Walking the Sugar Trail

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Awakening

The day broke strong and bright signaling the beginning of the weekend.  Warm humidity of melting snow permeated the air, and stirrings within me suggested strongly the possibility of the maple trees awakening, sap running.  Gathering my brace, hammer, and a few taps in my vest pocket, I stepped out into the melting snow, feeling the crystalline crunch…

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Maple Bacon Kale

Mmmmmmmm…… Everything is better with bacon. Especially rich, dark leafy greens.  Combining kale with the creaminess  of thick cut, home-cured smokey bacon is a match made in heaven, kissed with a tease of maple, you can’t go wrong. Maple Bacon Kale 1 1/2 lb. Fresh Kale, washed, stems removed and chopped 1/2 lb.  Thick cut…

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Happy Mapling!

Maple syrup. MMMMmmmmm….. Beautiful natural sweet nirvana. We tackled the giant this year and tried our hand at maple syruping.  We have helped out a friend and neighbor before, but never have we ventured this deeply.  We began weeks ago, actually over a month ago with preparation.  There is wood to cut and split, barrels…

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