Monthly Archives: June 2014

Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup

Cider food pairings leek soup

There is nothing more satisfying than a pureed fall vegetable soup. This recipe calls for carrots, but it is equally delicious when made with pumpkin or butternut squash. But you don’t want to miss the Maple-Bacon Chutney…oh my, as I have said before, cooking with Olaiya is always rewarding and this is one of those […]

Penne with Salmon, Corn, Blue Cheese & Basil

Cider food pairings pasta

This is the quintessential summer pasta.  Salmon is plentiful, tomatoes and corn are sweet and the basil is growing in the garden.  I am in love with Rogue River Blue cheese and it is perfect in this recipe.   All of the elements come together and say summer. Yield: 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

Moroccan-spiced Lamb Meatballs with Spaghetti

Cider food pairings lamb

I learned two cooking tricks while making this recipe with Olaiya Land. First double grinding meat for meatballs makes the texture dense without a lot of bread crumbs. Second when you grate an onion for meatballs, the onion disappears when it is blended into meat, but the flavor is still present. Spaghetti with meatballs feels […]