RECIPES

By Erik Waring 03 Sep, 2017
1/4 Head of Red Cabbage
1/4 Head of Green Cabbage
(total cabbage mix.. about 1/2 lbs.)
1 Large Carrot
1 Stalk Celery
1/2 Cup Pure granulated maple sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Fresh Ground black pepper to taste.

Shred or finely cut cabbage. Peel and grate the carrot. Thinly cut celery. Toss these three in a colander with the maple sugar and salt. Place colander over a bowl and let stand 1-4 hours. The cabbage should be wilted. Transfer cabbage, carrots and celery to a bowl. Add oil, vinegar and mix. Season with pepper. Cover and refrigerate until served.
By Erik Waring 27 Jul, 2017
Vermont Maple Milk Shake   Makes  approximately 18 oz

1/4 cup Pure Vermont Dark Robust Maple Syrup
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in the container of a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately. 

Dark Robust  syrup will give the drink a stronger maple flavor, while A Rich syrup will have a little less maple flavor.  For the ice cream I suggest using bland vanilla flavor as the vanilla flavor of richer ice cream tends to overpower the maple flavor.    
By Erik Waring 29 Jun, 2017
Pork Dry Rub  serves 4-6

2-3 lbs fresh pork ribs
1 T dried paprika
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp dried ginger
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 T Kosher salt
2 T Pure Vermont Granulated Maple Sugar

Toss all spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Coat pork ribs generously and place in a roasting pan.  Add one can of your favorite beer (Vermont preferred) and cover.  Bake at 275 degrees F until meat is falling of the bone (3-4 hrs.) Throw ribs on the grill for a quick sear and coat them liberally with the  Maple BBQ Sauce.
By Erik Waring 29 Jun, 2017
Maple BBQ Sauce  Makes 24 ounces

1 1/2 T cooking oil
1/2 small white onion, diced
1/2 T minced fresh ginger
2 cloves of fresh garlic, smashed
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 oz. tomato paste
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 T sesame oil
1 cup pure Vermont maple syrup
1 1/2 T dried ground mustard
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 T Kosher salt

In a wide saucepot add the oil, onion, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.  Saute until the onion becomes translucent.  Add vinegar, water, tomato paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, and maple syrup.  Break the tomato paste up with a whisk until the liquid is consistent in appearance.  Add the remainder of the ingredients, but only add half of the salt.  Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.  Puree the sauce with a stick blender or an upright blender.  Add the remainder of the salt to your taste.  Place in a large Mason jar (make sure the jar is clean and do not reuse an old lid as it will flavor the sauce!)  and refrigerate for up to two weeks.  
By Erik Waring 02 Jun, 2017
1 Cup Plain Yogurt
 1/2 Cup Milk
 1/3 Cup Pure Organic Vermont Maple Syrup
1 ripe banana
Pinch of Cinnamon, several ice cube crushed

Combined yogurt, milk, banana and cinnamon in a blender. Add crushed ice and process until smooth.
Serve right away with a straw.
By Erik Waring 12 May, 2017
4 Eggs 
1 cup maple syrup (Dark with robust taste is preferable)
3/4 cups oil
1/2 cup sour cream 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoon vanilla 
2 cups flour, preferably unbleached 
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon 
3 cups grated carrots

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Beat eggs on high speed until frothy. Add nest 5 ingredients and beat another minute. Combined flour, nuts, salt baking powder and cinnamon. Add liquids to dry ingredients. Fold in carrots. Turn into a lightly greased tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 10 minuets, until tooth pick emerges clean. Cool in pan until easy to handle. Frost when cool with Maple Cream Cheese, Maple buttercream frosting, or Maple glaze, recipes to follow.
 
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting 
12 oz. cream cheese, softened 
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
Blend ingredients together

Maple Butter Cream Frosting 
3 tablespoons soft butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted. 
1/4 cup pure Vermont Maple syrup
Blend butter and sugar.  Add syrup until smooth 

Maple Syrup Glaze
1 /1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 
Pure Vermont Maple syrup, about 1/2 a cup. Enough to make confectioners' sugar a glaze constancy. 




