How was your season?

“How did the season end up?” asked Barb the bookkeeper.“I hope the season finished strong,” wrote a friend from the West.“What sort of year was it?” asked Patty when she placed a phone order.“Did you have a good season?” asked Wendy at Mac’s Market. “Good.”“Yuh, it did.”“Good.”“Yuh, we did.” It reminds me of returning home… Read More

Maple Coconut Drops

MTL writes: EASY, NO BAKE YOU WILL NEED: ½ cup almond butter½ cup tahini1.5 tablespoons maple syrup1 tsp. cinnamon½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut + more for rolling2 tablespoons chia seeds2 tablespoons coconut flour1 scoop collagen powder (optional) Mix nut/seed butters w/maple syrup until smooth. Add all other ingredients and mix… Read More

Sugarhouse Dome

Chief of Operations writes: Visitors entering our evaporator room during boiling hours are immediately confronted by the roaring evaporator that commands their attention. As the initial shock of voraciously steaming pans subsides, the observant begin to notice a few other points of interest in this room. High on the north wall over the woodshed doors… Read More

Recharge

A Tanka for March 22 Sun warming one cheek,A wind chilling the other,Earmarks of a run.The maple buds are still tight;Mud season is not over. A Tanka for March 29 Brrrr, winter is back,Frost is winning over sun,Mud ruts are frozen.Two days of this are welcome;It means at least one more run. WEATHER: After the… Read More

Northern Tacos

MTL writes: FOR THE SWEET POTATOES 2 tablespoons miso paste2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar2 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled and choppedOlive oil TACO FILLING OPTIONS *Corn tortillas – warmed*Avocado sliced*Maple pickled red onion (see below)*Cilantro*Black Beans – warmed*Cabbage*Toasted Pepitas*Cotijo Cheese*Lime juice *Add or omit to your liking Directions: Heat oven to 400.  Whisk… Read More