Category Archives: Cooking and Food Preservation

2018 Maple Sugaring

The 2018 sugaring season was a short one for me! Our weather fluctuated so much that I finally pulled the taps–maybe a little early–when the flies came out. Usually that happens later in March, but we had a number of … Continue reading

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The Best Sloppy Joe (Barbecue) Recipe Ever

When I was about 11 years old, we moved from suburbs of Chicago to the sticks of west central Wisconsin. We actually experienced culture shock. Water fountains were bubblers. Creeks were cricks. Lunch was a snack you had after a … Continue reading

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Sap’s Rising–Mishap Maple Sugar

It’s that time of the year again, the nights are below freezing and the days are above freezing. I notice a lot of blogs and YouTube videos about maple sugaring. Last year’s season extended to late fall when I pulled … Continue reading

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