Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today's pictures/ Flavored icicles

This small branch on our sugar maple was hanging out over the road and the plow hit it sometime during the winter. The split in the branch serves the same purpose as tapping a tree, and these icicles have a slight maple flavor.

24 comments:

  1. A serendipitous recipe for dessert! :)

    - J.

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  2. OK, Nan, I have to ask. How do you know they have a slight maple taste???? LOL

    I just had this picture of you sticking your tongue out to have a little sample!

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  3. It's a shame you lost the branch but this is like making lemonade when you get lemons. Nice post and pictures.

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  4. For goodness sakes. I wouldn't have thought of tasting the icicles. What an unusual treat. I can see that mud season has commenced.

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  5. Very interesting in deed! My cousin, Mary has tapped her maples a few weeks ago and she said the sap is just flowing!

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  6. Donna - Avon Musings....March 24, 2011 at 12:25:00 PM EDT

    Hi Nan: Oh how lovely, maple syrup icicles. You should patent them, I'll bet they would be a great hit.

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  7. Niki, it is tasty!

    Jeff, yup!

    Kay, I broke it off first!

    Barbara, what a great way to put it. Wonderful!

    Lisa, it was Tom's brilliant notion!

    Sherri, yes, it seems to be a good season after an old-fashioned winter.

    Donna, in the freezer section of your supermarket!

    Jill, it does delight me!

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  8. Years ago my husband's uncle who lives in Northern Michigan sent us several quarts of Maple syrup.
    So good.......

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  9. Ernestine, it is wonderful stuff! I wrote a little bit about it here:

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/04/tools-of-tradewaffles.html

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  10. Cool! Very pretty picture, too.

    Snow has returned to my little town this morning.

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  11. Diane, it was such a sweet surprise tasting those icicles.

    Les, ah March!

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  12. A great season for sugaring. Maple-flavoured icicles, what fun!

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  13. I have to assume you don't normally go around tasting all icicles. You must have had a suspicion this would have that good maple flavor. Very clever of you.

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  14. Margot, it was Tom's thought that it might taste like maple!

    Susan, yeah, they are pretty great!

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  15. Margaret, hasn't it been a good season!

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  16. Fabulous pics - I want to try one of your icicles!

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  17. Sallie, it was a sweet surprise!

    Marty, I could put it in the mail. :<) You COULD try sugar on snow, if you have any left, that is.

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