Tag: irene


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 […]


Pizza Before ‘Glass Menagerie’

Irene and I made an unusual, but delicious, choice for pre-theater supper this time around: we stopped for dinner at the Filling Station on 9W on the way down to the city, intead of eating when we got there. Pizza […]


BLTs and a Slideshow of Ireland

Upon return from taking Sadie Mae to her semester at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Kris had lots of stories, and photos, of course. Since weather did not permit a screening at Sour Cherry Farm theater, we took the show to the […]


BLTs on the Porch

An impromptu gathering with Kris, Tom and Irene on Monday night led to rather too many Hudson Valley Iced Teas (made with a dangerous booze called “root”) and some BLTs with Benton’s. I don’t have many photos from the evening, […]


More Concerts in the Park

Another Tuesday, another show! The whole family gathered at the park for a picnic of chicken, Alice’s and Doris’, and Kris and Irene came bearing gifts from Rubiner’s in Great Barrington: fabulous cheeses and charcuterie. Tom’s friends Sally and Dave […]


Book Club: As I Lay Dying

Sarah requested a revival of book club during her visit, so we all read Wiliam Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, and Greg led the discussion. All were well edified, and well fed, too. We started with Greg’s pickled onions and […]


Birthdays Supper at o lar

Kris and I have known each other for quite a while now, but it was only last year that we realized our birthdays were just two days apart. So like Kelli (May 5) on my right, Kris is to my […]


Brunch at Irene’s

Irene’s house was a playpen on Saturday morning, with three little rug rats running and playing and toys strewn all about. The occasion was a lovely brunch for friends. Irene put on a beautiful spread as always: a delishy bread […]

Corned Beef

St. Patrick’s Day with Kris and Tom

As they did last year, Kris and Tom put together a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day feast complete with corned beef and cabbage (and other delishy vegetables), many mustards and Irish Soda Bread made from Tom’s great grandmother’s recipe. Here’s a […]


Reading ‘A Christmas Memory’ 2012

Last year Kris and Tom introduced us to a new tradition: Reading “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. We vowed to make it an annual occasion. For 2012, we passed the book around at Kris and Tom’s house, reading it between […]

Salty Dogs
cocktails, entertaining

It’s Salty Dog Season!

Salty Dog season has arrived! Our package of the most delicious grapefruits int the world arrived today, and we immediately set about making our favorite grapefruit cocktails: Salty Dogs. These are not the same as Greyhounds, which are made just […]

cocktails, recipes

Tomato Water Martinis

Irene, Kris and Tom came over with some tomato water martinis. I don’t have any photos from the evening on the porch, but as usual with the five of us, it was a bunch of fun. I mean, how can […]


Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Final stop in our NYC evening: Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Fantasatic ice cream in all sorts of flavors. I’m glad there isn’t one near us at the farm. First, a little Banksy action: Some other sights: A cat on a […]


Dinner at The Fat Radish

As part two of my evening in research for my story on The British Invasion — British chefs bringing their delicious food to the U.S. — we paid a visit to The Fat Radish, a lovely, well-appointed, simple restaurant on […]

entertaining, family

Lunch for Samantha

After Sam’s christening, we came back to SCF for a small buffet lunch. I’m still learning how to balance being a mom, a hostess and a blogger, so you’ll forgive me that there aren’t many good photos. We’ll get there […]


Sam’s Stone Barns Onesie

We like to grow things locally around here. And Sam, being locally grown herself, is mighty proud to say it. A very generous gift from Irene from the gift shop at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. Thanks! Related […]