Category Archives: Summer

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 […]

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…