Of apple cider and mixed nuts.

fishingpol Posted By fishingpol, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:25 AM

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  1. fishingpol

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    In the past few weeks I have been buying bags of mixed nuts to crack and eat for snacks, particularly in the evening when on this site. Just run of the mill hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, etc... I wash them down with a glass of cold apple cider. What is it about this time of year that brings about a craving for this? I have no desire to drink cider in the warm months, unless it is a hard cider. I only buy the mixed nuts around the holidays too. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dix

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    It reminds me of "nesting". Be very, very, careful.
     
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    Just a continuation of holiday tradition for me.

    I'm old enough to remember knocking chestnuts don out of the tree, whacking them open with a rock and roasting them. Once literally over an open fire. Popcorn too. (over the fire in the fireplace )


    Still have to have that bowl of fruit and a bowl of nuts with a nutcracker. (the wooden soldier one a kid broke, but it still gets taken out for Christmas )
    and damn, even walnuts are getting pricey.
     
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    Seasonal foods are good for you. Far better than craving asparagus at this time of the year.
     
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    fishinpol, we're still drinking cider that we made back in October. Dang it is good. So yesterday we got a package in the mail. It was full of pecans! Last spring I let some folks hunt turkeys on our place and seems they are very thankful. So are we.
     
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    Homemade cider, nice! Years ago we had a local cider mill on the other side of town. My neighbor used to bring his apples down for pressing. Those were the good days. I think I'll go pour a glass now.
     
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    Not a fan of cider, but I like egg nog. Haven't been able to find it in the stores yet though.
     
  8. fishingpol

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    It has been out since Halloween around here. I'm probably on my 4 or 5th half gallon now. :sick: Shared with the family of course...
     
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    Hard cider is good in the winter too. I have 5 gallons ready to bottle so I've been emptying the last of the previous 5 gallon batch in anticipation.
     
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    Making cider has turned into a community event here. Always seem to be more folks eager to give us apples than come over and turn the wheel on the masher though.
     
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    And if you don't want the cider to turn, just keep in refrigerator and loosen the cap. Or freeze it.
     
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