We’ve returned from our successful food and wine tour of Spain to find that autumn has firmly arrived. It’s time for the apple harvest and we spent a glorious Sunday pressing apples in our Northamptonshire orchard. Last night’s windfalls were Lord Lambtons and russets with the odd Ashmead Kernel thrown in. We washed the fruit to get rid of grass mud, and the odd bit of unexpected “additional protein”. Apples were chopped into large chunks, and put through the grinder to make a mash. We pressed the mash and seconds later were rewarded with delicious fresh apple juice- perfect for an autumn breakfast.