Tag: maple syrup

AlcoHOLidays | National S’mores Day | One S’more For the Road

What’s the average lifespan of a s’more, you ask? Not very long I would think. Maybe just long enough for the melty marshmallow inside to cool down enough to prevent burning your tongue–because if you can’t taste the graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow convergence what’s the point. Popular at campouts and ¬†bonfires, the earliest written record of a […]

AlcoHOLidays | Maple Syrup Saturday | Maple Break

Consider this my apology to maple syrup. Why would I need to apologize to maple syrup? Well, the truth of the matter is that I’ve never really been all that fond of it. So when I was going over my list of holidays this coming week–and there were plenty to choose from*–it would have been […]

Maple Syrup 101

Submitted by Elaine Hirsch, maple syrup aficionado Many people grow up using maple syrup substitutes on their toast, pancakes, waffles, or other foods, and may have never even tasted the rich flavor of real maple syrup. There is no high-fructose corn syrup in real maple syrup, just tree sap. Maples, especially sugar maples, are tapped […]

50 Shots of America–Vermont

Chef JennaBear, Vermont Teddy Bear Co So, what do you think of when you think Vermont? Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream? Vermont Teddy Bear Company? Vermont Maple Syrup? Or all of the above? Vermont is the 14th state of the US, the first added to the Union after the original 13 ratified the Constitution. Original […]

Sips & Shots: 50 Shots of America–New Hampshire

We’re already up to our ninth state, New Hampshire, which ratified the Constitution on June, 21, 1788. (So much for coincidental dates, I suppose we can save that lotto ticket!) The Granite State was, of course, one of the original 13 colonies to rise up against British rule and I’m a bit confused as my […]