On our recent apple picking outing we got some cider. I just love cider this time of year, it’s great hot or cold. The boys enjoy it with some seltzer mixed in. The grow ups, however, get to play around a little more!
Over the weekend the weather was gorgeous Sunday so we had cocktails on the porch. I tinkered around with a couple cider drinks, and while they were good it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. Continue reading →
I’ve had this apple cider sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. Whatever shall I do with it? The boys enjoyed some hot cider on a chilly morning hike, but I wanted to spike it up for the grown ups.
Then came the question of which alcohols to use. I was in the mood for spiced rum and it seemed to go well with cider. Then I was inspired, both by a mistaken purchase and memories of a favorite apple dessert. Continue reading →
It is October, time for all the pumpkin goodies. As I mentioned in the last post I recently bought two baking pumpkins and couldn’t wait to get started. My first pumpkin item of the fall was this maple pumpkin butter.