Apple cider please

We spent our day off enjoying gorgeous Fall weather and an afternoon in the apple orchard.

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Picking apples on our day off can actually be really fun. Especially when apple cider is in the picture.

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The farm has an apple press that gets a lot of love this time of year. There truly is nothing better than fresh apple cider from apples picked moments before being pressed!

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The apple press turned out to be a huge workout. I think my arms were ready to fall off after the last batch!

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But the cider turned out really well and was totally worth all the effort.

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In case you were wondering, apple cider and whisky are great friends!

After all our apple picking and cider making were over we came home and made the best sandwiches ever.

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Prosciutto, goat cheese and fig jam sammies

Two slices of bread – preferably from a baguette
Goat cheese
2 slices of prosciutto
1 tbs fig jam
Arugula
Olive oil and salt to taste

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Assemble you’re sandwich. Spreading cheese on one slice of bread and jam on the other. Place prosciutto and oil and salt on. Place in a 475 degree oven for about 3-5 minutes. Remove and layer on the arugula. Squeeze a little lemon juice for an added kick! Enjoy.

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8 Responses to Apple cider please

  1. a) I have never seen that press before- SO FREAKING COOL!
    b) I cannot wait to have fresh cider when I come home! I got some hot cider at a coffee shop the other day (it was 80 degrees out, but I needed something autumn-y), and it was fine. Just fine. Not great.
    c) I just realized that this has my posting as “aweekendwarrior” which is LAME and was not my intention, but I don’t want to bother logging out and logging back in. Also, it makes me question the name in general. Hmmm…. I need to do some reflecting.

  2. Ceci says:

    Yes please! I love getting my apple cider every Sunday at a farmers market across the street from my apartment. The BEST time of year for cider!

  3. Matthew Kunnari says:

    I would maybe venture to say Whiskey and Cider are best friends…. just throwing that out there. Making cider is pretty grand, eh? Did you have to fend off many bees?

    • drealieberg says:

      Ha! love it. We didn’t have problems with bees. I did get stung last week though. Bee venom is supposed to be very good for the immune system so I tried not to complain!!

  4. Ann MacDonald says:

    Dude!!! What a day, that looks awesome! Could you mail me some apple cider in Chicago? Your blog is freaking awesome – it brings the farm to a city girl. Hope you guys are doing well!!! I miss you!!! xoxo

    • drealieberg says:

      send us your address!! apples on the way! Thanks for checking out the blog! can’t wait for another reunion!! XOXO

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