Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
This is Dianna's final installment in a 3-part series about tapping, boiling & bottling maple syrup from trees in her urban neighborhood in Saratoga Springs, NY. In this post, Dianna runs through the process of boiling & bottling her 2011 batch.
Creating delicious maple syrup is not a challenging or complicated task. It simply takes a good fire and some patience.
Sugar maples yield delicious syrup in late February and early March - a magical (if time-consuming) process.
We love late winter when we get to tap maple trees and drink sweet, delicious maple sap - an excellent natural alternative to soda. This is a step-by-step pictorial guide to tapping.
Learn how to boil down maple sap into delicious maple syrup at home.
Pure, clear maple sap fresh from the tree.
Join me for our annual sugaring off event at my uncle's maple sugar farm. A story of family food culture.