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SCF Goes on the Road to Maine

We packed up the car, loaded the bikes and got on the road. Like the dorks that we are, we even had a cooler for drinks and snacks on the road. Thank goodness, because we wouldn’t want to ignore the […]


Recipe: Skirt Steak

I love Alton Brown’s marinade for skirt steak. I just don’t cook it directly on the coals as he does. (Photo Craig Duff) Related posts: Flank Steak with Garlic and Herbs Recipe: Jalapeno-Garlic Shrimp Recipe: Charmoula Marinade for Lamb Recipe: […]

cooking, entertaining

Easy Supper with the Neighbors

We had some cocktails and some snacks, and then grilled some chicken. An easy and fun night on the porch’t. Related posts: Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm A Wine Tasting with the Neighbors Supper in the Orchard […]

cooking, entertaining, garden

Supper in the Orchard

A family get-together in the orchard, with the Ranchers, Grandmom, Boo, Sarah and the girls. We had a cornucopia of supper vegetables and a grilled pork chop on top: Related posts: Summer Supper in the Orchard at the Farm Supper […]


Mae, Jane, Grandmom and the Chickens

A little time in the afternoon with family. We took Mae over to see the chickens. Grandmom and Sondra got to visit with the baby. Related posts: Charlie’s Chickens Afternoons with Mae and Jane For Mother’s Day, Grandmom’s Favorite Dishes […]


Hudson House of Nyack

Greg, Sarah and I got the chance to go out for a Friday night supper. Mom was watching Mae, but we brought Jane along to make things a little easier on her. Now this photo is a little blurry, but […]


Mae, Jane and Grammy Put on a Show

When Sarah and I got back from our big day of fun — seeing Memphis on Broadway and having a jaw-droppingly good lunch at Nougatine — we weren’t prepared for yet another entertainment extravaganza! But as soon as we walked […]


Bon Chon Takeout at the Ranch

Another family meal together, but this time, we made it easy on ourselves, it being a school night and all. Take out from our favorite wing place, Bon Chon: Related posts: Supper at the Ranch with Sarah, Mae, Jane and […]


Sunday Supper: Sea Bass II

We finished the rest of the amazing sea bass that Bill caught off the coast of Montauk on Sunday night. Simple supper: Related posts: Fresh Sea Bass from Montauk Sunday Night Supper: Scallops and Mushrooms Supper at Striped Bass in […]


Lunch at Poppy’s in Beacon

After a trip to the Russel Wright Design Center, Sarah and Wilson and Greg and I went to Beacon for burgers. Poppy’s is a place that uses all-natural, local beef and ingredients and hand-cuts its fries. It’s really good stuff, […]


Pre-Theater Supper: Nizza

Before seeing “American Idiot,” Greg and I went to Mary’s favorite pre-theater spot, Nizza. For pizza. Related posts: Saturday Supper: Korean Lettuce Wraps with Boo and Irene Supper at Cafe Barcel Welcome to the New Sour Cherry Farm Sunday Supper […]


Fresh Sea Bass from Montauk

Mary’s husband, Bill, went fishing off Montauk and caught a beautiful seabass. She shared a big hunk with us, and boy were were thrilled. Delicious. Related posts: Breakfast with Local Strawberries and Fresh Goat Cheese from Rainbeau Ridge Farm Supper […]


Concert in the Park

We love to have a picnic in the park when the band is playing in the gazebo. Tonight, leftovers, rose and a beautiful sunset. Related posts: No related posts.


Irene Throws a Mad Men Party!

We’ve all got Mad Men fever, and Irene knew it. So she had us over for a viewing party, complete with such retro dishes as aspic and, well, whatever this contribution from Kris is called: Related posts: Saturday Supper: Korean […]

cocktails, recipes

Recipe: Caipirinhas

As my mother would say, I do love a cocktail. And not only that, I do love a caipirinha. It’s a Brazilian drink made with cachaca — a sugar cane liquor a little like rum, but not. For caiparinhas, you […]