We took a good look at the boxes filled with this year’s apple harvest and said, “These look like cider apples.”
Mostly small, misshapen, and spotty.
Too many to eat fresh. Wrong variety to can or freeze.
Yep. These were cider apples.
But we no longer have access to a cider press. It was sold with the rest of the Amish store when the Mast sisters left and we don’t know who bought it.
One second thought – maybe not a bummer. After all – that cider press was a lot of hard physical labor to use.
And I do have a juicer.
An ACME juicer no less – (Wile E Coyote fans are chuckling right now)– bought at a thrift store.
But this leads to a dilemma.
If it is made on a juicer is the finished product juice? Or is it cider since it’s made using the same principles as the cider press?
And does it really matter? Because that juicer puts out some pretty tasty apple stuff!
Nope. Life’s too short to quibble over labels.
We’ll just call it delicious and enjoy all we can drink fresh. The rest we’ll freeze in plastic containers for winter.
Oh – and that Christmas mug in the picture? I know it’s only the first of November.
But hey – life’s too short to quibble!