Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of the first home grown pies you can make in the spring and early summer, but with the tartness of rhubarb it’ll need some added sugar. If you’re cutting back on refined sugars, try sweetening it with maple to add flavor as well as enough sweetness to balance out the […]
For many homesteaders springtime means sugaring. Tree syrup is Mother Nature’s apology for a long, hard winter and can be made by tapping a variety of tree species. Learn how to tap trees and take advantage of this sweet resource.
Rich and delicious, this no machine maple walnut ice cream is a great way to sneak some extra probiotics into your diet without sacrificing flavor. Sweetened with maple syrup or honey to satisfy your sweet tooth, it combines healthy probiotic milk kefir with whipping cream for a light, creamy flavor and texture.
Starting a small scale maple sugaring operation can be expensive. We go through the options and costs step by step in planning a 150 tap operation on our Central Vermont homestead. Factors including arch selection, sugar shack planning, fuel efficiency, labor requirements, expected yield and sale price are all discussed in relation to a small […]
Just because you don’t have a microwave or some fancy popcorn maker means you should deny yourself the amazing snack that is popcorn. We just might have to get a little more creative when we make it. After all, it’s hard to beat a warm bowl of sticky sweet popcorn after a long day’s work. […]
We’ve mashed up two of our favorite holiday dishes to come up with this Pecan Cranberry Pie. It’s sweetened mostly with maple syrup for the perfect sweet finish. Wonderful with vanilla bean ice cream!