Acer Carya (aka Maple Pecan) Ice Cream

Acer Carya (aka Maple Pecan) Ice Cream

Tree food!  Sound appealing?  Okay, how about Maple-Pecan Ice Cream?  When I was making this recipe, it occurred to me that it derived its predominant flavor from two North American trees, Acer saccharum and Carya illinoinensis .  I didn’t formally study forestry but... read more
Runamok Sesame Noodles

Runamok Sesame Noodles

There are certain dishes for which people get rather persnickety regarding origins.  For example, Italy may claim ownership over all kinds of popular dishes, but consider that tomatoes are a New World food that weren’t introduced to Europe until the sixteenth century.... read more
Maple Chili Squash Fries

Maple Chili Squash Fries

Mmmmm, winter squash and maple; these two were made for each other.  There is the traditional pairing of acorn squash baked with maple and butter.  Even picky vegetable eaters will partake in that dish because it is like having pie filling for dinner.  Another option... read more
Maple and Orange Tea Cake

Maple and Orange Tea Cake

This cake is another example of substituting maple syrup for any recipe that calls for making caramel.  I saw this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens (February, 2017) and immediately decided it had a higher calling with maple.  Essentially you make an orange cake... read more
Pudding Chomeur

Pudding Chomeur

We are very fortunate to live about an hour away from Quebec.  This means we are very close to a world of incredible gastronomy from the global cuisine of Montreal to the traditional French bistros just over the border in Sutton.  Quebec has its well-known specialties... read more
Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette

  Winter is the time that citrus is at its peak.  One can find just-picked lemons from Florida, Texas, California and Cambridge, Vermont.  Yup, Cambridge, Vermont.  I have had a lemon tree for 15 years.  I bought the six-inch seedling for fun, back when we lived... read more

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