Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Shabby Maple Sugar Shack

It’s maple sap season in the Catskills!

My dear husband is crazy about making maple syrup.    I actually don’t care for real maple syrup unless it’s ‘first run’, the first you harvest in February when it’s very sweet and light.

Yummy on Belgian waffles – a lovely late winter Catskill brunch.  
It’s more like a watery ‘drizzle’ than syrup.

But I am CRAZY for the soft maple candies my love makes!

It takes roughly three days of sap collection in seven buckets per day to get 20 little candies.
But so worth it!

Until next time, stay shabby!