Trees for Sap & Syrup
A subject came up in another thread about the use of trees other than maple for sap/syrup production. I made my own birch syrup a few years ago. We have producers of birch sap in my area and they make other things with it as well. Candies, BBQ sauce, etc. Another local company, 52 North, is doing quite well selling a…
Sap Collecting Time
I just realized it's that time of year again - time to collect the maple sap/water. Well, I call it maple water as it is mostly water that is collected and then turned into syrup - if I get that far. You see, I like to drink the water straight up. Unfortunately, I've been dealing with family issues so can't really collect…
Hawthorn, Apple and Blueberry Syrup
I was one of the recipe testers for Wild Remedies and one of the recipes I got to do was for an apple syrup which later became the Apple and Berry Concentrate recipe in the book. I didn't want to post it here because of copyright but now Mountain Rose Herbs has published a version of it. Apparently it originally came from…
Multi Uses for Your Tea Blends
The Herbal Academy has several links for other uses of teas in addition to beverages. Recipes included. There is also a link at the bottom of any of the pages for the Herbal Academy's free "Herbal Tea" e-book. Syrup: Gummies: Popsicles: Sugar Scrub: Lollipops (hard candies): Hydrosols: Soap: Bath Teas: In the e-mail I…
Do's & Don'ts: Preparing Elderberries
Here is an insightful article from Cedar Mountain Herbs on how to prepare elderberries & how not to, as well as some other good information to know about elderberries.
Its time to make your own: Maple Syrup
If you can, it is also time to try to make your own maple syrup or other tree syrup this coming spring. You don't want to kill the trees, so if you are in a drought area, be mindful of how much you take from each tree. I have no idea how prices will be affected by this release. I assume the prices will be higher than…
Black Walnut Syrup...You can tap it anytime
Did you know that you can make a syrup from black walnut sap? I didn't. This excerpt from a larger article gives a little insight. However, the link to the rest doesn't work for me. So, if anyone knows more, please fill me in. I don't know of any of these trees here, but am still wanting to know more.