The Complete Adventures of Little Bear

by adam April 21, 2011

We are on a school break this week, which means that each day’s adventure is the title of every Curious George book concatenated together:  LITTLE BEAR GOES TO THE PLAYGROUND, LITTLE BEAR RIDES A TRAIN, LITTLE BEAR GOES TO A MARKET, LITTLE BEAR GOES TO THE CIRCUS, etc. etc.  I’m wearing my yellow hat, and […]

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Please Fence Us In!

by adam April 9, 2011

We’re researching fences right now.  Our current fence is probably 70 years old, and bent in all the wrong places.  A new fence and some tasteful landscaping would really change the curb appeal of our house. The downside is we have a huge area that needs to be fenced because we’re on a corner lot.  […]

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3 years and counting!

by adam April 5, 2011

  3 years ago we tied the knot!  It seems both like it just happened and that it’s been much longer (but in a good way) A lot has happened since then– baby, change of jobs twice, my mom passing away, and lots of other stuff too.  But the plusses far outweigh the negatives. For […]

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Shout out to my cousin Naomi Duerr’s Truckee River Flood Project

by adam March 29, 2011

Not related to Yonkers so much, but a local shoutout to my cousin Naomi Duerr, who is the executive director of the Truckee River Flood Project, which is a 1.6 billion dollar renovation/restoration of the Truckee River with the aim to reduce flooding and manage the recreational and other developments of said river. She used […]

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A dearth of indie coffeehouses/Starbucks in Yonkers

by adam March 24, 2011

A friend of mine on Facebook was complaining about her neighborhood in Brooklyn where there were no indie coffeehouses with non-rude service, so as a result she felt compelled to go to Starbuck’s.  Here’s what I wrote back: You are complaining because you have indie coffee shops! Here in Yonkers we would kill for some […]

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Squirrel cuts power to 173 in Yonkers’ Park Hill neighborhood

by adam February 24, 2011

Something about the finality of the last paragraph of this news item makes me giggle. LOHUD NEWS ARTICLE Squirrel cuts power to 173 in Yonkers’ Park Hill neighborhood By Ernie Garcia • elgarcia@lohud.com • February 24, 2011 YONKERS — A squirrel left 173 Consolidated Edison customers without power in the Park Hill area of Yonkers […]

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The Story of Carlos and his March to Restore Sanity.

by adam October 30, 2010

So unbeknownst to you all– we have a third member of the family.  You know about AA, you know about our cat Joey, but did you know about the third member of our clan?  He stands about 10 feet tall, he doesn’t say much, and he lives in the garage.  (no, I’m not talking about […]

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CSA Hauls week 5 & 6

by adam July 19, 2010

Well, Stephanie has been super busy, so apparently she has bailed on the CSA Haul posting for those 2 weeks.  Hopefully she’ll be back doing her sworn appointed CSA Haul duties this week. Just so we are completists, here’s our haul lists for the previous two weeks: Here’s our haul for week 5 (picked up […]

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First Week of School

by adam July 10, 2010

AA went through his first week of school, and the short and the long of it is that he LOVED it. After 45 minutes, it’s cleanup time, and then it’s time for a snack.  We are hoping that peer pressure will get him to stop drinking milk out of a bottle and out of a […]

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CSA Haul Week 4: Beyond the peas

by stephanie July 2, 2010

I’m really sick of the peas.  The first week they were so fresh and springy and we had tons of them – they became a lovely afternoon snack, part of a warm salad, and a dinner side with balsamic vinegar.  The second week they were less fresh and less springy and I struggled to steam […]

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Dadapalooza Post: On Taking the Bear to the Theatre

by adam June 28, 2010

As some of you may know, I’ve started up a Dad’s blog also:  http://www.dadapalooza.com.  In that blog, I’ll write specifically about being a Dad, and the pleasures and perils of that position. As many of our Yonked readers may be interested in reading those posts also, but in interest of not duplicating content everywhere.  I’ll […]

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CSA Haul Week 3: Video Walkthrough Edition

by adam June 24, 2010

Since S is out in Utah speaking at the EVO conference, it’s up to me to blog our CSA Haul for this week. I thought I’d give you a little visual of the CSA grabbing itself. Stephanie rarely goes, so it’s up to me to actually grab the food every week. When you arrive, you […]

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CSA: SLOW COOKER RECIPE

by adam June 21, 2010

Realized that we needed to start cooking up vegetables, so I pulled out the slow cooker, 3 lbs of pork loin from the freezer, and went to work. Cut up a raft of last week’s scallions, still good, but getting very green. Garlic scapes Turnips. 1/2 cup cider vinegar the remaining chimmichurri marinade. (about 1/8 […]

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What kind of sleep hole have we dug?

by stephanie June 20, 2010

I’m really starting to think that we’ll never sleep well again.  From the beginning Adam and I agreed that we didn’t believe in letting Aaron “cry it out” at night – we didn’t want him to think we were abandoning him or that we didn’t care. And so for the first ten months, nearly nine […]

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CSA Week 2: In which Joey gets his greens

by stephanie June 18, 2010

We’re seeing a nice bounty thus far, though it’s still early in the season. I can’t remember if it was last summer or the summer before, but one year we started with a really meager share as there was too much rain in the spring and the fields were flooded. It wasn’t until the end […]

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