BACKYARD APPLE BRANDY TODDY
Here’s a great recipe from SSGC member Roger Phillips. Gather some apples from your backyard and give them a bit of a scrub (discarding apples with too much worm content or critter nibbles). Quarter the apples and put them in a juicer (Breville makes a nice one). Then, put your juice on simmer with a cinnamon stick and cloves. Pour into mugs and add the honey, lemon, brandy, and garnish. À votre santé!
✦ apple juice for two to four people
✦ cinnamon stick and three cloves
✦ teaspoon honey in each mug
✦ squeeze the juice of half a lemon, saving a thin slice for garnish, in each mug
✦ VSOP brandy to taste
Watch Roger and his granddaughter’s video for a how-to so you can obtain the maximum quantity of juice and perfect your mixology skills.
✦ kitchen scraps (no meat, fish, cheese)
✦ water to mix
Throw the ingredients into a bargain blender and pulverize until it’s a nice thick slurpy mixture. Pour this mixture into the compost bin and cover it with a bit of composted soil, dry leaves, etc. The worms will come up for a sip and you will increase the nutrients in your compost.