3.23.2011

The Sugar Bush

Fact: It takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.

Just before Jed was born last year, Bron took me to the Parker Family Maple Farm to taste some real maple syrup. It was such a delicious and fun experience, I couldn’t help but think about taking my baby there the following season. Well, here it is a year later, and we’ve taken Jed to the sugar bush twice! His favorite things are the ducks there and getting a taste of maple ice cream.

Mmmm.... the good stuff!

Pure maple syrup is one of the best things about living in the Northeast. The smell of the maple sap being boiled is intoxicating. The syrup is thick and sweet. I am addicted. This year, I found one of my new favorite foods: Maple Cream. It is pure maple sugar in spreadable form, like Nutella. Enough said. I like using it as a fruit dip. I plan on making some homemade bread for it too. Ah, my taste buds are in heaven!

Enjoying our afternoon and the smell of maple

3 comments:

  1. Oh my word! That sounds heavenly!

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  2. Wow! My mouth is watering right now!

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  3. oh yum! good descriptions. That sounds delicious. Great picture of Jed with the ice cream! Cute.

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