July 1, 2016

Summer Grilling on Facebook

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

I hope you caught my special Facebook LIVE grilling special earlier this week. I hosted the show right from my Bedford, New York farm. I had so much fun sharing some of my favorite summer grilling recipes. I was joined by Jim Raneri, owner of Charles Department Store in Katonah, New York, and Chef Bonnie Saran, owner of Little Kabab Station in nearby Mount Kisco, New York. We made turkey meatloaf burgers, hake burgers, and aged-cheddar and Swiss cheeseburgers - plus several delicious sides you definitely want to include at your holiday gathering.

If you missed my Facebook LIVE show, just click here on “Facebook Grilling” - and please have a very safe and joyful Independence Day weekend.

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June 30, 2016

LongHouse Reserve's "Planters: ON+OFF"

The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, New York, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit art museum, sculpture garden, and art education organization. It was founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, collector and author, whose works are displayed in museum collections around the world. Jack’s home, LongHouse, was originally built to exemplify life with art, and to encourage visitors to expand their imagination and appreciation for art in all forms.

As part of this special anniversary year, last weekend I was invited to judge the various entries and present the winning ribbons at the eighth annual LongHouse invitational exhibit and competition, Planters: ON+OFF. Nearly 500-people attended the event, which calls on local artists, gardeners, and landscaping professionals to offer their versions of the garden planter - and this Jubilee year, with a little twist - each entry had to include a bit of silver in its design. All the submissions were wonderful and creative. Enjoy my photos.

LongHouse Reserve is a magical and inspirational place - if you’re ever in the area, I hope you find time to visit. Their next event is the Summer Benefit. “Serious Moonlight” takes place on Saturday, July 23. For tickets, click here on "Serious Moonlight".

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June 29, 2016

New Ceiling Fans for My Bedford Farm

I am always on the lookout for new, innovative and well-built equipment I can use at my farm. I pay very close attention to details, and truly appreciate easy-to-use, well-designed home solutions.

Recently, I decided to install a few modern ceiling fans in a couple of the buildings on the property - mostly in large spaces with very high ceilings where additional air circulation is needed.

My new fans are from Big Ass Solutions in Lexington, Kentucky - a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of industrial and commercial fans and lights worldwide. This year, Big Ass Solutions launched Haiku Home, a residential division that offers quality fans and lights specifically for home use. Here are some photos.

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