Category Archives: cider

Another cider, another cheese, another trip to Virginia

Almost a year to the day later, I found myself back in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, ready for a girls’ weekend filled with horse races, vineyards, and general debauchery while visiting Sadie at the University of Virginia.  First … Continue reading

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Farnum Hill Cider and apple chutney

  I recently had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic event on behalf of my company, Farnum Hill Ciders.  It was an evening of cider and delicious pairings like fried olives, duck pastrami, smoked salmon in choux puffs, and an apple … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The final countdown, a few cheeses, and a favorite appetizer!

Even though some of you may be expecting Eating the Rind’s greatest Thanksgiving hits, what you are about to read is not your typical recipe run through of all the turkey day heavy hitters.  In fact, I hope you’re not scrambling for … Continue reading

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Cleaning out your liquor cabinet: cider braised chicken with port cranberry sauce

As we are now officially in this holiest of weeks for us home cooks, I wanted to share a meal that is fast and easy enough to make, even with the mountain of Thursday’s cooking looming in the distance.  After watching Thanksgiving cooking shows and discussing menu … Continue reading

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Snow day in October

What was supposed to be a mild, sunny, fall day spent mostly indoors writing turned out to be an autumnal “snow day” for me and the hubby, who was unexpectedly sent home from work due to power failures at his office.  We decided to take … Continue reading

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Sunday Feast

For those of you looking for a way to squeeze in time with friends or family after crazy weeks and booked-solid weekends, I’d like to propose the frequently overlooked tradition of Sunday Dinner.  When you’ve been trying for weeks to get together with the same … Continue reading

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