Archive for October 13th, 2008

It seems as though at this time of the year everybody is either at the Fly Creek Cider Mill or planning to visit the Mill. Don’t forget that at the online store you can buy almost everything at the Mill. You can buy many varieties of fudge, salsa, healthy cider, cave aged sheddar, Christmas gift baskets and hundreds of other gifts for him her or both.

Lorelei Eurto: It occurred to me the other day that Autumn was in full bloom around us and I hadn’t sat down long enough to enjoy it! So Joe and I took the day and spent the day out and about. First we stopped in at Fly Creek Cider Mill. . . . Visit

The Andrews Family: . . . Last weekend, we went to Fly Creek Cider Mill with friends of mine from school: Tim, Kristin, and Jeremy. We also invited our Japanese friend Haruki along with us. The drive there was beautiful with crisp fall colors. I indulged in all of the Mill’s deliciousness – apples, cider, fudge, baked goods, wine, cheese, dips, sauces…. yum. And of course we fed the various ducks and geese there .   .  . Visit

Michelle in Utica NY: . . . From what I have heard this is perfect weather for the leaves to start changing big time, I can see it starting to happen and the air has that fall crisp smell. Makes me want to go to Fly Creek Cider Mill in Fly Creek and get some fresh cider, some Macintosh apples and cheese.   .   Visit

The Borns in Brooklyn: After our swim, we went to the Fly Creek Cider Mill, drank some cider, drank some hard cider, ate lots of samples, and bought some too. The play area was only for children 2-8, but we wanted to play anyway! .  .  . Visit

Dee Dee from the Gulf Coast: One thing I’m looking forward to when we visit upstate New York in a few days, is the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. This place has been a popular attraction for years and hasn’t changed in the least since we have been visiting there. The Cider Mill is an old wooden store building with hardwood floors, packed with all sorts of good quality merchandise .  .  .  Visit

Gold in the Clouds Blog: So while Dave played taxi-driver all afternoon and managed the home, my sister and I enjoyed a beautiful drive down to the Cooperstown area (about 1 hour southwest of Albany) to attend the Cider Mill Festival at Fly Creek Cider Mill and Marketplace. . . Visit

The New York Traveler .  .  . Visit

Family Vacations in New York:  .  .  .  Visit

Merchant Circle  .  .  . Visit



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Part 1 (Stock)
Peels and cores from apples
Clean skins from onions and garlic
2 sticks Cinnamon
2 ½ c. Fly Creek Cider Mill cider
2 ½ c. Water

Combine apple peels and cores from apples, skins from onions and garlic, cinnamon, apple juice and water in a kettle. Boil gently, partially covered, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand one hour. Strain and discard solids.

Part 2 (Soup)
3 T. Butter
½ tsp. Grated ginger root
2 cloves Minced garlic
1 ½ c. Chopped onion
1 tsp. Salt
1 Juice from 1 lemon
2 c. Yogurt
2 c. Sour cream
4 c. Peeled, chopped apples (any kind but Red Delicious)

Part 3 (Spices)
3 T. Flour
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 tsp. Ground cumin
1 tsp. Ground coriander
¼ tsp. Ground cloves
¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper

Mix flour, dry mustard, turmeric, cumin, coriander, cloves and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

Part 4 (Topping)
Slivered, toasted almonds

Yogurt and sour cream should be at room temperature. Heat a heavy skillet. Add butter, ginger, garlic and a dash of salt. Stir and cook over moderate heat a minute or so, then add onions. Saute another 5 minutes, then add salt and apples, stirring well. Add lemon juice and sprinkle in the pre-combined flour and spices, stirring constantly. Cover and cook 8-10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat, and let it rest about 10 minutes. Heat the stock. Puree the stock and sauteed mixture together, bit-by-bit in a food processor or blender. Make sure the result is very smooth. Transfer it to a kettle or heavy saucepan, and whisk in the yogurt and sour cream. At this point the soup shouldn’t be cooked any further. Just heat it over low heat right before serving time. (The soup can be made a couple hours ahead and heated just before it’s served.) Serve topped with toasted almond slivers. This soup is great cold on a hot summer day.

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