Recipes with cider that you should try

Apple spinach salad & crispy almonds: 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. It takes 4 to 5 minutes and it makes everyone ask, “What did you do to these almonds?” Spinach tossed with grilled chicken or pulled from a rotisserie chicken; it all comes together with dressing and almonds that are candied like a brittle. Yield: 6-8 Servings 1/4 cup minced shallot or red onion 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons black sesame…

Best pizza toppings from the Mediterranean

We just got back from traveling in the South of France, and as you’d expect, the food was fantastic. One of the most enjoyable parts of our trip was visiting the fantastic food markets. Each town has its own market day, and some have a market every day but Sunday. The Saturday market in the town of Arles is one of the best in the area. And there’s a permanent market in Antibes that’s open every day but Sunday. The restaurants here serve lots of fresh seafood and other ingredients that you find in the market — vegetables, herbs, and…

Apple and Blueberry Cider Recipe

Apple and blueberry cider is a delicious diversion from a more mainstream cider recipe that will slake any thirst and delight the drinkers palate with its unique flavour. Sweetening is optional though I do recommend it as it enhances the berry flavour of the cider.   Ingredients: 4 litres (One Gallon) Apple Juice 100-200 grams (3 1/2 – 7 ounces) fresh or frozen blueberries One Red Apple Variety (eg Delicious), cored, peeled and diced One Campden Tablet OR 1/10 level teaspoon Sodium Metabisulfite 80g (3oz) Lactose OR 2g (1 teaspoon) wine sweeter (optional) Cider Yeast Method:   Sterilise your cider…

The best dessert is pizza

Pizzas are traditionally associated with savory dishes, and thinking of a dessert pizza is rather unusual for some people. Yet there is an abundance of dessert pizza recipes, and the variety of toppings is amazing. People who have a sweet tooth will definitely be spoiled for choice with desserts of the pizza type offered on a regular basis. There is a long list of delectable names of dessert pizzas: banana split and pineapple brownie pizza; pizza with grilled fruit and cream cheese; pizza with ricotta, plums, apricots and peanuts; layered pizza with pears, apricot preserves, granola and ricotta; pizza with…