For the 20 or so years that my sister Janet and I were weekenders in this area, we found the time to entertain our little circle of friends on a somewhat frequent basis. I was cook and bartender, and Janet always did a bang-up job of setting a beautiful table and washing the many dishes at the end of a long night.
I have been thinking lately of how my Thanksgiving celebrations have morphed over time.
ROCK HILL, NY — The Town of Fallsburg Democratic Committee honored two of its longest-serving committee members on Sunday, October 14, at a gala luncheon at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant. Charles Cohen of Woodbourne and Verb Konviser of Woodridge each served for over six decades.
If you are lucky enough to live or visit the Upper Delaware Valley, you are in the heartland of some of the best culinary delights in the Northeast. Local farm bounty affords the opportunity to taste a wide variety of goods, produce, seasonal vegetables, poultry, meats, dairy and local fresh trout.
My sister Janet and I met Mimi in the winter of 2017 when she was occupying the room next to ours at the hotel Las Miraposas in Oaxaca, Mexico. Our rooms opened onto a small cement terrace complete with a fountain surrounded by potted flowering plants.
In late August, a friend and his partner sent out invitations for a Labor Day fete on Sunday, September 2. They had thrown a lovely outdoor gala for a couple dozen people two years prior at which the main event had been, amazingly (and generously) grilled lobster tails.
Walking into Tavern On Main Restaurant in Jeffersonville, NY, with its casual rustic decor and droves of diners that keep coming back, you would never guess that the owners, Lauren Seikaly and Michael Huber, had no experience in the restaurant business. “We have no food background, other than we enjoy eating,” says Lauren.
My parents, raising three children, weren’t able to swing a trip abroad until their 25th anniversary. In anticipation of this milestone celebration, my mother bought herself a handsome, bound journal and, though it was not exactly a diary of their daily adventures, she did jot down the names of interesting shops and wrote of special sojourns.
ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — A new organic farm has opened at 25 Stone House Rd., and it operates a stand where you can pick up produce directly on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s located about four miles out of Callicoon (on the site where Willow Wisp Farm used to be located), and you can tour the farm as well as purchase freshly picked produce.
LIBERTY, NY— Anyone looking to learn safe home food-preservation techniques or strengthen existing knowledge can take advantage of the popular Master Food Preservation three-day training from Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9.