Tag: kris


Dinner Party at the Farm

We welcome Kris and Tom back from Africa with a patio party, and they bring gin from Malawi! But first, an afternoon at the pool. A butterfly rests on my leg: My rose. Clams + prosciutto and pickles. Some recipe […]


Saturday Steak Supper

Kris and Tom are heading to Africa! A supper on the patio before their Big Trip. Irene brought Stone Barns produce, of course. I lit the lanterns and spread the Bambi blanket for Sam. Hello, friends! Hello, friend. Beautiful food. […]


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 […]


Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Kris and Tom have generously hosted a St. Patrick’s Day supper for several years running. This year, they generously offered to bring it to us. We drank rye. And served good food.   YUM. A messy living room dinner. It […]

cooking, entertaining


Kris and Tom came over to celebrate Destinate! They brought a lovely bottle of Champagne, and we had this yummy, yummy Beef and Beans Chili with Chorizo. It’s a chili kind of night. #sourcherryfarm #nyack #southnyack #chili A photo posted […]


An Opening Party for Festoon

After a month of painting and prepping, Kris threw open the doors to Festoon on May 1 with, of course, a party. What a difference a month makes!       Flowers:     Beauty: SO happy for Kris. Related posts: Festoon! […]

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 […]


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: […]


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 […]


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 — […]


Purple Rose of Cairo in Piermont

The farm’s friend Kris, along with Laura Straus of Piermont Straus gallery, recreated a 1930s Piermont to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the filming of The Purple Rose of Cairo in the village. She hung historic photos from the 30s […]

family, outings

Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons!

This takes outdoor movies to a whole new level. Kris and the Rivertown Film Society put together a showing of classic cartoons, broadcast onto the side of the telephone building downtown. The whole village gathered!  The set-up:  Chatting before the […]


Celebrating Kris’s Opening: Festoonology

Kris had opened her latest exhibition at Piermont Strauss gallery in Piermont: Festoonology. It is a collection of her nature-inspired ideas, shaped into objects to explore. Holding the magnifying glass up to the flowers opened our eyes to see something […]


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! […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

entertaining, family

Thanksgiving 2014 at the Ranch

What a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We planned a menu (over lots of wine!), cooked with our families, then brought everyone and all the delicious food together under one roof (with lots of wine!). We did turkey three ways. Irene […]


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, […]


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 […]