Category Archives: Yakima Valley Dry Hopped

Seared Scallop and Beet Salad with Lemon-Crème Fraîche Dressing

To me the most elegant shellfish is a scallop, and I always think a meal is special if scallops are served.  When we were creating our holiday entertaining menu, this was the salad we both loved.  It has the softness of the avocado, the richness of the scallop and the citrusy bite of the orange […]

Spicy Pork Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Peanuts

Cider food pairings spicy pork

Olaiya adapted this recipe from a braised version that she created. It is extremely successful as a stew and the peanut butter is a wonderful surprise. My dad had a stand by stew recipe that he brought from Arkansas that fills my childhood memories. This recipe feels so sophisticated when I compare the two in […]

Tomato Fennel Soup

Cider food pairings tomato soup

Can you ever have enough tomato soup recipes? On those cold, rainy winter days nothing satisfies me like tomato soup and grilled cheese. Well, this recipe and pairing takes it to a new level. The toast and cheese are on top of the soup and the soup has texture. The fennel in this soup is […]

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 […]