Sunday, March 9, 2008

Maple Syrup

Yesterday, we enjoyed a little trip to a local sugar house. The pure maple syrup was delightful and even better today, on french toast. It was nice to share the trip with some good friends, too. 

Interesting facts:

- It takes 30 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup

- Native Americans made maple sugar. They put sap in hollowed out maple tree trunks and used hot rocks to heat up the sap, bypassing the syrup stage, and producing maple sugar. 

Sorry no pictures. The sugar house was so hot that snapping a pic did not even cross my mind. 

We're off to enjoy the outdoors.

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