Pasta and Hard Cider: Vegetarian Style

Pasta & Hard Cider: Vegetarian Style

Earth Log: June 7, 2103 Okay, it’s still not 2103 but it’s still feeling like every day is a year and I’m still anxiously waiting to pick apples this year. However, it looks like we will be heading back to the office this week. I will definitely miss my wife’s home cooked meals for breakfast, … Continue reading Pasta and Hard Cider: Vegetarian Style

Nachos & Hard Cider: Vegetarian Style

Nachos & Hard Cider

Earth Log: May 21, 2086 Okay, it’s not 2086 but it’s starting to feel like every day in isolation is a year! All I know is that I am anxiously looking forward to this year’s apple harvest so I can go pick apples in the orchard. The problem, I still have decades to go at … Continue reading Nachos & Hard Cider: Vegetarian Style

Making Magic Pippin Hard Cider

Making Pippin Magic - Hard Cider

Pippin Magic has been one of my favorite hard ciders of the 2019 harvest. I used Newtown Pippin apples, which are also known as Albemarle Pippin apples. The apple was a chance seedling, grown from an apple seed or pip, found in Newtown, New York in the late 1600s or early 1700s. It was taken … Continue reading Making Magic Pippin Hard Cider

A Perfect Pairing: Grilled Cheese and Hard Cider

A Perfect Pairing: Grilled Cheese & Hard Cider

With stay at home orders in place, I noticed that I’ve been using my wild sourdough starter to make a lot of sandwich bread loaves. I even made a multigrain variant that we used for egg salad and buns for smash burgers. The cool thing is that it is an easy recipe to make and … Continue reading A Perfect Pairing: Grilled Cheese and Hard Cider

A Feast at Home!

Quattro Fomaggi Pizza and Julien a Thurel Cidre

I previously wrote about a feast we had at a local restaurant, Feast, with seafood and French hard cider. However, with social distancing in full swing and no restaurants open, my wife and I decided we needed to create our own feast. We are known for putting together some awesome pizzas so for this “Feast … Continue reading A Feast at Home!

London Cider

Skyline from St. Paul’s

When you fly halfway around the world to London, what should be your main objective? Drinking hard cider of course! Okay, maybe we wanted to check out a few sites but sampling hard ciders was still top on my priority list. I always say you don’t need to go to the orchard or cidery to … Continue reading London Cider

A Dessert Feast

What do you do when you eat at a great restaurant but don’t get to sample the desserts. You go back! We noticed some interesting desserts on the menu at Feast the other day but didn’t get the chance to try them. So we decided to stop in again and treat ourselves to a couple. … Continue reading A Dessert Feast

Making Pink Paradise Hard Cider

Pink Paradise Hard Cider Recipe

Pink Paradise Hard Cider by Prickly Apple Cider Homemade sourdough pizza with a pesto sauce, roasted artichokes and poblano peppers with feta and parmesan cheese: it was superb. We picked the artichokes at a local farm and the sourdough is from my wild starter. I love those sourdough breadsticks so much I included the recipe … Continue reading Making Pink Paradise Hard Cider

Phoenix Hard Cider Tour

Have you ever taken a hard cider tour? Maybe you are envisioning a walk through the orchard on a fall day before stopping at the barn to buy some apples and a few bottles of hard cider made from a hard cider recipe handed down from 6-7 generations. That would be awesome but it isn’t … Continue reading Phoenix Hard Cider Tour