Sourdough Crackers & Hard Cider

Sourdough Crackers and Cider

I mentioned in my last Pizza & Cider post that our rate of sourdough pizza consumption had slowed because we had a new favorite use for our sourdough discard: crackers. My wife discovered a sourdough cracker recipe and as is our normal, we soon augmented it and began creating a plethora of wonderful options. There … Continue reading Sourdough Crackers & Hard Cider

Pizza & Hard Cider: Veggie Edition

Pizza & Cider: Veggie Edition

You may have noted that my pizza and cider posts have slowed down. That is not because I don’t like pizza and cider or that I stopped making sourdough. It’s mostly because we discovered another great option for sourdough discard: crackers. Yes, I will post some recipes because sourdough cheese crackers and hard cider are … Continue reading Pizza & Hard Cider: Veggie Edition

Salmon Tacos and Hard Cider

Salmon Taco Fiesta

I have yet to find a food that doesn’t pair well with hard cider. That is often because you can have so many different styles of cider. However, I always enjoy cider with seafood. I have written several other articles about seafood and cider. just search the website or review the experiences page for more. … Continue reading Salmon Tacos and Hard Cider

June Gloom: A Cider-Maker’s Struggle

June Gloom: A Cider Maker’s Challenge

If you live in Southern California, June Gloom means the time of year when clouds roll in and it gets overcast, cool, and gloomy. It’s most common in June but can start earlier or last later into summer. For me as a cider maker, this sentiment covers the summer months beginning in June and running … Continue reading June Gloom: A Cider-Maker’s Struggle

Flavorful and Healthy – The Only Way to Eat

Health Vs Flavor

I sometimes hear people described as those that live to eat. These are the people who enjoy food. They like the look of it, the smell of it, and ultimately, the taste of it. They rarely met a food they don’t like. On the other end, I know people who you might describe as those … Continue reading Flavorful and Healthy – The Only Way to Eat

Grafting: Bud Versus Scion

Grafting: Bud Versus Scion

This is my second year learning to graft apple trees. Last year I learned the important lessons of making sure your rootstock is growing before you graft scion wood. I also learned not to unwrap your scion graft too soon or at least not without first having some staking in place. This year, I did … Continue reading Grafting: Bud Versus Scion

Cider Yeast Bread

Making bread from cider yeast.

Have you ever wondered how the yeast used to make bread is different from that used to make cider, beer, and wine? First off, the standard yeast used for most fermented food products is Saccharomyces cerevisiae. So, fundamentally, the yeast has the same basic characteristics. However, just like yeast have different characteristics when fermenting wine … Continue reading Cider Yeast Bread

Pizza and Hard Cider – Part VII

Pizza & Hard Cider - Part VII

After six articles on pairing pizza and hard cider, you would think I’d run out of recipes and options. That’s what makes pizza and hard cider so wonderful, there seem to be infinite possibilities. For this group of four pizza recipes and hard cider pairings, we pushed the crust even further when we did a … Continue reading Pizza and Hard Cider – Part VII

Lobster Rolls and Hard Cider

Lobster Rolls and Cider - Yum

Yes, hard cider goes with seafood. In fact, it goes with anything. This is because hard cider, like wine, reflects the fruit you used to make it. You can have dry, tart cider with some effervescence or a still astringent cider that’s slightly bitter and has a heavy mouthfeel. You can also have sweet hard … Continue reading Lobster Rolls and Hard Cider

Popcorn and Hard Cider III

Popcorn & Cider III

While this is only my third edition of popcorn and hard cider, I’m afraid I’m wearing out my Zippy Pop pan. It’s definitely not new but I do still thoroughly enjoy it. Some of my creations are repeats or slight variations of my first post on popcorn or my second post. However, I also sometimes … Continue reading Popcorn and Hard Cider III