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Salon Planning
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Salon Planning

Irene and I are persistent. After our jaunt to Questlove’s Food Salon in November, we are determined to launch our own Nyack salon. Food, art, music, creativity, smarts. The works. So we got a group of people together to start […]

A Fun Day at Work
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A Fun Day at Work

A super-fun day at work — fun enough to share with all of you! We had recognition of work well done at our morning meeting, and some folks got prizes (including an Apple Watch!). In the afternoon, we tried our […]

Hoppin’ John
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Hoppin’ John

Yes, we had black eyed peas on New Year’s Day at Suzie and Joe’s. When it comes to luck, we’re not taking any chances. We made our favorite hoppin’ John recipe, but mixed it up with the new recipe we came […]

New Year’s Eve 2015-6
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New Year’s Eve 2015-6

A veritable feast at Irene’s house this year to celebrate New Year’s Eve.  Four courses, lots of champagne and lots of good friends. First, the last sunset of 2015: And an adorable red coat that Jif gave me when Sam was […]

A Night of Holiday Parties
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A Night of Holiday Parties

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! Two fun parties this December Saturday. The first, with kids, and for Hanukkah. Brian and Margery, you brave people! The second, without kids, and for Christmas. Deirdre, you hard worker! Both so much fun. Kids! […]

Impromptu Dinner!
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Impromptu Dinner!

We ran into Kris and Tom and Suzie and Joe at the parade, and the next thing you know, we’re grilling a T-bone and blasting Hamilton tunes. There’s nothing like having friends who show up for dinner with two — […]

Block Party!
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Block Party!

With Tasha and Shannon moving away (where is a crying emotiocon when you need one?), Charlie and I decided we should send them off in style: with a block party. (You like that nifty invite? I made it!) So we made […]

Campbell’s Birthday Party
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Campbell’s Birthday Party

It was a neighborly Labor Day weekend! After our cocktail party on Friday night, Faye threw Campbell a birthday party the next afternoon. A few shots: Related posts: Matt’s 40th Birthday Party at the Pearl River Hotel Carol’s Birthday Party […]

BLTs and ‘This is Spinal Tap’
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BLTs and ‘This is Spinal Tap’

Benton’s bacon, Brandywine tomatoes, farm-fresh iceberg and homemade mayonnaise. Hard to beat that. We gilded the lily with a Caprese salad and a showing of “This is Spinal Tap.” Wonderful summer evening. Horsing around! Cocktailing: Tomatoes from the garden: Kris […]

Birthday Supper for Tom!
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Birthday Supper for Tom!

The Farm’s dear friend Tom celebrated a birthday, so we celebrated with him! On the menu: cedar plank salmon, our new Creamy Mustard Potato Salad with Herbs and Soft Eggs, and a delicious green salad that Irene made. For dessert, […]

Neighborhood Party!
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Neighborhood Party!

Our friend and neighbor, Faye, hosted a Fourth of July party for the neighborhood! All the gang was there: kids running around and having fun, adults relaxing and having a few beers. I brought coleslaw; Jane brought her delicious plum […]

Nuptials: Brandon and Doug
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Nuptials: Brandon and Doug

A wonderful day at Grace Church: our organist, Brandon, and his partner (and choir member) Doug, were married in a ceremony of meaningful readings, gorgeous flowers and, of course, beautiful music. Yes, I cried. And the cake — lavendar and […]

Claire Turns Four
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Claire Turns Four

How is it possible that the little girl across the street — the one who was just six months old when Samantha was born — is turning four? But there you have it. She is. And it’s another fun birthday […]