Vermont’s Addison County Sugarmakers, in conjunction with Middlebury College, hosted a Vermont Maple Promotion Board Governor’s Tree Tapping ceremony, followed by a sumptuous maple luncheon. Then Governor Howard Dean tapped the tree on a rather rainy day, March 9, 1998. Although courses of the maple themed meal, concocted by college chefs, with financial support from Addison County Sugarmaker’s Association, were all gourmet-tasty, the most unforgettable which lingers in our memory was the dessert – Maple Crème Brulee! Luckily the recipe for that was printed in the event program, and retrievable from our files to share with you.
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Blueberries are a delightful pair, especially when finished with a maple shortcake crumble! Much like a pie, but without the work and calories of a crust – so you’ll feel less guilty if you serve it with ice cream or whipped cream! [ MORE ]
The flavor, sweetness, and tanginess of this maple salad makes it a tasty “go to” recipe, especially when you want to keep the “crunch” until serving time. It maintains its freshness when stored cool in the refrigerator until dinner, or in a cooler on the way to a “covered dish” celebration. Add this one to your maple recipe collection! [ MORE ]
One of our earliest maple mentors was Everett Willard, who passed away in July of this year at age 94. As Department of Agriculture maple specialist, and one of the founders of the Vermont Maple Promotion Board, Everett taught us well as we proceeded with our new career of video and still image production. “No rusty buckets and rusty spouts that the other photographers like to use – show how clean our maple production is.” [ MORE ]