Cider and Pork: The Perfect Pairing

By evescidery | Nov 27, 2018

This year we are offering a fun little Holiday pack from our online store: The Finger Lakes Pig Pack. This gift pack features 2 bottles of our complex, alluring bittersweet cider, the 2017 Darling Creek, paired with The Piggery’s savory Bacon Jam and log of no-nitrate pepperoni. Brad and Heather exemplify the way farmers in…

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American Food for Thanksgiving: Masala Roasted Squash, Iroquois White Corn Bread, Italian Bitter Greens, Mexican Chocolate Chestnut Cake…and Cider Of Course!

By evescidery | Nov 10, 2018

This year, Thanksgiving tastes better with cider, curry and chocolate.   The Ingredients Kabocha squash, radicchio, and  Rocombole garlic all make an appearance along with roasted Iroquois White Corn, Chestnut flour and Mexican chocolate, paired to perfection with our complex, delicious ciders for a Thanksgiving feast. Local ingredients with global flavors. The Setting On this…

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Italian Bitter Greens with Garlic and Anchovies

By evescidery | Nov 10, 2018

Bitter is so under appreciated. Absent from so many American palates, a meal with out bitter feels flabby. Once acclimated, one’s mouth yearns for the refreshing sensations. Making vegetables delicious is one way to be certain you’ll eat more of them. So be generous with the olive oil in this dish. -Bitter greens and purples…

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Mexican Chocolate Chestnut Cake

By evescidery | Nov 10, 2018

One of my favorite dessert pairings of all times is a wedge of simple not-very-sweet chocolate cake (especially spicy, cinnamon chocolate cake) and a glass of ice cider. In this (gluten free) cake recipe, we celebrate the mighty chestnut tree. If you want to learn more about how amazing chestnut trees are, the people who…

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Iroquois White Corn Bread

By evescidery | Nov 10, 2018

Roasted Iroquois White Corn flour and maple syrup elevate cast iron corn bread to a new level of depth and flavor. You can purchase Iroquois White Corn flour online, and support this awesome project to revive a 1,400 year old seed variety and bring traditional native foods to native communities and the community at large.…

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Roasted Kubocha Squash with Indian Spice

By evescidery | Nov 10, 2018

Can you imagine life with out curry? What was you life like before tasting curry for the first time? Aren’t you thankful for curry? Here is the simplest trick to elevate baked squash from the mundane to the extraordinary: Peel and and cube your favorite squash. (I love Kubocha for it’s rich flavor and virtually…

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The Tangled Path of Pommeau: Harvesting, Distilling, and Preserving

By evescidery | Oct 24, 2018

In my cabin near the cidery, there’s a dehydrator slowly turning spirals of Jonagolds into dried apples that should last me through the winter if I’m careful. Having the dehydrator going has the added bonus of saving me firewood; even the heat its losing doesn’t end up going to waste. And even on their own,…

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Baked Brie and Honey with Pommeau by the Fire

By evescidery | Oct 22, 2018

As the days grow colder, the evenings grow longer, and we find a moment to linger by the woodstove, sipping 5-year-old Pommeau, deep in conversation making winter plans… The Ingredients Lively Run’s brie style cheese, Sheldrake Moon, is transformed into a decadent autumn treat with our own Northern Spy apples, toasted nuts and Beeman Apiaries raw honey scooped…

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September 2018 Harvest Report

By evescidery | Sep 18, 2018

This year we had an optimal spring for bloom–winter seemed to go on forever, holding the trees back until any danger of a frost had passed. Grey and cold forever. People got depressed; I didn’t. The bloom survived. Check, that hurdle passed. With the bloom and then fruitlets showing, the game was on. Autumn was…

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The French Reception. Welcome Your Guests with Bubbly and Crisps. 

By evescidery | Sep 17, 2018

The French Reception. Welcome Your Guests with Bubbly and Crisps. The Ingredients Be very French and welcome your guests with a glass of bubbly and a bowl of potato chips (known outside the USA as ‘crisps’). Great Champagne is nice or a bottle of méthode originale Chennin from the Loire Valley, But may we suggest a naturally sparkling cider?…

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