Wednesday, February 05, 2014

White Bean Hummus

For this year's Super Bowl I fixed a White Bean Hummus that wowed me. Yes, freakin' awesome. I read through a couple of recipes, but ended up throwing some items together on my own.

15 oz. can white beans (I used cannellini beans), drained
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T. minced shallot
1/2 dozen salted capers
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. dried dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Serve with red and orange bell pepper strips and/or carrot sticks.

I also ate the hummus with some pita chips, but, honestly, I liked it better with the bell peppers. This particular fact amazed me more than anything else.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Rocky Ridge Reserve

Rocky Ridge Reserve by pjpink

Rocky Ridge Reserve a photo by pjpink on Flickr.
We attended the debut of Rocky Ridge Reserve from Blue Bee Cider. A perfect day for a cider tasting. Extremely dry cider aged in an old apple brandy barrel. Barely effervescent that makes for a great aperitif or a first course (I have a Tuscan white bean and arugula salad in mind).

Only 356 500 ml bottles are available. We snagged number 134.