The Vinegar Diaries: Day 5

Nothing new or notable happened on Day 4, so I skipped reporting nothing new or notable in the hope of retaining what few readers I’ve managed to hook … ahem – attract. But all that changed this morning: I have one new subscriber … and bless my fuzzy fleece socks, there’s no doubt that we…

The Apple Cider Vinegar Diaries: Day 3

I’m chewing over the idea of changing our Title Deed so my house has a name rather than a number. Calling it something like “The House of Fermentation” or “Great Fermentations” or “Tiny Bubbles” or “Yeastation”. This house is breeding fermenting stuff, and if I’m not attentive to this escapade, the bricks and mortar might…

The Apple Cider Vinegar Diaries: Day 2

27 Sept: I toddled down the stairs this morning, I often toddle first thing in the morning because the joints don’t work like they used to, and I was greeted with a clear, sparkling, autumn-ish aroma of apples laced through the cold morning air. I really must turn the heating back on; it was flipping…

The Apple Cider Vinegar Diaries: Day 1

Apple Cider Vinegar aka Le Vinaigre de Cidre de Pomme … I just can’t help it. It sounds tastier and more refined in French. Ap-ple ci-der vin-e-gar … it’s all pa-pa-pa and sz-sz and ve-ve-ve sounds in English. Harsh and popping off your tongue, exactly the way I’m hoping my vinegar does not turn out….

The Vinegar Diaries: Tequila Worms and Vinegar Earwigs

So I’ve filled a bowl with windfall Cox apples, each cleansed of mud and slug slime, and now I’m wondering while I wait for the sugar water to cool … if the best tequila comes bottled with a worm curled up dead as a poker at the bottom, then perhaps an earwig and a worm…