March 26, 2009

PITY THE POOR FLATLANDERS:

That Grand Maple Flavor (Warren Johnston, 3/25/09, Valley News)

A spell of warm days and cold nights has the sap flowing for sugar makers in Vermont and New Hampshire, and that's good news for anyone who likes to cook with maple syrup.

This time of the year, it seems especially fortunate that we live in the one of the best places in the world to find fresh maple syrup: It will add an interesting layer of flavor to almost any recipe, particularly those that benefit from sweeteners.

And if you know a sugar maker or know how to tap a tree, you might use the maple sap to brew a pot of coffee or to make tea or even follow an old sugarhouse tradition and boil eggs and cook hotdogs.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2009 7:10 AM
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