Pure Maple Candy

When I was in 4th grade, I read Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The scene that has stayed with me since then was the one in which the Ingalls Family poured hot maple syrup into the snow to make candy. I’ve always wanted to do that!

This morning, we awoke to a foot of fresh snow – a sugar snow – and I knew it was the perfect morning to boil and cool pure maple candy for the very first time. Continue reading

Pure Maple Syrup and Our Favorite Saturday Morning Pancakes

Right at this very moment, if you were to drive through any small town in rural New Hampshire, you would notice buckets hanging from trees, or a network of pale blue tubing twisting through someone’s yard. New England has a long, proud history of maple sugaring and my family has eagerly joined the tradition! Continue reading