Tag: rory


Brunch at The Cookery

Kelli and her crew were up visiting, and we caught up over a great brunch at The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. The food there is so god damn good; I just wish I could get there more often. Sam and […]


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 […]


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 […]


An Easter Egg Hunt Video

We had a little video contest at work, and this was my entry. I hope you like it! Related posts: Easter 2013: Ham, Potatoes and Pineapple Bake! And Family, of Course On the Hunt for Blueberries Easter Supper at Annie […]

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: […]

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 […]


Goatherd: Let the Great World Spin

Our book club met at Irene’s to discuss Tom’s pick: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Since the book was set in 1974, Irene made an aspic. Of course she did. Related posts: Goatherd Book Club: The Heart […]


The Goatherd Reads Lolita

A few years after I spent the summer reading the annotated version of Lolita, we embarked on a study of a different kind. We read the book Goatherd style. The gathering, this time, was at Kate and Peter’s house. They […]

cooking, outings

The Goatherd: The Sun Also Rises

The Goatherd Book Club met at Rory and Chris’ apartment to discuss the Hemingway classic, “The Sun Also Rises.” Rory and Chris made a special Spanish tapas meal, with gazpacho and pastel moreno and a host of other terrific dishes. […]

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 […]


BDoF: Irene’s Party!

So for the final portion of our BDoF, we went to Irene’s “It Ain’t 50!” birthday party. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of the host — who looked ravishing, by the way! — but I did get a couple […]


Nightcaps at Mayahuel

We decided on a post-Momofuku drink, and headed over to PDT to see if we could get in there. Alas, the Halloween crazy seemed to be taking over the East Village early, and there was no way. We headed over […]


Supper at Ssam Bar

On Friday after Eataly, we first headed to the Whitney to see the Lee Friedlander “America by Car” exhibit and also the new Hopper exhibit. No photos from there. Then we went to see Rory and Chris at their new […]


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 […]


Supper at Striped Bass in Tarrytown

When I was reporting for the recent story on waterfront dining in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, I had the chance to try the new menu at Striped Bass in Tarrytown. The food certainly fits the bill for a waterfront spot: lobsters, […]