September 30th is National Mulled Cider Day! Mulled is not the most attractive word, but as it means to heat a beverage and add spices and sweetener to it, I decided I could handle tackling this food holiday. Well, as if to mock the idea of mulled cider in September, today was one of those picture perfect Indian Summer days in the Bay Area. And it was hot; like… really hot. Sitting on my porch this morning enjoying a cup of something that tastes just like Christmas while the temperature soared to numbers we rarely experience (sweating without exerting physical activity, what is this?!) was slightly silly.. but I didn’t mind. The drink reminds me that Christmas will be here before we know it, and for me, a very cold Parisian one at that!