Vacation…All We Ever Wanted

August is a time for continued slowing down and getting ready to gear up again for another school year all at the same time. A pause to think about what lies ahead. Enjoy this time. These are some photos from our favorite place at the Mohonk Mountain House. They have some of the most spectacular … Continue reading

September Slides into View

It’s hotter today, on the first of September, than it was on any given day in the month of August. Go figure. This summer we took our annual cruise up the East River for bird watching with the New York City Audubon. It was a beautiful evening and we watched the sun set behind the UN … Continue reading

Slow Down Summer!

It goes faster and faster every year. When school ends we have great plans of what we’re going to do “all summer long.” Then we fall into the routine of camp and these guys get a reality check of how quickly six weeks can slip away. But, they’re having fun and that’s what’s important. Summer … Continue reading

School’s Out for Summer

Not much to share today since a second-grader and a sixth-grader have closed out their careers. The end of June is a whirlwind of activity, and wrapping things up and finishing projects. To celebrate, we are heading out to a favorite restaurant to have dinner. We’ll pick up the discussion tomorrow where we left off about salads … Continue reading

iced tea and lemonade ideas

The warm weather makes you want to enjoy a cool and refreshing drink. Lemonade, iced tea, and flavored waters are all summer drinks. Here are some ideas for the months ahead. SUN TEA These containers are available in stores now to make sun tea this summer. You make a simple syrup and fill with water and … Continue reading

the days of may, and baseball and cocktails!

We got a little distracted here at herbinkitchen with everything going on in the month of May. The baseball season got into full swing and the track season brought new challenges in different events. May also meant state exams and progress reports before that last June report card next month. There were milestones and spring … Continue reading