Tag: tom

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entertaining

A Cozy Snowstorm Supper

Soup. Brisket. Spice cake. A great menu for a cold night by the fire. And while the wind whipped and the snow fell, we were cozy inside by the fire with great friends. Under all that goodness is the brisket: […]

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entertaining

Annual ‘A Christmas Memory’ Reading

Our annual reading of “A Christmas Memory” with Kris, Tom and Irene. Quivering voices, laughter and tears all made an appearance at this year’s rendition, as always. But the evening  ended up being a little more special than usual: it inspired […]

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Impromptu Fun with Friends

Jane says, how about you guys come over, we’ll put on a movie for the kids and order some pizza. And we said, sounds like a blast! And it was. Some drinks. Some Cards Against Humanity. Some Star Wars: Good times. […]

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entertaining

Impromptu Dinner!

We ran into Kris and Tom and Suzie and Joe at the parade, and the next thing you know, we’re grilling a T-bone and blasting Hamilton tunes. There’s nothing like having friends who show up for dinner with two — […]

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family, outings

Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons!

This takes outdoor movies to a whole new level. Kris and the Rivertown Film Society put together a showing of classic cartoons, broadcast onto the side of the telephone building downtown. The whole village gathered!  The set-up:  Chatting before the […]

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entertaining

More Outdoor Movies! SCF’s Favorite Chicken!

Another great summer evening at the farm.  Candles lit, cocktails made, movie ready.   The movie this evening, playing on the Spinal Tap theme, is Waiting for Guffman.    SCF’s famous Butterflied Smoked Chicken: Good friends! (With eyes closed): Salads from Irene! […]

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entertaining

BLTs and ‘This is Spinal Tap’

Benton’s bacon, Brandywine tomatoes, farm-fresh iceberg and homemade mayonnaise. Hard to beat that. We gilded the lily with a Caprese salad and a showing of “This is Spinal Tap.” Wonderful summer evening. Horsing around! Cocktailing: Tomatoes from the garden: Kris […]

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entertaining

Birthday Supper for Tom!

The Farm’s dear friend Tom celebrated a birthday, so we celebrated with him! On the menu: cedar plank salmon, our new Creamy Mustard Potato Salad with Herbs and Soft Eggs, and a delicious green salad that Irene made. For dessert, […]

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entertaining

Irene’s Birthday

The usual cast of characters at SCF, celebrating another milestone: Irene’s birthday. Lots of delicious food and drink, of course, and a special present wrapped in with delicate goldfinch flowers. How’s that for book club friends?   Blood Orange Flip! […]

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entertaining

A Very Foodie Super Bowl

Our first Super Bowl with Sour Cherry Farm Paradisio was a big hit! (Last year, we did a poor man’s paradisio with a sheet, but this year we were full-on with a screen!) Irene outdid herself by making Beer-Braised Brisket […]

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entertaining

New Year’s Day, Southern Style

Our new friends Susie and Joe invited us to their annual New Year’s Day party, where they revel in Southern heritage and serve all the New Year’s lucky foods: Black eyed peas, ham, grits, collards and, of course, Joe’s famous biscuits! […]

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entertaining

‘A Christmas Memory’: Our Annual Reading

It’s become a wonderful Christmas tradition among friends of Sour Cherry Farm: we take turns reading from Truman Capote’s ‘A Christmas Memory.’ It’s a heartwarming, and heartbreaking tale — a true one, they say — about a little boy and his […]

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entertaining, family

Thanksgiving 2014 at the Ranch

What a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We planned a menu (over lots of wine!), cooked with our families, then brought everyone and all the delicious food together under one roof (with lots of wine!). We did turkey three ways. Irene […]

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entertaining

Supper on the Porch

Evening’s chill chases us off the patio, but we hold on to summer with a bottle Croteaux rose and bruschetta with corn-tomato salsa. Our entree, cod with bok choy, is served with a side of fall. Good friends and neighbors, […]

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entertaining

SCF Paradisio: Grease!

For the evening’s outdoor movie, we tried a musical! Leah, Irene, Kris, Tom, Shannon and Tasha joined us, and we sang along, rather loudly, I must admit. By the time Sarah and Laurie joined us toward the end of the […]

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entertaining

A Neighborhood Pot Luck

In the last couple of years we’ve made some new friends in the neighborhood, most of them with kids about the same age as Sam. A few even go to the same day care. And at this year’s day care […]

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entertaining

Fondue, Soup, Punch and Poetry!

What do you do on a snow-night Saturday? Invite some friends who can walk to your house for an evening of punch and poetry, of course! Earlier in the day, I put together a beef-barley soup:   And made the […]

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entertaining

Book Club: Tenth of December

Book club meets infrequently enough that Sarah has been able to particpate in the last two gatherings. For this October edition, she was the proctor for Tenth of December by George Saunders, which, on Jan. 3, 2013, was called, in […]

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entertaining

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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entertaining

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, […]

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family

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 […]

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entertaining

Book Club: As I Lay Dying

Sarah requested a revival of book club during her visit, so we all read Wiliam Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, and Greg led the discussion. All were well edified, and well fed, too. We started with Greg’s pickled onions and […]

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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 […]