At the Orchard

Cidered Cabbage

It is still cider season!!  If you are looking for a way to use up some leftover cider (or want an excuse to buy a new jug...or two)....check out this recipe for Cidered Cabbage!  We also have an abundance of cabbage in stock - three varieties: Deadon, Storage, and Napa.

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Apple Gingerbread

Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Grease a 9x13” baking dish.

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups hot orange juice or apple cider, 1 cup unsulphured sweet molasses (not blackstrap), 1 cup pure maple syrup,  2/3 cup homemade applesauce,  ½ cup melted dairy or soy butter or safflower oil, 3 TB ground flaxseed,  and 1/3 cup water.  In a medium bowl, whisk together 4½ cups whole wheat flour (or 4 cups whole grain gluten free baking flour blend plus ½ cup amaranth flour plus ¾ tsp. xanthan gum),  3 tsp. baking soda, 2½ tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. ground cloves, and ¾ tsp. salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well to combine. Fold in 1/3 cup crystallized ginger diced into pieces about the size of a green shelling pea. Pour into pan and even out batter across pan. Sprinkle an additional 3 TB of pea-sized diced crystallized ginger over the top of the cake. Bake about 1 hour, until a cake tester inserted and removed can be removed cleanly. Allow cake to cool 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Apple Gingerbread

Tastes delicious with a scoop of ice cream, and a little extra homemade applesauce on the side.

Merry Christmas and a Simple Cider Sparkler

Merry Christmas from our Pietree family to yours!


It's hard to believe another year is winding down.  It's been a busy year - full of great people, learning experiences, and growing and preparing wonderful food!  We hope your holidays are full of love, kind people, warmth, and full bellies!  

Toast your loved ones with this refreshing Simple Apple Cider or Mulled Cider Sparker:

Per serving  - combine 6 oz, fresh apple cider OR mulled apple cider, with 2 oz. of seltzer, and a twist of lemon zest to garnish.  Cheers!!