Category Archives: Summer

Crab and Hazelnut Salad Sandwiches

Cider food pairings crab

Our crisp dry Tieton Blend Cider has always paired well with seafood. This easy to prepare crab sandwich served on pretzel bread is the perfect pairing for this cider. Everyone loves crab and making a sandwich with it is such a treat. The salt from the bread marries with the tang of lemon dressing and […]

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

Cider food pairings tacos

This is the taco for company! I have made this recipe over and over and everyone always loves it. It’s the chipotle sauce that makes it, and really how can you go wrong with salmon. It’s the kind of taco that drips down your arm – you are warned. Makes 12 Tortillas; Serves 6 This […]

Green Bean Chicken Salad & Curry Vinaigrette

Cider food pairings chicken salad

I asked friend and Seattle freelance chef Olaiya Land to help me with the creation of several salads to pair with our ciders. She pulled flavor notes from each of our ciders and I pulled recipes that I wanted to reference. When we came together in my kitchen to start creating, we approached each salad, […]

Apple Spinach Salad & Crispy Almonds

Cider food pairings spinach

A perfect salad for the day when you want the meal to taste like you had hours to spend in the kitchen but you had only 20 minutes. Olaiya had a special trick to make this simple salad outstanding – it’s takes 4 to 5 minutes and it makes everyone ask, “What did you do […]

Farro Salad with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Cider food pairings asparagus

Grains and cider are a match made in heaven, and grain salads are healthy and easy to prepare. In this salad the farro and mushrooms are such an earthy combination especially with the toasted walnuts. The first time I made this my chives were blooming in the garden and they were beautiful in this salad, […]