Chapter 1: Why Use Maple Syrup instead of Cane Sugar

We worked very hard on Local Sugar, but we don’t want to prevent anyone from experiencing it.  So here, for free, is Chapter 1 of the book.  The seed of this was originally a rough post on this blog several years ago, but we’ve updated and improved it big time for publishing.  It’s a quick, clear cut read that won’t waste your time.  Enjoy!   Continue reading “Chapter 1: Why Use Maple Syrup instead of Cane Sugar”

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Big Announcement, our new Maple Syrup Cookbook is out!

Just a quick note for a big announcement…. we have published a brand new cookbook with a star ingredient: you guessed it, maple syrup!  Continue reading “Big Announcement, our new Maple Syrup Cookbook is out!”

cast iron maple glazed carrot recipe

Cast Iron Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe

I eat raw carrots as a snack almost every day.  I rarely crave them, but I always make myself take that first bite, knowing that it is worth it. The aroma of a good, local carrot still impresses me.  It is complex and flowery yet earthy.  Since I eat so many raw carrots I kind of forget how good they can be cooked.  When a carrot is cooked, it goes from something that feels very much like a health food and becomes almost a dessert.  These Cast Iron Maple Glazed Carrots are so tasty you might even feel guilty eating them.  But with a simple and clean recipe like this one, you have nothing to fear.

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FREE Download: Egg Cost Calculator and Hen Productivity Tracker

Have you ever wondered how much you’re spending on the eggs your hens lay?  Are you saving money by not buying from the store?  Here’s an easy to use, FREE calculator to figure out exactly how much you pay for a dozen of your own backyard eggs.    Continue reading “FREE Download: Egg Cost Calculator and Hen Productivity Tracker”

cornish cross breed chicken wings grilling

How many chickens will be eaten during the Super Bowl? [updated for 2018]

More chicken wings will be consumed during this year’s Super Bowl than ever before. And do you know who we have to thank for this? Chicken marketers? Clever food scientists developing addictive dipping sauces? Deep frying? No, sports fans, at the very core we have the Cornish Cross breed of chicken to thank.  Continue reading “How many chickens will be eaten during the Super Bowl? [updated for 2018]”