Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Favorites in the Eley House

This is an Eley family tradition that I always remember and it is one that we will continue on for as long as there is apple cider :)  Here is the recipe for our family's spiced cider.

First you will need: 
4 cups apple cider
1/2 orange 
2 cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger 
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

First pour the cider in a small sauce pan and then zest the 1/2 orange with a normal peeler or zester/microplane if you have one. Then throw the zest in the pan, cut the orange in half, squeeze the juice in the cider and throw in the orange.
Next get your cinnamon sticks and cloves and throw them in the pan along with the nutmeg and ginger.
Let it simmer for a little while to make your house smell good and then enjoy a hot cup right then or store it in a pitcher to warm up quickly later.  If you put it in a pitcher, be sure to stir or shake it so you get all of the flavors before you pour a cup.

Next food post will be about our homemade granola :)

Sorry the photography is a little rough. Low light and a shallow depth of field makes for tough shooting.

1 comment:

  1. Hey man, I'm digging your blogging. Did you take the pictures for this post?

    Mary and I went today to buy gas logs (off craigslist) for our fireplace to get it ready for the winter festivities. Who knew gas logs would be so expensive.

    Fare thee well,