Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ravioli with Prawns & Spring Vegetables

I wait with great expectation for the arrival of favas and green peas every spring. To me they are the perfect match. I am always trying to come up with new ways to serve them. When Olaiya and first met to discuss cider and recipes, I knew I wanted one with ravioli’s. I used a […]

Black Bean Burgers with Avocado-Lime Crema

Cider food pairings

“This is the best Black Bean Burger I have ever tasted!” said everyone in the kitchen when this burger went into their mouths. The trick we learned from Olaiya is to roast the beans. This recipe is complex and layered; each addition adds to the totality of the flavors. Don’t forget any of the additions […]

Cider-Battered Whitefish Sandwich with Red Pepper Mayonnaise

Cider food pairings fish
Cider-Battered Whitefish Sandwich with Red Pepper Mayonnaise

When this recipe came together and we had it dressed for the photo, we thought it is just like at the Fish Shack. If you have ever had great fish and chips and thought I could never make it at home. This recipe is the one to change your mind. It is heavenly with our Yakima Valley Dry Hopped Cider. Go to the recipe…

Juicy Beef Burger with Spicy Celery-Apple Slaw and Sharp Cheddar

Everybody makes a Beef Burger, right. Isn’t it America’s most famous fast food? This is that burger but so much more! The spicy slaw recipe that follows provides the contrast between the moist beef and the soft bun. It is an unexpected crunch that awakens every tastebud: sweet, tart, savory and then the heat from […]

Tomato and Beet Tartines with Tarragon Pesto and Mixed Seeds

Cider food pairings tomato

I wait not very patiently for tomato season, and then I have them every day. I love that we made this sandwich. It has everything: perfectly grilled bread that holds up to moisture in the tomatoes; a tangy pesto to make it lively; beets and tomatoes, who needs to say more; and then those seeds. […]