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Old 03-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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to the sugar shack for those two glorious weeks a year that it is open.

The old fashioned way of collecting sap and the modern way
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it takes a huge amount of sap to produce a small amount of syrup, thats why its so expensive
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the old fashioned boil and the new way
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All for these delicious yummy treats

8 bucks for a tiny jug. $80 for a large. But you don't need much.

Pure heaven when its a good quality. Like wine, every year has its own distinctive flavour
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I love DIY maple syrup vs buying it in the store.
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Yes the store stuff is probably older stock. I just ate one of those maple leaves. Really you could split that thing 4 ways its so intense
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Must take a whole forest to fill that machine!
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Check out the poster. One tree produces 40 to 50 litres and then it all has to get boiled down to 1 litre.

These days those sap lines run straight to the sugar shack. No more yolks around the kids necks. They used to boil it down for days on the open fire.

These places usually have an old fashioned boil going on. If its really cold they will take fresh hot syrup and pour it into a snow bank for the kids to have an instant candy...
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Lovely. I put that stuff in my coffee.
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Try this:

A waffle. A scoop of vanilla yoghurt. a few strawberries on top. Drizzle with syrup
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Try this:

A waffle. A scoop of vanilla yoghurt. a few strawberries on top. Drizzle with syrup
You lost me with the yogurt......
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Id the Canadian version better than that from say, Vermont?
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Im not sure Chris. I've never had the Vermont variety.

Okay E..put whipped cream on yours instead. At least you can still use the fruit and get a small amount of nutrition from it
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Im not sure Chris. I've never had the Vermont variety.

Okay E..put whipped cream on yours instead. At least you can still use the fruit and get a small amount of nutrition from it
Now your talking- powdered sugar works too
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MMMMMM!!!! Maple surple!

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