Maple Cranberry Gingerbread

Maple Cranberry Gingerbread

My brother, Buck is not an excellent cook but he is usually pretty good and sometimes surprisingly good.  When he was grade-school age he came up with his own version of ice cream by pouring  a can of sweetened condensed milk plus a handful of Oreos into a blender and... read more
Broiled Salmon with Smoked Maple and Dijon

Broiled Salmon with Smoked Maple and Dijon

This is a recipe that is easy to throw together for a Tuesday night but elegant enough for Valentines dinner.  Salmon takes really well to both smoky and sweet flavors so the Pecan Wood Smoked Maple Syrup is a no-brainer.  I combined the syrup with Dijon mustard to... read more
Kafka’s Mocktail

Kafka’s Mocktail

Grape juice has been tagged a kiddie drink but this mocktail may change your perspective.  Fresh grapes – the most intense, dark ones you can find – are muddled with Elderberry Infused Maple and lime juice.  The resulting taste is the opposite of a frivolous summer... read more
Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Maple

Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Maple

Every good recipe starts with reaching for an onion but for some reason they never get much respect.  Occasionally the onion gets center stage when it is sliced, battered and deep fried but mostly the poor allium is taken for granted.  Seed catalogs do not write... read more
Chia Pudding with Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

Chia Pudding with Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

Like a massage, chia pudding is one of those rare entities that is both good and good for you.  The seeds come from a desert plant, Salvia hispanica, originally found in Central America.  Yes, they are the same seeds used in that fantastic 1970s phenomenon the Chia... read more
Maple Butter Cake

Maple Butter Cake

The title of this cake pretty much says it all.  Yes, it is buttery – the very best things in life are.  Yes, it has maple flavor – a subtle hint in the top layer that gets some backup when you pour some extra over the finished product.  Yes, it turns out like a cake... read more

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