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Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

We’ve both lost a ton of weight giving up carbs and sugar. But one thing we really miss is pasta. So on this chilly night, we made a substitute. Meatballs – made without breadcrumbs — with tomato sauce, served over […]

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Squash Supper

Our garden this year produced a volunteer acorn squash plant, which produced very tasty squash — white on the outside, orange on the inside. We roasted one or two, mixed in some bacon (and bacon fat!) and served it topped […]

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A Delicious Breakfast

Working from home this morning, so time for a lovely breakfast of eggs, ham, avocado and tomatoes. Yum. Related posts: Snowstorm Breakfast Breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth Sunday Morning Breakfast at the House Breakfast in Boston: Eastern Standard

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Burrata Supper

With our own homegrown tomatoes. Delicious. Related posts: Brussels Sprouts Pizza and More at Burrata in Eastchester Sunday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Heirloom Tomatoes To Gemma, For Boo’s Burrata Pizza Saturday Night Supper on the Patio: Corn Soup and […]

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Morels for Supper

Morels as big as your head were at the farmers market. Now they are in our salad bowls. Related posts: All Local Supper: Scallops, Greens and Polenta Cooking for One: Saturday Night Supper Sunday Night Supper: Scallops and Mushrooms Loaded […]

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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 — […]

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Cheers!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In Praise of Caprese

One of the best salads known to man. Truly. And this was a great one. Related posts: The Season’s First Caprese Salad! Caprese Salad with Prosciutto 6 Ways to Improve Your Caprese Salad Freekeh Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetables

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Skirt Steak Supper

Lettuce wraps and Korean spices. Delishy! Related posts: Recipe: Skirt Steak Sunday Supper: Santa Maria Beans and Steak Fried Chicken Saturday Night Supper Fourth of July Supper: Steak, Corn, Beans and Bread. How American of Us!

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Baking a Cake with Sam

  One of our favorite cakes to make is the Swedish Visiting Cake. Today, we added lavender to it. You can find the recipe here: Swedish Visiting Cake. Related posts: Happy Birthday Greg! Swedish Visiting Cake Sam Advances in Her […]

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Local Strawberries

Gorgeous! Related posts: The First Local Strawberries Breakfast with Local Strawberries and Fresh Goat Cheese from Rainbeau Ridge Farm All Local Supper: Scallops, Greens and Polenta Sour Cherry Farm Strawberries!

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Swordfish Supper

The freshest sword you ever did see was from our fishmonger at the Nyack farmers market. Exceptional! Served with baby potatoes and a few spears of fresh asparagus (both also from the market). A fantastic supper. Related posts: Swordfish Supper […]

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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 […]