HOLIDAY GIFT: Festivus Maple Syrup & More Maple Syrup Gifts

[1] Festivus Maple Syrup, infused with holiday spices (all photo © Runamok Maple). [2] Twin recipes, different names. Festivus is the tongue-in-cheek version of Runamok’s Holiday Spiced Maple Syrup. [3] Maple syrup is a great gift. You know the recipient will be able to use it.   Fine maple syrup is a great holiday gift…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamed Honey For Toast & Much More

WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY? Creamed honey is crystallized honey, that can be spread like jam. It is also called cream honey and honey creme. Almost all honey crystallizes over time; the time frame depends on the particular type of nectar from which the bees gathered the pollen (photo #7). The higher amount of sugar a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Superseedz Organic Flavored Pumpkin Seeds & More Good-For -You

1. SUPERSEEDZ ORGANIC, SHELL-LESS PUMPKIN SEEDS We have long been a fan of Superseedz, the best pumpkin seeds we’ve ever had. Now, the line has added organic varieties (photo #1). Editor’s Note: Those seeds growing inside a thick-skinned squash are safe from surface pesticides, but consumers want what consumers want: the word “organic” on the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Or Savory Popcorn Garnish

Before it was a popular snack, popcorn was a whole grain food. In Colonial times, it was eaten in a bowl with milk or cream, like modern puffed rice and other puffed cereal grains. In the 18th century, after the corn harvest, farmers would toss corn kernels, some fat and a little molasses into a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Decorated Goat Cheese Logs

Goat cheese logs: plain, green and pink-themed. Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   You can take a plain log of goat cheese and decorate it for any special occasion. We’ve included suggestions for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Christmas below. But you don’t need an official holiday—just friends and family who’d appreciate the treat.…
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