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Sunday we cycled over to the grounds of Spadina Museum to meet up with friends for the City Cider event with Not Far From The Tree. It was a perfect fall day, sunny and blue skies, they couldn’t have asked for a better day. A good time was had by all! Here’s a little photo essay of our day.
Some of the events.
Cider is a ton of work. First the chopping.
Then the grinding.
Then the press, press, pressing!
Finally cider drinking!
Everyone enjoys the cider.
Not Far From the Tree had also arranged for a couple of food trucks to stop by (hey clowns and stilt walkers gotta eat too) and they brought some apple themed treats with them. Pretty Sweet Cakes made a lovely apple caramel cupcake with cream cheese frosting (no picture as it was scarfed too quickly) and Urban Smoke
had baked apples stuffed with pulled pork and apple slaw on top of their pulled pork sandwiches.
Hubs and I decided to split a brisket sandwich and one of the pulled pork and apple slaw sandwiches. Delicious.
Spadina house has the prettiest gardens, here is a peek of the 1880 garden – a mix of flowers and vegetables that would have been grown at the house at that time.
There was even a hard cider smackdown for adults.
The Pommies Dry Cider
is made just outside of the city in Caledon, Ontario. It was excellent. Bright, crisp and refreshing. I think I’ll get some to serve at Thanksgiving. It will be fantastic with our roast wild turkey
Admission to the event also included admission to the museum. In the kitchen they were demonstrating apple butter making on the old original gas stove.
The house was recently renovated and has been brought into the 1920′s exactly as it was when the Austin family lived there. I guess decorating tastes were different then…..
Finally we couldn’t leave until we’d embarrassed ourselves in the potato sack races. Yes that is three adult ladies racing a group of kids. I have no shame people. None.
Overall it was a fantastic afternoon and a great kickoff to the fall harvest season. Thanks for the awesome day Not Far From The Tree!