Thursday, 8 October 2009

The first snowfall, warm apple cider....

This is what I
woke up to
this morning.....
the first snow.
All soft
and white,
not making
anyone happy
except me.
I didn't have
to rush off
to work,
I am on
the late shift.
First thing to do
is to slice
up some apples
and dry
them in the oven.
Then heat
a large pot of
of apples and make
some lovely
dark apple juice......
Add some
cinnamon sticks,
a little
and ginger....
heat it up
and pour some
in my favorite cup....
Ahhhhh how
nice and
toasty warm!
Maybe, just
maybe I will
ready to
brave the day.......


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh no! Please tell me you live at the North Pole. NO snow....not yet. :) I can smell your apple drink simmering from here. mmm...mmmm...good!

June said...

This post just made all warm and happy inside. The smell of the apples drying and the cider simmering is a delight to the senses.
We got snow earlier this week too.

Andrea said...

I love snow and I love apple cider.

Blessings, andrea

Charlene said...

Yum! I have never made homemade apple cider! Looks sooooooo good. I can almost smell it. And SNOW oh no! So much for fall. Looks like you are gonna get winter early. Is this early for you or normal? I alllllllllllllmost have your goodies ready to ship. I made one thing & didn't like something about it so then I had to go shopping to find the right stones for it.... Are you curious yet. :) HUGS my friend stay warm.

Lou Cinda said...

Oh my Gosh!! It is 85 degrees here in the balmy South!! I yearn for the cool weather, though we rarely EVER get snow!!


Lou Cinda :)

Casa Cuori Colori said...

Dear Margaret, I can't romantic...and your apple drink..I can smell it...mmmmh!
Hugs, Claudia

Diane said...

The next time it storms, I'll brave the snow and come over to your house for a cup of your lovely hot cider - even if I just do it in my imagination.

"bear's house" said...

Hello my dear!!!

OH....WONDERFUL snow!!!

You think that "snow" is my name in "latino" language!!!

This name have a declination in "nivi"/"nivis" and my name is NIVES...


...and for apple cider? Mhhhhh...great ideas!!!

THANKS a lot for your WONDERFUL (like alwais!!!) POST!

Your friend from Italy. KISSES. NI

Lori said...

your warm apple juice sounds so good...esp with the delightful mix of spices...please keep your snow to yourself...i am not ready for it yet:)

Jientje said...

I was already craving something sweet when I got here, and now I'm drooling! LOL!
Congrats on the award, I almost forgot to tell you!

Allidink said...

Oh I'm so jealous of your snow and apples and cider! I wish it was more autumn like in southern california. I will live the autumn life through your photos!

All the best,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

Oh how lovely that you have snow there.
What a neat way to warm up with some Apple cider ~ beautiful photos.

Stay warm and have a happy weekend

Lynn said...

What????? Oh no, I forgot, you live out West and always get snow before we do in Ontario, long before we do. Well I for one would not be happy to see it even if I was staying home, I am just not ready for that yet. Although your apples in the oven certainly make me feel good, I love baked apples, anything with apples and it's just the season isn't it?

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Snow already? I think I'll pass on the snow . . . but Cider and I will be right there for the baked apples and homemade Cider. Now that looks amazing :) Maybe even worth the cold, lol. Great pictures!


Cindy said...

this looks so warm and delicious :)

Pam Aries said...

OH MY GOSH! It was 111 degrees here( SW Florida) today! I am not kidding! OH I popped over here from Betty Anne's blog..!

Lynn said...

My hubs baked an apple and walnut cake yesterday.
Somebody has to cook!

(Smiley face)
I'm going to show him the recipe below now!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Margaret!
I've been complaining about the heat and humidity here in south Florida, but I think I'd be howling if I were in snow again!
Your apple cider with apple slices looks heavenly. I miss cool weather (not snow!), homemade chili and apple cider. Thanks for reminding me.

Rebecca said...

My favorite drink in the wintertime and fall of the year is Apple Cider. I long for it and for whatever the reason it comforts me. Silly, huh? NAH....

Love to you~


Mayflower said...

Hello dear Marge, ohhh snow... I love it. Send some snow to Holland and if we are lucky it arrive about Christmas, that is a dream.
Your applecider looks delicious.
Have a nive weekend.
Lovely greetings from Mea

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

There are so many wonderful smells and food for this season but you're jumping the gun with the snow!!!lol I love winter too....I love to a bear!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh my gosh girlfriend! I can't believe you had snow already!! It was 86 here today!!!!!
Of course your warm apples sound heavenly. Wish I could be there with you to enjoy such a treat.
bunny hugs,

Colleen said...

Snow?? Already??? It's going to be a long cold winter...

The White Bench said...
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The White Bench said...

Mmmm, Margaret! Sounds delicious!
And I'd love to curl up in front of the fire with the first snow outside!! As for now, it has been raining cats and dogs over here!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to be getting snow already!
We've just barely packed away the summer furniture and yet to empty the fountain. I do love seeing the fall colors approaching. It definitely gets me in the mood for a cup of cider. I like to add a touch of caramel. What a charming presentation with the apple slice and cinnamon stick. The English Sponge such a labor of love including the delightful packaging. What generous ideas you've shared.

Sweet wishes,

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Dolly said...

Some places here in Michigan got snow last night! Not us thankfully!

That cider sounds wonderful....I could use a cup right now!

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Julie said...

Hi Margaret, I can smell those apples and the cinnamon already. It sounds so wonderful and YUMMY!!!

Hélène (Cannes) said...

Hello Margaret,
How nice it is to discover such a snowy landscape ! It almost never happens here, in the south of France. Happily, we have high mountains, the "Southern Alps", whithin an hour drive ... But I won't wait till this winter to prepare your "cider"! I love your photos !
I was so happy to meet you on my blog. Come back whenever you want, let me comments - I love them -, and if you want me to translate something for you, especially the recipes, I'll do it for you !
Have a very nice day !