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Resident spice expert Shirley Bovshow is talking apples and delicious fall spices to make a delicious cider.
Ingredients

Ingredients for the Traditional Cider

  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons dried lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons dried orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons whole allspice
  • 1 smashed nutmeg

Ingredients for the Far East Cider

  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 3 whole Star Anise
  • 3 tablespoons dried, sliced kumquat
  • ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns (optional)

Ingredients for the Central America Cider

  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Dried Jamaica
  • 3 tablespoons dried grapefruit peel

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Directions:

TRADITIONAL:
1. Place cinnamon sticks in a plastic bag. Crush cinnamon sticks and using a rolling pin or the bottom of a sauté pan or cast iron skillet. Mix the crushed cinnamon with the rest of the ingredients. Portion into six ready-made muslin tea bags or make your own with cheesecloth and kitchen string.

FAR EAST:
1. Place cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and star anise in a plastic bag. Crush cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and star anise using a rolling pin or the bottom of a sauté pan or cast iron skillet. Mix the crushed spices with the rest of the ingredients. Portion into six ready-made muslin tea bags or make your own with cheesecloth and kitchen string.

CENTRAL AMERICA:
1. Place cinnamon sticks and coriander seeds in a plastic bag. Crush cinnamon sticks and coriander seeds using a rolling pin or the bottom of a sauté pan or cast iron skillet. Mix the crushed spices with the rest of the ingredients. Portion into six ready-made muslin tea bags or make your own with cheesecloth and kitchen string.

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