Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A basic recipe for apple cider with inspiration for variations on flavors. Via Portland Mercury.
I decided to make apple butter with a kick. I added a spiced beer to the recipe and it worked out quite nicely.
Making apple vinegar from scratch could not be easier. All you need are some apple peels and a little time!
Apple cider jelly, made by boiling down fresh apple cider until it thickens, is an easy way to keep fall in your fridge.
Persimmon butter: Apples, pears and persimmons hang out in the slowcooker with honey and lemon juice for a butter that is as great to give as it is to serve.
Fermented cabbage, apples, and fresh cranberries combine in this versatile condiment to make a delicious, sweet-salty-sour kraut.
How to make Blackberry And Apple Gin, similar to sloe gin but much quicker to make and tastes wonderful too.
Apples, red wine, honey, cinnamon, and walnuts--all the flavors of fall bottled up and ready to spread on a pretty scone or a hearty slice of whole grain bread. It smells amazing and tastes even better!
A spicy fresh apple shrub makes a perfect base for a classic autumnal cocktail, especially when garnished with a slightly salty caraway seed brittle.
This was really just a case of getting together the components of the traditional toffee apple and then going the wrong way about making it. Oh and I added a wee dash of brandy, like you do!