Summertime Splendor of the Maple Forest

Welcome to Niagara! If you’re visiting the Niagara Region for the first time this summer, I can probably guess a few things that are on your list to see: ✅ The epic Niagara waterfalls✅ The picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake ✅ Ships squeezing through the locks of the Welland Canal If I had visitors coming here,Read more ⟶

The Science of Maple Butter

Disclamer: In this article we talk about sciency things like supersaturation ✨, microscopic formations 🔬 and thermal energy 🔥❄️. You’ve been warned 😉. It’s quite amazing what is possible with just Maple Syrup. A single ingredient that can be transformed into so many things and used in so many ways. Undoubtedly, one of the mostRead more ⟶

Memories in the Sugar Shack

One of my earliest memories on the farm was seeing the steam rising out of the front of the evaporator and the aroma of sweet maple and wood burning in the firebox.  You can tell that the sugar shack is the hub of the operation just by peeking in.  In the height of maple seasonRead more ⟶

Smoked Maple BBQ ribs

What says a Sunday afternoon BBQ better than baby-back ribs. I headed down to one of my favourite butcher-shops for these four beautiful racks. This is my first time trying ribs from Churchhill Natural Meats but I certainly don’t think it will be my last. What you need: 4 racks of baby-back pork ribs yourRead more ⟶