Tag: irene


Dinner at Hudson House in Nyack

Apparently there’s a new chef at the Hudson House. I haven’t called to get the scoop on his name or credentials, but from the few things Irene and I tasted, I’d say we’re in for a treat with his cooking! […]

cocktails, recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Criterium

I want to start off this post by saying that these “Shit that” whoever “says” videos flying around YouTube are hilarious. “Shit New Yorkers Say” is especially funny (“Where’s the train?” “All I had to eat today was a bagel.” […]


Reading ‘A Christmas Memory’

Kris and Tom introduced us to one of their holiday traditions this year, reading “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. We so enjoyed the story that Greg and I vowed to make it a Sour Cherry Farm ritual, too. Indeed, […]


A Dinner Out at Velo in Nyack

Irene’s sister, Carol, is in town for her annual December visit. Kris and I met the sisters for a supper at Velo. The food was so good we all decided we need to go back more often. The cocktails, especially, […]


Roast Chicken Dinner

Irene came over and made dinner for us on our first Saturday night home from the hospital with Sam. Roast chicken, kale and a mushroom-potato side. Delishy. Yum! More photos, after the jump. Related posts: Roast Chicken for Dinner Thai […]


Goatherd: Let the Great World Spin

Our book club met at Irene’s to discuss Tom’s pick: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Since the book was set in 1974, Irene made an aspic. Of course she did. Related posts: Goatherd Book Club: The Heart […]


Silence! The Musical

Dr. Lecter? Dr. Lecter? After much insistence from Boo that “Silence! The Musical” was just about the funniest musical she’d ever seen, Irene, Greg and I joined her for a performance. She may well have been right. We really laughed […]


Post-Irene: A Blackout

So there we were, thinking we’d escaped Irene unscathed. We’d had a fun party, a nice breakfast and we were just about to think about our afternoon, when BOOM. The lights went out. Not long afterward, the neighbor’s generator went […]


Hurricane Irene!

“Some things about a big storm to make you happy.” At least as long as no one gets hurt. And that seemed to be the case on Saturday night of Irene. The hurricane. Not the person. The warnings had been […]


The Goatherd Reads Lolita

A few years after I spent the summer reading the annotated version of Lolita, we embarked on a study of a different kind. We read the book Goatherd style. The gathering, this time, was at Kate and Peter’s house. They […]

cooking, entertaining

Summer Supper in the Garden

Irene had a chicken and some scapes from Stone Barns. We had coleslaw and leftover potatoes for roasting. Sounds like the making for a good supper? It was indeed. Related posts: Summer Supper and the Perseid Meteor Shower Father’s Day […]

cooking, outings

The Goatherd: The Sun Also Rises

The Goatherd Book Club met at Rory and Chris’ apartment to discuss the Hemingway classic, “The Sun Also Rises.” Rory and Chris made a special Spanish tapas meal, with gazpacho and pastel moreno and a host of other terrific dishes. […]


Drinks at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Boo and Beth were having dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, so I met them for drinks on the patio beforehand. We discovered a delishy new rosé that should be on everyone’s list for summer quaffing: a 2010 txakoli […]


Pizza Saves the Porch Night

Irene came over for a glass of wine on the porch, and we found ourselves enjoying the warm weather so much that we didn’t want to leave to go downtown to the pub. We scrounged in the kitchen and found […]


Passover Seder at Irene’s

I was so honored to be invited back for another Seder at Irene’s. I love learning and sharing the traditions, reading from the Haggadah and of course, sharing a tableful of fabulous food. The first was in 2007, but I […]


BDoF: Irene’s Party!

So for the final portion of our BDoF, we went to Irene’s “It Ain’t 50!” birthday party. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of the host — who looked ravishing, by the way! — but I did get a couple […]


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

I liked the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson so much, I went again. I snapped this photo of the hanging horse in the theater: Irene joined us. We had dinner at Shake Shack again, and then settled in for a […]


Tagliatelle with Truffles

For Sunday night supper, we put our ingredients from our trip to Eataly to good use. We boiled the tagliatelle for exactly three minutes, drained it, but left a little pasta water in the pot and tossed it with butter, […]

cooking, entertaining

Halloween at the Farm

Halloween at the farm usually includes silly hats. Today, the Hunna has a frightening wig: And some yummy candy: Irene joined us for oysters, pasta and a little low-impact singing to Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Related posts: Cathy, Thor and […]