Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The trees are full of delicious, ripe & ripening apple harvests... and that means pies, crumbles, crisps, crispy delicious apples for eating out-of-hand, and the best of all: cider.
Our favorite place to visit this time of year is the Clinton Cider Mill in Clinton, NY.
It's an awesome place to visit--you can watch them pressing fresh cider, or just order and enjoy your favorite treats. Cider is available cold, frozen (like a slushie) or, my personal favorite, hot.
They also sell fresh cider donuts (plain and cinnamon-sugar) which are to. die. for.
Don't you just love apple season?
I'll tell you why I prefer to drink my cider hot: it controls my portions. If you are diabetic or otherwise insulin-challenged, fruit juices will really mess with your blood sugar--so by getting a small cup of hot, you're more likely to sip it, rather than guzzle it down. Mmm...
So if you're in NY state, get you some apples and a jug of cider--it's time.