Supper

I made a marinade of what we had in the house —limes, herbs, grapefruit, and a little olive oil and yuzu vinegar — and served with with swordfish and zucchini. Related posts: Farm and Fowl; Supper in the Garden Supper: […]


Pretty Flowers

An intern at the paper, Colin Muldoon, brought in some flowers for both Karen and me after his time with us. Very sweet. And very pretty, too! Related posts: Lunch at Haiku in White Plains


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 […]