Tag: christmas

entertaining

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! […]

family

Christmas Night 2014: More Presents!

Grammy and LeighLo came over in the early afternoon for cocktails, tamales and more presents! Samantha took in an even bigger haul: Legos from the Waggoners, an ornament from the Wunches, clothes from Mark and Angie and a game from […]

cocktails

Clementine Sour

Rosie Schapp, who created this Clementine Sour cocktail for the New York Times, likes to call it the Christmas Day Clementine Sour. And that is indeed when we enjoyed it. But I am editing the title of the drink for […]

cooking

What’s-in-the-Fridge Hash!

A few potatoes, a little bacon, some chicken, too — garlic, onions and top it with an egg. Now that’s a Christmas Day leftovers hash! Related posts: Quick Supper: Frittata Recipe: Beef Bourguignon Mustard-Roasted Potatoes Summer Vegetable Frittata

outings

A Walk at the Lake

As you all know, I write these blog posts quite a bit after they happen sometimes. This week, however, I’m pretty on top of things, and I will tell you: We are super-exicted to say that this was our first […]

family

Christmas Morning 2014

For the first year, Samantha sort of understood Christmas. She got that Santa was coming, and that he brought her a stuffed stocking and a big present, sitting on a chair in the living room. In her stocking, Sam got […]

entertaining, family

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 […]

recipes

Kale Salad with Squash and Toasted Almonds

This Northern Spy Kale Salad, discovered on Food52, has become a staple this holiday season: I made it first for the Advent Party, then Kris and Tom brought it for the annual reading of ‘A Christmas Memory,’ and now it’s […]

cooking

Christmas Dinner Prep

Baba au rhum, butternut squash, kale salad, and cocktail planning. We’ll be ready! Related posts: Christmas Dinner at the Farm 2010: Tamales, Hibiscus Margies, Baba Au Rhum Prepping for Christmas Dinner Christmas Eve 2012 Christmas Eve Eve Dinner: Dinosaur Black […]

family

Christmas Pageant at Grace Church

Our little angel was an angel. For real. Well, as a costume, anyway. Waiting in the wings, with her friend Holly: Miss Bonnie, herding cats: Sam with Bonnie: The camel! And the star! Angels, making their way: Everyone all on […]

entertaining

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 […]

entertaining

‘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 […]

shopping

Home Theater Set Up at SCF

I’ll let Hunna go into the details on this, but let me share with you our Christmas present to ourselves: A new home theater set-up, complete with AV reciever (Yamaha; purchased this fall); a new Epson projector (purchased on the […]

recipes

Christmas Cookies

I have found a sugar cookie I can really get behind. Not just an excuse to have pretty red and green colors but actually a tasty cookie you’d want to eat on its own. I found this wonderful recipe on Food52. […]

family

Christmas Chic

Jeans with a Christmas T-shirt and patent leather shoes. Christmas chic! Perfect partywear! Related posts: Christmas Cocktail: Perfect Parallel Christmas Eve Supper 2011 Christmas Morning with the Family De-Christmas-fied at Last

entertaining

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 […]

shopping

A New Advent Wreath

As part of the “research” he has to do for his job, Greg gets to discover all kinds of beautiful products by creative designers everywhere. One he recently came across, the 4-­Armed Heima Candlestick from Normann Copenhagen.     A candle […]

family

Decorating the Tree

Stick with it, as she fumbles a bit trying to open the string wide enough to fit on the edge of a branch, then tries a couple of branches before she gets it. Then she says something that will melt […]

family

Get Your Holidays On!

We wasted no time transitioning from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Sunday after church, we headed straight to the firehouse to pick out our tree. Greg can pick them right away, every time! While Sam napped, I did the lights, and then […]

outings

Frosty Parade and Supper at Fortina

Did you know Frosty the Snowman was born in Armonk? Indeed, he was. The “village square” was Armonk’s historic downtown, and, according to local legend: “The lyricist of the winter holiday classic, Steve Nelson, was a frequent visitor to Armonk […]

garden

Farm Chores: February

Here is what we’re doing in the garden this month (and last, too). We used the cut branches from our Christmas tree to mulch acid-loving plants like blueberries and hydrangeas. When we shovel snow, we throw it to cover any […]

garden

A Second Bloom from the Amaryllis

Each Thanksgiving, we get a lovely gift from our friend Katherine: a blub ready to bloom in time for Christmas. This year we got a bonus bloom. And it’s a beauty. Related posts: Italian Night at The Martins De-Christmas-fied at […]

family

De-Christmas-fied at Last

As much as I’m known as the girl who loved Christmas, there’s really something gratifying — almost relieving — about putting it all away after it’s over. After all that crap those cherished decorations get wrapped in tissue paper and […]

entertaining, family

New Year’s Eve at the Farm

It was a quiet night at the farm for New Year’s Eve. We heated up some Christmas brisket, opened a bottle of champagne and even stayed up late enough for a few fireworks. Thank goodness, the flu is finally over! […]

family

Christmas Cards!

This season, we decided to hang the cards from ribbons like garland. Thanks to everyone who sent them! They brought a lot of cheer and joy to our home this Christmas! Related posts: Merry Christmas! Annual Reading of ‘A Christmas […]

family

Mary Christmas from the Sister Outpost

A little greeting from down South, where Jane and Mae are writing signs and acting silly. Merry (or is that Mary!) Christmas: Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Sister Outpost Merry Christmas from Sour Cherry Farm Christmas Eve Eve Dinner: […]

family

Merry Christmas!

On Christmas morning, I didn’t take many photos. Too sick! Sondra and Leigh came over, and Sam opened a few presents. This year, she received: a singing microphone from the O’Donnells; some card sets from us, including “crazy faces” and […]

family

Merry Christmas from Sour Cherry Farm

Merry Christmas everybody! I’m sorry to say that SCF doesn’t have the extravangza of recipes and cooking posts that normally accompany this time of year. (Like in Christmas 2012, Christmas 2011, Christmas 2010…well, you get the picture…) I have been […]