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Another Neighbors Party!

We have lucked into the best neighborhood. Since we moved in to the farm in 2002, there has been a complete transformation. (I’d like to think we were pioneers.) When we got here, lots of people had been here for […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Easter 2015

A bittersweet Easter — our first one in many years without Kelli and Patrick, who moved to Virginia, and one that came only a few days after the death of my cousin, Michael. Still, we cooked, gathered and celebrated, and […]

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Irene’s Birthday

The usual cast of characters at SCF, celebrating another milestone: Irene’s birthday. Lots of delicious food and drink, of course, and a special present wrapped in with delicate goldfinch flowers. How’s that for book club friends?   Blood Orange Flip! […]

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A Very Foodie Super Bowl

Our first Super Bowl with Sour Cherry Farm Paradisio was a big hit! (Last year, we did a poor man’s paradisio with a sheet, but this year we were full-on with a screen!) Irene outdid herself by making Beer-Braised Brisket […]

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Happy Birthday James and Otis

A little neighborhood party to celebrate the second birthday of these two adorable little boys. Sally and Nina: Pat, Richard and Katie: “Loosely Pirate themed”L Men: Marjorie and Abby: Time for cake: Katie and Otis: Pat and James: Claire: Cookies! […]

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Dinner with Ken and Jessica

A fun and easygoing Saturday night dinner at our friends Ken and Jessica’s! Kids playing: Kris, Bill, Jessica and Ken: Bill, who’s a chef, made the delishy appetizers. Twice baked potatoes with gucamole! Pizza bread: A little football on the […]

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New Year’s Day, Southern Style

Our new friends Susie and Joe invited us to their annual New Year’s Day party, where they revel in Southern heritage and serve all the New Year’s lucky foods: Black eyed peas, ham, grits, collards and, of course, Joe’s famous biscuits! […]

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New Year’s Eve at the Farm

Last-minute plans are the best, aren’t they? Kris and Tom, fire, movie and delishy food: French Onion Dip, Cedar Plank Salmon, Persimmon-Arugula Salad and a Rum Cake. French Onion Dip: A Hard Day’s Night on the big screen! Laughs! Salad: […]

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Christmas Eve 2014

Church. Cocktails. Photos by the tree. Dinner. Dessert. Fire. Family. Friends. Merry Christmas! At the kids service at Grace: Les Dorkages at the tree: Samantha thanks Kelli and Sarah for her beautiful dress: Photo credit, Samantha:   Kale salad with […]

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The Annual Forbes Holiday Party

Merry Christmas from Mount Kisco! Our friends Ed and Emily threw their annual holiday party this Saturday before Christmas. A fun time was had by all! Here are a few pics~ Bill, Mary, Brendan and Ed: Liz and Doug: Their […]

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‘A Christmas Memory’: Our Annual Reading

It’s become a wonderful Christmas tradition among friends of Sour Cherry Farm: we take turns reading from Truman Capote’s ‘A Christmas Memory.’ It’s a heartwarming, and heartbreaking tale — a true one, they say — about a little boy and his […]

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Cheers to Salty Dog Season!

Grapefruit from Texas has arrived! We celebrate with our favorite December cocktail, the Salty Dog. The recipe can be found here: Salty Dog cocktail recipe. Related posts: It’s Salty Dog Season! Salty Dogs! Salty Dogs by the Tree Sage Brown […]

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Messiah Sing and Advent Party!

A don’t-miss for the holiday season: The Messiah Sing at Grace Church. I’m thinking of getting my own score for next year! No photos from church, but afterwards, we popped into the advent party, which was hosted with aplomb by […]

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Jessica’s Fabulous 40th!

Our friends Ken and Jessica threw a fabulous, fun Christmas-birthday party. No surprise, really, since they, too, are fabulous and fun. Ken, being a former chef and current food photographer, put together a delicious menu that started with these unbelievable […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 at the Ranch

What a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We planned a menu (over lots of wine!), cooked with our families, then brought everyone and all the delicious food together under one roof (with lots of wine!). We did turkey three ways. Irene […]

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Happy Halloween!

Sam was a ladybug. A ladybug who felt like putting on a Cat in the Hat hat. And who had to wear a fleece under her costume because it was cold. She had a ball. The neighborhood kids, ready for […]