It was the sight of apple blossom on the tree outside the kitchen window that set me to begin a book. I didn't know then what I saw or what it was I did but hope was there, full as buds. and now I eat the apples and the book feeds me. Yesterday I dragged the ladder out and climbed the tree, its branches circled my waist as if we where about to dance. I plopped the apples down, they made the beat of music...
Spiced Apple Cider
- 6 cups apple cider
- orange juice from one orange
- brown sugar to taste
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole cloves
- cardamom to taste
- 2 small pieces of peeled fresh ginger (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a large saucepan.
Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mixture 15 minutes to blend flavors.
Strain cider into mugs, and serve hot with a pie crust tops.