Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table

Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table

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Overview

Sweet Maple is an instructional book on backyard sugarmaking that’s also the story of the family’s connection to the past on a small New England sugar farm. Throughout its pages, Michelle gives advice on:
• The 30 different kinds of trees that can be used to make syrup (at least one of which grows in every state of the nation)
• Insight into how sugarmakers down south and out west— well outside of the “maple belt”—are making syrup successfully.
• The process of making syrup, to help you decide what level is right for you
• How to make alternative treats, such as lilac syrup
• The health benefits of maple products, which contain more than 40 antioxidants
• Substituting processed sugar with all-natural maple syrup in any recipe
• The three steps to making maple sugar
• How to make irresistible maple cream and how to enjoy it
While learning the art of sugarmaking alongside her husband, Michelle guides readers through every step of all-natural syrup production, with directions for tapping one tree or hundreds, while detailing the life-changing benefits of using maple syrup in the kitchen. Interspersed with sugaring techniques, tips, sidebars, and storytelling, Michelle shares more than 30 of her family’s tried-and-true maple recipes—from scones to salads.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493037773
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 268,615
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michelle Visser is a homesteader in rural New England. She’s a fourth-generation gardener, a professional photographer, and the owner of SoulyRested.com. Michelle is a popular presenter at homesteading summits, a freelance editor, and is the author of sought-after eBooks and instructional courses about probiotic DIY kombucha and delicious maple sugar and syrup. She lives in New Hampshire’s lakes region.



Website: https://soulyrested.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulyrested/
Facebook Groups author runs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/136771923048656/
(Maple Syrup Making) and https://www.facebook.com/groups/2057995487773738/ (Homestead and Heritage Cooking)
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/soulyrested/boards/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/souly.rested/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOLRbLo4lnwJ2nPiL2xtB8g?view_as=subscriber

Table of Contents

Foreword Joel Salatin viii

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction: Define the Simple Joys 1

1 Got Syrup? 11

Backyard sugaring is a logical first step toward more sustainable living

Recipes: Maple Sandwich Bread, Maple Biscuits, Maple Freezer Biscuits, Maple-infused Butter

2 Tap Well 37

Go ahead … tap a tree and see what it gets you

Recipes: Overnight Maple Oatmeal, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cake, The Best-Ever Maple Scones, Giant Candy Cookie

3 Boil Well 79

Make amber, ambrosial syrup, one sweet step at a time

Recipes: Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gina's Maple Snickerdoodles, Old-fashioned Butter Cookies, Maple Caramel Cookies

4 Bow Out 111

How a sugarmaker faces the bittersweet arrival of spring

Recipes: Maple Blueberry Pie, Lilac Maple Sugar Cookies, Jill's Maple BBQ Sauce

5 Try Something Different 129

Tap into sugar maple alternatives in every single state

Recipes: Lilac Syrup, Nice-n-Slow Maple Chicken and Rice, Maple Pork Stir-Fry, Sloppy Maple Sandwiches, Maple Pulled Pork Sandwiches

6 Relish the Real 165

In today's over-sugared culture, we need a better option

Recipes: Maple Switchel, Maple Hot Chocolate, Maple Lemonade

7 Shake or Slather It On 185

Warning: reading this chapter will result in a new obsession

Recipes: Maple Peanut Butter, Maple Popcorn, Drizzled Maple Popcorn, Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Afterword 210

Resources 214

Index 215

About the Author 218

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