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Tamale Supper at the Farm

Yes, folks, we still have some tamales left from last Christmas dinner! Good news is, they’re vaccum sealed and, frozen, can last up to a year. They were no worse for the wear. In fact, they were quite delicious. Related […]

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Samantha’s Second Birthday

Celebrating Sam’s birthday on a Saturday, with a few prezzies, and cake! Then, a civilized supper for the adults, with a grilled, double-cut pork chop with a cornbread stuffing and sour cherries. Sisters! Jessica’s sweet little prezzy: Family!      Moving […]


Supper in the Garden at The Ranch

An evening with Les Gilberts out at the ranch. No photos of the food, but a lovely one of us at the table, surrounded by candlelight. What fun. Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Ranch Saturday Supper at The Ranch […]


Supper at the Ranch: Farewell to Lexi

Sondra and Lexi cooked a terrific vegetarian bibimbap for our last supper. Everyone thought it was a huge hit! Even Sam!   Afterwards, we did a few family portraits on the stairs by the back porch.  Good times. We’ll miss […]


Last Concert of the Season

  The last Tuesday night concert of the season ended with a rainout between acts. What a bummer. But we did get to have our final picnic by the Hudson before the rain came, and to top it off, we […]


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 […]


Pizza with Cousins!

An early supper at the ranch: takeout from Cassie’s and the last of this lettuce crop from Sour Cherry Farm. (More is on the way!) The cousins all sat together. Cuties. Laurie!   No photos of Sondra, Leigh or Greg […]


A Picnic at Oratamin

A few leftover ribs, a watermelon salad and Laurie’s perfect rendition of Stell’as potato salad and we had the makings for supper at the club. We let the kids swim til they were blue, and spread a tablecloth over the […]

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Father’s Day Supper at the Farm

Despite predictions of thunderstorms, the weather held out and we had an al fresco supper on the patio (second Sunday in a row!) for Father’s Day. On the menu: flank steak, beet and goat cheese salad with pickled onions and […]

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Sunday Supper at the Farm

It hasn’t yet been warm enough to dine on the new patio, but the Ranchers joined us to christen it with cocktails this evening. Aviations all around!   For supper, we were serving smoked chicken, salad from the garden and […]

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Mother’s Day at the Farm

I’ve been quite lazy with my photography lately… apologies, readers! I don’t even have photos of the Mother’s Day celebration we put together, and it was an impressive menu with homages to many mothers: Hamburgers (with a nod to Grandmom, […]


Pasta Supper with the Folks

Sunday night supper with the ranchers. We supped on Spicy Pork Ragu and ended with French Yogurt Cake. A grand time was had by all. Related posts: Saturday Night Supper: Pasta Bolognese with the Neighbors Early Supper: Pasta with Uncle […]

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Happy Birthday, Leigh!

Leigh celebrated a big birthday at the ranch Saturday with family, friends and a delicious catered dinner by Mimi of Mimi’s Plates. Party time! Related posts: Mom’s Birthday at Hudson House Sunday Supper at the Ranch Carol’s Birthday Party at […]

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Singing Carols

Linda and Alan had a Christmas party, and we all were singing carols by the piano. This, friends, is the reason your parents tell you to keep up with your piano lessons. Heed their advice! If only I had! The […]


Happy First Birthday, Samantha!

Our little girl turned one. A few photos from the evening, after the jump. Related posts: Celebrating Greg’s Birthday with Lamb Shanks and Polenta The Gates are Up, and Samantha Is Not Happy Happy Sam! A Party for Scott and […]


Saturday Supper at The Ranch

Family meal! We made chicken with apricots and peanut sauce and took it over to the Ranch for a Saturday supper. Good stuff, right Greg? Watermelon margies! What? Related posts: Supper at the Ranch with Sarah, Mae, Jane and Les […]

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Family Supper at the Farm

The whole family — Grammy & Leighlo, Wilson, Sarah, all the cousins and us — enjoyed a summer meal at the farm. Les Dorkages: Related posts: Summer Supper in the Orchard at the Farm The Last Cabin Supper A Hot […]

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The Carnival Comes to Town

Piermont celebrated French Independence Day by closing down the street and serving food, selling trinkets and hiring a band. Because nothing says Bastille Day like a a Dead Cover band. There was also, separately, a carnival in Flywheel Park, hosted […]

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Father’s Day Dinner

Greg grills some terrific pork chops, we serve them with two great salads, and Samantha joins us at the table for the first time. Welcome, Sam! Related posts: Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm Christmas Dinner at the […]

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Burgers and Beans for My Birthday

A simple birthday supper at Sour Cherry Farm: Burgers and beans with some oven fries and a little salad. We started with cocktails, natch. Aviations for everyone! Related posts: Celebrating Mother’s Day with Burgers and Beans Sunday Supper with Grandmom […]

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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 […]