Maple Syrup Season
I've been youtubing again. It seems that maple syrup season is upon us. It is not really made around here, one has to go to Western Maryland where large quantities of Sugar Maples grow. One producer says that many barrels are sent to Vermont every year to be relabeled. Wouldn't you be tempted to use Red Maple also? (I would) I often thought that the sap of Cherry Birch would make a good syrup.
Maple syrup & sugar are a uniquely N. American product. After seeing the amount of work involved I don't complain about the price.
Don't like syrup?, how about the countless bowling alleys and gymnasiums with maple flooring? It must be one of our most valuable native trees.
Am surprised that someone hasn't figured out a way to make rum out of maple syrup.
Forget corn syrup, I'll have 100% maple syrup any day.