Tag: irene


Porch Party!

A gorgeous evening for friends and fun on the porch. Salad and meat, of course! An evening of laughs as always. Related posts: Supper on the Porch: Cedar Plank Salmon and Strawberry-Kale Salad BLTs on the Porch On the Porch […]


Supper with Irene

Irene is back from two months in London! She was helping to run the WastED pop-up at Selfridges. It was a grand success, and now she is regaling us with the tales. Martinis. And regaling Sam with tales of Dinosaurs. […]

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 […]


Irene’s Passover Seder

One of my favorite adopted spring traditions is Passover Seder at Irene’s. She’s invited us for several years now and I look so forward to the food, the prayers, the people — all of it. This year Irene and Mindy […]


A Cozy Snowstorm Supper

Soup. Brisket. Spice cake. A great menu for a cold night by the fire. And while the wind whipped and the snow fell, we were cozy inside by the fire with great friends. Under all that goodness is the brisket: […]


Tradition! Fiddler on Broadway

A couple of big Broadway fans head to a classic, Fiddler on the Roof, starring one of my favorite stage actors, Danny Burstein. Les dorkages: Related posts: 8 North Broadway: A Saturday Night Out! Farm Dinner at 8 North Broadway […]


Annual ‘A Christmas Memory’ Reading

Our annual reading of “A Christmas Memory” with Kris, Tom and Irene. Quivering voices, laughter and tears all made an appearance at this year’s rendition, as always. But the evening  ended up being a little more special than usual: it inspired […]


More Outdoor Movies! SCF’s Favorite Chicken!

Another great summer evening at the farm.  Candles lit, cocktails made, movie ready.   The movie this evening, playing on the Spinal Tap theme, is Waiting for Guffman.    SCF’s famous Butterflied Smoked Chicken: Good friends! (With eyes closed): Salads from Irene! […]


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, […]


Dinner at the Freelance Cafe

It’s been ages since we’ve been to the Freelance! But we were all dressed up and we couldn’t let our fabulous-ness go to waste, now could we? Irene joined us at the bar for a few bites. A couple of […]


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! […]


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 […]


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! […]


‘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 […]


Supper on the Porch

Evening’s chill chases us off the patio, but we hold on to summer with a bottle Croteaux rose and bruschetta with corn-tomato salsa. Our entree, cod with bok choy, is served with a side of fall. Good friends and neighbors, […]


Biking to the Piermont Pier

A good bike ride this Sundauy morning with Irene!   Down to the Piermont Pier and home on the River Road. Just about 10 miles. Check it here on Map My Ride. Good times! Related posts: Annual Selfie: On the […]


SCF Paradisio: Grease!

For the evening’s outdoor movie, we tried a musical! Leah, Irene, Kris, Tom, Shannon and Tasha joined us, and we sang along, rather loudly, I must admit. By the time Sarah and Laurie joined us toward the end of the […]


Friday Night in Nyack

A fun Friday night in Nyack: sips and snacks at a new restaurant, an art opening and a nightcap with an old favorite bartender. First stop: Playhouse Market, a new food hall and gourmet shop in the old Tappan Zee […]


The Palor in Dobbs Ferry

I’ve heard there have been lines out the door for the pizza at The Parlor, David DiBari’s new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry. But I went a couple of Thursdays ago: there were plenty of open tables and it was easy […]


Book Club: Tenth of December

Book club meets infrequently enough that Sarah has been able to particpate in the last two gatherings. For this October edition, she was the proctor for Tenth of December by George Saunders, which, on Jan. 3, 2013, was called, in […]