Imagine waking up on a chilly morning and beginning the day with a tender scone and a cup of tea. Not too sweet, this scone is studded with apricots and is even better slathered with some berry jam or lightly whipped cream.
The traditional taste of tzatziki, a refreshing staple on Greek tables, comes through in this slimmed down version that uses cottage cheese. Mezze are small dishes served as appetizers…made even better with a glass of white wine.
These healthy breakfast “treats” are so simple to put together that you shouldn’t save them just for company. Change up the flavors with granola and seasonal berries and this will always seem like a new recipe.
This spin on the classic mimosa is a perfectly refreshing way to begin a morning brunch and especially local when you use Watershed Distillery’s Gin from Columbus.
This is a lovely and simple fall drink and the perfect companion to fried cakes or powdered donuts. The rosemary gently scents the cider without taking over. You can substitute hard cider for the sweet after the kids go to bed.
Here’s a lovely compliment to a number of proteins including scallops, chicken, roasted pork and schnitzel. The cider adds the sweetness while the caraway adds the perfect tang to complete this dish. Toss in a bit of brown sugar if your sweet tooth demands.
You could make a meal out of this, but it’s so much nicer to share with friends. The little apple cubes soak up the flavors of the sausage and hard cider. Offer thick, crusty bread to sop up the juices. You can find mild and spicy versions of Spanish chorizo, a smoked firm sausage, at import stores.
Ten years ago, hard cider, the kicky adult version of a favorite fall beverage, was difficult to come by unless you knew someone with a batch fermenting in their cellar and willing to share. The strong stuff was perfectly legal but hard to obtain and typically not very quaffable. Today, there are at least seven hard cider producers in Ohio reviving this ancient craft in creative ways, and some count on local apple and cider producers to help them get the job done.
Warren County’s Jess Campbell is making her high school dream come true
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