Tag: kris

entertaining, shopping


Congratulations to the farm’s great friend Kris, who is opening a flower shop called Festoon. Festoon will be a slow flowers shop, meaning Kris will source only seasonal flowers from local farms. Her first night in the place was a […]


Impromptu Dinner!

We ran into Kris and Tom and Suzie and Joe at the parade, and the next thing you know, we’re grilling a T-bone and blasting Hamilton tunes. There’s nothing like having friends who show up for dinner with two — […]


BLTs and ‘This is Spinal Tap’

Benton’s bacon, Brandywine tomatoes, farm-fresh iceberg and homemade mayonnaise. Hard to beat that. We gilded the lily with a Caprese salad and a showing of “This is Spinal Tap.” Wonderful summer evening. Horsing around! Cocktailing: Tomatoes from the garden: Kris […]


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! […]


Dinner with Ken and Jessica

A fun and easygoing Saturday night dinner at our friends Ken and Jessica’s! Kids playing: Kris, Bill, Jessica and Ken: Bill, who’s a chef, made the delishy appetizers. Twice baked potatoes with gucamole! Pizza bread: A little football on the […]


A Simple Birthday Supper

After traisping around upstate all day, we were content to light a fire and eat a simple supper from bowls on our laps. Kris was kind enough to bring over some lamb meatballs, which she made using a recipe from […]


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, […]


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 […]