Tag: patrick


Kelli and Patrick’s Goodbye Party

Kelli and Patrick’s friends Jeff and Debbie threw a lovely goodbye party for the OD’s on Saturday. A lovely setting, warm people and delicious food. A fitting farewell for our friends. Here are a few pics. Related posts: Supper at […]


A Farwell Dinner with the O’D’s

I believe we’ve already mentioned the farm’s good friends Kelli and Patrick are moving to Virginia. We couldn’t be more sad. But we’ll hold on to these memories of a final summer supper and a showing of ‘Goonies.’ Here’s a […]


A Birthdays Supper

Kelli and I celebrated our birthdays at the farm with mint juleps, double-cut pork chops and a fabulous birthday cake from Momofuku Milk Bar. Julep. (Recipe here.) We didn’t win the Derby, but the bourbon was good. Patrick and Kelli: […]


Brisket with Kelli and Patrick

The first braise of the season: our favorite brisket recipe, shared with a couple of our favorite people. It’s the kind of recipe you can pull together, even while you’re working. (OK, I was working at home, but still. It’s […]


Kelli, Patrick, Spiedies and Dirty Harry

For tonight’s dinner and a movie, Kelli and Patrick brought spiedies, delivered that afternoon by Mary Ellen from Lupo’s S&S Char Pit, and we screened Dirty Harry. (I’d never deen it!) Kel and Patrick: Getting the outdoor theater all set: […]


Magic Hour at the Beach in Amagansett

Wherein we drink rose and turn innocent seagulls who happen to be passing by into Ratzo Rizzo from ‘Midnight Cowboy.’ “I”m walkin’ here!” Related posts: Day Two Beach Photos: Amagansett! Photos from Day One of the Beach: Amagansett! At the […]


Sarah’s First Communion

Sarah O’Donnell made her first communion Saturday and we all celebrated with a backyard barbecue at Kelli’s. Speidies, brought from Vestal! Yes, please. Sarah with her cake! Related posts: Rory’s First Communion Velo and OVI with S&W and K&P Our […]

cooking, family, outings

Halloween Hayride

Kelli and Patrick invited us along for a Harvest Hayride at the park in Irvington. The kids had a ball. Even Sam. Related posts: Halloween at the Farm Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton Easter Dinner No. 2: […]


Member-Guest Golf with Kelli and Patrick

Kelli and Patrick invited us to play a twilight scramble of 9 holes during their member-guest. We nearly won the tournament… missed by only two strokes. Darn! Related posts: To Kelli and Patrick’s for Steaks Wild Card Saturday at Kelli […]


Velo and OVI with S&W and K&P

Sarah and Wilson and Kelli and Patrick and I went out for dinner on Saturday night. That was a bad idea. We couldn’t get a reservation anywhere. We ended up at Velo for drinks and then headed to OVI for […]

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. […]


Hugh Turns 5!

I can’t believe it’s been five years since little Hughie, our godson, was born. Five years ago, he was a little bundle in my arms. Today, he’s blowing candles out on a Star Wars cake.   Related posts: Our Godson […]


Supper at Tarry Lodge

Another fun trip to Tarry Lodge, by the request of Sarah. Kelli and Patrick star, too. Related posts: Lunch at Tarry Lodge in Port Chester Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton Dinner with Chris and Rory at Tarry […]

entertaining, family

Rory’s First Communion

We celebrated Rory’s first communion with Kelli and Patrick and their family. Here’s the guest of honor with his delicious cake: Related posts: Easter Dinner No. 2: The O’D’s Wild Card Saturday at Kelli and Patrick’s Our Godson Hugh Turns […]

entertaining, family

Easter Dinner No. 2: The O’D’s

Kelli and Patrick were the gracious hosts of Easter Dinner No. 2. Three families gathered around the dining room table, and Patrick’s ham was the centerpiece of a lovely spring meal. Related posts: Easter Dinner No. 1: Les Gilberts Christmas […]


Our Godson Hugh Turns Four!

SCF fans may remember way back when we welcomed Hugh into this world: Welcome, Hugh Edward O’Donnell. Things have sure changed! (Check out how he’s grown over the years!) Hugh is four years old now, and celebrated with a party […]


The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze

Each year during October, Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson sets up thousands of Jack O’Lanterns on its property. It really is a sight. Related posts: Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton The Great Nyack House Tour Pork Chops, […]


Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton

Supper didn’t turn out quite as we’d hoped at Umami in Croton-on-Hudson. We got there just 10 minutes after Kelli and Patrick, but weren’t able to get our dinners in time before we had to leave for the Great Jack-o’-Lantern […]


At the Beach in Amagansett

Here are a few photos from an afternoon spent relaxing on the beach in Amagansett. One of the most beautiful places on the planet. Related posts: Back at the Beach Lettie’s Beach on the North Fork Rose Blind Tasting: Which […]