Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pressing Cider from our own Apples

When I was little, I remember visiting a friend of my father’s who had a cider press.  While I was fascinated with the machine, I was suspicious of the final product which was dark and cloudy.  After all, the cider … Continue reading

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A Pair of Salads, Summer into Fall

We haven’t seen a hard frost yet, so we still have tomatoes, but it’s also late enough in the year to have ripe pears from our orchard.  Last night, knowing that D. does not love the pears as I do, … Continue reading

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Apples, Potatoes and Leeks, Oh My!

For a couple of weeks, now, the apples have really been ripening.  Two weeks ago, we took a week off to have a 25 mile kayak camping trip and we came back to buckets and buckets of windfall apples.  Too … Continue reading

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