syrup





6/10/2016
Elderflowers can be found growing on wasteland, even in the heart of the city. Learn how to use the flowers to make a simple syrup for adding to refreshing summer drinks.
4/8/2016
Most great ideas start small. That’s how Katie and Ben Reneker, founders of the Carmel Berry Company, started out handcrafting small batches of syrups and cordials with elderberries or elderflowers wild-harvested or grown on their small farm.
2/19/2016
Tapping maple trees for home production is practical and productive. Even in the lower Midwest, tapping as few as three trees can produce much of a household’s year-round maple needs. Although fully concentrating sap into syrup takes significant time and attention, it’s also possible to preserve sap at a lower concentration with far less work, using it year-round as a refreshing drink.
2/12/2016
Though sap flow occurs in a wide variety of trees, there is one variety that produces a sap sweeter than them all: The Sugar Maple. For a six-week window of time before the break of spring, the sugar maple flows. The sap can be tapped, and then boiled down on a wood burning stove at home to make golden, luscious homemade maple syrup.
11/10/2015
These homemade syrups and natural sweeteners offer a DIY way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
9/30/2015
But it doesn’t have the cloying sweetness of sugar-added syrups, plus the pears give the syrup an earthy flavor base. Combine autumn’s apples and pears to make a versatile natural sweetener, with no sugar added. Find out what apple-pear syrup tastes like, where to find it and how to make your own at home.
4/16/2015
This article wraps up the sugarmaking season with a few tips, tricks, and helpful advice gleaned from another year in the sugarbush.
3/30/2015
Sugar maple is not the only tree that produces abundant sap in late winter and early spring. Sycamore; black walnut; paper, black, and yellow birch trees; and all maples trees can be tapped for their sap. However, some are sweeter than others. Here are lessons for backyard maple tapping and things to consider before beginning to make your own maple syrup.
3/25/2015
When the sap gets drippin', it's time to get itchin' for tapping the maple trees and making syrup!
3/17/2015
This article is part three in Julie’s sugar-making series and will show you how to boil maple sap into syrup, how to filter it after boiling, and how to bottle it for storage.
3/10/2015
This article is part two in Julie’s sugar-making series and will show you how to collect and store sap, and prepare your sugar shack or boiling room to get ready to make pure maple syrup.
2/27/2015
This article will answer common questions about collecting maple sap and making maple syrup. It will walk the beginner through the first steps of gathering tapping supplies, drilling the taphole, and getting started on becoming a sugarmaker.
9/30/2014
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
6/25/2014
Many of us love bread and love to use local ingredients.
11/6/2013
Homemade cough syrup made with on-site elderberries and locally produced honey.
1/24/2013
When you live in the country, and there is a task at hand that requires instant action, that's when it's time to improvise!
5/6/2012
Growing sorghum is the first step to making sweet sorghum syrup, but are there other reasons for growing a crop of sorghum?
8/8/2011
It's time to start thinking of winter for your bees. They much have enough food to get through the long months when no food is coming in. It's your job to see that they do.
6/27/2011
Time to plant sorghum in the Ozarks. When do you plant sorghum in your neck of the woods?
3/28/2011
Cam and Michelle enjoy a visit to their neighbour's "sugar shack" during maple syrup season!




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