Category Archives: Summer

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. […]

Thai Chicken Burgers with Napa Cabbage Slaw

Cider food pairings chicken

For years our go to burger was turkey, but this summer it will be replaced by this beautifully herbed chicken burger. You will make this slaw once for this burger, and then you will make it over and over and serve it with everything. It is so delicious that when you taste it your natural […]

Pork and Spinach Picnic Roulade Sandwich

As I watched Olaiya put this sandwich together, I had a moment of “I’m not worthy!” It is so elegant. Yes there are many steps, but look at it! I can’t wait for that invitation when someone says, “Can you bring a dish to a picnic?” I am showing up with this roulade – it […]

Duck Burgers with Cherry-Walnut Relish

Cider food pairings duck

I love the irony of this recipe. It is elegant and it is a burger at the same time. You can serve this recipe whenever you are looking for a recipe that will satisfy and surprise at the same time. The relish is perfect with the duck and adds another layer to flavor profile: sweet […]