Gift giving ideas for the maple fanatic in your life

I have a favorite sugarmaker. He happens to be the love of my life. Since high school. So sure, I’m biased, but Bill is a great guy to ask if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a maple syrup maker. Turns out I’m a great person to ask if you’re looking for the perfect gift […]

How to Make Maple Sugar in Your Own Kitchen

As shorter, cooler days usher in the next season, my thoughts are turning to making maple sugar. While I can’t deny her beauty under the hands of crisp New Hampshire September nights, I have greeted Autumn hesitantly ever since our family moved to New England three years ago. I hate saying goodbye to the most […]

Identify Sugar Maple Trees in the Spring

I always thought fall was the best time to ID any tree. But just a few months ago I learned that identifying sugar maple in spring is easier than I ever imagined. Which means spring is the ideal time to start preparing for the best maple syrup winter ever. And, yes, we make some amazing maple syrup […]

Ten Reasons This is the Best Sweetener You Could Ever Use

So what is the best sweetener? Can you imagine if there was one that not only made your food taste delicious but offered you a huge healthy boost too? A sweetener that made you smile with every bite while supporting your body’s immune system and heart health with every spoonful? Believe it or not, there is such a […]

How to Make Maple Syrup step-by-step

So, I’m still learning how to make maple syrup. I’m still messing up almost daily. But wow, I’m not sure that I’ve ever enjoyed such amazingly delicious, oh-so-sweet byproducts of my failures. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? […]

Make Your Own Maple Syrup (part 2)

Think you’d like to make homemade maple syrup? It’s deliciously rewarding. And you can start super small. Read this previous post for directions on your first steps toward this amazing liquid delicacy. Then read on for details about when, where, and how to tap trees for syrup (and a list of our mess ups this month and what […]

Make Your Own Maple Syrup (part 1)

Ever thought about trying to make your own maple syrup? This is the first in a multi-part series documenting my family’s failures (lots) and successes (a few) at our first attempt to do so. And I’ll fill you in on our results this year as well… it should be a SWEET series. Last winter, we longed […]