Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Despite a supposedly inappropriate time to press apples due to a descending moon, Nicola’s neighbouring farmer has agreed to help her transform her fruit into juice. Find out how Nicola’s apple juice turned out.
When making cider from French apples how long should you leave the apples to start fermenting before pressing them into juice? Madeline says leave them for one week whereas Guillaume insists on 4 weeks.
From apples to bottled juice… An account of a morning in the life of Nicola Harrington and her family as they take their recently harvested apples to the local pressing plant to have them bottled. Do they choose apple juice or cider? Or perhaps some of each? Is the moon in the right phase for cider making?
By 8.30 it had stopped raining and I was on my way to an orchard with the trailer bumping quite happily behind me.
I was the first to arrive (thankfully), so I managed to get the turn round (by driving five miles past the orchard and finding a huge junction large enough for me and my trailer to do a