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Local Maple Syrup Fit for a Queen

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A queen wouldn’t eat a maple syrup imitator made from high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavorings and colorings. And neither should you, especially when you can treat yourself to the sublimely complex, pure flavor notes of freshly tapped Three Queens Organic Maple Syrup. In the chilly early spring, Three Queens’ owners Mark and Christine Fisher tap 1,000 sugar maple trees on their 200-acre organic farm in Westby, Wisconsin, 20 miles east of the Mississippi River. Then they boil the mildly sweet sap at a high temperature, gradually reducing it down into a deliciously sticky and flavorful Grade A syrup. The traditional process is beautifully simple: tap, boil, bottle. Every drop of the end product is precious: it takes 30 gallons […]

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The Egg: 9 Ways

“Although I cannot lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelettes.”  – George Bernard Shaw The versatility of eggs is historic and legendary. Nature has conspired to make this delicate yet perfectly contained wonder a source of protein and nutrients in your diet. They can be utilized in many recipes, with many techniques.  The 9 Ways I’ve listed will give you a classic repertoire for your weekend breakfasts or impressive Sunday brunches. I’d like to take a moment to talk about freshness. The fresher an egg is, the more it will hold its shape when poached or fried, although an egg that is more than a week old, when hard-boiled, is easier to peel than a fresh egg. […]

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