I love David Sedaris. I was introduced to the humorist’s writings in The New Yorker. I feel a special kinship to Mr. Sedaris, not only because I believe we share a similar sense of humor, but because he was born in Binghamton, NY, where, coincidently, both my daughter and I studied as undergrads (though not simultaneously). I am currently reading his book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, which is comprised of chapters from his early years, including one in which he d
The annual Tractor Parade in Callicoon, New York, is one of our area’s most popular draws. Farmers, tractor enthusiasts, and the merely curious come to this small hamlet in Delaware County to participate in or watch a convoy of tractors—yesterday’s parade numbered 261—drive down Main Street. For many years now, our good friends Linda and Olaf have had the coveted job of selling commemorative Tractor Parade t-shirts to benefit the local youth center. The shirts are so popular,
Serves 6 – 8 as an appetizer or 4-6 as a main course Ingredients 1 Ciabatta, sliced
4 oz. goat cheese
1 pint strawberries, preferably small ones, tops removed and thinly sliced Marinade
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 pinch salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 Tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. basil leaves, thinly sliced 1. Place strawberries in a small bowl. Add marinade ingredients. Let sit for 30 minutes.
2. Toast slices of ciabatta until lighted browned.
3. Spread goat