Wednesday, February 6, 2013

FROM SAP TO SYRUP

FROM SAP TO MAPLE SYRUP 

The weather is almost perfect for making maple syrup!  The nice coating of frost on everything this morning and the 50 degree blue-sky day it promises to be this afternoon is perfect for the sap to be running in the trees.




Yesterday we gathered about 100 gallons of sap.  When it comes to the pan to begin cooking it looks like water, and tastes pretty much like water.  Then we pour it up in the pan  in the "sugar shack" and start a big fire in the "sap stove".    After hours of cooking and then finishing it up in the house we get a wonderful maple syrup to pour over our Fresh Apple Pancakes.  Watch the "Recipe" page for that recipe....



Monday, February 4, 2013

IN HONOR OF HOMEMADE SOUP DAY

IN HONOR OR HOMEMADE SOUP DAY 
  Today the maple sap ran soooo good!  Too good to take a lot of time for cooking!  But tomorrow will be even busier collecting and getting the sap cooked down before it get's sour.   Today is Homemade Soup Day, so tonight it's Venison Barley Soup  into the crock pot.  My version of Soup from a stone...check out the recipe on the RECIPES page!