Friday, October 18, 2013

How Do You Like Them Apples?

An early October weekend found us in Lake Chelan, Washington, enjoying sunshine and the company of dear friends. For the local wineries, it was Crush, but we had the crushing of a different fruit in mind.

With trees in the garden dripping with apples and an antique press at the ready, it was time to make some cider.

Lots of hands made short work of the job and before we knew it, we had the best apple cider ever. Fresh, crisp and sweet, the taste of a perfect autumn day in a bottle.

Happy Weekend, everyone! What fun fall activity do you have planned? XOXO

Thanks to Chris Drake for the pictures (not to mention a lovely weekend) and the Pelly family for being so darn photogenic! 


  1. Oh my goodness those are some seriously happy and gorgeous photos Jeanne! But truly, you are kiiiiilllliiiing me. Fresh apple cider. Not "cidre" but cider. Sigh. Next you'll be posting photos of candy corn and I'll be done for! ;)

  2. How fun!!! I bet it was delicious!! Beautiful pictures......enjoy your weekend!

  3. It looks like you had a perfect fall day!! What fun!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Now that's capturing the season in a bottle! Bet you can guess what we'll be doing this weekend... Something that involves boats on a river! Hope yours is lovely.
    C + C

  5. That is the quintessential fall family activity!!! I love the smell of hot apple cider on the stove! Tonight is date night with the hubby and tomorrow we'll be cheering the flag football team. Thinking a game of Clue and a fire pit with s'mores afterwards!!!

    Happy weekend, Jeanne!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  6. I picked apples in Chelan the last weekend in September. Wish we had that cider press!

    Girls weekend away led us to The Distillery and all the temptation they create. ;-) Cheers!

  7. wow, the perfect autumn day. I WANT an apple press now

  8. Yum!!!! One of the best indulgences of the season! Cheers!



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