Maple Sugar Peach Cobbler

Maple Sugar Peach Cobbler Three years ago I planted a couple of peach trees near our house in Vermont. I wasn’t sure they would fruit as we’re at 1500 feet and winters up here can be brutal. These were rated for zone 4, the absolute top of what I can safely plant. They hung on…

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Maple Sugar Peach Cobbler

Maple Sugar Peach Cobbler Three years ago I planted a couple of peach trees near our house in Vermont. I wasn’t sure they would fruit as we’re at 1500 feet and winters up here can be brutal. These were rated for zone 4, the absolute top of what I can safely plant. They hung on…

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Peaches in maple whiskey syrup

Peaches Canned in Maple Whiskey Syrup We have had an exceptional peach season here in Vermont! This is the first time my trees really produced and the branches are bent right to the ground. I was worried the tree might break so I picked a bunch of peaches to remove some of the weight. Naturally…

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Applewood Smoked Brined Chicken

Applewood Smoked Chicken Awhile ago, a windstorm blew down one of my favorite apple trees. Matt, ever the optimist, suggested we make some apple chips for smoking meat. It has turned out to be one of my favorite dishes. I start the day before with a maple/lemon brine and then plan on 4 hours for…

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Delicata Squash with Maple Sugar and Butter

Delicata Squash with Maple Sugar and Butter Delicata squash is in season in September and October in Vermont. It is a small winter squash with very delicate skin, making that part edible. It’s easy to grow, and also readily available at farmstands and grocery stores. Preheat the oven to 350. Slice two delicata in half,…

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Maple Sugar Chocolate Fallen Cake

Maple Sugar Chocolate Fallen Cake This was our New Year’s Eve dessert. There’s really not much to say, but that 2019 was off to a great start! ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room temperature, for pan¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated maple sugar, divided, plus more for pan10…

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Maple Bourbon Lime

Maple Bourbon Lime What is finer than the confluence of maple syrup, bourbon and freshly squeezed lime juice? This cocktail is perfect for a summer evening, and so easy to make.  Measure into a glass: 1 ounce bourbon ½ ounce VT maple syrup ½ ounce lime juice Stir well, add ice and stir again to…

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