When this recipe came together and we had it dressed for the photo, we thought it is just like at the Fish Shack. If you have ever had great fish and chips and thought I could never make it at home. This recipe is the one to change your mind. It is heavenly with our Yakima Valley Dry Hopped Cider.

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We grow beans on the farm as well as all of our tree fruit. Every fall I have pounds of beans to cook with all year. The giant white ones are my favorite and I love them in salads. The day that Olaiya and came up with this salad, we had the beans and the tuna and needed crunch with the fennel and celery and then the tarragon came, but it was still missing something. I had an Ashmed’s Kernal (apple that we grow for cider) in my refrigerator. It was slightly past its prime but the acid and sugar blend made it the perfect apple for this salad. They are hard to come by but Pink Ladies make an excellent choice for this salad.

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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 I first met to discuss cider and recipes, I knew I wanted one with ravioli’s. I used a lemon ricotta for this recipe, but any cheese filled ravioli will be perfect. I love the prawns, but it would also work as a vegetarian entrée. The presence of this dish on the table always elicits the aaahhhs. It is beautiful in bowl and delicious.

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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 my mind. My hope is that this stew creates a food memory at your house. Dinner party?

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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 used in three forms, and the depth of flavor that comes from the three keeps changing with each bite. When we made this soup and tasted it with the cider, we came up with two options. Chunky or smooth; bold or subtle, this recipe has it all.

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