Crab apple status

Since the wind broke the one crab apple tree, and I ended up tying it off, rather than cutting it away, I've been keeping a close eye on it since. Check it out. Can you tell which part was broken? There isn't even a single wilted leaf on it! It still might not survive the … Continue reading Crab apple status

Making hard crab apple cider; will it work?

Today was our first attempt at making hard apple cider. We are using the remaining apples from the one crab apple tree we have that produces the most amazing, sweet, delicious little apples, after using some of them to start an apple cider vinegar. When we first moved here and saw how many crab apple … Continue reading Making hard crab apple cider; will it work?

Making Crab apple cider vinegar: airlock or cheese cloth?

Last night, I procrastinated cleaning the dining room by starting the apple cider vinegar! 😀 I slightly modified the recipe I used last year, which you can find here. (Link will open in a new tab.) I started off by using one of my gallon jars to measure out apples from one of the 5 … Continue reading Making Crab apple cider vinegar: airlock or cheese cloth?

Crabapple Cider Vinegar, part 3 – the finished product

Part 1Part 2 The cider vinegar I made using our crabapples was due to be ready somewhere between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, or to taste. I checked the flavour somewhere in between then, before moving it to the fridge. Here is what it looks like. The finished vinegar has a lovely reddish pink colour … Continue reading Crabapple Cider Vinegar, part 3 – the finished product