cooking, entertaining

Brisket Supper

After all this travel and work, it was a pleasure to settle in for a long MLK Jr. weekend and do a little cooking. I made two recipes from the wonderful Canal House Cooks Every Day book, brisket and — […]

cooking, entertaining


Kris and Tom came over to celebrate Destinate! They brought a lovely bottle of Champagne, and we had this yummy, yummy Beef and Beans Chili with Chorizo. It’s a chili kind of night. #sourcherryfarm #nyack #southnyack #chili A photo posted […]

cooking, entertaining

New Year’s Eve 2016-2017

A low-key New Year’s Eve this year. Irene brought over Sazeracs and we enjoyed cedar plank salmon, lentils and greens. For luck, of course! Suerte! Technique: How to make cedar-plank salmon in the oven. Grilling: Cedar-plank salmon outdoors OK, so […]


Warning! This Pyrex Dish Shattered in the Oven

Here’s something I can’t believe actually happened: Our Pyrex dish shattered inside our oven, splintering into glass that littered the oven floor and exploded chicken jus all over the walls and glass. Do you see all the pieces?  We were […]

cooking, recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers

A little egg, a little turkey, a little potato. A lot of yum. Turkey hash with Parmesan, avocado and egg. And hot sauce. Gotta have hot sauce. #sourcherryfarm #lohudfood #njeats #northjerseyeats #northjersey #leftovers #thanksgiving A photo posted by Liz Johnson […]

cooking, entertaining, family

Thanksgiving 2016

Family, friends, food. A wonderful day to give thanks for our many, many blessings. Whoever got this last turkey was blessed indeed! Thank goodness we ordered ahead! This year’s recipe was the same as last year’s. A smashing success! Bon […]


Steak and Baked Potato Supper

It was one of those Saturday nights when you’re just craving comfort food. So that’s just what we made. First, a little cider. Then, steak, baked potato and mustard greens and arugula from the garden. Divine! The 1980s called; they […]


A Channing Daughters from the Cellar

A few years back, we were members of several Long Island wine clubs. Once a quarter, the wineries would ship us 3-4 bottles of exclusive wine, meant for club customers. This Sculpture Garden from Channing Daughters is among the last […]


Cooking for Sunday Suppers

About once every 10 weeks, our team of food friends — Tom, Kris, Irene, Suzie, Joe, Moriah and Keith — cook for Sunday Suppers. Sunday Supper, a program to feed people who need a meal in Nyack, is held at Living […]


A Summer Burger

That’s what summer’s about. A big, fat burger, right off the grill. Cheese, tomato, lettuce and pickle. Yum. Related posts: Bobby’s Burger Palace: This Burger is Crunchified! BGR: The Burger Joint in Mount Kisco Bobby’s Burger Palace A Walk with […]


Pig Roast at Oratamin

What a feast! The excellent cooks at our pool club pulled off a total win: a pig roast! Butterflied, injected with soy and apple cider and cooked low and slow for many, many hours, this was some of the most delicious […]


Pizza on the Grill at Oratamin

A very cool tradition started by Mary and Nicole at Oratamin: pizza night! Everyone brings fixin’s and dough, and we set up the grill for a feast. I brought chanterelles! We put stones on the grill to prevent sticking. All […]


BLT Supper at The Cabin

Tonight’s summer supper starts with a sipper: The Cucumber Creek, a cucumber-mint-gin number concocted by Sarah. Angry Greg in his flag shirt! Plus, watermelon, cucumbers, corn salad and … tomatoes! Our delicious sammy, on sourdough bread. Related posts: The Last […]

cooking, family

BLT Dinner!

I bring you today’s supper at The Cabin: BLT with bacon from Main Street Meats and sourdough bread from Bluff View Bakery. First, a cucumber cocktail creation by Sarah. Gin, lime, cukes and SS. Greg presides over the fixin’s bar. […]

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A Morning of Cooking

After a big haul from the farmers market, we spent the morning enjoying — and preparing — the fruits of our labor! First, breakfast. A perfect peach. The, for dinner later, fresh field peas: Getting the ribs ready for smoking!  Making […]


First BLT of the Season

As I said in my Instagram post, I hope nobody calls the authorities. We’re jumping the gun just a little on the season. But man, it was delicious. We are hoping we don’t attract the attention of the authorities by […]

cooking, family

Dyeing Eggs

We’ve perfected the schedule for dying natural Easter eggs: make the dyes on Friday night, then let them steep overnight. (And the recipe for natural dye is here!) (And it was a crazy Friday night at SCF!) We do the […]

cooking, shopping

Rancho Gordo Beans!

Rancho Gordo is a Napa Valley company that pretty much single-handedly set up a market for heirloom beans. We’ve been buying (and loving) them since 2009 (see our posts on our old blog here: Rancho Gordo beans). We stocked up […]


Smoking Ribs! Tips and a Recipe

They don’t call it Smokestack Rub for nothing! Watch our little Snapchat video here (you can follow us @sourcherryfarm) and see all the smoke that comes with barbecuing ribs, plus learn some tips on how to get them ready for […]

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Sour Cherry Pie

It was a stellar year for cherries, let me tell you. All in all, we made a pie, a shrub and 4 cases of preserves! Yes, your Christmas presents are all ready! Our famous pie recipe can be found here: […]


Salmon Salad

We loved this salad with cedar-plank salmon, asparagus, strawberries, eggs, pickled onions and avocado. Served over lettuce and mint from the garden. Kelli and Marissa joined us for supper on the porch! Related posts: Supper on the Porch: Cedar Plank […]


Dyeing Easter Eggs!

Using our recipe from last year, and a little help from a new source here — thanks, Mommy Pottamus! — we dyed our Easter eggs with natural dye. Onion skins, beets, turmeric and red cabbage!   Good times. Good eggs. […]


Homemade Pizza

Hunna is on a pizza kick again. Yay for us! This one was made with the Roberta’s dough recipe, but in a sheetpan and topped with Hunna’s homemade sauce and some crumbled sausage. Delishy. Related posts: Roberta’s Pizza at Home, […]


Saturday Night Supper at the Farm

An all-local dinner this evening, well, unless you count the Loire Valley sparkler I picked up at Joe’s wine shop. Beautiful Montauk oysters (yes, again): And a cedar-plank salmon caught somewhere between here and Newfoundland, I’m told. Plus, lentils and […]


Oysters for Valentine’s Day

The oysters we get at the Palisades Farmers Market — they come from the cold waters off Montuak — are just so delicious and affordable that we can’t help but pick some up a little more often than maybe we […]