By Blog Owner 14 Mar, 2017
2 lbs. dried beans, yellow eyes, navy or any other.
1/2 lb of lean salt pork ( Optional) 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 medium size onion, peeled
1 1/2 cups pure Vermont Maple syrup

Wash and pick over beans. Cover with cold water, add soda and soak overnight. In the morning rinse bean and boil gently in fresh water until skins wrinkle. Drain off bean water and retain.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place onion in the bottom of a bean pot or baking dish. Add remaining ingredients. Score the pork and place on top of the beans. Pour in bean water just to cover. Bake, covered, for about 8 hours. Check periodically adding bean water as needed. For the last hour cook uncovered to brown the top.  
By Erik Waring 16 Nov, 2016
3 Quarts of popped corn
Scant teaspoon salt
1 cup Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons butter

Sprinkle salt over popped corn. Cook butter, sugar and syrup to 275 degrees on candy thermometer. Pour over popcorn while stirring. Spread on a buttered cookie sheet. 
By Erik Waring 16 Nov, 2016
Prepared double crust for 9" pie.
5 cups apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
3 tablespoons cornstarch 
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Maple Granulated sugar, optional

Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place apples in pie shell. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, and pour over apples. Place top crust over filling, cut steam vents, and sprinkle with Maple Sugar. Bake for 10 minuets, reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 25-30 minuets. 
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Substituting Maple Sugar for Granulated Sugar

 What to do instead of 1 cup of granulated sugar.
Use: 3/4-1 cup of maple syrup
Because: Maple syrup is less sweet than granulated sugar, if you like sweeter foods, use the larger amount of syrup. If you prefer something not as sweet use 3/4 cup.

Decrease: Liquid by 2 to 4 tablespoons per 1 cup syrup used.
Because: Syrup contains more moisture than the solid granulated sugar which the recipe called for. 

Add: 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
Because: Maple syrup has a slight acidity that needs to be neutralised for the batter to rise and form properly. Do not add soda if recipe contains buttermilk, sour milk, or sour cream since these liquids do the same thing. 

Decrease: Oven temperature by 25 degrees. 
Because: the maple syrup will tend to caramelize and burn on the top and edge sooner than a batter using a solid sweetener like sugar.
By Erik Waring 03 Sep, 2017
1/4 Head of Red Cabbage
1/4 Head of Green Cabbage
(total cabbage mix.. about 1/2 lbs.)
1 Large Carrot
1 Stalk Celery
1/2 Cup Pure granulated maple sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Fresh Ground black pepper to taste.

Shred or finely cut cabbage. Peel and grate the carrot. Thinly cut celery. Toss these three in a colander with the maple sugar and salt. Place colander over a bowl and let stand 1-4 hours. The cabbage should be wilted. Transfer cabbage, carrots and celery to a bowl. Add oil, vinegar and mix. Season with pepper. Cover and refrigerate until served.
By Erik Waring 27 Jul, 2017
Vermont Maple Milk Shake   Makes  approximately 18 oz

1/4 cup Pure Vermont Dark Robust Maple Syrup
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in the container of a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately. 

Dark Robust  syrup will give the drink a stronger maple flavor, while A Rich syrup will have a little less maple flavor.  For the ice cream I suggest using bland vanilla flavor as the vanilla flavor of richer ice cream tends to overpower the maple flavor.    
By Erik Waring 29 Jun, 2017
Pork Dry Rub  serves 4-6

2-3 lbs fresh pork ribs
1 T dried paprika
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp dried ginger
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 T Kosher salt
2 T Pure Vermont Granulated Maple Sugar

Toss all spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Coat pork ribs generously and place in a roasting pan.  Add one can of your favorite beer (Vermont preferred) and cover.  Bake at 275 degrees F until meat is falling of the bone (3-4 hrs.) Throw ribs on the grill for a quick sear and coat them liberally with the  Maple BBQ Sauce.
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