The Secret Cider Recipe of the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour

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Each year the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour serves that delicious warm cider. Bet you want to know how to make it.

Really?

Really?

Not so fast!

BUT I can give you The Pioneer Woman’s recipe and a story about the pioneers of Lanark County or all about the house tour while you sit down and have a cup. To taste the real deal you will have to come on the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour. But don’t try and bribe the homeowners for that recipe– it’s not going to happen– that one is going down to the grave- trust me! Don’t forget you will get a cookie too!

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12 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 8 whole Allspice Berries
  • Orange Peel From 1 Orange
  • Lemon Peel From 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 6 cups Unfiltered (fresh Squeezed Is Great) Apple Juice
  • 1/2 cup Dark Rum (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

(Adapted from AllRecipes.com.)

Place cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Pour in maple syrup and apple juice, then bring to almost a boil. Reduce the heat to its lowest setting and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in mugs.

(Add a splash of rum for an adults-only version! Yum, yum, yum.)

Spread the word that we have the best Christmas house tour out there!

Contact Info: Jane Tunks  at 613-257-9717  or  email:  christmasincarletonplace@gmail.ca 

Facebook page- Carletonplace Christmashousetour

 

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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