Tag Archives: Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Time – Stage 2, Sap into Syrup for Beginners & Small Scale Tapping

During this first year, I’ve learned most maple syrup folks decide to boil down their sap outdoors, or in dedicated sugar houses/huts.  This should be done at the outset – the humidity released is not really good at these levels … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 1, Collecting Sap

Yes, the sap is running!   (And yes, for some of you in lower latitudes and elevations, the sap has finished running this year.) This is a first-year experience for me – I did try on one tree last year but … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Contains:  Sugar.  Is:  Quick and easy. Mom liked making everything to do with the Thanksgiving dinner pretty much from scratch – that green bean casserole wasn’t, and nor was the cranberry – the latter I don’t think was something any … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming: Autumnal Prep for the Homestead Garden

While I already had a surprising and unpredicted temperature drop to 34 degrees Fahrenheit about a week prior, which did some crop damage, we’ were  predicted to have 31 degrees by morning on Saturday October 5th.  It turned out we … Continue reading

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Baked Ham with Mustard, Balsamic Reduction, Maple Syrup, Clove

Contains:  Added sugars in the ham, and via the maple syrup.  Is:  Gluten-free, night-shade free, handy for Easter. (AND you get some ideas for sides at the bottom!) This past summer I bought a pasture-raised half a pig from a … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and Chocolate Buckwheat-Oatmeal Cookies, with Maple Syrup, Gluten-Free

Yeah, I know, what a combination! I was gifted with a batch of fresh rhubarb, and decided I wanted to make cookies.  Gluten-free ones.   As I’ll admit, I don’t need to be gluten-free, but I like supporting my readership … Continue reading

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