Pining for Parsnips

The parsnip is a root vegetable that looks like a pale carrot. Much like carrots, you can store parsnips with the leafy tops removed in a breathable plastic bag in your refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 weeks. Remember that when you get vegetables directly from a farmer, they will not have added chemicals or preservatives applied so they may last longer than those … Continue reading Pining for Parsnips

Tap That Sap: How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup

Nature’s Sweet Gift. We all know it’s part of our heritage (remember this?), but how many of us can actually say we know how to make maple syrup? Perhaps we’re in the same boat. And you may know the familiar tale of warm days + cool nights = tree awakening and sap running, but how many of us have actually drilled a hole in a … Continue reading Tap That Sap: How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup