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Cider and Apple How-To’s

Published: February 12, 2014 in Food & Drink, Resources

What are the best eating apples? If you are Tom Burford, your favorite apple is the last one you ate. Try old apples and find new favorites. And use this guide to select what may […]

2013 Best Of Food & Drink

Published: January 7, 2014 in Food & Drink, Inspiration

I confess. From the NY Times to People magazine, my year end guilty pleasure is an extended Best Of Binge. Movies, books, new restaurants…I devour them all, with food related lists near the top. So, […]

The Accidental Bartender meets Pippin Gold

Published: December 10, 2013 in Cocktails, Food & Drink

I get really anxious when someone hands me a sample of something and says, “What do you think?”.  My anxiety comes from two things. One, like any normal person, I like the things I like.  […]

The Fruit Forests of Kyrgyzstan: Introduction

Published: October 11, 2013 in Orchard

Hi,  this is Eliza and I’m sort of the new kid on the block here at Foggy Ridge.  In early September of this year, I spent three weeks fruit exploring in the wild fruit and […]

Start Your Engines

Published: October 6, 2013 in Listen

In my southern Appalachian orchard, summer slips into fall like a hand thrust into a well worn glove. Reading on the porch at dusk, I pull on a sweater and squint in fading light before […]

Mascarpone Panna Cotta

Published: August 4, 2013 in Recipes

Use high quality cream and gild the lily with a tiny glass of Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold. 2 Teaspoons milk 4 Teaspoons gelatin 2/3 Cup milk 2 1/2 Cups heavy cream 2 vanilla beans 1/2 […]

Cider Rubbed Spicy Pork Shoulder

Published: July 18, 2013 in Recipes

Cider Rubbed Spicy Pork Shoulder with Lard Biscuits and Candied Onion Blackberry Jam Ingredients for pork: 1 pork shoulder, sometimes called Boston Butt salt and pepper 16 whole peeled garlic cloves 4 jalapeno chilies, quartered […]

Apple Margarita

Published: July 16, 2013 in Cocktails

Ingredients 1.25 oz El Jimador Tequila .75 oz Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold Apple Port 2 oz sour mix (housemade please, see below) Apple garnish (see below) Seasoned salt for rim (see below) Add tequila, pippin […]

New Jersey Cocktail

Published: July 16, 2013 in Cocktails

Ingredients ¾ oz Carriage House Apple Brandy 1 sugar cube 3 dashes Angostura bitters 4 oz Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider Pour brandy into a Chammpagne flute. Add sugar cube and bitters. Fill with cider. […]

Treasure Hunting

Published: July 29, 2012 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Inspiration, Listen

Life on an apple farm contains daily treasures. From the summer morning mist that rolls up the Old Orchard from Rock House Creek to fat, sugar filled fruit pulling branches low to the ground, tiny […]

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