Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a low-key, relaxing day. I’m finding myself with some time to catch up on writing so I’m going to try and get some posts written that have fallen off the radar!
Back in March I was able to visit my friend’s camp during maple syrup season. Until I had to start buying maple syrup when I started getting into healthy cooking, I didn’t realize how cool it is that maple syrup is made right here in the U.P. (and that it’s SO much cheaper!)
I’m not exactly an expert on how to make maple syrup but I took some really neat pictures I thought would be fun to share!
Step one: Admire Beauty of Nature
Step two: Tap Trees
Step three: Boil Sap
It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
Step four: Boil down more to desired consistency
If you boil it all the way down it will make maple sugar, that crazy expensive stuff in the store 😉
Step five: Transfer to jars
I’m partial to whole wheat pancakes with peanut butter, but you can also use maple syrup in my Maple Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad or on my Yooper Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. I haven’t tried it, but I hear it’s also delicious on ice cream!