I drove home to Wisconsin today to – guess what – help make syrup. The trees weren’t running today so there’s no sap to pick up, but hopefully after a good freeze tonight we’ll have plenty of sap tomorrow. With any luck, we’ll be able to do some cooking tomorrow evening!
If you don’t know how sap becomes syrup, I think this song by Pete Seeger sums up the process pretty well, especially the important detail that you need warm days and freezing nights (more on that tomorrow!).
In anticipation of tomorrow’s work, I think an energy drink might be in order. And what better fuel than maple syrup?
Maple Date Smoothie
1 small banana
small handful walnuts
3 or 4 whole dates (no pits!)
1 – 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/8 c. yogurt
1/4 c. milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!