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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3 Unique Salad Dressing recipes made with MAPLE SYRUP

Honey is dominating the salad game.  What’s up with that!  Maple syrup doesn’t just go on your pancakes anymore!  Here are 3 tree-mendous salad dressings to pick from for the next time you want to make your greens do a little happy dance.

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Everything you need to know to make DIY Maple Syrup from your maple trees (on a budget!)

We may be in the middle of winter, but it’s time to start thinking about spring.  First on the docket: maple syrup prep.  Do you have maple trees and live in an area that has freezing winters? You can probably make maple syrup yourself! And while we have a lot of content on this blog about maple syrup production and how you can use the stuff, the information has been somewhat sporadic and incomplete–until now!  We’ve gone deeper, filled in the gaps, and developed a complete guide for harvesting and making your own maple syrup, from start to finish.

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