family

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family

The Headband Game!

My family is a bunch of dorks. And it makes me so proud. A rainy morning at the cabin and Sarah breaks out “Headbands.” You put this on your head. Everyone else knows what you are. You do not. So […]

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Twin Jammer!

Today on the boat: Twin Jammer, with Sam going solo! First, a little dock and swim action. Then, her solo voyage. Well, not solo, but without an adult. She was so proud of her bravery! Related posts: Sam’s First Swim […]

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family

Chattanooga Lookouts!

An excursion this Wednesday morning, to see the Chattanooga Lookouts, a minor league team in the farm system for the Minnesota Twins. It was a hot morning, to be sure. The cousins got caps, of course! Aren’t they adorbs? Family […]

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family

Evening on the Porch

Today’s agenda: local beer and leftovers. Here’s the saison I bought from Monkey Town Brewing. Delicious! Bright and citrusy. Les dorkage at the table. Today’s leftovers: Rose in a rain storm. We drink rose in all weather. And afterwards, a […]

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cooking, family

BLT Dinner!

I bring you today’s supper at The Cabin: BLT with bacon from Main Street Meats and sourdough bread from Bluff View Bakery. First, a cucumber cocktail creation by Sarah. Gin, lime, cukes and SS. Greg presides over the fixin’s bar. […]

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family

Sunset Cruise

For today’s sunset cruise, we went upriver and explored a couple of coves just north of our property. Mae got the chance to drive! Blurry, but we took this photo because the house is for sale.  Before Instagram filter: After: […]

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On the Boat!

An afternoon on the boat, with waterskiing and Octopus and sun and fun! Related posts: We’re On a Boat I’m on a Boat: Portland by Schooner Supper at Day Boat Cafe in Irvington Lexi Skiing!

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cooking, family

A Morning of Cooking

After a big haul from the farmers market, we spent the morning enjoying — and preparing — the fruits of our labor! First, breakfast. A perfect peach. The, for dinner later, fresh field peas: Getting the ribs ready for smoking!  Making […]

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family

Happy Birthday Claire

Claire turned five — five? — and celebrated with a tea party. Jane pulled out all the stops, with little tea sandwiches and cupcakes. The kids ran around, played dress up and had a wonderful time. Sam in her tea party […]

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Kindergarten Orientation

How. Did. This. Happen? Four and a half years, gone in a flash. Samantha — and many of our neighborhood and Nyack friends’ kids, too — is now oriented. To kindergarten. She and Claire walked in to Upper Nyack Elementary School, greeted […]

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family

Pizza Supper!

Despite a chilly, blustery evening, Bob fired up the pizza oven so the boys could do some pies for the fam. Pizza one is sort of like the first crepe or pancake you make. It’s never going to be just […]

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family

Doris Turns 90!

When the matriarch of your family turns 90, you celebrate! Annie put together a party for Doris, who was the toast of the town. Everyone from long lost cousins to the mayor of St. Peter stopped by with well wishes. […]

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family

Family Supper

Smoked meats, broccoli salad, family. A good gathering around Bob and Annie’s table. Sam and Reece painting. Greg and Mark:  Smoked meatloaf (AKA Bob’s Midwest Sushi!):  Smoked Flank Steak: Broccoli and Grape salad: Grilled asparagus, too: Jessica and Mark: Jessica, […]

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family, travel

Heading to Minnesota

We’re heading out on what has become an annual trip to Minnesota. We’re looking forward to visiting with family and friends, and celebrating Doris’ 90th — yes 90th! — birthday. Our travels. How could I not shoot a photo of […]

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Brick House for a Birthday

A low-key birthday supper at Brick House! Pizza, salad and, of course, ice cream. Happy birthday to me! Related posts: Mom’s Birthday at Hudson House Birthday Supper at o lar Happy Birthday Claire! Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill

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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 […]

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family

T-Ball for Sam!

Well, what do you know. Sam is playing T-Ball! We decided to sign her up mainly because we are decidely not sporty, and we thought it would give her a chance to see if she is. The jury is still […]

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family

Basement Cleanout!

It’s that time again. SCF just has too much stuff. Where does it all come from? I mean, we just had a Cool Sale two years ago. It wasn’t enough. So we started dragging crap up from the basement and […]

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family

Sunday with the family

After church, we made our way down to The Souk, the farmers market they hold at the Inside Out in Piermont (such a terrific store, by the way; it carries local artwork and makers). Ramps are making their way to […]

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family

Goodbye Junk!

It’s time to get rid of the junk. Yes, we had a Cool Sale two years ago. But we weren’t aggressive enough.  This time, we are being ruthless. Goodbye bench, once owned by my Dad. Goodbye rocker, where my mom once […]

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family, shopping

The Lighting Project

We’d had enough. The ceiling fan that we installed when we moved into the house in 2002 just wasn’t giving us enough light.  Every winter, especially, we’d squint to see what was bubbling on the stove. And then, to top […]

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family

A Tree Climb!

Could be the first, unless I missed something. Honored to say it was our sour cherry. Related posts: Tabletop Christmas Tree 2012 The Tree Is Up at The Farm Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe