Tag: porch

entertaining

Supper with Suzie and Joe

A fun night with friends on the porch’t. A supper of salmon, squash and snap pea salad with radish. Lots of laughs with Suzie and Joe. Suzie and Joe:   Suzie’s lovely sides: Supper. In a bowl, of course. Related […]

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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 […]

garden

Porch Season Opener

It’s opening day of porch season, folks! Time to get those cushions out, dust them off, sweep and mop and get ready for summer! Related posts: The Porch Season Has Begun! Porch Season Opener Porch Opener: Sidecars Outside, Then a […]

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Evening on the Porch

Supper with Sondra and Leigh. Only a couple of photos, but this Caprese is another beaut. And the porch is cozy. Related posts: Pizza Saves the Porch Night On the Porch for Pesto The Porch Season Has Begun! BLTs on […]

family

Family Sunday

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we spend few reflective moments in the church columbarium, where Welles Crowther — the man in the red bandana — is buried. Greg has installed a new pendant light in the foyer. And we […]

family

A New Hammock for The Porch

The girls had hammocks down at the cabin in Tennessee, so it was only a matter of time before we were asked: “Where can I hang my hammock?” The perfect little spot!  (Please ignore that rat’s nest of an ottoman. The […]

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Porch Season Opener

We christened porch season with a gin and tonic. And why not! The weather was warm enough — at least until the sun went down! A quick, but enjoyable, opening. Cheers! Related posts: The Porch Season Has Begun! Porch Opener: […]

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Porch Project: Removing the Carpet

This Labor Day week off, I am working on (and supervising work on) getting the porch floor in shape. It’s going to be a long haul. If you recall, we had an unfortunate accident in June: the hose sprung a […]

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Porch Project 2015

It started out innocently enough. We asked each other, “Who spilled something on the floor?” After a couple days, it still wasn’t drying, so we got the fan out and tried that.   The rug was soaked through and the […]

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The Porch is Open!

The first somewhat warm day of the year, and we worked outside to clean up and plant garden. We’re not outside celebrating yet, but someday soon! Related posts: The Porch is Open! Open Days Garden Tour: Pretty Penny Choosing Flowers […]

family

Playing with Blocks on the Porch

She loves these new blocks. “Mom, I want to build a really big tower!” Good, Sam. Build it! Related posts: The Farm Gets New End Tables for the Porch Video: Playing at the High Line Sunday Morning on the Porch […]

shopping

The Farm Gets New Porch Furniture

We found a deal at a tag sale that we couldn’t pass up. A bamboo couch, 3 chairs and 2 tables, all with original silk fabric, for $100. Yes, $100. In perfect condition. We weren’t in the market for new […]

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The Porch is Open!

No, it’s not warm enough yet. But when it is, we’ll be ready. Related posts: Porch Opener: Sidecars Outside, Then a Fire Pizza Saves the Porch Night Open Days Garden Tour Open Days: Rocky Hills in Chappaqua

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BLTs and a Slideshow of Ireland

Upon return from taking Sadie Mae to her semester at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Kris had lots of stories, and photos, of course. Since weather did not permit a screening at Sour Cherry Farm theater, we took the show to the […]

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BLTs on the Porch

An impromptu gathering with Kris, Tom and Irene on Monday night led to rather too many Hudson Valley Iced Teas (made with a dangerous booze called “root”) and some BLTs with Benton’s. I don’t have many photos from the evening, […]

cooking

On the Porch for Pesto

A serendipitous supper on Friday night! Kris and Tom brought over salad from their garden, zucchini blossoms from the farmers market, cheese and salami, and eggs from their friend’s chickens. We put that together with our garlic scape pesto, Wave […]

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Choosing Flowers for the Porch

Every year we start out with beautiful hanging baskets on the porch, and by the time August rolls round, the flowers aren’t blooming and the leaves are looking ragged. Greg thinks it’s because I’m buying full-sun plants for a shady […]

cocktails, recipes

Tomato Water Martinis

Irene, Kris and Tom came over with some tomato water martinis. I don’t have any photos from the evening on the porch, but as usual with the five of us, it was a bunch of fun. I mean, how can […]

family

The High Chair Moves Outside

What are we doing feeding Srimp in dark of dining room when we could be outside on the porch? Everyone wants to be on the porch! Related posts: Sam Does the High Line The Porch Season Has Begun! August on […]

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Sunday Morning on the Porch

The three cousins were so darn adorable watching cartoons on the porch I couldn’t help but snap a ton of photos. Here’s a looksee: And OK… a couple of videos, too. So cute. Related posts: Pizza Saves the Porch Night […]

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A Chilly Night on the Porch

Laurie and Sarah, hailing from Austin, where the temperature is in the 100s, were thrilled beyond belief that the heat broke — and they got to break out their sweatshirts. Here’s to chilly nights on the porch! Related posts: Pizza […]

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Red Geraniums at The Farm

We went with red this year, y’all. Reminds me of the red geraniums we used to have on the deck back at Burd Street. Hope they stay blooming like this all summer long! Related posts: Spring at the Farm: Forget […]

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Saturday Night at the Farm

A little porch action. A little Aviation. That’s Saturday at the farm. Related posts: Saturday Night Pizza Fried Chicken Saturday Night Supper Cooking for One: Saturday Night Supper Saturday Night Supper by the Tree: Aviations, Pasta and Roasted Chestnut Cookies

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Cocktails and Supper with Susan

Any friend of Boo’s is a friend of the Farm. And that’s how we got to be friends with Susan, Boo’s friend from Phoenix. After just one night of cocktails and dinner at the Farm, we felt like we’d known […]

garden

Irene: Before and After

Before bed on the e of Irene, we battened down the hatches. We secured the tops of the bee hives and we brought in anything that could get soaked (or fly away) from the porch. Except for a good bit […]

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Hurricane Irene!

“Some things about a big storm to make you happy.” At least as long as no one gets hurt. And that seemed to be the case on Saturday night of Irene. The hurricane. Not the person. The warnings had been […]