Tag: mom

entertaining, family

Mother’s Day 2016

A low-key Mother’s Day this year: a trip to the nursery (a requisite for all Mother’s Days, I’d bet), and burgers — in honor of Grandmom — at the house. “Mom, take a picture of me with this plant!” “OK” […]


Sammy and Grammy Do a Puzzle

Related posts: Sam Sings Happy Birthday to Grammy Mae, Jane and Grammy Put on a Show Dinner and Dancing at Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse Another Great Sammy: Tomato, Basil, Prosciutto and Mozzarella on Toast


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 […]

cooking, family

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 […]

entertaining, family

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 […]

family, outings

Sam’s First Swim

Sam got her first taste of the swimming pool at Lake Nanuet. A great little spot, because the whole shallow end is about a foot deep for a long while, which makes it easy to hold a little baby! Related […]

cooking, entertaining, family

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 […]

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 […]


Samantha’s Baptism

Samantha was baptized the first Sunday after Easter at Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack. Our friend Alan, who is a priest, performed the ceremony, and Kelli and Patrick became her Godparents. Sarah and Rory stood up with their parents, too. […]


Sunday Brunch at the Hudson House

A little after-church toad in the hole never hurt anyone, did it? And stunning cherry blossoms as the centerpiece of the restaurant: Related posts: Easter Brunch at the Hudson House Mom’s Birthday at Hudson House Brunch at Barcel Dinner at […]


A Quiet Weekend at the Farm

The last weekend of February was a pretty quiet one around SCF. I was working on some freelance, so Mom and Leigh watched Srimp. Then they brought her back to the Farm — along with a lovely dinner of Avril […]


Supper at the Ranch

Another in the many family dinners of the summer of 2011! Related posts: Supper at the Ranch with Sarah, Mae, Jane and Les Gilberts Supper at the Ranch Supper at the Ranch Supper at the Ranch

family, travel

Welcome to The Cabin!

Our first night of fun at the cabin. What a joy to have all the family in one place for vacation…. we can’t remember the last time that’s happened. Related posts: Sunday Supper with Grandmom and the Ranchers: Burgers, Wedge […]

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Sunday Supper at the Ranch

Vegetarian chili, cornbread, and cookies — of course. Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Ranch Sunday Supper with Grandmom and the Ranchers: Burgers, Wedge and Corn Salad Sunday Night Supper: Mini-Thanksgiving Supper at the Ranch with Sarah, Mae, Jane and […]


Barcel, for a Celebration

Mom had a big anniversary to celebrate. So we celebrated. The four of us went to Barcel. We ate well indeed, as usual. Mom’s shrimp and chorizo: Related posts: Supper at Cafe Barcel Back at Barcel Friday Night at Barcel […]


Grandmom’s Birthday Dinner

We kept it simple for Grandmom’s birthday this year — a cookout at the Ranch. Smile, grandmom! Related posts: For Mother’s Day, Grandmom’s Favorite Dishes Dinner and a Walk with Grandmom A Very Nice Dinner at Juniper in Hastings Sunday […]

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An Easy Supper: Hot Dogs!

We wanted to visit with the folks, but didn’t feel much like cooking. So I went to Old World Market and stocked up on salads from their deli counter, chili, bun and, of course: hot dogs! Related posts: Easy Supper […]


Mae, Jane and Grammy Put on a Show

When Sarah and I got back from our big day of fun — seeing Memphis on Broadway and having a jaw-droppingly good lunch at Nougatine — we weren’t prepared for yet another entertainment extravaganza! But as soon as we walked […]


Lunch at Anthos

Mom and I had a girls’ day in the city: lunch and a show. For lunch, we went to Anthos, the fancy Greek restaurant in midtown. They have a crazy-good deal for lunch: $28 for a three-course prix fixe. Plus, […]