Photos by Tamara Schlesinger
The shorter days. The longer nights. Something about fall feels so liminal, so temporal. This time of transition calls for some extra self care. We invite you to relax. Stretch out. Linger for a moment. Maybe it is just taking a few minutes more in the morning for some quick yoga poses before you start your day. Maybe it is just putting on a prettier-than-usual outfit for work. Maybe it is just taking advantage of this transitional time, enjoying every fall experience you can before winter. Maybe it is baking up some spiced apple rings to share. We make these clothes so that you both feel your best and look your best, no matter what you are doing and no matter the weather. They are for working, for relaxing, for loving, for life.
Spiced Apple Rings
by the Junior League of New York City
4 tart apples, cored but not peeled
1 cup Calvados or apple brandy, or more to cover apples
6 whole cloves
2 2-inch cinnamon sticks
3 bay leaves
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup wine vinegar
1 cup water
Cup the apples into slices about ½ inch thick. Combine Calvados, cloves, cinnamon, and bay leaves and marinate the apples for 30 and 45 minutes. Drain the apples, remove bay leaves, but reserve the marinade.
Combine the sugar, vinegar, and water, and cook over low heat until thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Add the apple rings, and cook another 10 minutes or until tender. Mix the marinade into syrup and serve with game, or drain, if desired, before serving. Serves 8.