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Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

A cemetery to the famous. And the not-so-famous. Green-Wood, a historic landmark, is home to the resting places of such notables as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Horace Greeley and Leonard Bernstein. At least those were the three we chose to visit. You […]

shopping

Design Within Reach Warehouse Sale

Next step on our Big Day of Fun: The Design within Reach warehouse sale in Industry City in Brooklyn. A balmy day, indeed. This is a similar sale to those that Greg has often worked in Secaucus. Tables: Furniture: Our […]

restaurants

Pok Pok NY in Brooklyn

No sleep til Brooklyn! We are heading out on a Big Day of Fun people, and it starts right here with a delicious Thai meal at Pok Pok NY. Heading down in the family truckster: We were a few minutes […]

outings

Broadway Nights: Sunset Boulevard

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a night at the theater with Boo. Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close was a treat. She alone was worth it. I started with a Manhattan in Manhattan, at Brasserie Athenee. Grilled shrimp.  Pretty […]

cocktails

Aviation Cocktail

We haven’t been drinking many Aviations lately. But they are an old favorite. This one was particularly delicious. Absences makes the palate grow stronger? Aviation Cocktail Makes two drinks. 3 ounces gin 1 ounce maraschino liqueur 1 ounce lemon juice […]

garden

Snow Day at the Farm

Our first real big snowstorm this year. We weathered it fine, and at the end, enjoyed a nice drink. Cheers. Related posts: Snow at the Farm: So We Have Hot Chocolate Snow Day at Sour Cherry Farm Snow at the […]

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Old Fashioned

Recipe here: Old Fashioned. That is all. Old Fashioned. . . . . . ————————– #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #nomnom #food #yummy #hungryaf #westchester #rocklandcounty #lohudeats #lohudfood #northjerseyeats #njeats #cocktails #rye #instafood #instadrinks #sourcherryfarm A post shared by Liz Johnson […]

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A Visit to the Archives of The Record

The Record has a rich and long history, and has chronicled the history of North Jersey for more than 150 years. The archives are meticulously organized, and stored at the printing facility in Rockaway. We paid the archive a visit, […]

restaurants

Orsay in Manhattan

A fine place for brunch on the Upper East Side is Orsay, which serves a killer bloody mary and some very tasty eggs Benedict. Paper butter cover. A kid burger for Samantha. Eggs benedict. A fine rendition. The 411 on Orsay. Related […]

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Bear Mountain Zoo and Trailside Museum

This is the second time in recent memory we’ve visited the Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain. I said it then and I’ll say it again: what a treasure! And this time, we got to see the bears, too! But […]

cooking, entertaining

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 — […]

cooking, entertaining

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 […]

recipes

Beef and Chorizo Chili with Beans

A dusting of snow on the ground, a fire in the fireplace and this chili in our bowls. Welcome, winter. Beef and Chorizo Chili with Beans 2 pounds ground sirloin 3 links chorizo (about 1/2 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

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Tappan Zee Bridge in Progress

Seen from my walk along the Esposito Rail Trail. It’s really coming along! Related posts: Left Coast Lifter on the Tappan Zee Bridge Looking Up at the Tappan Zee Bridge Superstructure A Foggy Commute Across the Tappan Zee Bridge A […]

restaurants

Hendricks in Manhattan

No, not the gin. The restaurant. And it’s where I met the girls for a good catch-up. An Old Fashioned was in order. Kelly, Liz, Boo and Mel. Posing with a sweet gift from Ed, a congratulations for my Destinate win. […]

travel

Newark Penn Station

Traveling back from DC to Newark Penn, I had a few minutes to spare while waiting for my ride. What a gorgeous old bird this place is. Astrological signs, just like in Grand Central. Old wooden benches. Such hope and […]

restaurants

Wildfire in McLean

It’s time to celebrate! Our team had a big win, getting the top prize in the Gannett Innovation Challenge with Destinate! Here we are, celebrating with Team Nashvillle, too. And here’s the Rochester crew! A big-ass New York Strip: Creamed […]

Work

Destinate Wins!

Destinate, the mobile-first website that helps hungry travelers find great local restaurants close to highway exits, has won the second annual Gannett Innovation Challenge! Ready to kill it! Breakfast at corporate: Here we go! Hi. I’m next! Yes. Ready. Let […]

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Founding Farmers in Tysons, Va.

Dinner with the Destinate crew and Founding Farmers in Tysons. We picked a great one. What else would you expect from a group of food writers! What a beautiful bar! And here’s half of our crew. Unfortunately, I missed out […]

travel

Down to DC

The presentation has been written and rehearsed. The Power Point has been tweaked and perfected. After months of work, it’s time to present our Innovation Lab project, Destinate. Heading down to DC — a case of hard apple cider packed in […]

restaurants

La Masseria in Manhattan

An excellent, excellent tagliatelle alla Bolognese at La Masserie on 48th Street in Midtown. We truly loved it! Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. #nyc #pretheatre #lohudfood #northjerseyeats #sourcherryfarm #manhattan A video posted by Liz Johnson (@sourcherryfarm) on Jan 5, 2017 at 3:10pm PST […]

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Bill’s Burgers

Let’s start this New Year off right! Burgers at Bill’s! And a beer, naturally. Bill’s Burger with the works. Delishy! OK, we’ll throw in a few greens. Kale, because Irene is dining with us: Gotta admit Mel, that’s a fine […]

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To MoMA, for Design and Art

As has been our custom over the past few years, we headed to Manhattan on New Year’s morning, for a little sightseeing and lunch. This year, we added the Museum of Modern Art to our itinerary. Greg was interested in […]

cooking, entertaining

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 […]

recipes

Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

What a revelation! An easy, set-it-and-forget-it recipe that turns out 12 beautifully crispy, juicy chicken thighs + a lemony sauce in about 45 minutes. You just cut an onion and throw it in a pan with some garlic, rosemary and […]

restaurants

Chilies Rellenos at El Cunao

El Cunao, a new Mexican restaurant in Nyack, is just blowing the doors off everybody! Check out this dish, chilies rellenos! And the quesadilla! Just, wow! Related posts: Torta at El Cunao Recipe: Posole with New Mexican Chilies Saturday Night at […]

cooking

Warning! This Pyrex Dish Shattered in the Oven

Here’s something I can’t believe actually happened: Our Pyrex dish shattered inside our oven, splintering into glass that littered the oven floor and exploded chicken jus all over the walls and glass. Do you see all the pieces?  We were […]