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Mulled Cider

October 1st, 2010

Mr Chiots is a HUGE fan of cider, he loves this time of year for the cider. He drinks a big glassful almost every evening. I’m not a big fan of it cold, but I love mulled cider. Often in the evening I’ll put a pan on to mull for a half hour or so and we’ll drink it while reading later that evening. I make my own mulled cider with a mix of spices from the pantry. I love adding all kinds of spices, it’s not always the same.

Generally for 2 cups of mulled cider I’ll throw in a few cinnamon sticks, 15-20 allspice berries, one or two whole cloves, a couple slices of fresh ginger, a few cardamon pods and a third of a vanilla bean. If I have cranberries I’ll throw a handful of those in as well or some orange peel if I have that, but those don’t grace my kitchen often. I generally buy my spices in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs and it makes an inexpensive way to enjoy mulled cider (and you can use the spices another time if you want to). Not to mention all of these spices add antioxidants to your diet.

Do you enjoy mulled cider? What spices do you like to use?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.