Because New Hampshir-ites are rigid and cold…having just gone through a horrific winter. And, because…after a great while of promise (temps in the 30’s)…we warm up typically around…June. The is a natural connection between Us and our trees.
Therefore, it is only natural we get orgasmic during maple syrup season. As the process of making the liquid gold requires fluctuating temps. Warm days. Cold nights.
So other than slapping tennis rackets on to our feet or struggling with sticks to go…cross country…we tap trees. Walking along in snow drifts that have gained 10 pounds of water weight. Walking around putting holes in trees. Only to watch maple drip like a slow, leaking, kitchen faucet.
It is only with this logic and fanfare… I feel obliged to share some important Maple facts:
-We first learned the talent of tapping Maple trees from Native Americans. Go figure, Native Americans, have taught us everything we need to know about the outdoors. WE did not start to commercialize the product until the 1660’s.
-Maple Syrup is 100% natural
-Maple Syrup provides an antioxidant value equal to broccoli
-Maple Syrup offers more than 100% of the daily allowance of manganese, 37% of riboflavin, 18% of zinc(zinc reduces the risk of heart disease)
-Maple Syrup reduces the risk of heart disease
-Maple Syrup has no fat
-Maple Syrup as a, sweetener, typically has fewer calories
In New Hampsha we make…Maple Martinis, in which to wash down our Maple Stir Fry. After a relaxing night at the ‘all you can eat’ buffet down at Polly’s Pancake Parlor: Typically we go home and light a maple incense, while taking a Maple bubble bath and scrubbing down with a Maple bar of soap.