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About teapottipper

Folklore PhD Student. Gardener. Cook. Walker. Tea drinker.

Cider Week at the Finger Lakes Cider House

Some snaps from an afternoon at the Finger Lakes Cider House during Cider Week Finger Lakes back in October.  Some pressing demonstrations, games, gorgeous weather, and lazing in the lingering autumn sun.

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Two Apple Festivals, One Weekend

Cider Week Finger Lakes was a smash!  And our cup runneth over with events.  To start off this Cider Week, I went to two different apple festivals, one connected to Cider Week, and the other not. On Friday afternoon on … Continue reading

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Cheese Meditation Minute

I was drinking a cider and admiring a cheese.   And then I had some cheese thoughts that my friends seemed to enjoy.  Following this, I decided that the cider blog should definitely have a Cheese Meditation Minute every so … Continue reading

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Blossom Time in New York

The blossoms have come and are now almost gone here in upstate New York.  Since I last posted, nigh eons ago, I’ve relocated from Indiana to the Finger Lakes region of New York to start a new job.  It’s been … Continue reading

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Mistletoe

During my research in England, I wrote some observations (reposted below) about my encounters with mistletoe, and I recently got to revisit them in a conversation with Annie Corrigan on WFIU Radio’s Earth Eats Program.  If you are interested in … Continue reading

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Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill – A Thanksgiving Miracle

On the day before Thanksgiving, I was driving from Corning, New York to Massena, New York, in order to spend the holiday with my grandmother.  Somewhere between Ithaca and Cortland, I made a wrong turn, and I ended up driving … Continue reading

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Lambic, the Cider of Beers

Today, I want to talk about Belgian beer. I’ve been doing some travelling in Europe to attend a conference. Brussels happened to be the cheapest airport to fly into, which to me, was the universe telling me to go explore … Continue reading

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“Magic of Cider” on WFIU Earth Eats with Annie Corrigan

I recently had the opportunity to do an interview about cider with WFIU Earth Eats producer Annie Corrigan.  Here’s the link to the Earth Eats site, where you can listen to the podcast!  I love radio. http://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/magic-cider-art-coffee-roasting-season-paw-paws/

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The Big Apple of Colborne, Ontario – Taking a Bite Out of the 401

Anyone who’s ever suffered through the mind-numbing stop-and-go traffic (14 whole lanes of it!) crawling through Toronto on the 401 Highway will probably also have driven by this delightful roadside apple sculpture as they head east towards Montreal.  Towering over … Continue reading

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Cider on the Prairie

I decided to pay a visit to a place very close to my heart: Conner Prairie Living History Museum, where I worked for about five summers during college. I had not been back in many years, and I was excited to … Continue reading

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