While Monday is the official first day of fall the best thing about Chicago is that summer days usually extend way into September. It’s 80 degrees today and I just spent the afternoon at Wrigley Field with Shane watching the Cubs clinch the NL Central League title. Yay!
When my sisters and I were in Ireland I drank a fruit smoothie that was so good I actually took a photo of the ingredients on the back of the bottle. I’ve modified the “recipe” here featuring summer’s berries and fall’s fresh apple cider that I bought at the Green City Market with my friend Julie and her adorable children Paige and Nicholas.
1/3 cup blueberries
1/2 cup farm fresh apple cider
These are probably the easiest instructions I’ve ever written. Wash your berries under running water. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy the change of seasons.
Cheese-tastic side note: While at the Green City Market buying cider and berries I met Stephanie and Dale, my “top” Top Chef favorites and local Chicagoans. Man, I love those guys. Can’t wait until their restaurants open!