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Saturday Night Parties

We double booked this Saturday night, with a Pig Roast at Oratamin and a fundraiser for the Nyack Parks Conservancy at Laura’s house on the Hudson. Both were super-fun. Rose at the club. For the last time this year. Ken […]

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Church Garden Fundraiser

As get-together for a fundraiser for the Columbarium. This year’s theme: Tapas. There is albarino, obvioulsy. Party throwers: Various tapas, including Manchego and membrillo. Mussels escabeche: Beautiful church. Sondra, with a little history lesson for the group. Washington Irving Ivy. […]

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Sunday Supper at the Farm

Supper with the folks at the farm this Sunday. Only a few pics, but tomatoes are still a big part of the program. Snacks: Drinks: Tomatoes. Steak was also served. Good times! Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Farm Labor […]

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Dinner Party at the Farm

We welcome Kris and Tom back from Africa with a patio party, and they bring gin from Malawi! But first, an afternoon at the pool. A butterfly rests on my leg: My rose. Clams + prosciutto and pickles. Some recipe […]

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Ladies Night at Oratamin

The second annual ladies night at Oratamin was a blast! Last call for kid swim: s Snacks: Cocktail tables out of stumps. Conversation areas: Lights are pretty. Ladies who swim. Umbrella, just in case it rains. Pavilion. What fun! Related […]

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Afternoon at the Pool

Fun times with Kelli at the pool. Loa’s birthday ice cream! Patriotic G&Ts. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Sam Gets a Kiddie Pool Sam and Greg Splash at the Pool

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Party at Kris and Bill’s!

Kris and Bill threw a Fourth of July barbecue, and the food, of course, was excellent. Marinated chicken. Sausage. Spanakopita. Salads. Unfortunately, I did not photograph said food. I did, however, photograph Bock’s hot dog Tshirt: And Samantha in an […]

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Supper with Suzie and Joe

A fun night with friends on the porch’t. A supper of salmon, squash and snap pea salad with radish. Lots of laughs with Suzie and Joe. Suzie and Joe:   Suzie’s lovely sides: Supper. In a bowl, of course. Related […]

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Saturday Steak Supper

Kris and Tom are heading to Africa! A supper on the patio before their Big Trip. Irene brought Stone Barns produce, of course. I lit the lanterns and spread the Bambi blanket for Sam. Hello, friends! Hello, friend. Beautiful food. […]

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Neighborhood Party at Faye’s

A low-key, laid-back, super-fun barbecue at Faye’s, where the kids can play in her big yard and the adults can relax and catch up. Children!   As you can see in the photo below, Jessie brought out the good camera. […]

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Porch Party!

A gorgeous evening for friends and fun on the porch. Salad and meat, of course! An evening of laughs as always. Related posts: Supper on the Porch: Cedar Plank Salmon and Strawberry-Kale Salad BLTs on the Porch On the Porch […]

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A Birthday Supper

A little get-together with Sondra and Leigh to celebrate the day I came into this world. Mint Juleps, of course. A very nice rioja. Table set. Steak, salad, asparagus. No carbs! No photos of people this time. I need to […]

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Supper with Irene

Irene is back from two months in London! She was helping to run the WastED pop-up at Selfridges. It was a grand success, and now she is regaling us with the tales. Martinis. And regaling Sam with tales of Dinosaurs. […]

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Dinner with Marissa

We hadn’t seen each other in AGES! So Marissa came over to Nyack for a meal. We met at the Brickhouse, but it was too loud to catch up, so after our drink there, we went to our old friend, […]

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Supper with Ken and Jessica

A fun Friday with good friends. Ken’s new cookbooks are out! Kids are playing dress up. Some ice pops for dessert. Now it’s time for grown-up supper. Sausage and salad from the farmers market, plus spaghetti squash with tomato sauce. […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Kris and Tom have generously hosted a St. Patrick’s Day supper for several years running. This year, they generously offered to bring it to us. We drank rye. And served good food.   YUM. A messy living room dinner. It […]

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Oratamin Winter Social

The annual Oratamin Winter Social was a fun and fabulous party, held at Nikki and Danny’s house this year. Look at these fabulous women! Pics from the evening: Nice spread. More party-goers. Les dorkages: Megan goes in for the cake: […]

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A Welcome Home Supper

Sondra and Leigh have returned from their annual six-week trip down south. Those snowbirds! So we welcomed them back with a meal of double-cut pork chops, green beans with bacon and a nice salad. Meat snacks. Cocktail hour. A big […]

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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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Happy New Year!

Suzie and Joe’s annual New Year’s party was warm and welcoming, with tasty bloody marys and a tour through the cuisine of the South, from gumbo and collards to ham and biscuits. Sam and Henry: Hunna, Irene and Tom: Other […]

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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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A Holiday Reading

The annual tradition of reading Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” continues. We hosted this year, and at the table were Kris and Tom, Suzie and Joe, Irene, and two new friends, Jennifer and Amy. Even if you’re serving with fancy […]

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Crazy Cookie Exchange

An obscene amount of cookies at our work exchange this day! Plenty enough for everyone, and their entire families, too. Merry Christmas! Related posts: Mary Christmas from the Sister Outpost Christmas Cookies with Samantha Merry Christmas from Sour Cherry Farm […]

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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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Election Day (and Night)

An unexpected result, at least on my part. Voting in the morning. Longest line I’ve ever seen. We cooked with Kris and Tom and Irene, though I didn’t shoot our dinner or our shocked reactions to the television. Dessert: And […]

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Evening on the Porch

Supper with Sondra and Leigh. Only a couple of photos, but this Caprese is another beaut. And the porch is cozy. Related posts: Pizza Saves the Porch Night On the Porch for Pesto The Porch Season Has Begun! BLTs on […]

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Ribs and a Movie

It’s Labor Day weekend, folks, so we’re smoking some ribs. Four hours later, with some beans and tomatoes, and you’ve got supper.  Boo and Sammy are happy. And, later, Zootopia on the big screen outside. Related posts: Dinner and an […]

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Magic + Movie + Swim, Oh My!

What a wonderful event at Oratamin! The club came together to host our community for an evening of free swim, a magic show by Nyack’s own Mario the Magician, and a showing of The Wizard of Oz! Greg set up […]