Fall is in the air!
And what better way to celebrate than with a nice tall glass (or hot mug) of apple cider?
I have been craving that liquid gold for weeks now, but couldn’t get my hands on the stuff!
Any of you who’ve read my How To Can Pink Applesauce post, know that I won’t eat non-organic apples.
The reason, is because apples are always on the top of the Dirty Dozen list of foods with the most pesticides/chemicals sprayed on them. In fact, this year marks the ninth year in a row that apples were number one on the list!
There are so many pesticides, acaricides, fungicides, bactericides, herbicides, nematicides and rodenticides found on apples it’s sickening.
“Well what’s the big deal with pesticides?” you might ask.
Check out this post from beyondpesticides.org to learn about the Wide Range of Diseases Linked to Pesticides, and you’ll find out. It’s pretty disturbing!
After learning all of these disturbing facts, I’ve decided that any apple product I (or my family) consume needs to be organic. Including apple cider!
Unfortunately, I have not found organic apple cider in any of the stores near me. In the past I would buy organic apple juice and heat it up in a pot on the stove with some added cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and allspice! It’s delicious, but still kind of pricey!
This year I was lucky enough to score a TON of apples from my parent’s yard. They have a bunch of apple trees that have not been sprayed or treated with anything, and the best part is…they were FREE!!! My favorite word!