Sweet Maple (Paperback)

Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table

By Michelle Visser, Joel Salatin (Foreword by)

Lyons Press, 9781493037773, 232pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

List Price: 22.95*
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Description

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