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 […]


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 […]


A Big Wine!

On a random winter Saturday, we decided to open a big bottle of wine. B-I-G big! We brought two up from the cellar to decide. Both bottles were gifts from our Wine, Wit and Wisdom Shower, an engagement party-slash-Jack and […]


What’s-in-the-Fridge Hash!

A few potatoes, a little bacon, some chicken, too — garlic, onions and top it with an egg. Now that’s a Christmas Day leftovers hash! Related posts: Quick Supper: Frittata Recipe: Beef Bourguignon Summer Vegetable Frittata Mustard-Roasted Potatoes


Christmas Dinner Prep

Baba au rhum, butternut squash, kale salad, and cocktail planning. We’ll be ready! Related posts: Christmas Dinner at the Farm 2010: Tamales, Hibiscus Margies, Baba Au Rhum Prepping for Christmas Dinner Tamales at the Ranch for Christmas Dinner 2012 Christmas […]


Journal News Cookie Swap

A couple of pics from our annual Journal News Cookie Swap, held this year at Chef Central in Greenburgh. See more great photos by Mark Vergari in our lohud photo gallery here. See all of this year’s cookie recipes here: Small […]


Meyer Lemons!

My friend Ernie at work brought these Meyer lemons from his family’s backyard tree in California. You wouldn’t believe the aroma! It lingered in the kitchen even after we squeezed the juice to make two absolutely delicious Carjack cocktails. Related […]


Autumn Supper

By the fire: pork chops, squash and arugula salad. Yes, fall has arrived. Related posts: Fall is Here, and We Have Squash for Supper Autumn in New York: The Flatiron Building and Pumpkin in a Tree Sunday Night Supper: Pork […]


Sunday BLTs!

What’s better than a BLT on a summer Sunday? Not much kids. Not much.   Related posts: Sunday Evening Supper at Oratamin Sunday Night Supper Labor Day Sunday Supper: Lobster Rolls Sunday Night Supper: Rosy Gin and Linguine with Clams


BLT Supper!

Yes, that’s right folks. It’s finally that time of the year when we break out the Benton’s, slice up a tomato, wash a leaf or two of lettuce and have some of the best suppers we eat all year long. […]


Lunch: Salmon and Apples

A lovely little lunch: Leftover cedar-plank salmon with Balthazar bread with figs, hazelnuts and apricots. Really. Delishy. (The bread came from the Palisades Farmers Market. One of the joys about shopping locally in winter.) Related posts: Cedar Plank Salmon with […]