• You are looking at pure maple sap fresh from the tree. Stored in a quart mason jar ready for drinking.

    Maple water is so good for you

    Did you know that Maple Water is good for you, and you can drink it straight from the tree! Did you know that maple sap is loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polyphenols, and other good things? It’s delish with a slight sweetness. I think it’s the best energy drink you’ll ever have. When it’s maple tapping time in Wisconsin, I look forward to drinking my freshly collected maple water. This wonderful natural water is healthy and refreshing. My hair and fingernails really begin to grow after I’ve been drinking it! It’s the perfect drink to revitalize your body after a long cold winter. I really think maple water…

  • You are looking at Maple Cream finished in short pint jars. Ready for the freezer.

    How to make Maple Cream

    How to make Maple Cream or Maple Butter, the simple way with Pure Maple Syrup.  What exactly is maple cream or butter? It’s a delicious and delightful creamy spread or topping. Uses for Maple Cream: Delicious on pancakes Makes a wonderful frosting on cakes and breads Use as a filling for crepes, donuts, and pastries Mix into homemade whipped cream In coffee or cream A topping for ice cream Mix with some Dijon mustard or other condiment, and use it on chicken.  A glaze for carrots Pretty much what ever you could think of that would work with that wonderful maple flavor. If you see the terms Maple Cream, Maple…

  • Looking at a finished bowl of my Rustic Chicken Mushroom soup. Made in the Instant Pot 6 quart.

    Rustic Chicken-Mushroom Soup {Instant Pot}

    Rustic Chicken-Mushroom Soup Instant pot style! With the winter Wisconsin has been having this year, soup is the way to go. We had a record snow fall in early February with it reaching as high as my waist in some areas of my property. It was a beautiful sight when it was all said and done, but it also involved a lot of shoveling! Now that we are heading into the middle of the month, we shouldn’t get too many more heavy snow storms. March and April have been known to surprise us with some of our biggest snow storms. We shall see what Mother Nature wants to throw at us.…

  • Sugar Pumpkin, for pumpkin puree.

    Easy Sugar Pumpkin Puree {Instant Pot}

    Easy Sugar Pumpkin Puree {Instant Pot}, yes you can!  In fact you can puree your big un-carved Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, if  you don’t have any sugar pumpkins on hand. Just follow along and I’ll show you how it’s done. Sugar Pumpkin Puree in the Instant Pot is so easy to make. You’ll never go back to the canned stuff, ever again. It’s so much tastier and healthy, because you know what’s going into your puree. Did you know that the canned pumpkin puree isn’t just pumpkin? Nope, they use a blend of different squash mixed with the pumpkin. I personally love the flavor of pumpkin. So I prefer my pure pumpkin…

  • Asparagus going to seed for next years harvest.

    Home grown Asparagus: pan fried

    Home grown Asparagus to pan fried, the first vegetable to harvest in early spring. There’s nothing more wonderful than the reward out of your garden after a long cold winters nap. Asparagus is very easy to grow and it comes back year after year with very little care. When to plant, asparagus is planted in early spring and has male and female plants. You will know the female plants because they will produce small berries when left to grow for another season. It usually takes two-three growing seasons before you may be able to harvest your first asparagus spears. If you want to learn more on how to grow your…