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The Magnificent Maple
Is pure maple syrup your sweetener of choice? Do you look forward to pancake breakfasts at steamy sugar shacks every spring? Are you tempted to try tapping the trees in your backyard? Maple Sugar guides you through every step of home production and provides a fascinating glimpse into the legends, history, and inner workings of the maple tree and its sweet sap.
A perfect gift for maple lovers! Savor the surprising history of maple sugaring, learn to identify the various kinds of maple trees, discover how to tap your own trees and make your own syrup, and indulge yourself with more than 20 tempting recipes for old-fashioned treats like maple nut bread, maple eggnog, baked beans, maple nutmeg butternut squash, maple-glazed salmon, and pecan pie. What could be sweeter?
Explore the fascinating history of maple sugaring in this informative guide to all things syrup. From the tap on the tree to the pancakes on your plate, Tim Held explains every nuanced step of the sugaring process. Learn to identify different kinds of maple trees and get inspired to tap the sugar maples in your backyard. Held also includes tempting recipes that use syrup in old-fashioned treats like maple nut bread, maple eggnog, and pecan pie.
About the Author
Tim Herd is the executive director of a parks and open space commission in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. He was the founder and director of The Roving Nature Center, America’s first fully mobile environmental education center, and has been nationally recognized for his “demonstrated commitment and exceptional contribution to the proper stewardship of America’s national and cultural resources” by the Take Pride in America Campaign. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Herd has made thousands of presentations to audiences of all ages on a wide variety of natural history and motivational topics. He was the nationally syndicated feature writer of Nature Newswatch and is the author of Maple Sugar, Kaleidoscope Sky, and Discover Nature in the Weather.
Table of Contents
1 Drawn from Wood
2 Ye Olde Confectionary Craft
3 Family Tree Gallery
4 The Secret Life of Trees
5 For Fun, Profit and Hard Work
7 Maple Delights