I've done this edible science experiment – making lemon sorbet – with my daughter's Girl Scout troop and for my son's classroom birthday celebration, and it was a hit both times. Seeing as how we're now in the dog days of summer, I figured it'd be the perfect thing to share. It's a fun way to cool down on a hot afternoon.All you need is some lemonade, crushed ice, table salt, and Ziplock bags (one gallon size, one sandwich size).Pour the lemonade into the smaller Ziplock bag (you can prop up the bag in a … [Read more...] about Lemon Sorbet Science Experiment
My husband and I recently grabbed a bite at the newly-reopened Juniper in Hastings. Set in a picturesque space along Main Street, a wall of glass doors open to the outdoors, the Rivertowns French bistro invites canoodling and lots of people watching. Chef Alex Sze closed for a year before reopening a couple months ago in its new home, and the food is just as interesting as we remember. Imagine a menu where K-Town Short Ribs meets Squid Ink Cavatelli. You'll be charmed by the atmosphere, too, which is oh-so-Brooklyn … [Read more...] about New Restaurants For Summer Date Nights
When the heat and heavy humidity press down, it’s hard to work up a big appetite. Sometimes going light in the meal department can really help. Our friends at the New Rochelle Grand Market, in consultation with Estelle Gourmet’s Estelle Lebbrecht (one of several chefs providing cooking demos at the market), have provided us a simple meal idea using in-season farmer’s market produce. Pair it with a tossed salad, tall glass of iced tea and a shady porch for a laid back lunch.Tomato Tarte Tatin (courtesy of Estelle … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe
Scarsdale Synagogue will be hosting 2 upcoming Hebrew School Open Houses for prospective families on September 10 for Pre-K-grade 6 and on September 13 for grades 7-12. This is a great opportunity to come and see what their programs are all about, and why current families love them so much.Check out the schedule below and mark your calendars!SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: Pre-K - Grade 63:30-4pmKulanu is for families looking for a warm and welcoming program for children with learning challenges. The inclusion … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Are you Looking for Engaging Jewish Experiences for Your Child?
With most camps ending early this month, it’s time for many of us to go into Camp Mommy mode. Here are some ideas for what to do around the county this month with your kids. For more local listings, check out our recently updated events calendar!1. Take in some live jazz along the Hudson River at a free Jazz Forum Arts’ summer outdoor concerts in Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow or Ossining. Also check out the guide we published last week for family-friendly Westchester outdoor performances.2. Hit the beach … [Read more...] about 25 “Camp Mommy” Activities Around Westchester
Kids can dig all day at the beach, at least mine can, and they love to collect shells. But my oldest is passionate about nature, and we're always looking for fresh ways to enjoy the ocean. One easy way: Next time you head to the beach, check the tide charts. One of the best times to bring young children to the ocean, Sound or Bay is as high tide turns to low tide, since the receding water leaves behind lots of interesting sea creatures to examine. Whenever we head to the Peconic Bay on the North Fork or, say, Coopers … [Read more...] about Exploring Tide Pools, Magnifying Nature and Beach Craft Ideas For a Super Slow Summer