Sweet Maple is an instructional book on backyard sugarmaking that's also the story of the family's connection to the past on a small New England sugar farm. Throughout its pages, Michelle gives advice on: The 30 different kinds of trees that can be used to make syrup (at least one of which grows in every state of the nation) Insight into how sugarmakers down south and out west-- well outside of the "maple belt"--are making syrup successfully. The process of making syrup, to help you decide what level is right for you How to make alternative treats, such as lilac syrup The health benefits of maple products, which contain more than 40 antioxidants Substituting processed sugar with all-natural maple syrup in any recipe The three steps to making maple sugar How to make irresistible maple cream and how to enjoy it While learning the art of sugarmaking alongside her husband, Michelle guides readers through every step of all-natural syrup production, with directions for tapping one tree or hundreds, while detailing the life-changing benefits of using maple syrup in the kitchen. Interspersed with sugaring techniques, tips, sidebars, and storytelling, Michelle shares more than 30 of her family's tried-and-true maple recipes--from scones to salads.
About the Author
Michelle Visser is a homesteader in rural New England. She's a fourth-generation gardener, a professional photographer, and the owner of SoulyRested.com. Michelle is a popular presenter at homesteading summits, a freelance editor, and is the author of sought-after eBooks and instructional courses about probiotic DIY kombucha and delicious maple sugar and syrup. She lives in New Hampshire's lakes region. Website: https: //soulyrested.com/ Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/soulyrested/ Facebook Groups author runs: https: //www.facebook.com/groups/136771923048656/ (Maple Syrup Making) and https: //www.facebook.com/groups/2057995487773738/ (Homestead and Heritage Cooking) Pinterest: https: //www.pinterest.com/soulyrested/boards/ Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/souly.rested/ YouTube: https: //www.youtube.com/channel/UCOLRbLo4lnwJ2nPiL2xtB8g?view_as=subscriber