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 […]

cooking, family

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 […]


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 Mustard-Roasted Potatoes Summer Vegetable Frittata


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 Christmas Eve 2012 Christmas Eve Eve Dinner: Dinosaur Black […]


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 Sunday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Heirloom Tomatoes Autumn in New York: The Flatiron Building and […]


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. […]


The Sour Cherry Pie of 2014

Looks like we’ll just have one pie this year, but God it was a good one. A little change from my recipe: I did not have any almond extract, so I added Amaretto instead.  I used about six cups of cherries this […]


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 […]

cooking, recipes

How to Make Cedar Plank Salmon

Here’s the trick to cooking cedar plank salmon. You have to heat the plank first. PrintCedar Plank Salmon Ingredients1 (1-2 pound) salmon fillet Salt and pepperInstructionsSoak a cedar plank in water for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, season salmon with salt and […]


Hoppin John for New Year’s Day

We made the same excellent recipe we found last year: From Emeril… Hoppin John by Emeril Lagasse. We also opened a present from Kelly and Jack, and admired Kelly’s wrapping very much! Happy New Year! Related posts: Hoppin’ John for […]